Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Slowing down in increasing winds
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Thanks for your input and advice. That is a good point about being sure to bring the traveller all of the way to the leeward side when sailing at an angle that could possibly result in a gybe.
I am curious about whether the boom on your boat can actually hit the backstay? Have you tried raising it using the topping lift, then swinging it back and forth to see? The main boom on my boat clears the backstay even when lifted so that it is perpendicular to the backstay, but not by much!
On the subject of shock loads (such as from jibing) and elasticity, I came across this snip from a forum response by Brian Toss whom I feel knows his stuff pretty well.
"Shock loads are relative to acceleration and elasticity. They can be quantified and included in design load calculations if desired. The short form here is that the materials you are likely to use appropriately are also appropriate for any shock loads, if they are scaled to the design load, times a safety factor. As a counter-example, I've seen main sheets and vangs break gear when owners ill-advisedly replaced Dacron with HM line.
Brian’s complete post can be found at: http://www.briontoss.com/spartalk/showthread.php?p=5662
On May 30, 2018, at 7:12 PM, greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote: