Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Swivel Horns

James Alton

Clear reinforced hose is what was on my Genoa furler and it may well have been original. (31 years) The surface of the hose had turned brown and crinkly from the UV exposure so it looked nasty but it was not sticky and transferring to other surfaces.  I did note that there was some corrosion pitting of the stainless tube when I replaced the hose.


SV Sueno
Maramu #220
Arbatax,  Italy

-----Original Message-----
From: greatketch@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Fri, Oct 26, 2018 6:29 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Swivel Horns

Replaced ours last year, I'll confirm the answer they are hose.  

When replacing them I considered using black rubber hose for UV resistance, but was worried about it leaving black marks on the mast paint.  I ended up using regular clear reenforced vinyl water hose figuring it was easy to replace if needed. 

Just had them in hand the other day. A year later of mostly tropical sun, and they are still in perfect shape.  

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Annapolis, MD, USA.

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