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Re: ACMO v Kos Hama X rigging wire

Peter Forbes
 

Carango is a 2006 yacht and we are replacing the standing rigging this Spring 2021.

i hope that helps - we have specifically asked for stainless turnbuckles.

Peter

Peter Forbes
CARANGO Amel 54 #035
La Rochelle
07836 209730

On 12 Apr 2021, at 18:15, Laurens Vos <laurensrineke@...> wrote:

What is the average lifespan for the ACMO rigging ? Our 54 is from 2008 when we need to think about replacement ? 

Best 
Laurens 


Re: 2008 Amel 54 rigging

 

ACMO offers you a choice of either swaged or mechanical fittings. 

If I recall correctly, ACMO charges about 100-200 euro more for mechanical fittings (StaLok type).

Bill
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Mon, Apr 12, 2021 at 1:02 PM amelforme <jfpottercys@...> wrote:

Hello Laurens. Long time…

It is best to ask your insurance carrier what limitations of time are placed on your standing rigging. Most insurance companies that do state limitations usually require complete replacement at 15 years of age.

 

Many years ago as a teen ager, I worked as a rigger in Chicago where the boats come out of the water every fall and the top tier racing boats would always have the masts and rigging pulled for deep inspection and storage. I learned a lot from these experiences. The most important thing I learned is that regarding swaged rigging fittings, like the ones on your Amel 54,  they cannot be visually inspected to reliably determine their condition. While a cracked swage fitting means that the rigging has failed and must not be used, a swage fitting can be a day away from failing with no external indication. Why? The swage fails from internal corrosion that generally cannot be seen until a failure has occurred. Again, an incipient failure may not be visible even moments before a total failure.

 

It is for this reason that I recommend that offshore cruising sailing yachts use mechanical end fittings such as Sta-Lok www.stalok.com .

These fittings are actually stronger than the wire they are applied to and, importantly, they do not retain moisture internally which causes the failure of swage fittings. Sta-Lok fittings are stronger and more durable than swage fittings and that is a verifiable fact. Even if your insurance provider does not have time limitations on your current rigging, I would not have sailed my Amel boats I have owned with rigging even a day older than 15 years and I would always replace it with mechanical end fittings.

 

I do not work for Sta-Lok nor any of their agents.

 

Say hello to Rineke. Have fun with your Amel!  

 

All the best,

Joel

 

           JOEL F. POTTER ~ CRUISING YACHT SPECIALIST, L.L.C.

                                         The Experienced AMEL Guy

UNSURPASSED AMEL MARKETING EXPERIENCE AND PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE

                                  Office 954-462-5869  Cell 954-812-2485

 


2008 Amel 54 rigging

amelforme
 

Hello Laurens. Long time…

It is best to ask your insurance carrier what limitations of time are placed on your standing rigging. Most insurance companies that do state limitations usually require complete replacement at 15 years of age.

 

Many years ago as a teen ager, I worked as a rigger in Chicago where the boats come out of the water every fall and the top tier racing boats would always have the masts and rigging pulled for deep inspection and storage. I learned a lot from these experiences. The most important thing I learned is that regarding swaged rigging fittings, like the ones on your Amel 54,  they cannot be visually inspected to reliably determine their condition. While a cracked swage fitting means that the rigging has failed and must not be used, a swage fitting can be a day away from failing with no external indication. Why? The swage fails from internal corrosion that generally cannot be seen until a failure has occurred. Again, an incipient failure may not be visible even moments before a total failure.

 

It is for this reason that I recommend that offshore cruising sailing yachts use mechanical end fittings such as Sta-Lok www.stalok.com .

These fittings are actually stronger than the wire they are applied to and, importantly, they do not retain moisture internally which causes the failure of swage fittings. Sta-Lok fittings are stronger and more durable than swage fittings and that is a verifiable fact. Even if your insurance provider does not have time limitations on your current rigging, I would not have sailed my Amel boats I have owned with rigging even a day older than 15 years and I would always replace it with mechanical end fittings.

 

I do not work for Sta-Lok nor any of their agents.

 

Say hello to Rineke. Have fun with your Amel!  

 

All the best,

Joel

 

           JOEL F. POTTER ~ CRUISING YACHT SPECIALIST, L.L.C.

                                         The Experienced AMEL Guy

UNSURPASSED AMEL MARKETING EXPERIENCE AND PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE

                                  Office 954-462-5869  Cell 954-812-2485

 


Re: ACMO v Kos Hama X rigging wire

Laurens Vos
 

What is the average lifespan for the ACMO rigging ? Our 54 is from 2008 when we need to think about replacement ? 

Best 
Laurens 


Re: Lofrans Tigris Windlass

Ian Park
 

Thanks Bill, but the breaker was on as each time I tested with the cockpit joystick first and it’s running fine!
When I find the issue I will post the cause and solution.

Ian


Re: Lofrans Tigris Windlass

 

Ian,

I know that you know the following, but since you did not say, I will offer this:
I have had more than 1 experienced clients have the same issue. I always ask if they have turned on what I call the Command Breaker. In every case, so far, my embarrassed clients advised me that the problem was solved. Sorry to waste your time with this, but it has happened more than once. I do not have a photo of the SN panel, but the symbol will be the same:
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CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Mon, Apr 12, 2021 at 3:16 AM Ian Park <parkianj@...> wrote:
Craig,
Thanks for your reply. It looks quite similar to my wiring. The red and two brown wires on my photo to up to the windlass switches. There is no voltage registering on the red wire which is the common wire to both switches.
I think I'll try a 12 v feed separately to the switch and see if that activates the windlass. Then it will be a matter of tracking the feed back to where the supply voltage has stopped feeding!
If I find a fuse I'll post a photo in the photos library!
Ian







Re: Best Sailrite flightcase storage in A54?

Alexander Hofmann
 

Hi Thomas,

 

one of the reasons why I have my sailrite under the portside double berth in the front cabin is, that it fits in perfectly there.

If you use the 2nd compartment, seen from the left hand side, you will recognize, that its width is just a small bit wider than the sailrite flightcase.

Not easy actually to get it in and out, bring it in in a kind of circle movement, good physical training 😊, but it is a perfect fit there and cannot move.

Under the table (Arno’s recommendation, which I like!) I would (and will maybe) install some wooden fixation to hold the flightcase in place.

 

Best regards

Alexander – SY Oceanica I - Amel54#156


Re: Lofrans Tigris Windlass

Ian Park
 

Craig,
Thanks for your reply. It looks quite similar to my wiring. The red and two brown wires on my photo to up to the windlass switches. There is no voltage registering on the red wire which is the common wire to both switches.
I think I'll try a 12 v feed separately to the switch and see if that activates the windlass. Then it will be a matter of tracking the feed back to where the supply voltage has stopped feeding!
If I find a fuse I'll post a photo in the photos library!
Ian


Re: FW: Amel Owners Survey Results

Marcel Tromp
 

Hey Teun

I'm referring you to the AMEL insurance group.
If you want to hear about this plan talk to me. 


On Sun, 11 Apr 2021 at 7:45 am, Teun BAAS
<teun@...> wrote:

In today’s, very interesting & informative, AYOG ZOOM meeting Joel POTTER also specifically warned for the escalating boat insurance problems and to make sure you are able to obtain cover BEFORE buying a boat.

 

It might not be a problem in EUROPE however it surely is a problem in USA, CARIBBEAN as well as in SOUTH PACIFIC.

See if your EUROPEAN carrier is willing to ensure you sailing in any of these waters without either excessive premiums and/or excessive (long/lat; named storms; calendar block out periods etc.) restrictions/conditions.

 

Best Regards Teun

SV AMELIT  A54  #128

 

COOMERA (near BRISBANE) QLD AUSTRALIA

April 10, 2021 14:37:39

 

You can follow AMELIT via this link: https://forecast.predictwind.com/tracking/display/AMELIT

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ann-Sofie via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, April 10, 2021 11:29
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] FW: Amel Owners Survey Results

 

In Europe there is no problem to get an insurance.

This must be a US problem.

Hälsningar

Ann-Sofie Svanberg

 

 

Skickat från min iPhone



10/04/2021 kl. 18:19 skrev Teun BAAS <teun@...>:



Just attended this morning the OCC (Ocean Cruising Club) Annual Meeting.

 

During the meeting it was mentioned that it is becoming very difficult to obtain insurance for our boats and an ad hoc vote was taken asking if the OCC should get involved.

Abt. 83% voted YES; about 4% NO and 13% NO OPINION.

 

Clearly more & more boat insurance is becoming a problem but not every AMEL owner is aware of this right now until they are being declined for renewal.

 

We have a small group of AMEL owners researching the possibility of getting coverage where we are more involved/in control. Although we have had a respectable number of feed back on our survey so far we still would like to have more in order to have a meaningful discussion with re-insurance/front companies. The survey is completely confidential; with the exception of JB none of the research team members have access to the completed surveys!!!

Attached the survey results so far.

 

Therefore: IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY, please help us by filling out the survey at: https://kivfinance.typeform.com/to/weCULvfW 

 

 

Thanks

 

Best Regards Teun

SV AMELIT  A54  #128

 

In Storage on the hard in COOMERA (near BRISBANE) QLD AUSTRALIA

April 10, 2021 10:14:20

 

USA cell: +1 832 477 8842

AUSTRALIA cell: +61 5951 8909

 

You can follow AMELIT via this link: https://forecast.predictwind.com/tracking/display/AMELIT

 

 

 

From: Pauline Granel <pauline@...>
Sent: Tuesday, March 30, 2021 08:56
Cc: jb duler <jb@...>
Subject: Amel Owners Survey Results

 

Hi,

 

Thank you for answering the Amel Owners survey. Your participation is a great help.

 

You expressed interest in receiving the results.

JB asked me to send you the following report.

If you have any questions, you can contact jb@....

 

Best,

 

Pauline Granel

 

 

<Amel Owners Insurance Group Survey results.pdf>


ACMO rigging - unusual failure

Craig Briggs
 

We keep our 1992 SN "Sangaris" at the dock in front of our condo in Delray Beach, FL, where she's been in her slip for two years, what with Covid and other issues preventing active cruising. Today, Katherine and I were walking to the boat at mid-day to continue readying her for our planned summer cruising (finally!).

Incredibly, as we walked up to the boat along the dock we heard an explosive "bang" and actually saw the starboard mizzen backstay break at the top of the lower swage and proceed to whip across the deck. An amazing coincidence. We went aboard and easily contained it, but what a shock. The rigging was new in 2010.  Had we not actually seen it break we would have been totally at a loss to understand what had happened. Clearly, just sitting at the dock with gentle rocking had been weakening that stay.  

We had, indeed,  observed a concerning amount of rust just above the lower swaged fittings (mostly on the mizzen stays) but dismissed it as inconsequential. That being said, in 2009 the aft lower mizzen stay blew up under load at the lower swage while we were power reaching at 8+ kts with four sails off Catania, Italy, and that is what motivated us to replace all the rigging in 2010. ACOM provided the new rigging for about $5000 US and we installed it ourselves. 

Our plan now is to replace all the rigging and use mechanical fittings, rather than swages. But to have a stay "blow up" at the dock while you are walking by seems pretty bizarre - good thing we were not on passage.
 
All experiential input from fellow owners, of course, would be appreciated.

Cheers, Craig
SN68 Sangaris, Tropic Isle Harbor, FL


Re: Lofrans Tigris Windlass

Craig Briggs
 

Hi Ian,
I checked my SN today and find no 5A fuse (or any other small size) in the low voltage wires to the windlass. I only have the 100A breaker in this picture. 
--The fuse holder to the upper left of it is something I added for a Caframo fan in the forward stateroom - nothing to do with the windlass. I believe the heavy cables you see heading aft through conduit up high are going to the "Mat" and "Bome" furling relays in the head, so nothing to do with the windlass.  On my boat there are two holes through the forward bulkhead - the one on the right carries only 3 wires for the genoa furler and the one one the left carries the windlass wires plus some other wires that seem to be running lights, maybe chain counter and low voltage switch wires for the windlass. 
Sorry not to be more definitive, but hope this helps a bit.
Best regards, Craig 
SN68 Sangaris, Tropic Isle Harbor, FL


Re: ACMO v Kos Hama X rigging wire

 

Paul,

I am careful not to criticize a vendor or product in this Group because it is against our rules. Instead I will focus on positive comments as long as I have positive comments to offer.

1.) ACMO is the OEM provider to Amel for rigging and have been for over 40 years.
2.) ACMO is up-to-date with Amel specs. 
3.)ACMO is a designated Preferred Vendor to my Yacht School  clients and I believe about 50 of my  clients have purchased rigging kits from ACMO. 
4.) Two of the three riggers I will recommend worldwide buy ACMO rigging material.

All of the above said, you should buy from the supplier you feel is best for you. It is possible that the company you choose will be as good or better than ACMO.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse 
Amel Owners Yacht School
+1 832-380-4970 | brouse@...
720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
www.AmelOwnersYachtSchool.com 
Yacht School Calendar: www.preparetocastoff.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html


   


On Sun, Apr 11, 2021, 1:35 PM Paul Osterberg <osterberg.paul.l@...> wrote:
Bill
I asked Acmo, the cost including fittings was 10631 € fd, remains installation and tuning, The cost to have the whole job done with Kos wire is 9100 € with Selden fittings and the turnbuckles for The fore stay that has to be ACMO, that including the masts on and off. To motivate the Extra cost of  minimum 3000 €, there has to be substantial advantages, not only the measurements. 
Paul on SY Kerpa SM#259, Lagos, Portugal


Re: Sea Chest

Sv Garulfo
 

Hi Mark,

Thanks for the clarification. I can see how it would help keeping units downstream of the manifold primed. A54 (at least ours, but I believe all) have a check valve in front of the anchor wash pump, although it’s prone to clogging open and fail, like I described in post
Incidentally, it has failed again a few months after I had cleaned it, so I probably need to change it. The symptoms (squirting in the cockpit drain) reappeared and I resorted to grey tape the anchor wash outlet as a temporary measure, which stopped the squirting immediately. 

Having said that, your device doesn’t help purging out  air accumulated in the seachest through the thruhull, because of air bubbles or a deep roll while sailing. That accumulated air still needs to be evacuated through the raw water consumers. On the A54 the fridge circulation pump usually does that job. 


Best,
Thomas
GARULFO 
A54-122
Huahine, French Polynesia 


On 10 Apr 2021, at 01:53, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

Mark,

That brass one-valve was not original. 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse 
Amel Owners Yacht School
+1 832-380-4970 | brouse@...
720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
www.AmelOwnersYachtSchool.com 
Yacht School Calendar: www.preparetocastoff.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html


   

On Fri, Apr 9, 2021, 10:48 PM Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:

I have a one-way flap valve between the manifold and the sea-chest/strainer. It is not possible for water to easily flow backward toward the sea-chest even if the engine or genset pulls water faster than the strainer can provide (if dirty). This ensures my pumps for AC, water makers and heads remain primed and I get no air in the sea-chest. The original was brass and I upgraded to stainless when I rebuilt the manifold.

 

Check valves - Check valves manufacturer - SIO

 

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse
Sent: Friday, April 9, 2021 2:40 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Sea Chest

 

That would certainly suck air into the strainer because the suction from various pumps would overcome a one-way valve. All of the one-way valves I am familiar with for water do not work well for air.

 

I am not sure what Mark is talking about because the sea chest contains the strainer.

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CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School

Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 

 

View My Training Calendar

 

 

On Fri, Apr 9, 2021 at 6:19 PM Sv Garulfo <svgarulfo@...> wrote:

hi Mark,

 

Can you expand on that idea? I don’t really see where that valve would be?

 

Bill, 

What do you think of a hose out of the Vetus lid, up over the water line and outputting in the cockpit drain (which is very nearby on the A54), with a one way valve to let accumulated air out into the cockpit drain but preventing any suction of air through there? 

Raw water consumers would pump sea water through the chest and strainer and any accumulated air (up to the waterline) would rejoin the atmosphere by simple gravity. 

Arguably, the rolling motion of the boat would continuously fill that one-way hose with sea water until it overflows in the drain. Also, removing the vetus lid for maintenance of he sea chest would be messier, having to deal with the water left in the hose. Maybe a Gardena type adapter to easily remove the hose from the lid even if it’s full. The same fitting could be used to feed the system fresh water for wintering like Arno did.

 

Any views ?

 

Thanks

 

Fair winds

 

Thomas

GARULFO 

A54-122

Huahine, French Polynesia 

 

 

 

On Sun, 29 Nov 2020 at 11:28, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:

The most effective way I have found to prevent air accumulation in the strainer it to install a one-way flow valve between the strainer and the sea-chest.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

 


Re: ACMO v Kos Hama X rigging wire

Paul Osterberg
 

Bill
I asked Acmo, the cost including fittings was 10631 € fd, remains installation and tuning, The cost to have the whole job done with Kos wire is 9100 € with Selden fittings and the turnbuckles for The fore stay that has to be ACMO, that including the masts on and off. To motivate the Extra cost of  minimum 3000 €, there has to be substantial advantages, not only the measurements. 
Paul on SY Kerpa SM#259, Lagos, Portugal


Re: ACMO v Kos Hama X rigging wire

 

Paul, in the cases I was referring to the rigger used the same size wire that was originally installed. But, Amel twice changed the size of the wire on the 54 main shrouds. Neither the rigger nor the owner was aware of the change.

Bill
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Sun, Apr 11, 2021 at 1:06 PM Paul Osterberg <osterberg.paul.l@...> wrote:
Thank you Bill, But have can they miss the dimension on the wire? I assume the original size should be good enough.
Paul


Re: Best Sailrite flightcase storage in A54?

Sv Garulfo
 

Hi all,

Many thanks for your input, there are quite a few interesting options.

I should have asked in the original post, but do you have any particular fittings/fasteners to secure the heavy beast in your chosen storage space?

And if anyone else has a storage solution on starboard, it would help with our Lithium induced port list...

Cheers, 

Thomas
GARULFO 
A54-122
Huahine, French Polynesia

On 10 Apr 2021, at 03:48, Alexander Hofmann <DACJ@...> wrote:

Hello Arno, Scott and Domenique,

Yes, funny indeed to exchange the few possible storage positions. Mine is under the front portside cabin's bed. But I think, Arno's suggestion is the best. Will think it over.
Fair winds - out of Covid

Alexander Hofmann. SY Oceanica I. Amel54#156


Re: ACMO v Kos Hama X rigging wire

Paul Osterberg
 

Thank you Bill, But have can they miss the dimension on the wire? I assume the original size should be good enough.
Paul


Re: Recommendations for a Med Refit for Amel Maramu

Alain Blanchard
 

Hello Steve,

I am quite new with Amel (I acquired my SM last November).

I had to replace some sidestays following the survey from Olivier Beaute. Since the boat was in La Grande Motte, I have asked « Vega Voile » to do the job.
My request was clearly for  ACMO manufacture that I confirmed several times by phone and/or e-mails.
When I came back to the boat after they completed the job, I discovered that they replaced the sidestays with Soromap VMG material. 
So For the standing rigging I could recommand Seanergie Nautic in Hyeres. I thing They are well known from Amel owners and they were some Euros below Vega Voile quote 
This is just my expérience in Med and maybe I am a single case with Vega Voile, but coincidentally there are some post at this time about standing rigging and the advantage with ACMO ....

