Re: Important Update Re: No steering parts, rack & pinion, cables, from Amel
Antonio, Vagabundo SN108
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Hi guys , Hi owners, Hi Thierry and Maud,
I particularly want to write these lines to give the right meaning back to the discussion.
I will apologize if I am not short, but I humbly believe that I can interpret the thoughts of many owners and friends.
The ferment that has developed around the theme of ultraflex cables in my opinion is extremely positive and necessary.
When I bought Vagabundo I was not aware of the existence of this forum, but thanks amel yacht owners forum and thanks Olivier, over the years I managed my boat to back to the right level of maintenance, so that it could finally be a blue Water Cruise again.
Many owners entrust their dreams and lives to the boats built and designed by Henri AMEL and thanks to the construction quality of the AMEL shipyard, we all sail safely with our boats.
But there is a particularly important aspect that must never be underestimated and it is the age and the obsolescence of a lot of equipments installed on our boats.
There is no anxiety, no fear in this.
If there were anxiety and fear, none of us would take the sea and only a crowds would leave the land entrusting their lives to a boat that he considers unsafe.
But if there is one thing I learned during my life spent at sea is that the attention to small details often makes the difference between a happy ending and a misfortune.
Precisely this attention (that is often found in the posts and discussions of this forum that I call the big family AMEL) has given the AMEL boats in the world and on the used market a great reputation.
I am therefore sure that the food for thought that will arise in this group will be an inexhaustible source of information and advice for amel itself so that over the years more safe and reliable boats can be produced like in the past.
At the same time it is inevitable to recognize the fact that many boats that sail have reached an age by now and that a lot of equipment needs a thorough maintenance if not a complete replacement.
It is clear that the goodness of the materials used has permitted that many years have passed since they were assembled on our boats. During these years many equipment manufacturers have failed, they have closed, they have changed their business, they have passed on to a better life.
In the future, it will certainly be necessary to find adjustments and solutions to more or less serious problems that will arise. I personally believe that it is extremely erroneous and dangerous to underestimate the needs of each owner and of each boat that are expressed in this forum.
Therefore, concluding my speech, I am sure that this time too AMEL will demonstrate sensitivity and attention to a problem that has been necessary to resolve. At the same time I am sure that it is ultra Flex, a company that I know, it will be able to provide all of us and all the owners who want to take action with a safe solution to the problem that we discussed in this forum.
Br and Fair wind
Antonio Martina e Azzurra
On board in Tuscany
Vagabundo Santorin number 108
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Il giorno 15 nov 2019, alle ore 18:35, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> ha scritto: