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Last race of the season a close, very close second. I will not quibble. We are now the boat to beat on the Island! Although I'm sure our handicap will probably change next year. Now to do some casuals sailing, some maintenance and a few upgrades. Quick question, what kind of roller furling do each of you have? My UltraFurl ( made in Canada ) has been very, very good but I need to change several extrusions.
 

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This is a great thread, I always make sure I read it when it is in the unread to see how you are doing. But this has been active since 2006! wow must be a record.
 

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Very nice comment. Thanks!
 

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Barbados May Regatta (notice the clean bottom :):
 

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Same Regatta, Day 1:
 

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I am currently looking for a boat for a liveaboard/ cruiser, and my pops sent me a link to a Jeanneau Attalia 32. So far I have fell in love with the design of both the Hull and the Interior and looks like a great boat to take around the Caribbean, and possibly visit family in California (once I am experienced enough though). My only concern is the headroom of the Attalia since I am just a hair under 6'1". How is the headroom on the Attalia, and the Sunrise?
 

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Dear Waymar
Congratulations !
I have a Furlex roller system, works fine.
What would you say is the main reason(s) for your porgress in the racing?
Hello from
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You're a little taller than what the Attalia has as headroom... I'm 5'9" so it was never a worry. Here is an article you might find useful:

Thanks for the article! I am still doing my research for the right boat. I do like the Jeanneau's design, but got to have the height though.
 

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Hi Jens!

It's fun to pick up the mooring after the race and watch the other boats cross the finish line (instead of the other way around). I would say there are several reasons: New Genoa, a clean bottom, more experienced crew (our tacks are much faster and crisper and we really hike) and a tactician who joined our crew who has racing experience (and he does not mind taking a proactive approach to the start line so now we are close to first off the start (always in the thick of things) and finally, better sail trim.



We are having fun...:)
 

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Dear Waymar
OK, thank you. Pretty much basics, but also showing that a lot of things have to be right to be in the front.
Keep up :)
 

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Hi there everyone,

Congratulations Waymar to your success. I'm still working on mine...

As I told you about before our new mainsail was delayed, but we got it before the vacation. We're very satisfied with the new sails and rigg, although I'm still learning how to sail the boat as good as possible. I suppose (hope) that is a lifelong challenge.

I'm planning to buy a plotter this winter. We've been using an iPad with a navigational program called Seapilot. The program is good but it's difficult to see the charts in sunlight. I'm thinking about a plotter from B&G och Garmin. Do any of you have any ideas on what is good or not?

Jonas
 

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Hi Waymar,

We changed to a new furling system for the genoa. Nowadays we have a Facnor Flatdeck which is very good.

/Jonas
 

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New to me Attalia being delivered next week. First order of business is replacing some of the sanitation lines. Can someone tell me how/where I access the waste holding tank? Thanks!
 

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Hello again. Quick question on electrical issue with my new boat. Most of the interior lights have been upgraded to LED and occasionally they dim or go off and I cycle then house battery a few times and hey come back on. I've traced all of the wires and cleaned all contacts to no avail. I'm guessing it's an issue with the fuse panel. Can anyone comment on how they resolved this?

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Hi Chris,
I'm not sure all holding tanks are in the same spot but my aluminum tank is in the cockpit locker closest to the head. There is a fiberglass cover that can be unscrewed and you have direct access to the tank and all the hoses.

Regarding the lights, if they dim or go off it, sounds like a problem of continuous current/voltage. Could be weak battery (I doubt its the fuse panel). Connect a voltmeter and monitor the voltage. If you have a fridge it could happen when the fridge cycles on and the voltage/current temporarily dips.
 

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Hello Jeanneau Attalia owners. I have a 1986 model that needs the Cutlass Bearing replaced. The marina is having difficulty finding a replacement one. Does anyone know what model and where I can find one? I am located in Toronto in Canada.

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I’m away from my records right now but I had the same issue . The problem is that Jeanneau is in metric and what is available in Canada is not , so it’s ever so slightly off. I had one installed and it did not last long . If I recall, I sourced it similar to Beneteau and had it installed and it’s still perfect.
I’ll get back to you this weekend with more details !
 
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