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by Mhorton44
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Common Tecnical Issues - Dufour Grand Large & Dufour Performance Series
Topic: Using a Mantus or Rocna anchor with 412 bowsprit
Replies: 2
Views: 665

Re: Using a Mantus or Rocna anchor with 412 bowsprit

Actually I was able to clear the anchor by inserting a 20 mm teak pad below the sprit guide to lift the bowsprit. Needed longer bolts but was a very easy and cheap fix
by Mhorton44
Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Common Tecnical Issues - Dufour Grand Large & Dufour Performance Series
Topic: Using a Mantus or Rocna anchor with 412 bowsprit
Replies: 2
Views: 665

Re: Using a Mantus or Rocna anchor with 412 bowsprit

I have a Rocna Vulcan on on my GL325 and the snugged up anchor does foul the bowsprit when extended, by about 30 mm. Will be trying to adjust it by dropping the roller a touch and shimming the bowsprit guide once the boat cover comes off in a week or two. Given that the configuration on your boat is...
by Mhorton44
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Dufour Grand Large Technical Issues
Topic: Duf 325 bowsprit
Replies: 3
Views: 978

GL325 bowsprit

No identification on my bowsprit but the fittings are Harken. Pretty sure that the sprit is as well, based on the design of the bow bracket.
by Mhorton44
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Dufour Grand Large Technical Issues
Topic: Duf 325 bowsprit
Replies: 3
Views: 978

GL325 Bowsprit

I have the factory fitted one on mine (2006 model). I think it is a Z-spar but will check the manufacturer when I go down to the boat and post anything I can find. However, any 75 mm sprit will work and there is lots of room to install the brackets. I also installed the However, I am having some iss...
by Mhorton44
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Dufour Grand Large Technical Issues
Topic: Duf 325 bowsprit
Replies: 3
Views: 978

GL325 Bowsprit

I have the factory fitted one on mine (2006 model). I think it is a Z-spar but will check the manufacturer when I go down to the boat and post anything I can find. However, any 75 mm sprit will work and there is lots of room to install the brackets. I also installed the However, I am having some iss...
by Mhorton44
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Common Tecnical Issues - Dufour Grand Large & Dufour Performance Series
Topic: GL325 Bowsprit & anchor roller
Replies: 0
Views: 799

GL325 Bowsprit & anchor roller

Has anybody come up with an anchor combination that will work with the bowsprit deployed on the GL325 (2006 Arpege Special Edition model). I have installed the Harken reflex asymmetrical spinnaker furler which gets set up before I leave the dock and often stays on for an entire weekend. The previous...
by Mhorton44
Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: Dufour Grand Large Discussion
Topic: Laundering upholstery
Replies: 2
Views: 2867

Problem solved

The ones on the boat we recently bought were so bad and mildewed that we decided to wash them anyway. A short soaking with Clorox (1/2cup per gallon) then a run through the washing machine and they are like new. Did both the cabin seats in the faux suede and the others and they came out very well. I...
by Mhorton44
Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Common Equipment - Dufour Grand Large & Dufour Performance Series
Topic: Water tank access port
Replies: 3
Views: 1549

Water tank access port

We just bought our 2006 model GL 325 and are checking all systems. Is there a special tool for opening the water and waste water tank access ports? Both have a recessed cruciform format and are well stuck
by Mhorton44
Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:16 am
Forum: Dufour Grand Large Discussion
Topic: Laundering upholstery
Replies: 2
Views: 2867

Upholstery cleaning

Did you ever get a reply or wash the covers? I have the same problem on a 325 we just bought. Otherwise we are going to have to get new covers done