Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Sloop rig santorin, Stainless steel bolts on the mast foot?
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due to the age of your Santorin, your mainsail is probably not original, but I'm sure the sailmaker who made it, made a mainsail like the original, with the same dimensions.
The mainsail on a Santorin sloop is indeed bigger than on a ketch and I hope you are not sailing your sloop with a ketch mainsail !
The genoa on a Santorin sloop is indeed bigger than on a ketch.
The compression on the mast is made from the mainsail AND the genoa.
The compression on a Santorin sloop mast is indeed higher than on a ketch.
No, the boom is not the only difference...
I don't know how many Santorins are equipped with this reinforcement at mast foot.
I have never heard of another Santorin mast front bottom collapsing during my 19 years at AMEL and since 1990.
The recall was made in order to avoid new cases
This part of the mast with stainless steel bolts should not corrode more than the other areas of the mast where stainless steel is close to painted aluminum (goose-neck, winches and spreaders fittings). So, just check corrosion around these bolts but also on the whole mast, and if you or your surveyor thinks it is too much, then it may be time for a new mast paint...
If you purchased your Santorin with the advice of a surveyor, what did he say about these bolts and the general corrosion of the mast paint?
On Thursday, June 15, 2017 7:48 AM, "david bruce davidcbruce57@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:
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: