Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SM 53 mainsail halyard


VLADIMIR SONSEV
 

Joel,

Thank you very much. That is very helpful.

My boat changed hands 2 times. Most likely original halyard is replaced. Now I have a bowline knot loop at the end of mainsail halyard. Is the method that you described going to work if I attached a messenger line to bowline loop? Perhaps the nut is too big and can jam  in the mast. Does original  halyard have spliced loop? Please describe both ends of the original halyard.

I am cruising Carabbian now. I think that I have to be ready to drop mainsail if something goes wrong.

On Jan 1, 2016 1:18 PM, "'Joel Potter' jfpottercys@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
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> Hello Mr. Sonsev. When your boat was first delivered, it had onboard a long three strand line that is less than 2cm in diameter. When removing the mainsail, this line was tied to the eye at the end of the main halyard which allowed the sail to be lowered as the three strand would go into the mast and would act as a ‘messenger’ so you could use it to pull the mainsail back up. There is an additional line, exactly the same size/color as the main halyard, about three meters in length. It is used to ‘tighten’ the main halyard. You put the eye of this line on the vertically mounted car on the main mast that the permanent halyard is attached to. The temporary adjuster line is lead to the winch and the vertical adjustment car is repositioned this way to set halyard tension.
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> From memory, the messenger line is about 40-45 meters in length, but my memory is not infallible.
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> This system works well as it leaves the big winch free for the ballooner halyard and reserve external halyard that most SM 53 had fitted optionally.
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> Some people have fitted a full length conventional halyard and when outfitted with a ‘line stopper’ such as is fitted on the mizzen halyard, works well too.
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> Have fun with your Amel. Joel
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> From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
> Sent: Friday, January 01, 2016 12:01 PM
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> Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Running rigging type and length
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> I bought Amel-Super-Maramu hull 345 "Life is Good" recently.
> Mainsail halyard exits from the mast only for about one meter. If I drop mainsail the end will get pool in the mast.
> This thread recommends mainsail length to be 17.2 m. I question this recommendation.
> Normally we use mainsail halyard 2.5 of the mast length. We have 16.5 m mast. Therefore mainsail halyard mast be about 41 m.
> Please recommend mainsail halyard length and diameter. I plan to use polyester line.
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> HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF YOU!!!.
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> Vladimir Sonsev
> S/V LIFE IS GOOD
> SM 345.
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