Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Down wind sail configuration
Ric Gottschalk <ric@...>
Miles, I believe you purchased “Jazz”. As I recall it does not have the same lifelines & stanchions as Amel , no motorized Genoa furler, or the motorized main and outhaul furler, it has new rigging, sails and possibly new mast, and no Amel struts or twin downwind poles. The engine and wiring has also been replaced. My Santorin (46’) has twin slots with the Genoa installed on the port luff and the ballooner (when used) is hauled on the strbd sluff. My point is that many of the unique Amel systems may not apply. It sounds like the former owner spent a bundle and you got a great deal. I am no expert on Amels but I am learning after 13 years how great my Santorin is. Has the former owner given you any history on the boat?
All the best,
Bali Hai SN24
From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2017 5:26 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Down wind sail configuration
Ah yes I wasn't thinking straight.
So I think I'll do as per my old boat and add a second removable forestay. Attachments Positioned as high up the mast as possible and as far fwd on deck as possible whilst leaving clearance for the furler.
Perhaps this time I'll keep it really simple and have the stay as integral to the sail luff although a separate ss stay does give the option of setting a storm jib on the same wire if needed.
Size of the sail would be quite a bit smaller than the furling genoa and of reasonable weight cloth. The idea here on my old boat was the non furling sail was small enough and strong enough to stay up in squalls
Alternatively does anyone know where the amel 3 luff grove system can be purchased?