Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Upwind with staysail

Alexandre Uster von Baar

My SM2K came with a trinquette (Staysail).
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.

Sincerely, Alexandre


On Sun, 4/8/18, Bill Rouse [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
serious problems.
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
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island,
TX 77550
On Sun, Apr
8, 2018, 01:54
[amelyachtowners] <>


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
C..still looking

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