Regards
Alain SM 146 Koriolys 



Envoyé de mon iPhone

Le 11 avr. 2021 à 19:29, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> a écrit :


I always recommend:
Nicky’s Rigging & Marine Services
Malta
Mobile +356 79271668
Email. nickysail@...

Nicky has re-rigged a large number of my client's Amels. If you help him by simply handing him the pieces he requests, he will single-handedly complete your Amel in 2 days. His prices are reasonable and he will possibly fly to where your boat is. You can afford his travel expenses because he will be less than others. I suggest that you order a rigging kit from ACMO and make arrangements for Nicky to install it either in Malta or where you are.

Laetitia Boudon <laetitia@...>, +33 03 81 35 70 86
ACMO
1 rue de couleu
25310 GLAY
FRANCE

You might also try Emek Marine in Gosheck, Turkey. I bought my solar arch from them. It was the first one they made for a SM. I believe about 70 Amel owners have also bought an arch from Emek. Riza <cagdas@...>
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CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
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On Sun, Apr 11, 2021 at 12:17 PM Steve Hoefel <shoefel48@...> wrote:
Amelians,
   For the past 19 years it has been my honor to care for a true Amel classic, Maramu #25.  She is as SV Trident Star alive and well sailing Mediterranean waters.  Over those years I have looked forward to each and every posting in this owners group.  Anticipating a near term refit I turn to this brain trust for recommendations for a serious refit location.  I am looking to update the standing rigging, adding a stainless arch and davits, a possible repower, and upgrading the sail plan.  La Rochelle seems an obvious choice, but my sailing grounds are more focused on the eastern end of the Med, so looking for other options.  Looking for someone and somewhere I can be part of the process.  TIA.

Steve Hoefel
sv Trident Star
Maramu #25


Re: Recommendations for a Med Refit for Amel Maramu

Ross Hickey & Donna Hammond
 

Hi Steve,

You may want to consider Turkey for having the majority (if not all of this work done)

Q Sails in Izmir can advise and provide new sails as they have already for many Amels. They can also arrange order, delivery to Turkey and fitting of new standing rigging from ACMO in France.

Emek Marin in Gocek, have built about 80 stainless steel solar arches and Davits and can fit them along with solar panels and MPPT.

I cannot recommend anyone at this stage for engine repower.

Kind regards
Ross Hickey
SV INTREPID KIWI
SM2K #356
Currently Finike, Turkey


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On Sunday, April 11, 2021, 8:17 pm, Steve Hoefel <shoefel48@...> wrote:

Amelians,
   For the past 19 years it has been my honor to care for a true Amel classic, Maramu #25.  She is as SV Trident Star alive and well sailing Mediterranean waters.  Over those years I have looked forward to each and every posting in this owners group.  Anticipating a near term refit I turn to this brain trust for recommendations for a serious refit location.  I am looking to update the standing rigging, adding a stainless arch and davits, a possible repower, and upgrading the sail plan.  La Rochelle seems an obvious choice, but my sailing grounds are more focused on the eastern end of the Med, so looking for other options.  Looking for someone and somewhere I can be part of the process.  TIA.

Steve Hoefel
sv Trident Star
Maramu #25


Re: White plastic "tube" standing rigging protection?

 

Steve,

In my experience, it depends on how tight the plastic is to the wire and how well you rinse the wire inside the plastic. Also sometimes dust will accumulate between the wire and the plastic and that dust will hold moisture. Some areas of the world are kinder to rigging wire covered in plastic and some owners rinse the wire better than others.

Bill
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Sun, Apr 11, 2021 at 12:26 PM Steve Hoefel <shoefel48@...> wrote:
Not withstanding all the recommendations to remove the covering, I had the plastic covering on the rigging when I purchased Maramu #25 (1978) in 2002.  Minimal evident of UV erosion or rusting on the covered rigging, knock on wood.

Steve Hoefel
SV Trident Star
Maramu #25

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