Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] COCO Amel 53 2000 sail sizes

James Alton


   I can certainly understand the anxiety of getting new sails, it is a big purchase that we have to live with for a long time.  Since my previous post on this subject,  Emrah Oge has contacted me via email and has offered to recut the sail so that it will sheet properly.  He has also offered to cover all of the shipping costs.  I am shortening my time in the Aeloian Islands a bit to return to a port where I can ship the sail but so long as the sail comes back and fits I will be fine with this solution.  I won't be able to test the modified sail until next season so my final update on this subject will need to wait until then.  I look forward to hearing about how you like your sails.  Since they are stock sizes I would think that problems should be less likely.  I have found this forum to be a very valuable source of current information to base decisions on purchases for my Amel and appreciate other Amel owners sharing their experiences with various vendors and sources.


James Alton
SV Sueno, Maramu #220
Pollara, Salina, Italy

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From: "Ken Powers sailingaquarius@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
Date: 10/2/17 05:03 (GMT+01:00)
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] COCO Amel 53 2000 sail sizes


Thanks Paul and James,

Still looking forward to receiving the new Qsails in two days, but no doubt a bit worried in light of your posts.  My hope was to get STOCK AMEL SIZED and CUT SAILS, no changes.  Which I think it should be about a 155 Genoa. Correct?.....  I am still with high hopes for this to work out.  :)  I too will inform everyone as to the outcome of my first sail purchase.  If everything fits as stated by Qsail, I will be a big proponent for Qsails.   


Ken Powers
Sailing Aquarius SM2K #262
On the hard at PowerBoats in Trinidad

On Friday, September 29, 2017 10:41 PM, "lokiyawl2 lokiyawl2@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Hello All,

  I ordered a  110 percent  tri-radial jib from Q-sails this season.  I provided Q-sails with the dimensions of my original Genoa for the initial quote and then complete measurements for my boat which included the Genoa track positions.  Emrah Oge was my contact and was very prompt and courteous in responding to my emails.  The sail was completed on time and the price was as quoted.  When the sail arrived and was installed on the boat, my initial impression was that the workmanship looked good.  I unfortunately quickly found that have a significant problem with the sail since the sheeting position required to properly trim the sail falls more than a meter ahead of the forward end of my original Genoa track.  The sail will apparently require a recut to fit the boat.  I have emails in to Emrah Oge and he is aware of the problem based on his delayed initial re sponse. I was told that he was having a server problem and certainly this is possible, however there also seems to be a delay in response to my more recent emails as well.  I won't speculate on the eventual outcome at this time since I want to give Emrah Oge adequate time to respond but I will provide a future update on this forum.

James Alton
SV Sueno,  Maramu #220
Currently enroute to Stromboli in the Aeolian Islands, Italy

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