Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] fouling inside the main mast
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Eric. Email mdondra at Verizon.net. thanks
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"'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
Send me your email address and I will email you the cross section.
Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376
From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, May 16, 2016 10:59 AM
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] fouling inside the main mast
Thanks for you observations, Bill. I would hope that Amel would have secured the electrical conduit against the inside wall of the mast and therefore vertical wrap not possible. Not sure how that would have been accomplished.
The idea of a strut inside the mast between the spreaders makes structural sense and would potentially snag a falling line if it came down on the “wrong” side.
It would be helpful to know the interior construction of the mast. I think I remember seeing a photo of a piece of mast showing the cross section, but cannot find it on the Bulletin Board. Ultimately may need to look inside with an endoscope.
Now, I completely understand what you did.
Could it be that the halyard is wrapped vertically around either another halyard or the wire conduit? That halyard would have sprung like a snapped bungee when it broke and vertical wrapping is not out of the realm of possibilities.
I don't know how to solve it if it is vertically wrapped around the conduit, but if it is vertically wrapped around another halyard you should be able to tell by moving the other halyard and observing the bitter end of the broken halyard.
If it is vertically wrapped around the conduit, maybe you have to abandon the broken halyard as long as you can run a messenger for a new halyard and there is no interference with any other halyard. Of course, you and I would wonder about future entanglements.