Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Slowing down in increasing winds
Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
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Hi, you will note that both the static main-boom Vang and the main and mizzen adjustable preventers are laid nylon rope, the most elastic available. (if used on a swing mooring the allowance for stretch under maximum load is 33% of length) The static vang caused me some mocking amusement when I brought my racing sensitivities to my Amel. Of course I was wrong. Its length is perfect. Because it is attached to a fixed tongue at the base of the mast when the boom moves out to the broad reaching then running position the vang tensions slightly, more the further out the boom goes. Until the sheeting is beyond the traveler it is slack, then when needed it takes up. Who wants to be messing with vang tension. Henri, I again salute you. However whatever your mainsheet is made of it is high risk to gybe with the sheet slack and uncontrolled, you may get away with it sometimes but eventually.......
SM 299 Ocean Pearl
On 05 June 2018 at 11:28 "James Alton lokiyawl2@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote: