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by f94-mbe
Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Common Discussion - Dufour Grand Large & Dufour Performance Series
Topic: Dufour 40 Performance
Replies: 1
Views: 2102

Hi Henri,

Standard mast has P=14.25m
Long/Performance mast has P=14.75m

The performance mast top is tapered to allow for more mast bend, and I believe the standing rigging is Dyform, rather than standard wire.

Sail area difference (upwind) btw the two mast options is 4-5 m2, or about 5%.
by f94-mbe
Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:13 am
Forum: Common Tecnical Issues - Dufour Grand Large & Dufour Performance Series
Topic: 40 P reefing lines
Replies: 2
Views: 2403

Length would depend on both the reefing arrangement, whether it's single line reefing or not? Also it would depend on the position of the reefs in the sail. Ask your salemaker for recommendations... I would go for Dyneema 10 mm. Loads on reefing lines are quite high and you don't want any stretch du...
by f94-mbe
Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:08 am
Forum: Common Tecnical Issues - Dufour Grand Large & Dufour Performance Series
Topic: 40 P
Replies: 7
Views: 4476

It's Spinlock with 50 mm sheaves.

If you go about mounting a 2nd one, please post a few words or pics since I'll need to do a similar upgrade. I'm a bit concerned on how you fasten the 2nd one, if you need longer bolts and whether the nuts and washers are accessible from the interior etc.

/Mattias
by f94-mbe
Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:03 am
Forum: Common Tecnical Issues - Dufour Grand Large & Dufour Performance Series
Topic: Poor shower water drainage on my 365 Grand Large
Replies: 2
Views: 2181

Also in Dufour 40

Hi,

we have the same issue. The drain hole in the shower room is the highest point, so there's plenty of water left on the floor.

I'd thought about replacing or modifying the aluminium drain hole, but have not got to that yet.
by f94-mbe
Wed Jan 27, 2016 7:24 am
Forum: Common Tecnical Issues - Dufour Grand Large & Dufour Performance Series
Topic: Spinnaker sheet blocks
Replies: 1
Views: 2130

Spinnaker sheet blocks

Today we lack spinnaker/gennaker gear on our D40P. The 2016 project is to get a gennaker and start enjoying downwind sailing. Hence, I'll mount spinnaker sheet blocks, as far aft as possible. Could anyone provide photos or details of where the blocks are factory-mounted by Dufour? Also, type and siz...
by f94-mbe
Thu Oct 15, 2015 3:06 pm
Forum: Common Tecnical Issues - Dufour Grand Large & Dufour Performance Series
Topic: D40 Water tank inspection ports
Replies: 5
Views: 3790

Heat will make things expand. Heat the tank and the hole will get larger.
by f94-mbe
Thu Oct 15, 2015 10:10 am
Forum: Common Tecnical Issues - Dufour Grand Large & Dufour Performance Series
Topic: D40 Water tank inspection ports
Replies: 5
Views: 3790

Yes,

I managed on both tanks to remove the inspection port. I tried all my tools in the toolbox until I found something that could fit into the 'X' to provide some leverage. It was not easy to remove but I finally managed.

I did this when I had to replace the tank gauge due to no signal.

Mattias
by f94-mbe
Thu Jul 30, 2015 3:54 pm
Forum: Common Tecnical Issues - Dufour Grand Large & Dufour Performance Series
Topic: Liferaft stowage compartment
Replies: 2
Views: 3051

Liferaft stowage compartment

Has anyone figured out how to efficiently open the hatch for the liferaft compartment on Dufour 40 (and possibly other models)? I barely manage to access the liferaft when we're moored in calm weather - can't imagine how it would be like in storm conditions when the liferaft most probably will be us...
by f94-mbe
Sun Jul 26, 2015 8:46 pm
Forum: Dufour Performance Technical Issues
Topic: Looking for a digital copy of the owner manual for 34P
Replies: 2
Views: 2646

D40

I have a D40 manual from 2005. Send me a pm if you want me to email to you.
by f94-mbe
Sat Jul 26, 2014 6:22 am
Forum: Common Tecnical Issues - Dufour Grand Large & Dufour Performance Series
Topic: Mainsheet D40P
Replies: 6
Views: 7662

Works well!

http://boefamily.dk/dufour385/userpix/229_image_1.jpg This is how my main sheet setup works now. Fine tuning has a 1:24 purchase and is easily adjusted even in higher windspeeds. I now trim the main much more often just since it's easy and fun. I would strongly recommend this modification on all Du...
by f94-mbe
Thu Feb 06, 2014 7:10 am
Forum: Common Tecnical Issues - Dufour Grand Large & Dufour Performance Series
Topic: Gelcoat colour
Replies: 2
Views: 3652

Gelcoat colour

Can anyone advise what gelcoat colour to use for small repairs on the Dufour Performance line?
by f94-mbe
Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:37 pm
Forum: Common Tecnical Issues - Dufour Grand Large & Dufour Performance Series
Topic: Interior wood work
Replies: 4
Views: 4921

Interior wood work

Hi,

I'm considering building some shelves etc in teak, and of course want them to look like the Dufour original moabi Wood finish, which is more read than teak.

Has someone tried this and can give me a recommendation for a Surface treatment / finishing method?

Mattias
by f94-mbe
Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:44 am
Forum: Common Tecnical Issues - Dufour Grand Large & Dufour Performance Series
Topic: Freshwater meters
Replies: 2
Views: 3814

Freshwater meters

Hi, both of my freshwater meters are faulty, displaying the tank is always full regardless of the water level. Did anyone have the same experience? Could it be just an easy fix, i.e. bad cable connections or similart? Did anyone replace the meters? What make and model are fitted as standard? /Mattias
by f94-mbe
Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:57 am
Forum: Common Tecnical Issues - Dufour Grand Large & Dufour Performance Series
Topic: Adjustable Genoa cars - D40P
Replies: 0
Views: 2881

Adjustable Genoa cars - D40P

I want to upgrade my D40P 2005 with adjustable genoa cars, i.e. being able to adjust them from the cockpit. Is there anyone who have done this and can share what equipment is needed? Or can confirm what type of Harken genoa track is fitted in order to let Harken find the necessary parts? Thanks, Mat...
by f94-mbe
Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:48 am
Forum: Common Tecnical Issues - Dufour Grand Large & Dufour Performance Series
Topic: Drawer project on D40 P
Replies: 5
Views: 5991

He is referring to the large storage in the cockpit, perhaps he has the 2-cabin version.