Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] amel santorin rigging ,anchorchain


Hi Phil ,Hope you get a lot of pleasure from your Santorin .Your surveyor
gave you very good advice .Stainless steel "work hardens" and becomes more
and more brittle every time it goes through a load-unload cycle .It can look
brand new and fail without warning .15 years should be considered a full
life for even the finest quality rigging .When you do replace the rigging
,look into mechanical end fittings like Norsemen or Stalock in stead of
swaged fittings as they are stronger .You will sleep better with the larger
size chain .

All the best,
Joel F. Potter

Joel F. Potter - Cruising Yacht Specialist, LLC
Amel's Sole Associate for the Americas
Mailing Address: 401 East Las Olas Boulevard #130-126
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Phone: (954) 462-5869 Fax: (954) 462-3923

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