The Dufour 29, a masthead sloop, was designed by Michel Dufour and built in France by Dufour Yachts.
The Dufour 29 is a simple and sturdy sailboat that can accommodate up to six people in two cabins and a saloon. It has a spacious cockpit with a tiller steering. The Dufour 29 is powered by a Volvo MD6A diesel engine with a fuel capacity of 10 gallons. The Dufour 29 is not a very fast or agile sailboat, but it is stable and comfortable in moderate conditions.
The Dufour 29 has a traditional layout with two separate cabins and a saloon. The forward cabin has a V-berth that can sleep two people, with storage lockers underneath and shelves on both sides. The aft cabin has a double berth that can sleep two people, with storage lockers underneath and shelves on both sides. The saloon has two settees that can sleep one person each, with storage lockers underneath and behind them. The saloon also has a folding table that can seat four people comfortably.
The galley is located on the port side of the saloon, next to the companionway. It has a two-burner stove with an oven, a sink with cold water, and storage cabinets for dishes and utensils. The navigation station is located on the starboard side of the saloon, opposite the galley. It has a chart table with drawers, an electrical panel, and instruments such as VHF radio, depth sounder, speedometer, and compass.
The head is located on the starboard side of the boat, between the saloon and the forward cabin. It has a manual marine toilet, a sink with cold water, and storage cabinets for toiletries.
The Dufour 29 has ample headroom of about 6 feet throughout the boat. It also has several opening ports and hatches for ventilation and natural light.
Hull and Deck
The Dufour 29 has a fiberglass hull and deck with an end-grain balsa core for stiffness and insulation. The hull-deck joint is secured by bolts and covered by an aluminum toe rail.
The mast is deck-stepped and supported by stainless steel wire rigging with single spreaders. The boom is aluminum and has slab reefing for the mainsail. The foresail is roller-furling on the forestay. The sails are made of dacron and are in good condition.
The cockpit is large enough for four people to sit comfortably or six people to squeeze in. It has two lockers for storing lines, fenders, tools, etc. It also has two winches for handling the sheets and two winches for handling the halyards on the cabin top.
The deck is wide and flat, with stainless steel stanchions and lifelines for safety. It also has a bow pulpit, a stern pulpit, and a double anchor roller at the bow. The anchor locker has a manual windlass and a chain and rope rode. The boat comes with a CQR anchor and a Danforth anchor.
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