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Re: Jeanneau Attalia

Hi Guy!

Back from the sail to St-Lucia. 20 hrs one way and 26 coming back (done over the long week-end). Unfortunately over half of that was motor sailing due to prevailing or sometimes no wind. But now am familiar with Rodney Bay and the excellent facilities at IGY Marina there. Also cleared Customs and Immigration etc with ease at both ends. We were lucky. A few low pressure systems were hanging around but we avoided the rain (for the most part). Coming across ships at night in particular is always a worry but we only saw one the entire passage and he was at least 10-15 miles away and cleared well ahead. (when they do 15-20 knots and you are doing 4-5 knots you really only have to worry about whats coming up behind...)
One question: I seem to take on water when on a starboard tack. Not sure why but it must come in through a thruhull above the waterline on the starboard side. Do you have this problem?

Now based in Barbados.... and wait for it.....the boat is too!

Waymar - Jeanneau, Attalia
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