Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Rescueing method of casualty (Person Over Board)
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Every SM that I have seen (50-75) was built with two 10mm Polyester halyards in addition to the mizzen sail halyard. When new, these had a breaking load of about 1,400kg (3,000 pounds) and a working load of about 450kg (1,000 pounds).
One halyard on the Stbd side was rigged to a block on the first spreader next to the mast. Most SM owners use this halyard to lift a dinghy engine using the Stbd side block at the end of the mizzen boom.
Another halyard on the Port side was rigged through a block at the mizzen cap. This is used by most SM owners to rig a ASM ballooner sail to the mizzen mast.
Since the SM has blocks on Port and Stbd end of the Mizzen Boom, either halyard can be rigged through the boom end of the mizzen boom, in effect rigging a crane arm. However when the crane arm is rigged for the Port side the halyard will shafe on the mizzen upper shroud and care should be taken.
On Mon, Apr 2, 2018 at 4:14 PM, Danny and Yvonne SIMMS simms@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote: