Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Sloop rig santorin, Stainless steel bolts on the mast foot?
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We are on a shakedown of our new and beautiful SN006 Liesse, in South Of France, which although going very well and stunningly beautiful I have taken to calling the Motorterranean!
I do have the 4 ss bolts securing a large somewhat substantial hemispherical reinforcement bar on the leading edge of the mast. Surrounding paint at bolt and inspection plate on stb side which is aluminum do show a bit of dissimilar metal paint lifting but it seems superficial and is on my list to address.
I am curious about your statement about the compression loads on the Santorin sloop Olivier, as it is my understanding that it is the same mast as the ketch but with a longer boom. On our boat the main sail is well short of the full length of the boom which I assumed is due to an inability of the mast to accommodate any more rolled sail. (clearly no more room when furler). So it does appear the main is underpowered, is this typical of the sloops? Also IF the boom is the only thing different on the sloop rig how does this serve increase the compression loads of the mast that you mentioned. Finally are there any ongoing structural concerns regarding this mast reinforcement which those of us with these earlier boats should be aware? Sorry to be so long winded.
Thanks and best regards, Dave Bruce s/v Liesse. SN006,
On Jun 12, 2017, at 10:40 AM, Beaute Olivier atlanticyachtsurvey@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote: