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by Chara
Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Common Discussion - Dufour Grand Large & Dufour Performance Series
Topic: broken stairsteps
Replies: 1
Views: 616

broken stairsteps

Unfortunedly the steps of the stair to the cabi of my d385 broke due to a fall I the boat had it fixed temporary but need to
fix it so it looks well again, I know they use maobi wood, but that's hard to find. Any one with similar problem and good solution ?
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by Chara
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Common Tecnical Issues - Dufour Grand Large & Dufour Performance Series
Topic: Inner Forestay
Replies: 2
Views: 935

Re: Inner Forestay

Hi Milva I've added an innerforestay on my 385GL in 2015 and crossed the atlantic in 2015/16 (charazeilen.com) Sailing goosewinged on the tradewindsworked great. I've had a sailmaker in Las Palmas added stainless steel rings behind the luff of my high aspect sail, and hoisted this sail with the spin...
by Chara
Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Common Tecnical Issues - Dufour Grand Large & Dufour Performance Series
Topic: aft bridge / fixed bimini / solar cells
Replies: 5
Views: 6247

Re: aft bridge / fixed bimini / solar cells

All hint very much appreciated Luc[/quote] Luc We added 2 sunware 100w flexible panels on the bimini with tenaxbutton and 2 100w victron panels on the railing ,worked excellent we had done 14000 miles in 2015 and 16 . Www.charazeilen.nl will give all the details. Connected to a victron pmtt 50 amp c...
by Chara
Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Common Discussion - Dufour Grand Large & Dufour Performance Series
Topic: Rear rubberbump on my d385gl
Replies: 3
Views: 3134

Re: Rear rubberbump on my d385gl

Chara wrote:I need to replace the bumperband on the rear of my boat. Anyone who knows where to buy this white rubber profile ?
In the meantime i found it at www.stootranden.nl pvc u 2010 white
This company sells it to dufour as well
by Chara
Wed Nov 16, 2016 8:05 pm
Forum: Dufour Community - Dufour Grand Large & Dufour Performance Series
Topic: Chara back from her trip to the carebean
Replies: 3
Views: 3176

Maybe you know, we did the same trip. We never had extreme weather. Can you elaborate about the experience during the storm? Cheers, Michael We had 45 to 50 knots wind and the boat behaved excellent this was 300 miles from the acores so we decided to go to flores in stead of horta which m shortened...
by Chara
Mon Nov 14, 2016 11:21 pm
Forum: Common Discussion - Dufour Grand Large & Dufour Performance Series
Topic: Rear rubberbump on my d385gl
Replies: 3
Views: 3134

Rear rubberbump on my d385gl

I need to replace the bumperband on the rear of my boat. Anyone who knows where to buy this white rubber profile ?
by Chara
Tue Jul 05, 2016 9:22 pm
Forum: Common Tecnical Issues - Dufour Grand Large & Dufour Performance Series
Topic: Masthead Light Manufacturer
Replies: 1
Views: 2271

Re: Masthead Light Manufacturer

JBWelna wrote:Anybody know what manufacturer Dufour uses for masthead (mooring) lights (2014 410GL)? Aqua-Signal, Hella?

I have a dead light and would like to get the bulb before I go up the mast.

Thanks!
by Chara
Mon Jun 27, 2016 10:28 pm
Forum: Dufour Community - Dufour Grand Large & Dufour Performance Series
Topic: Chara back from her trip to the carebean
Replies: 3
Views: 3176

Chara back from her trip to the carebean

From july 2015 to june 18 we sailed our d385gl from holland to sint marten and back, visiting the spanish rias, portugal,madeira,canaries,cape verdes, surinam,tobego most of the leeward isles to st martin, flores acores, east cowes and back to ijmuiden, the trip from st martin took 28 sailing days s...
by Chara
Sat Apr 16, 2016 12:42 pm
Forum: Common Tecnical Issues - Dufour Grand Large & Dufour Performance Series
Topic: Waterleak
Replies: 2
Views: 2839

The problem has been solved the water was still there and had leaked from the boiler the is now empty and the void are now empty of water. there ms have been approx 10 liters of water under the double floor that needed to get out, the floor is now dry
by Chara
Fri Apr 15, 2016 6:46 pm
Forum: Common Tecnical Issues - Dufour Grand Large & Dufour Performance Series
Topic: Waterleak
Replies: 2
Views: 2839

Waterleak

I've a freshwaterleak that i cannot find ,it started with a leaking boiler which i disconneted completely. Now that that is solved i still have leakwater coming from the frontcompartment thougt it was the tank in front that was leaking but its not checked under the tank and there some dry wooddust u...
by Chara
Thu Feb 11, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: Common Discussion - Dufour Grand Large & Dufour Performance Series
Topic: Mastrail on d385
Replies: 1
Views: 2731

Mastrail on d385

During our transatlantic crossing our mastrail holding the spinakerpool came loose on the lowerpart 6 rivets popped out and by adjusting the pool on a higher position we could finish the crossing does anyone have a similar experience and does anyone know what size rivets are needed ? Regards Peter p...
by Chara
Wed Aug 13, 2014 5:24 pm
Forum: Common Discussion - Dufour Grand Large & Dufour Performance Series
Topic: Ssb radio
Replies: 1
Views: 3399

Ssb radio

For my atlantic trip next year i want install a ssb radio with tuner and learned that you need a solid groundconnection for that, anyone with experiences , can i just connect groundwiring to keelbolt ?

Any tips are welcome
by Chara
Fri Nov 29, 2013 3:47 pm
Forum: Common Tecnical Issues - Dufour Grand Large & Dufour Performance Series
Topic: radarpole for 2kw raymarinedome on bathing platform
Replies: 2
Views: 3943

radarpole for 2kw raymarinedome on bathing platform

Any one experience with a radar on a pole ? I want to have one made of stainless steel , bought a 2kw dome and c80 plotter from raymarine. In order to winterize the boat ashore it needs to be possible to dismantle it without to much of a hassle. What would be the best height , any one ? If possible ...
by Chara
Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:58 pm
Forum: Common Marketplace - Dufour Grand Large & Dufour Performance Series
Topic: genaker for sale or exchange for a spinaker
Replies: 0
Views: 3799

genaker for sale or exchange for a spinaker

For sale genaker for d385 see picture or trade in for a spinaker,

peter palmboom sy charaImage
by Chara
Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:33 pm
Forum: Common Discussion - Dufour Grand Large & Dufour Performance Series
Topic: Water in the Bilge Part 2
Replies: 19
Views: 23432

Re: water in the bilge

I had water in the bilge too - but not from the tank. The red plastic hot water pipe from the tank developed a pinhole just next to the compression fitting. When the pump operated a fine jet squirted into the tank compartment and thence into the bilge (easily resolved as there was just enough "spar...