Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Toe pulley (headsail)

Mike Ondra

Toe Pulley Seekers,

I have received Bernard’s pulleys and they appear very well machined and of what looks to be a superb material (PETP). This instruction sheets also look well done and complete. However the slot/groove for the line is smooth, not ribbed or toothed, and the PETP is slippery. Has anyone installed these and how well do they work? It would seem that line size and composition must be very specific to this slot/groove.



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Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Toe pulley (headsail)



Thanks J-L and Alan.  I’m ordering, too.


S/V Kristy

On Oct 16, 2018, at 9:26 PM, Kelly Ran naryllek@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Thanks Alan! 

Our prototype didn't work out, so we will order from Bernard!


Kelly + Ryan

SM233 Iteration



On Tue, Oct 16, 2018, 21:10 James Cromie jamescromie@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Alan - Thanks for sharing this.  There are many of us who have been desiring to replace our cracked sheaves, and this is a great and affordable alternative.  I am going to give it a try as well.  


Thank you again everyone - This forum is full of gems!



SV Soteria 

SM2K  347

On Oct 16, 2018, at 5:44 PM, divanz620@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Courtesy of Jean-Luc Mertz, I have been in touch with Bernard Ancelle in France.


He is making a one piece toe pulley in PETP (polyester). They will be available for purchase in a few weeks


Bernard says :

The pulley is in one piece and thicker than original aluminum Amel one
for strength (but the core of the pulley has the same thickness as the
original one to be easily fitted).
The material is PETP which resists well to a lot of chemical products
(particularly sea water), does not absorb water, resists to UV and has
good mechanical properties.
The combination of plastics device and inox (stainless) screws would not be
subjected to corrosion as the previous one.

Bernard can supply the pulley including 3 x  M6 316L stainless bolts for 60 Euros plus postage.


You can order directly from Bernard by email :  ba at ancelle dot net


i have ordered two pulleys today.




Elyse SM437

Noumea...leaving for Opua tomorrow !





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