Re: Amel lost its mast - D1?
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Thanks for your post. I am unclear on how a haylard wrap can apply torque to the forestay? I am pretty sure that all parts of the genoa furling system on my Amel at least are free to rotate on the forestay so wouldn't a haylard wrap result in a torque only in the furling extrusion rather than the forestay? If I missing something let me know as I would like to understand. I can see how a haylard wrapping on the small (thereby creating a large force multiplier) extrusion could generate significant tension on the genoa haylard and I believe that on more than one Amel the haylard parted under these conditions. Has any other Amel lost it's spar due to a haylard wrap that you know of?
From: CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...>
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Sent: Thu, Apr 28, 2022 7:53 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Amel lost its mast - D1?
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: