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Can you not either slacken or tighten the halyard tension so that the
mainsail would not be suspended loosely. In the later added goiot
(maybe the word you are looking for) on my older boat, there is no
room for the sail to slop around, but certainly the main halyard
controls its tension.
Regards, Roger, Mango 28 Zorba
On 22/08/2006, at 8:31 AM, agav8ter wrote:
Thank you Gary for the reply.
I did obtain an Amel CD. It is for the SM but has a different
engine, battery charger and some other things than my boat #266. I
was able to read and understand the way to change the tension on the
halyards (I do not have the Amel loop for the main). I was not
abale to find info on the (for the lack of the proper term) furling
tubes. I can see by looking through the sail slot on the main that
the entire furled sail is gently going back and forth as we swing on
the hook, with the entire mass "slapping" the inside of the mast.
When slepping forward it has the soft sound of doom, doom, doom as
it hits. It's the reference to DOOM that has me concerned!
Thanks again for the reply and I am all ears for for info.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, amelliahona <no_reply@...>
It is full of very useful
It would be a good idea to get the owners manual for your boat.
information. Amel also produced a CD ROM that has the entire SMowners manual in it
and could be shipped to you easily for viewing on you computer.Just Email Amel at their
web site address and or call them and I am sure that you canobtain the manual and/or CD
ROM from them.mizzen halyard is
The main and mizzen halyards are tensioned in different ways. The
taken on the mizzen mast port side winch, then you release portside clutch where the
halyard exits the mast. You tension the halyard, without load onthe mizzen sail, until the
tack lacings near the furling gear box are taught. Set the clutchand stow the excess
halyard.supplied by Amel and of the
The main halyard requires a looped piece of line, originally
same color code as the main halyard, that attaches to the trackmounted car on the
starboard side of the main mast. Take tension off the car withthe looped line taken to
one of the main mast winches (usuallly I use the larger lowerone), disengage the locking
pin, tension the halyard until the sail's tack lacings are taughtand the locking pin engages
one of the track holes. Again is is important to have the sailunfurled and without load on
it (luffing) while you tension the halyard. This is all easierdone than described. Amel
recommends that you ease the halyard tensions when the sails won'tbe used for some
time.slapping at times within the
Even with the halyards properly tensioned I still hear some
masts. This is most likely the wires that run up the interiorforward sections of the masts
slapping back and forth as the boat pitches, rather than the sailsthemselves. I have been
a little worried about wire chafe from this slapping but I amunsure what steps to take to
resolve it. Anybody else have suggestions on this?her.
I hope this helps.
Regards, Gary Silver
Hello fellow Amel sailors,
I own a SM #266, but do not have any of the (Amel)manuals for
Recently when the sails are furled I can hear the rolled up mass
gently banging against the inside of both the main and mizzen
masts. I would like to know how to tighen the internal rig to
the (I don't know the correct name) aluminum tube that the sail
hanked to tighter to stop the banging. On the main mast Stbd
there is a fixture that is on a slide. There is a line on it
goes through the mast and to a winch. Is this where I get the
desired tension? What is the correct tension? How about the
Thanks in advance for your help!
currently at anchor, Store Bay, Tobago