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Dry Dock / Shipyard: Builds & Questions => Yachts and Sail => Topic started by: Richard M on November 04, 2010, 07:33:10 PM

Title: Robbe Atlantis
Post by: Richard M on November 04, 2010, 07:33:10 PM
Hi

I am building an Atlantis and have just fitted the bulwarks. I was advised not to fit a Genoa but am intrigued by the additional "bells and whistles" that would be needed.

Two questions.
1  Is it now too late in the build for me to add a genoa?
2  Should I add one or is it (as previously advised) more trouble than it is worth?

Thanks

Rich.
Title: Re: Robbe Atlantis
Post by: DJS on November 08, 2010, 11:46:08 PM
I am not that far in my build but did order the Genoa sail.  In the beginning of the manual it says: "The completed Atlantis can be retro-fitted with the Robbe Genoa set with rolling reef arrangement without difficulty."   

I cannot comment of if it is worth it but I like the extras.
Title: Re: Robbe Atlantis
Post by: Richard M on November 09, 2010, 04:04:16 PM
Thanks DJS. Be interested to hear how you get on.

Richard
Title: Re: Robbe Atlantis
Post by: terryyacht on November 13, 2010, 07:05:51 PM
Hello
I have a brand new Genoa sail fitting kit and sail which i never got round to fitting on my Atlantis, shown sailing in company of Smarag.
The boat sails well without Genoa, and on coming about at end of tack may encounter problems, really designed for use on long tacks .
If you interested in kit let me know, cost about 80 but will sell for half that if you want it.
Regards
Terry
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Title: Re: Robbe Atlantis
Post by: Richard M on November 14, 2010, 02:01:33 PM
Hi Terry
Thanks for info which confirms what I was told before. I will be sailing on a fairly small lake which will require a lot of tacking so I guess I should not fit the genoa at least until I see how she goes, but thanks anyway.
By the way, what did you do about the gap between the deck and bulwarks?

Richard
Title: Re: Robbe Atlantis
Post by: terryyacht on November 17, 2010, 08:52:37 PM
Gap at bulwarks was not noticable when finished, just ran a bit of superglue inside
Title: Re: Robbe Atlantis
Post by: Brian Roberts on November 17, 2010, 11:15:52 PM
I'm about to start an Atlantis build and I'd like to see a photo of this boat under sail with a Genoa.

Any offers?

Brian
Title: Re: Robbe Atlantis
Post by: Richard M on November 18, 2010, 03:32:09 PM
Thanks Terry,wonderwhat is different about mine?

Richard