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

Trading guests for dolphins and pigeons



This week was our last chance to be alone on Can Drac for a long time. So we spent it chilling out in Marigot, discovering Anguilla and sailing back to the British Virgin Islands, where we’ll welcome family visits right until we pick up our crew for the crossing.





We spent Easter weekend in Marigot, on the French side of St Martin and attended a local church on Easter… Continue

Added by CAN DRAC on April 24, 2009 at 5:00pm — 5 Comments

France in the Caribbean



There is only one thing better than traveling to some of the most beautiful places in the world aboard your home: It’s doing that with the ones you love. That’s why this week was so special in many ways, as Franc’s parents joined us while we visited the French islands of St Barts and St Martin.





We were lucky enough to find a mooring right in the middle of the Port of Gustavia, which… Continue

Added by CAN DRAC on April 13, 2009 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Barbuda, Antigua and the turnaround point



After a week in Antigua and Barbuda we are finally headed North!



Ever since we left New York we’ve been charting a course leading us South East. That is, directly into the wind, which as you know, is the one thing sailboats hate to do. Antigua was at the end of that road for us.



From the BVI to Antigua, our last passage South East



After our previous guests left us we spent a few lazy days in the North… Continue

Added by CAN DRAC on April 1, 2009 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

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Mike Brown commented on CAN DRAC's group Beneteau 40 & 43
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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"
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