[Amel Yacht Owners] Re: main sheet traveler winch

Joel F. Potter <jfpottercys@...>

Mr. Lambertsen,

Use, age, and exposure to the elements gradually lessens the "grip" the line
for the main sheet traveler can provide. New "Fuzzy" line will do wonders.
In any case, you must unload the main sheet to move the traveler in anything
more than a light breeze. The traveler winch on the Super Maramu is
marginally stronger but not much.

To improve the performance, one client put two self tailing winches, one at
port and starboard, to crank the traveler up and down. He admitted later
that it was a waste of money.

Replace the line and I bet you'll be pleasantly surprised.

Best Regards,
Joel F. Potter
Cruising Yacht Specialist
Amel's Sole Associate for the Americas