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Topic Review (Newest First)
01-30-2010 12:40 PM
THAMMER just converted..
01-30-2010 12:31 PM
THAMMER just converted.
but the last owner didnt install a gauge,.
but when the maintank is empty,i transfer the diesel...
and when filling up the extratank i have to lookout so it doesnt go over..
amd change the metal-lid outside from water to fuel:-)
i was the one who wrote to you about manual for the washer/dryer...
01-30-2010 12:27 PM
sailhog Zanshin sails with a crew of finelookingwomen, which, I'm told, can make any production boat a suitable boat for offshore work. For instance, if your boat is a 1977 Catalina 22 and you're want to, say, sail a rhumb line from Chile to New Zealand, you'll need a crew of finelookingwomen. Indeed, if you have any production boat and are looking to do any offshore passage, make sure you have a crew of finelookingwomen.
01-30-2010 11:03 AM
Zanshin Was the starboard watertank replaced or just converted? I still haven't decided how I am going to do this and if the original water tank material is acceptable.
01-30-2010 10:38 AM
THAMMER
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Originally Posted by Zanshin View Post
I have a 49DS that is equipped in such a way that I consider it an offshore passagemaker. As mentioned earlier, the fuel tankage is quite small but for my purposes I am going to convert the 3rd water tank in the aft bunk into a fuel tank. That still leaves me with over 400l of water (for one person, with a watermaker) so I am comfortable with doing that.
i just bought a so 49 ds were the starbord watertank in rearcabin is converted to diesel.and i have the watermaker and gen-set...works well
06-13-2009 03:25 AM
Zanshin The 49DS has dual helms. I find myself sailing with the equivalent of 3 or even more reefs in the mainsail with none or just one in the Genoa in heavier weather and seas. Once the sails are balanced the boat sails like a dream. Pounding is limited, somewhat less than the 43DS, and the relatively high freeboard along with the rear cockpit make it a dry sail (even without a dodger). The downside is that the main cabin is huge and getting around below decks at sea can be tricky - Jeanneau has put in a lot of handholds but the ergonomics were done for someone at least 6'2" with arms as long as a gorilla.
06-12-2009 05:01 PM
jreisberg
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Originally Posted by Zanshin View Post
I have a 49DS that is equipped in such a way that I consider it an offshore passagemaker. As mentioned earlier, the fuel tankage is quite small but for my purposes I am going to convert the 3rd water tank in the aft bunk into a fuel tank. That still leaves me with over 400l of water (for one person, with a watermaker) so I am comfortable with doing that.
Zanshin,

Does your 49DS have dual helms? If so, how do you find sailing the 49DS in heavy seas?
06-10-2009 05:09 AM
Zanshin I have a 49DS that is equipped in such a way that I consider it an offshore passagemaker. As mentioned earlier, the fuel tankage is quite small but for my purposes I am going to convert the 3rd water tank in the aft bunk into a fuel tank. That still leaves me with over 400l of water (for one person, with a watermaker) so I am comfortable with doing that.
06-10-2009 01:21 AM
jreisberg Thanks Marty. Your views are well received. If tankage is a main concern, what would one do with, for example, a Sabre 386, or even a 426?
06-09-2009 10:41 PM
blt2ski They do not make the list, probably due to lack of tankage among other items. And that list is made up by one person.

Now to say that a Jeanneau 50DS can not make an ocean passage, That would be hogwash IMHO! Zanshin is cruising on his 2nd DS model, not sure where all he has been, but Au from the Caribbean is on the list. Most if not all of the charter boats got to the Caribbean on their own WL, not a boat!

The owner of the local, ie Seattle for me, took a SO49iP down to Oz and back over two yrs with his family. No issues. IIRC rubyslippers.com is the blog web addy. If not, go to marineservicenter.com and you can get a link. That boat currently is for sale, with all the bells and whistles needed for long distance crusing. Depending upon you view for boat layouts, if you want a DS, it is not.

In last year ARC, IIRC there were 15-18 Jeanneaus from 37' on up the most popular boat. The world ARC has 4 50'ish' Jeanneau, again, the most of any boat brand!

With the above in mind, granted the BIGGEST numbers of boats built by one brand, one would expect a few more than other brands, but they are plenty capible of going offshore. Now if you want to do a roaring 40 circumnav........better find a different boat!

Marty
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