Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel54 Main Sail Furler
Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
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I still don't have enough information to give you a definite answer, so here goes my best guess.
The sail has "backlashed" or in other words wound backwards over itself. It is going to take a someone keeping a very close eye on the leech where it goes into the slot in the mast to direct a crew member to furl and unfurl until you get the backlash out. While performing this it is difficult for me to tell you when to have pressure on the clew (outhaul tension) because it depends on how the sail is backlashed. The number one thing that you need to have is patience and do this one inch at a time, moving the furling motor to furl and unfurl while pulling at the appropriate time on the clew (outhaul). If you like, give me a call at the number below. I am assuming that the sails are original and has battens. The battens will make this job much more difficult. If you run out of patience, seek the help of a sail loft.
CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
On Fri, Jul 7, 2017 at 1:19 PM, itsfun1 Itsfun1@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote: