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Old 01-02-2022, 11:22   #421
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Old 01-02-2022, 18:01   #422
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If you'd like to see some pictures of an Amel 50 being built, have a look at some of the posts on my Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/alistair.cunningham.1/

Entropy is Amel 50 hull number 63. She'll be completed on 14th February, and the handover is on 28th March. Lots more pictures to follow...
Beautiful photos, I'll be looking forward to the commissioning and first sails!
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Old 02-04-2022, 18:38   #423
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Apparently an Amel 50 lost her mast recently in the Caribbean. The entire crew arrived safely back at the marina and Amel dispatched a team to assess the causes which are at this time still under investigation.

While a causal link has not been established, Amel's rig supplier wants to proceed with a modification of the ends of the first level spreaders, per a communication from Amel's CEO, Emmanuel Poujeade.
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New doesnít always means better and stronger


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Was it Thula that got dismasted? Was on her in Las Palmas before the ARC+. We were down the dock.
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Details of the broken mast incident
https://www.familyontheboat.com/blog/broken-mast
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Old 03-04-2022, 22:04   #427
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https://www.familyontheboat.com/blog/broken-mast


Wow. What a story. Such a shame.
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Wow. What a story. Such a shame.

Update on Facebook group:
https://m.facebook.com/groups/amelya...36403869795032

tl;dr> user error, self-inflicted forestay halyard wrap
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I donít have access. Could you summarise the issue please?
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I donít have access. Could you summarise the issue please?
tl;dr> user error, self-inflicted forestay halyard wrap
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The nature of the dismasting is such that the initial failure was NOT at the spreader tip cups. yes, there were some that were mis-sized but this was NOT the reason for the dismasting. And Amel is taking all the approooriare measure for existing owners to check and replace the cups if midsized.

The forestay was the initial point of failure which strongly suggests the forestay was damaged by the light wind electric furler because the light wind halyard was too loose and wrapped the forestay damaging it.
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At what location the Iridium Go External antenna installed? (I'm thinking of installing one also..)
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