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Sail graphics

Started this discussion. Last reply by CAN DRAC Feb 24, 2011. 2 Replies

Anyone had a graphic added to their sails? where did you get it and do they last? we would like to put the boat name and graphic (www.yachtconosur.com) on…Continue

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Sailor
Homeport:
Whitehaven
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We are learning fast
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All good plans.....

Posted on June 30, 2011 at 7:16am 0 Comments

Not the result we were expecting ! 

We had planned to take a couple of friends over to Northern Ireland for a weeks sailing in Belfast Lough, two hours into the ten hour trip and the weather changed completely with large rough seas and a good 28knts steady wind instead of the 12-14 on the forecast. One of our friends…

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Picture in the post

Posted on May 11, 2011 at 2:25pm 0 Comments

Could someone let me know how to post a pic in the blog post?

Inverter install

Posted on May 9, 2011 at 5:17pm 0 Comments

As part of our plans to set up for blue water cruising we have a few planned changes we wish to make (over time) to the power around the boat. One of the first things was to get an inverter and later we will supplement the battery capacity with a third domestic battery and some wind and solar generation.

Its not a hard modification to do, but it is something you have to take care with as one side is shore power voltage (240V for us) and the other is huge cables (70 sq mm) onto big…

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Teak treatment

Posted on April 3, 2011 at 3:30pm 2 Comments

Spent the weekend bringing the teak back to that ‘new’ look. Used products from a company called Onward Trading who supplied the active cleaner and neutraliser (stage one and two) and a coloured sealant from Semco.

Took a lot longer than I thought it would given that we don’t have a full teak deck, just the cockpit, toe rail and coach roof.

We like the golden honey colour while others like the aged silver look however the ‘teak oil’ we used last year must have contained linseed…

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Aft head holding tank sea cock

Hi Everyone,Help needed. I have a 43 launched July 2010. During this season the holding tank seacock on the saloon heads failed open. Irritating but liveable with in the English Channel. Boat now out of water and can’t identify the manufacturer or type number. Ancasta have consulted France but want nearly £300 for New one. Valve is right angle one with, not measured, 2inch…See More
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Michael Boyle commented on CAN DRAC's group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hi Everyone, Help needed. I have a 43 launched July 2010. During this season the holding tank seacock on the saloon heads failed open. Irritating but liveable with in the English Channel. Boat now out of water and can’t identify the…"
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