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Amel vs others
Sasha, Eric is very happy with his Amel and is always very positive in his comments, which are based on experience...but of course it''s only his experience. Just to offer perspective, STELLA (an Amel 46 that is immaculately kept by its Scottish owners) pulled into the factory docks in 2005 to have various projects attacked before they took off on the Blue Water Rally. One project was a frozen motor on their mainsail furling system. The mechanic''s comment was something in French to the effect ''Oh, this again...'' which the French speaking Scottish captain was a little disappointed to hear.
This does not mean the system is poorly engineered but it does illustrate - yet again - that on boats which are more complex (and that certainly includes motors), there is the potential for additional problems.