Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Upwind with staysail
Alexandre Uster von Baar
My SM2K came with a trinquette (Staysail).toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
The installation from the previous owner was well made:
The attach point was going through the deck to the hull itself.
The rigging was not so good and I end up adding friction rings (not pictures).
Therefore, it was a pain.
When I wanted to tack the Genoa, I had to furl it in, then tack, then unfurl it.
Also I obtain the same performance partially deploying the Genoa “inside” the shroud.
As Bill mentioned, you should definitely wait at least 1 year before modify your Amel.
If you really think you need a stay sail, then you should chat with Heinz who owns Quetzal SM2K #292.
1) It is detachable so you do not have to furl the Genoa.
2) the forestay reaches the top of the mast eliminating the need for running back stay.
On Sun, 4/8/18, Bill Rouse @billrouse [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Upwind with staysail
Date: Sunday, April 8, 2018, 8:36 AM
will give you five things that I have learned that may help
1) Most of the
staysails added to SMs happen early in ownership...after
owning. a SM for a year or so, it is rarely added. You
should understand why this is true.2) Cruising
isn't a race. In fact, a longer sail on a SM can result
on more enjoyment.
3) Some 54
owners, who experience a malfunction in the Trinket, will
wait years before repairs. 4) The majority of
circumnavigation miles will be downwind.5) I have
seen a Trinket added incorrectly to a SM resulting in
see you signed your email "still looking" so
I'll add two more.1) You should own your Amel
for at least a year before you plan changes because
you'll probably change your mind.2) Finding a
good SM is not a small task and the most important thing is
not the price.
CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
On Sun, Apr
8, 2018, 01:54 paul.cooper74@...
An Amel-owner told me that using the
"Trinkette", or staysail, on a SM gains 5-6
degrees of upwind performance. Can anyone verify this