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    Cockpit Cushions Beneteau Sense 46

    Can anyone help where I can source cockpit cushions for a Beneteau Sense 46? Thanks Mike
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    Squeaky Wheels

    You are not alone, I have a Dufour 425 GL with exactly the same problem. Drives you nuts when on auto helm. Mine seems to get worse when the wind gets up. Under light conditions/loads she is as quiet as a church mouse during communion. I am planning to take all the inspection houses off and give...
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    Dufour 425 Grand Annoying Leak

    Great idea. Will try. Thanks Mike
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    If you like spinnakers should be beautiful...

    Got my vote. Great work, great sail.
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    Dufour 425 Grand Annoying Leak

    OK, so the hot water is after the pressure pump so unlikely to be related to the element fix. I will have a look at all the tank fittings to see if anything obvious. The problem with modern yachts is they are flat bottom The flow seems to becoming from the aft but it is the forward tank which...
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    Dufour 425 Grand Annoying Leak

    Agreed, I am going down to the boat tomorrow so I will have another good search to see of the leak is evident anywhere obvious. If I cant find looks like I need to get the wallet out again. Thanks Mike
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    Dufour 425 Grand Annoying Leak

    Hi All, Me again. On a roll given your advice on the last topic on the twin wheel helm. The other annoying issue I have appears to be a leaking water tank. I have noticed that when the forward tanks (it has two) is full I get quite a bit of water leaking into the bilges which requires...
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    Twin wheel helms

    OK, thanks everyone for your responses. Looks like I need to call in the experts! Dufour support in the UK is not bad. Will report back when I know the outcome. Thanks very much for all you kind responses. Mike
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    Twin wheel helms

    Video Hi, Just uploaded a video to yourtube which illustrates the delay in the helm between wheels. Taken on a recent trip around the south coast. http://youtu.be/t-S0Hodoi1Q Mike
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    Twin wheel helms

    Looking from underneath the wheels are joined by steel cable but the mechanism going up to the wheel is enclosed so only can assume its cable of chain. The cable connecting the two wheels is very taught so I assume the slack is in the covered part to the head of the wheel. Guess I need to remove...
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    Twin wheel helms

    Hi All Sailors I have just purchased a second-hand Dufour 425 with twin wheels at the helm (the first boat I have had with this arrangement) and there seems to be a fair bit of slack when turning one wheel and the other responding. Is this normal or should I get it looked at? Thanks in...
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    Bavaria 47 Review

    Hi I am looking for feedback on any owner of a Bavaria 47. I have searched the web and there seems to be very little detail on this model other than the original sale brochure. I am in the process of purchasing a 2009 Bavaria 47 and would greatly recieve any owners view on the vessel, how she...