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CAN DRAC's Blog – January 2009 Archive (3)

In a boat's own words: Barracudas, iguanas and shallow waters



And so we're in the Bahamas now, anchored in Allens Cay where the water is clear as air. Check out the video below and meet the new “friends” we just made on the beach.





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We spent our last day in the US in Ft Lauderdale, where I got my teak cleaned (thank you very much!) and met Jan and Nancy,… Continue

Added by CAN DRAC on January 30, 2009 at 9:52am — 5 Comments

In a boat's own words: Sunny Florida! What sunny Florida?



Well, here we are. Finally anchored in Florida waiting for a solar panel. You'd think that "sunny Florida" would be close enough to paradise, where the air is warm and the breeze is gentle. Well... not really. We have 20 knots gusting from the North and evening temperatures in the 30s.



I know, I was the one that wanted to go South to escape the cold. And now, Andrea and Franc blame it on me because it's MY solar panel that's holding… Continue

Added by CAN DRAC on January 23, 2009 at 12:00pm — 9 Comments

In a boat's own words: I Want to go South now!



Hello. My name is Can Drac and I was born in March of 2008 measuring 43 feet 2 inches and weighing 19,566 pounds. Since then, I haven’t grown much but I have definitely gained quite a few pounds, mostly in equipment and gear for the voyage of a lifetime. A voyage that, unless I do something fast may never even happen.



I am writing this as I freeze my keel off in my slip in the New York Harbor. Franc and Andrea, my owners, already left… Continue

Added by CAN DRAC on January 1, 2009 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

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Henri left a comment for Ron Manicom
"Ron, Henri from Vydec here. call me 703-314-6304. Hope all is well with you. Henri."
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Henri left a comment for Ron Manicom
"Ron, Henri from Vydec, remember ? call me 703-314-6304. Hope all is well. Henri."
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Mike Brown commented on CAN DRAC's group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Robert glad to hear you go the problem solved. mike"
Oct 11
Robert & Sandy commented on CAN DRAC's group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Thanks for all your comments my friends at Seaknots. The halyard has been rerun without passing through the small stainless steel eye, as seen easily in the pic provided by Chris on 17th August. All furling now takes place without any undue effort,…"
Oct 11
Mike Brown replied to Jochen Vetterlein's discussion O43: Good tracking on starboard side - poor on port side in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Well at least you’ve narrowed it down to the Genoa. I doubt here’s any issue with the hull or running gear. Nor do I think the slight list you have will have an impact either as many boats have the same based on how full the water and or…"
Oct 9
Jochen Vetterlein replied to Jochen Vetterlein's discussion O43: Good tracking on starboard side - poor on port side in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"In the meanwhile, I performed some sailing tests trying to be as impartial as possible. I was sailing close hauled on the starboard and port side. I used the autopilot steering the boat at 37 degrees to the apparent wind. Apparent wind was 12 to 19…"
Oct 9
James Taylor replied to Jochen Vetterlein's discussion O43: Good tracking on starboard side - poor on port side in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Sounds like your rigging may be in need of tuning????? (Owned B43#19 for 10 years), Sailed from Mass to Tampa to Bahamas with it, great boat, no major issues at all. Boat has flat bottom basically so no need to put rails in water. I found it a very…"
Oct 9
Mike Brown replied to Jochen Vetterlein's discussion O43: Good tracking on starboard side - poor on port side in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I’d also do a test using only the main. The more testing you do the more likely you’ll find the problem. I’d also check to see how much the leeward shrouds sag during all the tests. Let us know what you find. Good luck Mike"
Sep 27
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