[Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Assymetric Spinaker

kimberlite1212 <no_reply@...>

i ordered kimberlite with a balooner halyard from amel.
they also provided a few rings on the anchor roller to tie off the
balooner. where do you tie off the balooner halyard when not in use?

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Erick MEJEAN" <maramu@h...>
My SM was not fitted with the optional pulley as the more recent SM
those days Amel was a bit reluctant to support the use of an
assymetric. One
way was to use the stock ballooner halyard but this is not
recommended as
the halyard will wear very fast by rubbing on the stay.
I bought a special steel sheet billet from Amel with an additional
which is bolted on the mast head. An additional halyard is running
this block, dedicated to the asymmetric. This fitting keeps the
halyard off
the stay and prevents any wear out of the halyard by rubbing on the
stay. It
further makes gibbing very easy as the halyard is kept ahead of the
In addition I'm using an ATN tacker ( http://www.atninc.com )this
is a very
convenient device which helps you to keep the assymetric above 140o
like a
ballooner and below 80 like a kind of genaker.
My recommendation is dont hesitate to get an assymetric as it will
drastically your performances specially in light breezes.
For your information I use it up to 25 knots of real wind and it
makes you
feel like skipping a 60" open. Taking it down single handed with
the sleeve
is of no challenge but requires a bit of preparation and planning

----Original Message Follows----
From: kimberlite1212 <no_reply@yahoogroups.com>
Reply-To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Assymetric Spinaker
Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2002 05:35:12 -0000

did you use the block (pulley) that was supplied by amel?
sm kimberlite

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Erick MEJEAN" <maramu@h...>
> Conversely to what you may hear the assymetric is a must on the
SM. It is so
> convenient and efficient. It save you sometimes the hassle of
gearing the
> ballooner.
> Prior to anything you must make sure that a proper pulley has
fitted on
> the mast head. The existing one is not fit for the job.
> I'm using an Elvstrom Nucat triradial cutting. It is a very
> It can be used from 80o to 140o off the apparent wind.
> The fabric is made of nylon if i'm not mistaken. It has a weight
of 65g/m2.
> The total area is around 132 m2. This area can fluctuate
on the
> cutting. I believe this is a rather reasonable size, easy to
single handel.
> Don't forget the spinaker sleeve which is of the essence and will
make the
> use of the assymetric very easy. I'm using an ATM sleeve.More
expensive than
> the average sleeves available on the market but so much easy and
> With regards to the price I believe that depending on the fabric
and the
> quality it should remain around 25 Euro/m2 ex. VAT. As for the
sleeve it
> should be around 800 Euro ex VAT
> I posted a picture of Rigel II flying its two spinakers in the
> section of this forum
> Erick
> ----Original Message Follows----
> From: galacsea2000 <no_reply@yahoogroups.com>
> Reply-To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
> To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Assymetric Spinaker
> Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2002 22:17:54 -0000
> I would appreciate hearing from Super Maramu owners who have had
> assymetric spinnaker made. Size, shape, overall area, material,
> cost......Thanks
> JP
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