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[Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Toe pulley (headsail)

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Mark,

I add my voice to the suggestion of 316 stainless  manufacture.(To the Amel design) I replaced mine with the alloy ones from Amel, only to have one fail again. Strangely, only one side has failed.

I will go stainless for any future replacement.

Regards

Danny

SM 299 Ocean Pearl

Mangonui

New Zealand 

On 04 January 2019 at 08:32 "mfmcgovern@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Mark,


They are still available through Amel intermittently.  The ones that I am making for Cara will be made from 316 Stainless Steel vs. cast Aluminum so they will be stronger to start with and won't have the galvanic corrosion issues the Aluminum ones have.

Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA

 


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

Mark,

 

A couple of years ago, I purchased toe pulleys from Amel. Are they no longer available?

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Santa Marta, Colombia

www.creampuff.us

 

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Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Toe pulley (headsail) [1 Attachment]

 

 

We are making good progress on the pulley project.  Attached is a picture of a production prototype of one half of the pulley machined from 6061 Aluminum next to the original cast Aluminum pulley.  316 Stainless Steel material is on order as well as some new tooling for machining Stainless Steel since we mostly machine Aluminum.  I will have final pricing tomorrow.

 

Mark McGovern

SM #440 Cara

Deale, MD USA

 


 


 


 

mfmcgovern@...
 

Danny,

Thanks for the endorsement.  It does seem like an odd choice of both material (Aluminum) and the manufacturing process (Casting vs.Machining) especially in light of all the excellent engineering choices made in the design and construction of Amels.

In any case, I am proceeding to make a set of 316 Stainless Steel pulleys for myself and for a few other owners who reached out to me.  My materials supplier had a drop (short stick) of 4" diameter 316L Stainless Steel on hand which will allow me to make a set of pulleys for myself and for the owners that have contacted me.  It will also allow me to make a few sets of spare pulleys "on the shelf" and available for immediate shipment.  The cost will be US$190/pulley.  I expect to have them completed on or around January 18th.  

Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA

Red1 Stella SM359
 

Hi Mark,

I am interested to get a set of these pulleys in SS if it is still possible.
I would have them shipped to the Baleares.

Regards,

Redouan Assar
Stella SM359

On 4 Jan 2019, at 17:19, mfmcgovern@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Danny,


Thanks for the endorsement.  It does seem like an odd choice of both material (Aluminum) and the manufacturing process (Casting vs.Machining) especially in light of all the excellent engineering choices made in the design and construction of Amels.

In any case, I am proceeding to make a set of 316 Stainless Steel pulleys for myself and for a few other owners who reached out to me.  My materials supplier had a drop (short stick) of 4" diameter 316L Stainless Steel on hand which will allow me to make a set of pulleys for myself and for the owners that have contacted me.  It will also allow me to make a few sets of spare pulleys "on the shelf" and available for immediate shipment.  The cost will be US$190/pulley.  I expect to have them completed on or around January 18th.  

Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA


Stephen Davis
 

Hi Mark,

If the extras have not already been spoken for, I’ll take a set. Let me know if you still have some available, and I will provide you with shipping info and payment. Thanks for taking on this project. 

Regards,

Steve Davis
Aloha SM 72
Ko Olina, Hawaii

On Jan 4, 2019, at 05:19, mfmcgovern@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Danny,


Thanks for the endorsement.  It does seem like an odd choice of both material (Aluminum) and the manufacturing process (Casting vs.Machining) especially in light of all the excellent engineering choices made in the design and construction of Amels.

In any case, I am proceeding to make a set of 316 Stainless Steel pulleys for myself and for a few other owners who reached out to me.  My materials supplier had a drop (short stick) of 4" diameter 316L Stainless Steel on hand which will allow me to make a set of pulleys for myself and for the owners that have contacted me.  It will also allow me to make a few sets of spare pulleys "on the shelf" and available for immediate shipment.  The cost will be US$190/pulley.  I expect to have them completed on or around January 18th.  

Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA

mfmcgovern@...
 

Redouan,

I will have enough to send you a set.  Email me your shipping address at mfmcgovern@... (mfmcgovern at gmail dot com).  

Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA


---In amelyachtowners@..., <Stella.AmelSM359@...> wrote :

Hi Mark,

I am interested to get a set of these pulleys in SS if it is still possible.
I would have them shipped to the Baleares.

Regards,

Redouan Assar
Stella SM359

On 4 Jan 2019, at 17:19, mfmcgovern@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Danny,


Thanks for the endorsement.  It does seem like an odd choice of both material (Aluminum) and the manufacturing process (Casting vs.Machining) especially in light of all the excellent engineering choices made in the design and construction of Amels.

In any case, I am proceeding to make a set of 316 Stainless Steel pulleys for myself and for a few other owners who reached out to me.  My materials supplier had a drop (short stick) of 4" diameter 316L Stainless Steel on hand which will allow me to make a set of pulleys for myself and for the owners that have contacted me.  It will also allow me to make a few sets of spare pulleys "on the shelf" and available for immediate shipment.  The cost will be US$190/pulley.  I expect to have them completed on or around January 18th.  

Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA


James Cromie
 

Mark - I'd be interested in a pair of pulleys if you have enough material for another set. 
My contact is Jamescromie "at" Yahoo dot com

Please let me know  Thanks! 

James
Soteria sm2k  #347

On Jan 4, 2019 10:19 AM, "mfmcgovern@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Danny,


Thanks for the endorsement.  It does seem like an odd choice of both material (Aluminum) and the manufacturing process (Casting vs.Machining) especially in light of all the excellent engineering choices made in the design and construction of Amels.

In any case, I am proceeding to make a set of 316 Stainless Steel pulleys for myself and for a few other owners who reached out to me.  My materials supplier had a drop (short stick) of 4" diameter 316L Stainless Steel on hand which will allow me to make a set of pulleys for myself and for the owners that have contacted me.  It will also allow me to make a few sets of spare pulleys "on the shelf" and available for immediate shipment.  The cost will be US$190/pulley.  I expect to have them completed on or around January 18th.  

Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA

Ian Townsend
 

Mark, I'd be interested if it's still possible. Thx.

Ian & Margaret
S/V Loca Lola II 
SM153

On Jan 4, 2019, at 10:19 AM, mfmcgovern@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Danny,


Thanks for the endorsement.  It does seem like an odd choice of both material (Aluminum) and the manufacturing process (Casting vs.Machining) especially in light of all the excellent engineering choices made in the design and construction of Amels.

In any case, I am proceeding to make a set of 316 Stainless Steel pulleys for myself and for a few other owners who reached out to me.  My materials supplier had a drop (short stick) of 4" diameter 316L Stainless Steel on hand which will allow me to make a set of pulleys for myself and for the owners that have contacted me.  It will also allow me to make a few sets of spare pulleys "on the shelf" and available for immediate shipment.  The cost will be US$190/pulley.  I expect to have them completed on or around January 18th.  

Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA