Re: [Amel] Re: If you bought a Rocna in the past few years....

Conn Williamson <connwilliamson@...>

The only similarity beetween the 2 is the rollbar. The Wasi looks like it's a tryangle piece of flat steel with a roll bar welded on. Where as the rocna has a bit more in the design with the flukes and tip.
Our 40 kg Rocna has been faultless in all conditions.

--- On Wed, 10/8/11, Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe <yahoogroups@...> wrote:

From: Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe <yahoogroups@...>
Subject: [Amel] Re: If you bought a Rocna in the past few years....
To: amelyachtowners@...
Received: Wednesday, 10 August, 2011, 8:57 AM



This is very interesting to me because in the spring 2009, in New Zealand, we were aware of 3 yachts that had problems with Rochna's galvanizing flaking off. This was before the date stated in the recall notice. I wonder if the flaking of galvanizing had anything to do with "other" production problems, or if is the same issue.

My experience is that if a manufacturer chooses to knock-off someone else's design, they may also choose to cut other corners. OK, I know Rochna's BS about not knocking off the Wasi Bügel...I have always doubted their story.


BeBe, SM2k, #387
Currently The Greek Islands

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "Dave_Benjamin" <dave_benjamin@...> wrote:

Apparently they have not used the metal they said they were using. See the link below for details.

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