Re: Amel lost its mast - D1?
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It is true that Amel did not modify either the Reckmann or ProFurl swivel to add horns, but in a few halyard wrap situations that I know of, the 10mm horns were bent around the swivel. I have seen this on the SM and 54.
Damage to the forestay is real with a halyard wrap. It can untwist the forestay, drastically weakening the wire. All Amel installed electric furlers are capable of untwisting the forestay and this will happen with a halyard wrap.
I believe a big contributor to the increased frequency in all Amel models is due to the increase of external halyards at the top of the mast and not enough understanding by the owners.
Be aware of halyard wrap
Don't add too many halyards
When not in use, tightly secure the extra halyards to the rail and for extra security secure them where they are on the aft side of the spreader.
On Thu, Apr 28, 2022, 11:34 Scott SV Tengah <Scott.nguyen@...> wrote: