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B y K a th e rin e S to n e

O n e o fte n a sk s o f a w in n in g a c h ie v e m e n t o r a fa b u lo u s
d e sig n , c o u ld it h a v e p o ssib ly b e e n d o n e b e tte r? T h e e n g in e e rs a t D u fo u r Y a c h ts a n d th e F e lc i Y a c h ts D e sig n g ro u p
a sk e d th a t q u e stio n a n d liste n e d c a re fu lly to su g g e stio n s
fro m o w n e rs o f th e e a rlie r, a w a rd -w in n in g D u fo u r 4 1 0 - o n e
o f D u fo u r's m o st su c c e ssfu l 1 2 -m e tre b o a ts. N o t o n ly d id
D u fo u r m a k e th e 4 1 2 m o re a ttra c tiv e a n d m o d e rn , b u t a lso
in c o rp o ra te d a m e n itie s th a t a re u su a lly o n ly re se rv e d fo r la rg e r b o a ts.
W e sa ile d th e b o a t o n a g u sty, c h illy, la te a u tu m n d a y o u t
o f W h itb y, O n ta rio , o n L a k e O n ta rio , a n d sh e h a n d le d v e ry
w e ll in 2 0 k n o t b re e ze s a n d th re e - to fo u r-fo o t sw e lls. A t o n e
p o in t, a v e ry stro n g g u st h it a n d th e b o a t - e v e r so slo w ly ro u n d e d u p o n h e r h a rd c h in e a s if sh e w e re d o in g a d a n c e
a n d w a n te d to g iv e h e r p a rtn e r a th rill, b u t n o t a sc a re . It w a s
v e ry e a sy to b rin g h e r b a c k d o w n a n d o n tra c k a n d m a d e it
e a sy to a n tic ip a te h e r a c tio n s th e n e xt tim e a g u st h it -
m ig h ty im p re ssiv e !
M a k in g its d e b u t a t th e S o u th h a m p to n B o a t S h o w , th e
D u fo u r 4 1 2 im m e d ia te ly a ttra c te d a tte n tio n fo r th e c h a n g e s
th a t w e re n o ta b ly a p p a re n t a n d its m o d e rn , c le a n lo o k o n a n d
b e lo w d e c k . S ta rtin g a t th e d o lp h in b o w , th e fixe d fib e rg la ss
a n d sta in le ss-ste e l sp rit n o w c o m e s sta n d a rd fo r g ro u n d ta c k le a n d to fa c ilita te m o u n tin g a c o d e ze ro o r a sy m m e tric sp in n a k e r. O n th e D u fo u r 4 1 0 , th is w a s a re tra c ta b le sp rit. T h e
fu rlin g sy ste m o n th e h e a d sa il u se s th e F a c n o r w e b b in g c o n stru c tio n , w h ic h a lm o st e lim in a te s o v e rrid e s - a d e fin ite
a sse t! T h e a n c h o r lo c k e r d e sig n a llo w s th e c h a in to fa ll c o rre c tly w ith o u t th e risk o f g e ttin g ja m m e d a n d is w id e e n o u g h
fo r th o se la rg e r sa lts to e n te r w ith o u t a n y p ro b le m .
W ith th e lo w e rs w e ll in b o a rd a n d th e u p p e rs o u tb o a rd ,
n a v ig a tin g y o u r w a y to th e b o w d o e s n o t re q u ire a se a so n e d
sa ilo r to w a lk a s if th e y w e re a y o u n g sa lt. T h e jib sh e e ts a n d
fu rle r lin e s ru n a lo n g th e sid e o f th e c a b in th ro u g h fa irle a d s
a n d b a c k to w in c h e s e a sily o p e ra te d b y th e h e lm . O u r te st
m o d e l d id n o t h a v e p o w e r w in c h e s, w h ic h w o u ld b e g re a tly
a p p re c ia te d b y th o se sk ip p e rs w h o d o n 't h a v e th e u p p e r b o d y
stre n g th o f y o u n g e r sa lts. A ll o th e r m a in sa il c o n tro ls ru n b a c k
to th e fro n t o f th e c o m p a n io n w a y u n d e r th e d e c k fa c in g . In
a ll, th is h a s th e a p p e a ra n c e a n d fu n c tio n a lity o f a n e xtre m e ly
c le a n d e c k la y o u t, fre e fro m trip p in g h a za rd s. T h e b o o m h a s
b e e n in c lin e d fo rw a rd , in e ffe c t lo w e rin g th e g o o se n e c k to

3 c a b in -2 h e a d flo o r p la n .

