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by Norman
Tue Jun 25, 2013 1:49 am
Forum: Common Discussion - Dufour Grand Large & Dufour Performance Series
Topic: Furling Mast for the 410
Replies: 0
Views: 4297

Furling Mast for the 410

We have ordered a Dufour 410 for the New Zealand market which leaves the factory next week. We have specified the in mast furling system.
Does anyone have any experience with this item? Any comments regards performance, handling or problems?
Thanks and regards
Norman
by Norman
Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:13 am
Forum: Common Tecnical Issues - Dufour Grand Large & Dufour Performance Series
Topic: Harken Blocks
Replies: 3
Views: 4994

Thanks for your reply. We are going ahead with replacing the blocks, maybe Black Magic from Harken unless I can find something better. We now have another issue with the yacht, the Harken electric winches, primary and genoa, have got twisted spindles and lots of broken teeth. I am preparing a report...
by Norman
Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:37 pm
Forum: Common Tecnical Issues - Dufour Grand Large & Dufour Performance Series
Topic: Harken Blocks
Replies: 3
Views: 4994

Harken Blocks

The Harken blocks on our Dufour 45e Performance don't seem to be coping with the load and strain of the yacht under racing conditions. Even the Harken people here have made comment and recommended that the bloacks and traveler be upgraded. When under load the blocks are 'wracking' and the traveler i...
by Norman
Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: Common Tecnical Issues - Dufour Grand Large & Dufour Performance Series
Topic: 385 Genoa cars
Replies: 0
Views: 3633

385 Genoa cars

An owner of a 385 is looking to upgarde his genoa cars to the adjustable model. Does anyone have a drawing of the deck structure showing the under deck bracing for the track that they can send me?
If not any advise would be welcome.
Thanks
Norman from Ensign Marine, Auckland, New Zealand.
by Norman
Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:52 am
Forum: Dufour Performance Community
Topic: 45e Boat Test
Replies: 0
Views: 5252

45e Boat Test

Boat Test Report: A boat test report on our Dufour 45e Performance has been published in the March issue of Boating New Zealand magazine. It is a glowing report and a well deserved one. I am pleased to say that the yacht has impressed a lot of pople here and the owners comments are genuine. She has...
by Norman
Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:18 am
Forum: Dufour Performance Racing
Topic: 45e Race results
Replies: 0
Views: 3853

45e Race results

I would be very interested to get any race results from owners of the 45e. We are quite keen to monitor our own progress as we develop our yachts here competing against the local fleet. What we lack is results from other markets to provide a yard stick and point of reference.
Thanks
by Norman
Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:21 pm
Forum: Common Discussion - Dufour Grand Large & Dufour Performance Series
Topic: Dufour 40e Performance
Replies: 1
Views: 5093

Dufour 40e Performance

Can anyone give me the inventory of the deck gear for the 40e? Winches I know are Harken, but I need the make and model of the jammers, rope clutches, blocks and shackles.
Thanks
by Norman
Wed Aug 24, 2011 5:14 am
Forum: Dufour Performance Community
Topic: 45e
Replies: 0
Views: 3386

45e

We have a 45e arriving in December for a client. He is keen on his racing and looking forward to campaigning the yacht here. I would love to hear of your experiences and any tips you can pass onto us to help us with the tuning and preparation of the yacht.
Thanks and Regards : :D
by Norman
Wed Aug 24, 2011 5:05 am
Forum: Dufour Performance Technical Issues
Topic: 40e
Replies: 1
Views: 4678

40e

Can anyone give me details of the backing plates for the keel bolts of the 40e? I have a client looking at the 40e but we do nota have one here and he has also asked me about the shape of the lead/iron keel as opposed to the standard and if the improved performance is worth the extra money. I would ...