[Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel Shroud Covers


Ian Shepherd
 

Hello Dave,

I am not so sure that the Amel covers are that tight. I use the large (12mm) ones on all the main mast lowers which provide a fairly loose fit. What size tubing are you using?

Ian SM414 (2003) Crusader Cyprus

On 29/12/2014 19:38, dave_benjamin@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:
 

Ian,


Many riggers recommend against the use of tightly fitting covers over standing rigging. I agree with them. What I use on the lower sections to prevent sheets from chafing is some PVC pipe from the hardware store. If you don't wish to remove any fittings, you can slit the PVC with a saw and then use some tie-wraps which can be covered with vinyl tape. 


Dave_Benjamin
 

Ian,

I have not seen the Amel covers but I had impression they were somewhat tight fitting. The PVC pipe I used was quite a bit larger than the wire so as not to trap anything. Nathan Bossett who is on this list and now owns my former boat could say exactly but I think perhaps the inner diameter of the PVC is 20 or 22mm. It was open on the bottom so water could run freely. 


---In amelyachtowners@..., <sv_freespirit@...> wrote :

Hello Dave,

I am not so sure that the Amel covers are that tight. I use the large (12mm) ones on all the main mast lowers which provide a fairly loose fit. What size tubing are you using?

Ian SM414 (2003) Crusader Cyprus

On 29/12/2014 19:38, dave_benjamin@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:
 

Ian,


Many riggers recommend against the use of tightly fitting covers over standing rigging. I agree with them. What I use on the lower sections to prevent sheets from chafing is some PVC pipe from the hardware store. If you don't wish to remove any fittings, you can slit the PVC with a saw and then use some tie-wraps which can be covered with vinyl tape. 


Eric Freedman
 

Hi did you use rigid PVC.

If so did you split the PVC or did you just cut a slit in it?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite SM 376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, January 03, 2015 3:45 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel Shroud Covers

 

 

Ian,

 

I have not seen the Amel covers but I had impression they were somewhat tight fitting. The PVC pipe I used was quite a bit larger than the wire so as not to trap anything. Nathan Bossett who is on this list and now owns my former boat could say exactly but I think perhaps the inner diameter of the PVC is 20 or 22mm. It was open on the bottom so water could run freely. 



---In amelyachtowners@..., <sv_freespirit@...> wrote :

Hello Dave,

I am not so sure that the Amel covers are that tight. I use the large (12mm) ones on all the main mast lowers which provide a fairly loose fit. What size tubing are you using?

Ian SM414 (2003) Crusader Cyprus

On 29/12/2014 19:38, dave_benjamin@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

 

Ian,

 

Many riggers recommend against the use of tightly fitting covers over standing rigging. I agree with them. What I use on the lower sections to prevent sheets from chafing is some PVC pipe from the hardware store. If you don't wish to remove any fittings, you can slit the PVC with a saw and then use some tie-wraps which can be covered with vinyl tape. 

 


Alan Leslie
 

The covers on my shrouds were tight, and worn out. I replaced them with sizes to match the shroud diameters, but particularly the forward lowers are now wearing where the sheets are in contact with them, I think it would be better to have larger diameters covers that could roll with the sheets.
My previous boat had PVC electrical conduit about twice the diameter of the shrouds and that worked well, until the UV broke them down, but of course you have to dismantle the rigging to get them on.
I may do that for the fwd lowers.

Cheers
Alan
SV Elyse SM437 


Richard03801 <richard03801@...>
 

Hi you can table saw a slot in the PVC snap it over the wire/stay and wire tie the gap closed. 

Fair Winds Smooth Sailing To All
Capt Richard 
RP Yacht Brokerage
Newport RI 
We list sell and service fine yachts including Amel's
Cell 603 767 5330

On Jan 4, 2015, at 01:20, divanz620@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

The covers on my shrouds were tight, and worn out. I replaced them with sizes to match the shroud diameters, but particularly the forward lowers are now wearing where the sheets are in contact with them, I think it would be better to have larger diameters covers that could roll with the sheets.

My previous boat had PVC electrical conduit about twice the diameter of the shrouds and that worked well, until the UV broke them down, but of course you have to dismantle the rigging to get them on.
I may do that for the fwd lowers.

Cheers
Alan
SV Elyse SM437 


Dave_Benjamin
 

Yes it was rigid PVC, possibly the thicker walled stuff. I just slit it with a saw and closed it with zip ties covered by rigging tape. Last time I saw the boat, which was about 5 years from when I did it, it all looked intact. And of course it's cheap to renew any or all of those items. 


---In amelyachtowners@..., <kimberlite@...> wrote :

Hi did you use rigid PVC.

If so did you split the PVC or did you just cut a slit in it?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite SM 376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, January 03, 2015 3:45 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel Shroud Covers

 

 

Ian,

 

I have not seen the Amel covers but I had impression they were somewhat tight fitting. The PVC pipe I used was quite a bit larger than the wire so as not to trap anything. Nathan Bossett who is on this list and now owns my former boat could say exactly but I think perhaps the inner diameter of the PVC is 20 or 22mm. It was open on the bottom so water could run freely. 



---In amelyachtowners@..., <sv_freespirit@...> wrote :

Hello Dave,

I am not so sure that the Amel covers are that tight. I use the large (12mm) ones on all the main mast lowers which provide a fairly loose fit. What size tubing are you using?

Ian SM414 (2003) Crusader Cyprus

On 29/12/2014 19:38, dave_benjamin@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

 

Ian,

 

Many riggers recommend against the use of tightly fitting covers over standing rigging. I agree with them. What I use on the lower sections to prevent sheets from chafing is some PVC pipe from the hardware store. If you don't wish to remove any fittings, you can slit the PVC with a saw and then use some tie-wraps which can be covered with vinyl tape. 

 


Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Allan, I did that.
Danny
SM 299 Ocean Pearl
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On Sun, 4/1/15, divanz620@yahoo.fr [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel Shroud Covers
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Received: Sunday, 4 January, 2015, 7:20 PM


 









The covers on my shrouds were tight, and worn out.
I replaced them with sizes to match the shroud diameters,
but particularly the forward lowers are now wearing where
the sheets are in contact with them, I think it would be
better to have larger diameters covers that could roll with
the sheets.My previous boat had PVC electrical
conduit about twice the diameter of the shrouds and that
worked well, until the UV broke them down, but of course you
have to dismantle the rigging to get them on.I
may do that for the fwd lowers.
CheersAlanSV
Elyse SM437 









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