F a c in g a ft in th e s a lo n , T h e n a tu ra l lig h t s h in e s th ro u g h .

a llo w v e rtic a lly c h a lle n g e d sa ilo rs (lik e m e ) to b e a b le to
re a c h a n d p u ll d o w n th e m a in sa il. N o t o n ly a re th e se h a n d y
fo r c h ild re n a n d w o m e n , b u t a lso b e n e fit th e so lo sa ilo r lo o k in g fo r e a se o f h a n d lin g .
M o v in g to th e c o c k p it, w h ic h h a s b e e n n e w ly d e sig n e d
w ith a c lo se d -in a ft d e c k to g u a ra n te e a h ig h le v e l o f sa fe ty a t
se a , it is m o re fu n c tio n a l a n d sp a c io u s fo r re la xa tio n a s w e ll
a s sa ilin g . A n a d d itio n a l frid g e c a n b e fo u n d u n d e r th e c o c k p it ta b le . T h e re is p le n ty o f c o m fo rta b le c o c k p it se a tin g w ith
e xtra lo n g b e n c h e s (1 7 9 c m ) th a t c a n c o n v e rt to ta n n in g b e d s
- a lth o u g h a b it c o m p le x to o p e ra te , a n e xc e lle n t id e a . W ith
6 5 c m b e tw e e n th e tw in w h e e ls, a c c e ss th ro u g h th e c o c k p it
is v e ry fu n c tio n a l. H e lm fo o t b ra c e s o n b o th p o rt a n d sta rb o a rd c o c k p it flo o rs a re a n a d d e d b o n u s w h e n g o in g u p w in d
in a la rg e se a a n d re tra c t w h e n n o t in u se .
T h e sta rb o a rd h e lm se a t lifts u p fo r e a sy a c c e ss fro m th e
ste rn w h e n b o a rd in g o r u sin g th e sw im p la tfo rm , w h ic h
e x te n d s a lm o st th e fu ll w id th o f th e b o a t. T h e g a ra g e is
d e sig n e d to a c c o m m o d a te a n in fla ta b le te n d e r a n d is w e ll
in te g ra te d in to th e a ft w o rk in g a re a . A ft o f th e p o rt h e lm is
a n o th e r im p o rta n t c h a n g e w ith a re a l e x te rn a l k itc h e n
in c lu d in g a p la n c h a g rill, sin k , a n d c u ttin g b o a rd . W ith a
2 7 0 c m x 7 0 c m sp a c e it is c o m fo rta b le to m o v e a n d c o o k
w ith sty le - a tru e p a ra d ise fo r a sa ilin g c o o k to e n te rta in

3 c a b in a n d o n e h e a d .

T w o c a b in flo o r p la n .

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Yachting April 2018

At the Helm: Look Good – Feel Great!
Gear and New Products: Nautical Fashions
Club Profile: Polish Canadian Yacht Club
Life On Board: Hogtown to Hogfish
Ask the Expert: Let’s Sink Zinc
Ask the Expert: Smelly boat? Keep the cabin fresh
Power Review: Cruisers Yachts Cantius 42
The Port Hole: Spring 2018
Travel Destination: Canary Islands and Cabo Verde
Travel Destination: How to be as Polite as a Canadian at Gulf Island Marine Park Anchorages
Sail Review: Dufour 412
Crossing the Line: Boating Bookcase
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - Welcome
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - Cover1
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - Cover2
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - 3
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - At the Helm: Look Good – Feel Great!
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - 5
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - 6
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - 7
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - 8
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - 9
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - 10
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - Gear and New Products: Nautical Fashions
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - 12
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Canadian Yachting April 2018 - 15
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - 16
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - Club Profile: Polish Canadian Yacht Club
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - 18
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - 19
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - 20
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - 21
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - Life On Board: Hogtown to Hogfish
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - 23
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - Ask the Expert: Let’s Sink Zinc
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - 25
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - 26
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - Ask the Expert: Smelly boat? Keep the cabin fresh
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - 28
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - 29
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - Power Review: Cruisers Yachts Cantius 42
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Canadian Yachting April 2018 - 33
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - 34
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - The Port Hole: Spring 2018
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Canadian Yachting April 2018 - Travel Destination: Canary Islands and Cabo Verde
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Canadian Yachting April 2018 - Travel Destination: How to be as Polite as a Canadian at Gulf Island Marine Park Anchorages
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Canadian Yachting April 2018 - Sail Review: Dufour 412
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Canadian Yachting April 2018 - Crossing the Line: Boating Bookcase
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - Cover3
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - Cover4
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