Re: All that stuff hanging off the stern-- Gel batteries, solar panels and inverter - an experience


Eric Freedman
 

Paul,

I had the stern cleats reinforced when Kimberlite was built.

My only issue with the drogue is that the bridle rubs against the backstays.

Sometimes this put Kimberlite at about 20 degrees to the oncoming seas. If I tighten one bridle to square up the boat, it starts putting pressure on one of the backstays. We rode out the hurricane with no problems 20 off center.  I have thought long and hard how to change the angle of the bridle.  My only thought is to move the SSB antenna out of the way and see what the configuration looks like. However, it is way down my list.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io On Behalf Of Paul Harries via groups.io
Sent: Friday, October 22, 2021 10:50 PM
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Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] All that stuff hanging off the stern-- Gel batteries, solar panels and inverter - an experience

 

Eric

You mention designing new attachment points for your drogue, could you please elaborate and perhaps share some pictures.
Thanks

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Paul Harries
Prospective Amel Buyer

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