Re: [Amel] Maramu rigging


SM 243 was comissioned in 1999, built 98/99.  She was sailed for a couple years in the Med, then across the Atlantic and in the Caribbean/S. and C. America for 3-4 years.  Since then she's been on Lake Texoma between Texas and Oklahoma until I rescued her almost 3 years ago now.

--- On Mon, 10/25/10, kimberlite <kimberlite@...> wrote:

From: kimberlite <kimberlite@...>
Subject: RE: [Amel] Maramu rigging
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Monday, October 25, 2010, 10:20 PM


Kemt ,

What year was your boat built?

Fair Winds


Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite


From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Kent Robertson
Sent: Monday, October 25, 2010 1:30 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel] Maramu rigging

It is significantly more expensive to replace the standing rigging with
metric wire and fittings if you are in the US. I understand it's not the
case if you are in Europe or elsewhere. If you switch to US standard sizes,
there will be some issues with fittings that are attached to the boat. I
opted to use metric sized cables in spite of the added cost because I
thought it might detract from resale value if I switched to US sizes. I had
a little pitting and rust at the entry points of the cables into the swages,
and cut two of the swages lengthwise to look at the cables within...there
was significant deterioration of the cables and I was glad I'd decided to
change the rigging even though I was told I could probably get another year
or two out of the originals.

Good luck.

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