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

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS

Hi Mark,

I add my voice to the suggestion of 316 stainless  manufacture.(To the Amel design) I replaced mine with the alloy ones from Amel, only to have one fail again. Strangely, only one side has failed.

I will go stainless for any future replacement.



SM 299 Ocean Pearl


New Zealand 

On 04 January 2019 at 08:32 "mfmcgovern@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:



They are still available through Amel intermittently.  The ones that I am making for Cara will be made from 316 Stainless Steel vs. cast Aluminum so they will be stronger to start with and won't have the galvanic corrosion issues the Aluminum ones have.

Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA


---In amelyachtowners@..., <mcerdos@...> wrote :



A couple of years ago, I purchased toe pulleys from Amel. Are they no longer available?



With best regards,





Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Santa Marta, Colombia


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Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Toe pulley (headsail) [1 Attachment]



We are making good progress on the pulley project.  Attached is a picture of a production prototype of one half of the pulley machined from 6061 Aluminum next to the original cast Aluminum pulley.  316 Stainless Steel material is on order as well as some new tooling for machining Stainless Steel since we mostly machine Aluminum.  I will have final pricing tomorrow.


Mark McGovern

SM #440 Cara

Deale, MD USA





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