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Old 18-01-2014, 04:34   #466
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Thanks TonyB. Appreciate the sentiment. What's the name of the charter company in the Bahamas where she's at?
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Old 21-01-2014, 11:35   #467
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Just to cover my bases with the mods - I'll enter a (obvious) disclaimer - It's our boat in charter and we'd benefit from any charter booked on her...but...you asked.

Cruise Abaco is managing her for us.


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Old 21-01-2014, 21:18   #468
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Appreciate the integrity. That's what makes this a valuable resource. Thx
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Old 22-01-2014, 15:29   #469
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Cruise Abaco runs a top notch operation... You can tell they take pride in what they do, and the care they put into their client's yachts...

I haven't had any dealings with them, but you can tell they take really good care of their clients yachts.
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Old 22-01-2014, 18:30   #470
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I concur, FLLCatsailor. It's nice to get an independent and unsolicited verification!
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Old 07-02-2014, 20:04   #471
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FLCATSailor, thanks for doing what you can to hook me up with a Mahe drive-by next Wednesday in Miami.
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Old 07-10-2014, 14:43   #472
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Re: Buying a Mahe

If you know of anyone that May be interested in a nice 2009 Mahe 36 for sale.

Please pass this link on to them.

http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...ml#post1648041
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Old 12-10-2014, 09:06   #473
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If you know of anyone that May be interested in a nice 2009 Mahe 36 for sale.



Please pass this link on to them.



http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...ml#post1648041

I assume this boat is in Mystic, CT?
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Old 12-10-2014, 09:19   #474
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If you know of anyone that May be interested in a nice 2009 Mahe 36 for sale.

Please pass this link on to them.

http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...ml#post1648041
Wow! I am really surprised to see you selling your Mahe. Wishing you the best with whatever comes next!
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I assume this boat is in Mystic, CT?
Yes, she is in Mystic, Connecticut, USA
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Wow! I am really surprised to see you selling your Mahe. Wishing you the best with whatever comes next!
We will be retiring in a few more years and selling our home also. Then we will buy a much larger catamaran as a live aboard an say goodby to our dirt dwelling friends.
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Re: Buying a Mahe

Hi This Thread is a bit cold but I'll take a chance:

I'm buying a Mahe 36 and need to replace props. Anyone have the part number of the correct props for this boat? 2008 D1-20 Volvo Penta Sail Drive.

Fixed or folding options.

Please let me know if you have issues with the folding props also.

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Old 19-08-2015, 16:52   #478
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Hi there,

I don't know the VP part numbers but the propellers are 16 x 12 left turning for my 2007 Mahe with D1-20.

As far as I know the fixed VP props are actually made by Radice Propellers and are much cheaper under their own brand name. I paid 180 euro last year. Looks exactly like the original.

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Re: Buying a Mahe

We had flex-o-fold propellors on our MaineCat, and they "wore out". Really! The factory said we 'sailed too far' with them and the vibration wore them out. So we replaced them with Briski props in New Zealand. I've also heard that Gori Props are good.
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Hi Paul,
On our Mahe 36 2008 (sold last year) I have had the Volvo penta folding props as Fountaine Pajot installs as option.
I found these to have correct pitch for the boat. However you will find some discussions on one of the other Mahe threads of the forum about the correct pitch. You can find the other threads, among them about the propellers, through the Mahe 36 tag of the cruisers forum.
The Volvo Penta folding props are OK, with the following remarks:
- They are expensive
- The hinges wear out. On our present boat there is some play after 12 years. But a friends catana has totally worn out props (4 blade folding Volvo pentas) after 7 years / 2500 engine hours.
- The propeller anodes (3-piece ring anodes) dissolve in 6-8 months in the water, while the saildrive anode lasts a few years. If you lift your boat every winter this is just a financial issue. If you are long-term cruising you need to have them on stock and install them under water which is doable, but not nice outside the tropics! Especially when you need to replace it in the winter in the water. (Maybe the fast wear of the prop anodes increases lifetime of the saildrive anodes)
- I experienced a short 10 mm rope from a fishing net stuck between the saildrive and the propeller. This damaged the hub of the propeller, it became excentric and caused vibrations. The propeller hub has a central stainless steel bush with splines. This is attached to the outside bronze cylinder by a rubbery plastic which is maybe cast in? This plastic was distorted, causing the excentricity. The stroke of the excentricity was around 1-2 mm on each side.
- Advantage of the Volvo's is of course that they fit nicely on the saildrive. And the bronze has some (limited) anti-barnacle protection, but still you will experience barnacles

Seeing the above I would consider not to take the volvo penta's, there are many other types.
In no case I would take props with fixed blades, unless you are the motorsailing type of owner using the sails to provide shadow (-;

I hope this is useful for you.
Allow me my curiosity: Why do you need to replace the props?
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