Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] genoa furler holding plate

Donato Valente

Very grateful to all of you. Thanks for your precious support.
My partner is dealing with the delivery captain. Beside the 'loss' of the anchors, the ssb antenna has been found broken in two pieces (he says by a huge wave), about six boxes of cuban cigars found empty (he says the US coast guard from helicopter flying around the boat made him scared.. and what's the first thing you do when you're scared ? of course throw the cigars into the water !!!) Last but not least my friend saw a big mouse travelling on the deck. Let me say that at least the mouse is not his fault .
Thank you again

SM2000 Ocean Bird hull nr. 468

On 26 December 2015 at 19:46, ing.d.valente@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


will appreciate receiving your opinions about a serious problem to our SM 2000 presently at Fort Lauderdale,

Will try posting a picture that will explain the problem better than my words.

The steel plate holding and fixing the genoa furling motor to the deck has been found aft bent.

I don't have sufficient information on how and when it happened. My co-owner is on the boat and trying to understand the problem and talking to the skipper who transferred the boat from Cayman to Fort Lauderdale.

The only information I have is that the professional skipper said that he found rough sea, and, by the way, he said that at arrival he found that two anchors were missing !

But that is another topic.

My first assumption was that the genoa  furler has been accidentally used with the jib sheet still on the winch; but apparently no visible damage was found on the sheet ring on the genoa.

I can't think to another reason.

I think also that the plate must be replaced, since have no confidence in straightening the old one.

Hope the problem is clear.

Thanks for your opinions.

Will try to post a photo, under album name Ocean Bird (I've never done before)

All the best 


SM 2000 - Ocean Bird n. 468

in Fort Lauderdale



Ing. Donato Valente
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