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by Milva
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Common Tecnical Issues - Dufour Grand Large & Dufour Performance Series
Topic: Generator
Replies: 4
Views: 1863

Re: Generator

Tim, i don't agree: First: When you start the motor to move the boat, the system starts to produce the power, the load is enough. The aux itself is taking about 4 kw (arund 10% of the motor power) which is enough to load the crankshaft preventing overwinding. Second: i found a used one, the whole sy...
by Milva
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Dufour Performance Technical Issues
Topic: D40P - genoa sheet inhauler
Replies: 2
Views: 1147

Re: D40P - genoa sheet inhauler

Add clamps ...!?!
by Milva
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Dufour Performance Technical Issues
Topic: Leaking main hatch
Replies: 2
Views: 2788

Re: Leaking main hatch

Yes me..;=) In my case, a 425 GL build 2007, the water came from inside the table. The metall foot of the table, a metallic tube, leads cables from inside the boat to the cockpit. Theoretically it's impossibe for the water to enter the foot from the top, but the rain can rinse down the cable and tha...
by Milva
Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Common Tecnical Issues - Dufour Grand Large & Dufour Performance Series
Topic: Replacement Batteries for GL410
Replies: 5
Views: 1820

LiFePO4

I replaced the batteries on my GL 425 with Vetus SMF Marine Batteries 105 AH. Cheap fishermens choice. Worked well. Size 35*18*23. They fittet into the compartments. Not sure if Dufour still uses the same plastic bowls. If money is no issue i would buy LiFePO4 Batteries, a lithium battery without ri...
by Milva
Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Common Equipment - Dufour Grand Large & Dufour Performance Series
Topic: D34 solar panels
Replies: 2
Views: 1478

Solar panels

http://boefamily.dk/dufour385/userpix/431_solarpanels_1.jpg I installed two 125 WP panels here. They are from the newest generation from sunpower and i made good experiences. In the med, they produce enough power for the fridge, lights etc. Partial shadowing is no problem, i also walk on them. Ahoi...
by Milva
Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Common Tecnical Issues - Dufour Grand Large & Dufour Performance Series
Topic: Generator
Replies: 4
Views: 1863

Dynawatt

Grüezi :lol: I'm thinking about installing a 220 V AC Generator directly on the main engine. There a two devices on the market: Dynawatt (Switzerland) https://www.dynawatt.ch/dynawatt-de/produkte/dynawatt_5000/index.php Whisperpower (Netherland) http://www.whisperpower.com/ch/4/7/72/produkte/lichtma...
by Milva
Wed Nov 16, 2016 10:28 am
Forum: Common Tecnical Issues - Dufour Grand Large & Dufour Performance Series
Topic: Poor Quality of new Dufour Yacht
Replies: 10
Views: 6009

You are right

I totally agree with you. I don't understand the dufour policy in quality and developemnt purposes either. :(
by Milva
Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:47 am
Forum: Common Tecnical Issues - Dufour Grand Large & Dufour Performance Series
Topic: Poor Quality of new Dufour Yacht
Replies: 10
Views: 6009

Don't wait

Help yourself, don't complain - it's no use. When you think from the Dufour side, they have to develop brand new models of sailing boats in short terms for a sales of maybe 400 ex. not like the car industry where they sell maybe 1 million pieces of one model. They don't develop a specific model like...
by Milva
Wed Nov 02, 2016 7:59 am
Forum: Common Tecnical Issues - Dufour Grand Large & Dufour Performance Series
Topic: Poor Quality of new Dufour Yacht
Replies: 10
Views: 6009

Sad but true

Mine experience is more or less the same. We have a GL 425 which needed a LOT of modifcations and enhancments before we were able to sail in waves. The newer generations of Dufour GL i saw were built in even lower quality than mine (9 Years old) and, with much smaller rig gear (Winches, booms...) Th...
by Milva
Sun Aug 21, 2016 7:35 am
Forum: Common Discussion - Dufour Grand Large & Dufour Performance Series
Topic: Have someone the Polar diagram Dufour 450 GL
Replies: 2
Views: 2375

Thx

Thank you very muchfor that hint!
by Milva
Sat Jul 02, 2016 10:09 am
Forum: Common Tecnical Issues - Dufour Grand Large & Dufour Performance Series
Topic: Refrigerator Not Cooling.
Replies: 4
Views: 2699

Leak in the cooling system?

If the cooling "power" was slowly decreasing over a period of weeks or if you find a oily liquid then you have a leak and need professional help which evacuates the rest of the coolant and water, refill the cooling system and solder the leak.
by Milva
Mon May 16, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: Common Tecnical Issues - Dufour Grand Large & Dufour Performance Series
Topic: GL 425 Enhancements
Replies: 1
Views: 1930

second part

Solarpanels : i recently installed two 140 WP panels on the deck. semi flexible panels directly from sungoldsolar in china. they made me custom made panels for USD 140 each ! they work perfect with a german mppt charging device. http://boefamily.dk/dufour385/userpix/431_IMG_7010_1.jpg Motor: I insta...
by Milva
Mon May 16, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: Common Tecnical Issues - Dufour Grand Large & Dufour Performance Series
Topic: GL 425 Enhancements
Replies: 1
Views: 1930

GL 425 Enhancements

Hello Boardmembers i'll try to contribute some ideas of enhancments for the GL 425 to this forum, hopefully usefull for readers of this board. as we all know, there are hundreds of improvements and replaces necessary on a dufour...here are some mayor work suggestions: Cockpit: I added a handle behin...
by Milva
Mon May 16, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: Common Discussion - Dufour Grand Large & Dufour Performance Series
Topic: 455
Replies: 1
Views: 1941

Mouldings

I can answer for a 425, but i think it is similar. Yes, the mouldings are the same but i think a change is not so easy. The wooden interieur was placed into the hull before the deck was lowered and mounted.
by Milva
Mon May 16, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: Common Discussion - Dufour Grand Large & Dufour Performance Series
Topic: Electrical Panel on Dufour 405GL 2011
Replies: 4
Views: 3538

Switchboard

For anyone facing troubles with the original switchboard like i did, you don't need to buy original, too expenisve spare parts, the common VDO Switchboards works with the same connectors. Just choose the similar size with the same instruments. The VDO "normal" version has all the switches built in.