Re: Standing Rigging replacement Amel 54 and changes made
We replaced the six shrouds at the main mast in 2019 on advice from Olivier. The new upgraded sizes were shipped from ACMO with upgraded pin strengths so the existing holes could be used without modification.
The specific advice was if we intend to do some “hard sailing” that would cause some pounding to the rig, it is advisable to change and upgrade.
We have ordered and received the balance of the rigging from ACNO and will be replacing them this year. We have not been told by anyone about any changes to the mizzen backstays.
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of CW Bill Rouse via groups.io <brouse@...>
Sent: Monday, September 12, 2022 10:55:24 AM
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Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Standing Rigging replacement Amel 54 and changes made
The Amel 54 Mizzen Backstay "upgrade from 7-8mm" is an opinion and not something Amel has suggested. My opinion is that increasing the size of the Mizzen Backstay is not needed.
Remember, everything forward of the mizzen is supported by the Main Backstay, and there are two 7mm Mizzen Backstays, PLUS a 7mm Triadic.
Regarding the Amel 54, Amel changed some Main Shroud wire sizes during the production of the A54. To me, this remains a mystery as to why it was changed. I was advised of the change by ACMO. ACMO said they were advised to make these 2 changes in wire size. Obviously, someone at Amel believed this change should be made and in fact, the wire sizes were changed in later A54 production. I read Maud's letter to Nick and believe she wrote what she was told by someone. I believe this is a case where you should use the same sizes Amel used in the later production of A54s. This is a list of the wire size changes made:
Because of this riggers had no idea of these changes, when re-rigging they will install the same size as was originally installed.
I have written about this in this Group several times and it is predominantly shown in my Amel Book. For those that do not have my Amel Book, I will be offering 30 days of FREE access to the Online Amel Book later this month. I will make a posting in the Group when it is available.
On Mon, Sep 12, 2022 at 2:17 PM Ian Fraser <keyproperties@...> wrote: