Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Improvements to the Amel design.
Alexandre Uster von Baar
If I may step in, I think Mister Henry Tonnet (as we know as Amel, which is his resistance name during WWII) passed away in 2005.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
I think back then, solar, LED and all we take for granted nowadays were in their infant stage, too expensive, not developed for the marine environment, etc. so I wouldn’t be surprised Mr Amel would have keep an eye on how they evolve to eventually use them.
On Sat, 8/18/18, Nick email@example.com [amelyachtowners] <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Improvements to the Amel design.
Date: Saturday, August 18, 2018, 4:41 PM
So Bill what about solar power and LED lighting?
Henri Amel never embraced either.
Amelia (54) in the Canary
Islands.Enjoying not being a slave to the
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On 18 Aug 2018, at 16:41,
Bill Rouse email@example.com
Amel has used the German-made
stainless steel Wasi PowerBall swivel for many years on ALL
galvanized or stainless steel chain, with almost all
installed on stainless steel anchors. PowerBall isn't
really like any swivel made by others. For more information,
it or not, I am the self-appointed guy that reminds all of
us to respect Captain Amel's decisions. And, when I am
evaluating an Amel for prospective buyer/client, I look for
all indications of any disrespect of the Captain's
design decisions. I am not sure what the actual number is,
but I believe that the Captain was 99% correct. Of course,
that is my opinion and I understand that it could be
CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
On Sat, Aug
18, 2018, 10:22 firstname.lastname@example.org
do use a swivel... but not for the reasons that most people
a proper anchor roller and gypsy we have never found
twisting of chain to be a significant issue. Especially in
deep water, once the anchor is off the bottom, there is a
lot of time for the twist to work its way out as the anchor
comes up. Other people have had more trouble with
twist--and some think a swivel helps, others do
use the Mantus Swivel (Mantus
Anchor Website) only because its design gives us a
stronger connection between the chain and anchor than you
can get with a standard shackle.
general I am not a fan of swivels, they can be a serious
weak point in the overall system, but these I have enough
confidence in to actually use.
<arthur@...> wrote :
experienced sailors of the Pacific and Carribian. How long
is your anchorchain??? Do you use a swivel?
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