Re: [Amel] Re: Outhaul

Richard Piller <richard03801@...>

Hi, in speaking with Amel about the same subject it seems that they use 7/16 kevlar line that will hold tension. We use XL by Samson. It works. We also replaced the Genoa track and traveler lines with the same 7/16 line and they too work well...
best wishes Richard SM 209 in Corsica

--- On Fri, 1/16/09, Ian Shepherd <> wrote:

From: Ian Shepherd <>
Subject: Re: [Amel] Re: Outhaul
Date: Friday, January 16, 2009, 2:44 PM


I think many of us that put good mileage on our Amels have
suffered the same problem. A simple fix is to paint the
length of outhaul line that moves around the horizontal
capstan with contact adhesive. I did this whilst in remote
waters and it worked a treat.

Ian SM 414 Crusader

----- Original Message -----

From: Bob Fritz

To: amelyachtowners@
yahoogroups. com

Sent: Thursday, January 15, 2009 6:50 PM

Subject: [Amel] Re: Outhaul


When I took your boat to St. Martin a while ago, we had a
bad time with the outhaul slipping. As I recall, you had
just replaced the line. I tightened it as much as I could in
Bermuda, but it was of no avail. We finally put a line on
the clew, and cleated it to the end of the boom. As it was a
rough and windy passage, this made reefing rather
inconvenient. If you replaced that line, and there is still
slippage, I wonder if there is a mechanical problem of some
sort, such as wear on the outhaul fitting at the gooseneck
that allows the line to slip. I suggest this because I have
not had this problem on any other SMs that I've sailed,
but again I don't know whether the outhaul line was
original on them.

Good the hear that you are out there living the dream.


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