Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Vertical Battens on SM main and mizzen

Dr. Seidel <mseidel@...>

Call doyle in Ft. Lauderdale. Please see my e- mailk to you. There are problems doing it, but sm349 Sundance has them, Do not get the short horizontal to vertical. They do not work and the strings controlling the are a mess. You have to use long thin rods and highly reinforced ends. The first try on Sundance ripped out at the leach on Trip in late Jan., 2005 from Ft. L. to Wilm, NC. Paul Lockwood at Omar sails in Beaufort NC fixed them correctly. They have to be put on a specifis side of the sail. Murray Seidel 910-470-1225

----- Original Message -----
From: eric
Sent: Tuesday, August 07, 2007 8:23 PM
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Vertical Battens on SM main and mizzen


Is there enough room in the mast to accommodate the additional diameter of
the battens?

Fair Winds,


Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite


[] On Behalf Of Graham Boyd
Sent: Tuesday, August 07, 2007 3:29 PM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Vertical Battens on SM main and mizzen

I am about to replace the main and mizzen sail on my SM 140. I would
like to have the new sails made with vertical battens (either full
length or short ones like the Amel 54). Has anyone out there fitted
sails like this to a SM and if so is there any problems with the sails
catching during furling and unfurling or merely fitting into the masts
when furled? Has any one any recommendation of sail makers that have
fitted these sails to a SM? I am hoping that by getting some roach
into the main and mizzen this will help improve light air performance.


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