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Old 27-03-2018, 21:43   #106
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Re: Lucia Owners

For our Lipari ( similar size rig to a Lucia) I would look for a cruising spinnaker of 1.5 oz cloth, about 13.5 to 15 mtr luff and about 6 to 7 mtr foot. We have a Parasailor and it’s somewhere in that range.
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Old 17-04-2018, 09:10   #107
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There are two stainless steel hooks that came with the boat. I have no idea what they're for. They're nicely finished in stainless. They're about five inches long and one inch wide. Sites anyone have any idea what their purpose is?

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Old 17-04-2018, 10:29   #108
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Those look like hooks to hold the boat hook that came with your boat. You could use them to mount the hook horizontally.
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Old 18-04-2018, 01:20   #109
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Those look like hooks to hold the boat hook that came with your boat. You could use them to mount the hook horizontally.
Boat hook that came with the boat? Lucky you.
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Old 18-04-2018, 02:53   #110
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These came with our Lipari. They where screwed to the engine room wall and help the manual emergency steering. I also had one that looped the shore power cable
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There are two stainless steel hooks that came with the boat. I have no idea what they're for. They're nicely finished in stainless. They're about five inches long and one inch wide. Sites anyone have any idea what their purpose is?

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Does anyone have jackstays fitted and if so what length are they? I forgot to measure the last time we were on board.

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Old 12-05-2018, 01:10   #113
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Picking up on your earlier post about Assym sizing.
The ISP is 15.8M.
I had one made by Hood Sydney and they recommended about 115 sqM and the luff length is about 15m I don't have the exact Assym dimensions.

The factory option says it is 140 SqM but Hood said they thought that would be too big and that there are several ways of measuring the area which give different answers.

I have used it quite a bit and am very happy with it.

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Peter

Picking up on your earlier post about Assym sizing.

The ISP is 15.8M.

I had one made by Hood Sydney and they recommended about 115 sqM and the luff length is about 15m I don't have the exact Assym dimensions.



The factory option says it is 140 SqM but Hood said they thought that would be too big and that there are several ways of measuring the area which give different answers.



I have used it quite a bit and am very happy with it.



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Thx Martin, I see you got the snuffer
What wind strength and angles have u flown the asymmetrical spinnaker in ?
Do you have any thoughts on the asym to a Parasail/ wingaker ?
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Hi Peter
The asssym will fly comfortably at 90 apparent around to about 150 to 160. When you get deeper than that you need to take the tack over towards a bow. Easily done with a line. I have held it at 70 apparent in flat water and it was still working but losing forward drive. It goosewinged well dead downwind but you can't trust the autopilot! Obviously if you don't use the main it will fly deep angles well. Seastate makes a big difference too. I follow factory recommendations on wind speed (15 kts apparent) but my feeling is it could easily take more. I am very aware of how quickly wind speeds can get out of hand! .

Re the parasailor
A: I have never sailed with one myself but I have sailed in company with friends using them.
B: I don't like the complexity of a symmetric and parasailors all use the full set of sheets and guys with associated equipment.
C: The parasailors is very stable and does not seem to need a lot of trimming.
D: It clearly works well at deep angles.
E: It will fly at a surprisingly low wind angle HOWEVER You are losing forward drive and going sideways. I know this from watching a friend on a larger boat as we overtook him just using working sails.
F: Apart from the high cost of the sail retrofitting the winches, cleats and Padeyes is very expensive (hard if doing yourself) as a lot of glued in panels need to be removed.

I think if you are doing a lot of dead downwind work it would be great. Otherwise my personal view is that an assym is more versatile even if lacking power at very deep angles..
I am sure there are many parasailors owners that disagree with me!
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Having issues with my mainsail and warranty. Post is here. Lucia 40 Damaged Car on Mainsail - Cruisers & Sailing Forums

Any comments welcome

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Had a look at the post. Never had any similar issues on the Lucia or my old boat. Don't see why fouling a lazy bag line would do it, there are far bigger loads in "normal" use.
My experience is you have to go through the agent you bought from, FP don't deal with the customer directly. A good agent is worth their weight in batten cars!
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I just saw this one in Cape Coral FL, and took a picture of it because it's exactly what I would love to have one of these days
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Re: Lucia Owners

Hi,

Does anyone know: -

1. What the capacity of the holding tanks on the Lucia 40?
2. How you tell when they are getting full other than counting strokes?
3. What happens if you use them once they have reached capacity?

Has anyone fitted a gauge ?

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Hi Ian.
The owners tank is 45lt and the others are 50lt.

I fitted Wena gauges as there is no easy way of telling how full they are.

The tanks have a blanked off port for the gauge which has a threaded fitting.

When I fitted a gauge on my Mahe it just screwed in. With the Lucia I ended up with the wrong thread and had to cut a hole. Not sure how that happened, the Wema supplier only had one thread and was adamant they should have fitted.(BSP). I can't imagine the French using anything other than metric.
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