Re: Amel 54 Furlers
On my 54 with MEJ 1.02toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
I have no problem. You have to release the sheet before reefing. Completely unload the sail, reef it, and then sheet it in.
I have never experienced the headsail unfurling in strong winds.
Do not kid yourself about Med weather being light. It blows pretty hard here in Greece, 40 knots is to be expected in a strong Meltemi between high islands.
As for the staysail, it is small. The furler is more than adequate.
I have no opinion on water ingress. When I bought the boat both furlers were a mess, but I put in new belts and cleaned them up. One motor needed replacement after a transatlantic east bound, but that was probably age.
I am not saying there are not better furlers out there but if you treat the MEJ 1.02 kindly it is fine.
On 5 Jul 2021, at 21:33, Paul Harries via groups.io <Pharries@...> wrote: