Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Boots for spreaders

Patrick McAneny

James, I have the roller and still have chafe, There is a multitude of reasons why the sail may contact the spreader and I think chafe gear is a good idea. I only asked for suggestions as I could only find the typical rubber boots , but they are not designed to fit an Amel. I have now found leather ones that install easily that will provide very good protection , so we can close this post.

-----Original Message-----
From: James Alton lokiyawl2@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Tue, Jun 19, 2018 8:44 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Boots for spreaders

I think that most of the wear on a Genoa from the spreader tips occurs when the winds are light and there is a beam sea running making the boat roll.  Under those conditions the Genoa can rub the spreader tip even with the sheet well eased.  Patches on the Genoa certainly help but a well rounded roller on the spreader tip I think helps even more.  


SV Sueno
Maramu #220

On Jun 19, 2018 5:34 PM, "arthur saftlas art@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
A properly trimmed genoa should not touch a spreader.

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