Re: [Amel] topping lift replacement

Richard Piller <richard03801@...>

We have also replaced ours on Challenge. We used a 1/2" thick bungee cord and knotted it then stitch the bitter end on the Ring end/rope. The end near the boom was knotted at first until we sail a while then tighten again and stitched to keep the knot from slipping. It takes a bit of doing but you will find it works well. Oh, we used the mizzen halyard to hold up the boom while we worked.
Good luck
Richard SM 209

From: kimberlite <kimberlite@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Fri, July 2, 2010 7:49:13 PM
Subject: RE: [Amel] topping lift replacement

I have replaced mine twice.

On Kimberlite I just opened up the end of the boom and you will see the
attachment points to the line that makes up the topping lift. I believe I
used hog rings to replace the bungee cord.

At the mast end of the boom there is a pocket cut into the underside of the
boom and the cord just hooks up on to a bracket inside the boom. The trick
is to figure out how long the bungee cord should be. I pulled a line down
the boom and attached it to the mast end of the cord and had someone pull on
it. You just have to play with the length. There is quite a bit of tension
required on the bungee to keep the boom up.

Fair Winds


Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite


From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Mark
Sent: Friday, July 02, 2010 7:30 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel] topping lift replacement

The elastic line attached to the topping lift in my SM2K's boom broke
recently. I can't find any information on appropriate line to use and the
procedure for replacing it. I'd appreciate being pointed in the right
direction or finding if there are any gotchas I should be aware of.

Thanks in advance, Mark

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