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Old 03-01-2013, 14:45   #46
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Re: New Owners of a Bowman 40

Hi Bowman 40 owners,
We bought a 1991 Bowman 40 in 2011 with a plan for extended cruising in the near future. Arcarius is still in original condition having only completed 7000 sea miles.
We will need to plan the development of Arcarius into a fully equipped blue water liveaboard. Keeping her to the manufacturers waterline seems a challenge having seen some Bowman 40s come into Falmouth.
Have any previous contributors finalised electrical energy generation systems?
Any knowledge of twin headsails on a Bowman 40? I am considering converting cutter to splutter rig in order to improve downwind sailing. We only use the kite in light winds as we only sail disTances as a couple.

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Old 04-01-2013, 05:34   #47
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Hi,

I have a dual forestay, and an MPG on a furler. It's easy to fly the Yankee and MPG downwind.

We've also just fitted a furler to the baby stay, and Rutgerson cars to the main,

We have a whispergen, but have just fitted 2 135W solar panels to a new arch. Wind gen comes later.

PM me if you have any specific questions.

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Old 04-01-2013, 13:11   #48
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Re: New Owners of a Bowman 40




Here's a photo of the twin headsails.

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Old 04-01-2013, 13:26   #49
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Old 22-09-2013, 13:21   #50
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I have recently purchased a Bowman 46 (project boat!). There does not seem to be a Bowman Yacht owners group...so I have started one on Yahoo Groups. Please join so we may share our growing knowledge. The URL is http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bowmanyachts

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Old 23-09-2013, 02:13   #51
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Re: New Owners of a Bowman 40

Hi Jeff
I'm not keen on joining a Yahoo group, as I don't much like the way they operate. I belong to one that promotes recycling. I get too many emails from them and many of these relate to scams and other on-line security issues.
I would prefer to use Cruiser Forum or The Cruising Association ( though that might be too UK focused for some.

This year we've sailed our Bowman 40 from Poole in the UK to Almerimar in Spain. The boat has been fantastic, with very few issues. Crossing Biscay and sailing down the Portuguese Atlantic coast (big swell on the stern quarter), we always felt completely safe and secure. Yes, there is limited stowage compared with more modern, wide-stern designs,so no bicycles, generator, watermaker; but one of the things we have enjoyed about the cruising life is the necessity to simplify our consumer-driven lives.
Perhaps this is part of the reason I do not want to join another on-line group that would increase the number of emails. Most of the time we have a slow internet connection, so keeping in touch already takes too much of our time. Forums such as this one allow us to dip in and out when we can, rather than ones that push information out at us.
What do other Bowman owners think?
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Old 23-09-2013, 02:17   #52
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Re: New Owners of a Bowman 40

I'm happy to follow any consensus.

We sail a 1990 Bowman 40, Pavlov.

It would be a useful resource for technical information.

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I hate Spam as well... I have been a member of the Yahoo Group for Nicholson owners for 8 years and never had an issue with Spam. I like the separate group because we have a single point for our specific vessel/ideas etc... Jeff
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Re: New Owners of a Bowman 40

With any Yahoo group you can have each message as an email, have them all combined as a digest, or avoid emails entirely and only read them on the group.
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