Dufour 365 forestay failure

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Alistair rowe
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Dufour 365 forestay failure

Post by Alistair rowe » Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:01 pm

I have just suffered a dismasting due to failure of the forestay deck fitting, has anyone else had similar Experiences

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Post by Michael Boe » Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:54 pm

Hi,

I have not heard of such a failure before. Do you have pictures?

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Michael

Alistair rowe
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Dufour 365 dismasting

Post by Alistair rowe » Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:15 pm

Michael Boe wrote:Hi,

I have not heard of such a failure before. Do you have pictures?

Cheers,
Michael
Michael,
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Re: Dufour 365 forestay failure

Post by RichardGr » Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:17 pm

Hi Alistair,

I would be interested in knowing more about this. I have a 350GL with the same set up. Did you discover the cause at the failure point? Corrosion? Bad parts or installation procedure? What was Dufour's response?

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Richard
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Richard

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