Re: 𝗦𝗠 & 𝗦𝗡 𝗚𝗲𝗻𝗼𝗮 𝗙𝘂𝗿𝗹𝗲𝗿 𝗥𝗲𝗯𝘂𝗶𝗹𝗱 𝗥𝗘𝗦𝗘𝗡𝗗
On Bill's suggestion I bought a spare genoa furler gear from M. Vignando last November . He is very courteous but does benefit from gentle nudges .
Ian and Judy, Pen Azen , SM 302, Kilada, Greece
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I apologize for the links and photos not working. This email will work:
All SM & SN owners who have an Amel Genoa that looks like this:
There are currently only a few rebuild kits with no motors available for 2500 Swiss Franks plus shipping. When these are gone, they are gone. The alternative for you is to replace it with a FACNOR electric furler for about 12,000 €. I urge you to consider this carefully because when they are gone, they are gone forever.
For more information, please download this file
Pierangelo VIGNANDO <vikasa.vignando@...> +41 79 447 214 2 is the owner of the company that originally made these for Amel. You must communicate with him in French only. I do not know him well enough to vouch for him, but he is elderly and slow to respond. It will be a little frustrating. Patience and tenacity will help. He is the only person who has these parts. In the past several years I have recommended him to other SM owners who have purchased parts and even a complete Genoa Furler (the complete furlers are gone).
When the parts are gone, they are gone. If it were me, I would buy these even if I did not need them today, and even if I never needed them because they will always be worth what you paid for them to other Amel owners.