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1 Week Ago 02:45 PM
Re: Jeanneau Attalia

Feb 23rd. Sailing has been good in Barbados!. Did the Round Barbados Race with a new Genoa the week of January 18th. It still took us 13.5 hrs but in light winds. Overall we did well. 4 of 9 in the Coastal racing series. She's been pointing really well. I'm no racer but I enjoy maximising speed. In the Round the Island we beat a Catalina 40.5 and a Jeanneau 44. The Catalina usually beats us handily. Did a lot of work on the boat. I had no idea saltwater takes so much out of a boat. She has aged more these last two years than in the previous 10. But then again, I've never sailed so much.

Did some maintenance. The winches work like new after greasing them! Wired the bilge pump with a water witch bilge switch (don't know about you guys but the bilge kinda sucks. no room for a float switch so I installed an electric one instead). Reran a new VHF cable up the mast as the old one had corroded at the base. (I think I can talk with Europe now...on vhf). Started replacing connections that just seem to corroded. Got my old Stowe Micro Depth Sounder to work again. Stowe Micro 210 Knot meter still not working but I have speed on the GPS so its less of an issue.

Back to the eternal leak. As you all remember, I have developed a pesky leak below deck, especially when healing (therefore only when underway). Tried all sorts of methods to find it and decided that the leak is definitely from the aft portion of the boat. None of the thru hulls leak. The only thing left is the muffler (doubtful) or.... the rudder.!!!! I am now convinced this is the source. It makes sense. The leak began only after shipping the boat down so the rudder could have sustained a knock (without bending or breaking anything visible). So now... how do I know for sure? Can I remove the rudder with the boat in the water and if so, how. I have the tiller steering (which I prefer).
12-13-2014 01:38 PM
Re: Jeanneau Attalia

My winches were Barbarossa's, same as Harken, use all harken parts etc, as harken bought the Barbarossa plant. Lewmar is a bit different on the how to pull apart, but at the end of the day, I service the one lewmar, 3 Barbarossa's the same as far as amount of grease etc.

12-12-2014 12:44 PM
Re: Jeanneau Attalia

Dear Jonas
I realize now that you do the same. Difficult when not having the thread in front of you when replying.
Sorry -
Best regards
12-12-2014 12:39 PM
Re: Jeanneau Attalia

Dear Jonas
We set the genakker as you do, but with only one winch. When setting the genakker, the genoa sheet is fixed in a horizontal sheet stopper/rope clutch, which is mounted on the deck a little after the winch and a little towards the side of the boat. So, we cannot trim the genoa while setting the genakker, but this is rarely a problem.
I can take a photo if you want it.
Best regards
12-12-2014 08:13 AM
Re: Jeanneau Attalia

Originally Posted by Waymar83 View Post
Hi Jonas,

I find the sailplan and winch location on the Attalia very simple and straight forward. I don't think it needs any more winches. Although in a few races we could possibly have used an extra one but I would not even know where to put it. Not too much room.
Hi Waymar,

Itīs more like a luxury "problem" or an opportunity when we have a pair of winches. We use to set the gennaker outside the genoa before we take in/down the genoa. That is no problem with only one winch thanks to the clutch. It would be better to have two winches when go from gennaker to the genoa and in that case use the aft winch for the gennaker and the other for the genoa. I wouldn't buy a pair of winches to this. As you mentioned Waymar, there isn't so much space to use.

12-11-2014 10:54 PM
Re: Jeanneau Attalia

Hi Jonas,

I find the sailplan and winch location on the Attalia very simple and straight forward. I don't think it needs any more winches. Although in a few races we could possibly have used an extra one but I would not even know where to put it. Not too much room.
12-11-2014 10:50 PM
Re: Jeanneau Attalia

Thanks Jens!

I found a pdf file online. Next job is to service the winches (have not done it in 11 years...).

As to the leak. I,ve pulled the floorboards and will install a go pro to film and see when and where the leak is from next time we go sailing. I'M convinced its from somewhere aft. stay tuned!
12-11-2014 08:24 PM
Re: Jeanneau Attalia

Dear Waymar
On the French private website, before it closed, I found the winches to be: SU 42 Winch 42C.
The "SU" doesn't really mean anything to me.
I use the manual for Lewmar Winch Service Manual: SERVICING TWO SPEED WINCHES 16, 24, 30 & 40. I found it on the internet. I cannot upload PDFs here. It is quite similar in construction.
Notice that both grease and oil are used, important with oil only in the pawls.
I usually tape a large sheet of plastic around the winch (hole in the middle), to catch flying/lost pieces and to avoid dirt on the deck - it is quite nasty oil dirt coming out.
I usually serve it every secooind year.
Best regards
12-11-2014 05:16 PM
Re: Jeanneau Attalia

Originally Posted by Waymar83 View Post
Hi guys,

Stupid question but to me not so stupid. Winches. What kind are they and have you serviced them yourselves. I now have a brand new Genny and so am looking to improve other areas. I've actually never, ever serviced them. Not a big deal really when I did not race and only sailed summers. Now that we do alot more sailing including some racing , I need to look into it. I bought the grease, I just need to find out how to take it apart and not lose any parts in the process. They are not self-tailing...
I don't know the brand of our winches, but I'replaced the two for the genoa to a pair of self tailing Harken. I'm thinking about usibg the old winches for the gennaker. In that case I should place them aft of the new ones. Have anyone placed winches like that?

12-11-2014 05:00 PM
Re: Jeanneau Attalia

I've started the work in changing the rig on our Attalia and while doing that I discovered that the wood under the rig attachment point is rotten. The same as on the two Arcadias you mentioned Marty. The wood is removed and I will replacing it with epoxy. Does anyone have some tip in what iIcan use as a distanser material instegs of wood?

I'll come back back with more information about or makeover project.

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