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Old 15-10-2012, 10:37   #16
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Re: Shallow Draft Jeanneau 43 ds

Peter,

Is that a full sized washing machine on your boat or something a little smaller? Bet it creates fun on a fast spin?

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Old 15-10-2012, 11:36   #17
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It is a Candy 3kg machine. A big 5 kg one doesn't fit. High revs so your washing dries in no time
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Old 11-02-2013, 07:32   #18
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Hi Brett,

I am the owner of a 43DS. I think it's a perfect boat for the Med. With it''s spacious cockpit and huge saloon.
Mine has roller main and genoa so very easy to handle also single handed.
It sails very comfortable up to about 20 knots of wind. After that it has a great tendency to heel al lot and a 150% genoa (you need it a lot with little winds) doesn't do the job when furled 50%. So that's it why i fitted a cutterstay with furling jib. Because the fast weather change in the med, i am always to late with reefing. Therefore i do not have a stowable cutterstay but a fixed one. Because it is mounted high up the mast you don't need running backstays. The only disadvantage is that when sailing under genoa and you want to tack, you will have to furl the genoa first. With the electrical winches i have, it's very easy.
My boat is also fitted with a parasailor what gives a lot of comfort downwind sailing.

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Hi Peter.

I have a jeanneau 43DS also. I would like to add the cutter rig option and have been talking to riggers about it, it brings up a few question. Is you system a self tacking jib. This is what i want. If you had pictures of your set up that would be great.

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Old 11-02-2013, 09:08   #19
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Re: Shallow Draft Jeanneau 43 ds

Hi Richard,

At the moment i do not have photos of my configuration. What i have are some they took when laminating the bar in. The deck is no reinforced and cannot take the forces. So you will have to construct a fixingpoint strong enough on the bottom below the bed in the frontcabin.
I think you cannot have a selftacking jib on the SO 43ds. The mast is far upfront so that leaves you with a small jib anyway. If you want it to be selftacking it would be even smaller and also you will need a traveller in frot of the mast. Because of the small size of the jib it is very easy to tack. In my case of course you need an extra car on the rails port and starboard.
At the end of this month i will probably go to my boat and if you want i can take some photos.

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Old 11-02-2013, 09:20   #20
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Richard,

I found this picture.
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Old 11-02-2013, 09:50   #21
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Hi Peter. I still want to go ahead with it if I can. Did you have a fixing eye on the deck about a foot behind the Genoa furler for fixing the storm jib forestay. It must be reinforced here on my boat . It looks like your fixing point is behind the anchor locker. I want a small jib, I think when you reef the genoa over 30% it loses its shape and you have no pointing ability. With a self taking jib the boat should be able to point better. Where the boat is sailed the winds are often over 20kts
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If i remember right the shallower keel will be better for pointing in low wind speeds, (less drag) but in higher winds you will make more leeway so point less well.
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oh and yes off the wind the shallow keel will be faster (less drag again)
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Hello Richard,

The fixing eye of my cutterstay is indead after the anchorwinch.
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Still searching for my perfect 43 DS. I was told the other day that late models were not made by Jeanneau themselves but by the Wauquiez factory!
Can anyone back this up or offer an insight?

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Still searching for my perfect 43 DS. I was told the other day that late models were not made by Jeanneau themselves but by the Wauquiez factory!
Can anyone back this up or offer an insight?

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How late? Beneteau sold Wauquiez in 2008.
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A 2005 model

I think they stopped making this model in 2006
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A 2005 model

I think they stopped making this model in 2006
I guess it was possible then but I don't know. Could be a good thing or a bad thing ... Wauquiez's were not the same after Beneteau bought them. :-(
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It's a question of did they also use stand the compression post on wood. I am told they did not!
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Re: Shallow Draft Jeanneau 43 ds

Alenka, we have a 2005 shallow draft 43DS as a live aboard in the Med and we love it. It's amongst the last few of these made before the model change and like a lot of things, by the time they'd produced so many they had a lot of the early issues sorted out.

Our boat handles very well and is quite comfortable but in stronger winds the shallow keel does see us suffer from a bit more leeway when pointing high. Such is life. We're not racing.

Plenty of pics on our blog

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