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Arno, yes, I also would think that Amel should have notified owners, but apparently did not issue anything to the owners. However, apparently Amel did change the specification with ACMO. And, yes, I would have expected SAV to give me some guidance when I specifically asked, but, maybe I will eventually receive that.
I am sure that there is a lot that I do not know about this, and if known, might answer your questions.
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On Thu, May 30, 2019 at 10:52 AM Peter Forbes <ppsforbes@...
OK if Rudi had them changed ‘up-spec’ then I’m not surprised - lucky for me and any new owner of Carango.
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On 30 May 2019, at 14:39, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...
Probably not. Rudi probably changed them before you bought her. Amel 54 #46 was made several months after #35 and had 10mm Lower Shrouds.
#46 reported to this group a failure of both lower shrouds which caused rig failure near Easter Island. You can search topics in this group for "Lower Shrouds Main Mast" to see that report.
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On Thu, May 30, 2019, 7:59 AM Peter Forbes <ppsforbes@...
My Main Aft Lowers are 12mm- on AMEL 54 #035 - I imagine these are the original.
On Thu, 30 May 2019 at 13:40, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...
I think we can assume that ACMO did this on instructions from Amel because the larger rigging wire was installed on later production 54s, and obviously ordered that way by Amel.
On hull 121 the sizes are still the original ones so 8 intermediate, 10 lower.
I have not noticed any issues with these shrouds.
I have more concern with the lower shroud on the mizzen as it is 7 mm and seems to be a bit too stretchy when sailing.
Did the OEM rigger give any reason why they beefed up the main mast rigging?
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