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Old 19-08-2015, 23:30   #481
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Re: Buying a Mahe

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Personally I would not buy the standard fixed 2 blade props. With mine the rubber bush on one was separating after a year. They also have considerable drag.
I would definitely go for folding or feathering props. Noticeable difference sailing, tacking etc.

I can't offer advice on folding props but I bought a set of Seahawk stainless steel feathering props in 2008 and have never looked back. They are Australian made but probably available internationally. Expensive but worth it! I now have nearly 1400 hours on the engines and we have sailed 12000 miles as an indication of their usage. Absolutely no issues whatsoever so far.

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Old 15-09-2015, 08:06   #482
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Personally I would not buy the standard fixed 2 blade props. With mine the rubber bush on one was separating after a year. They also have considerable drag.
I would definitely go for folding or feathering props. Noticeable difference sailing, tacking etc.

I can't offer advice on folding props but I bought a set of Seahawk stainless steel feathering props in 2008 and have never looked back. They are Australian made but probably available internationally. Expensive but worth it! I now have nearly 1400 hours on the engines and we have sailed 12000 miles as an indication of their usage. Absolutely no issues whatsoever so far.

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Thanks for the advise. It's on my list....
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Old 15-09-2015, 09:38   #483
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I run 2 blade fixed. Drag is only an issue in light wind, then only ~1/2 kt of speed.

Folding/feathering are nice, but a pair of 2 blade fixed cost ~$500 vs. feathering at ~$5000.

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Old 12-10-2015, 06:07   #484
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Is your boat still for sale? We are visiting Mystic until tomorrow and would love to take a look, if possible.

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Old 18-11-2015, 18:55   #485
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Is your boat still for sale? We are visiting Mystic until tomorrow and would love to take a look, if possible.



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Curious, r u in Mystic to look at Cotemar's Mahe, Catatude?
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Yes. We've since learned it has sold. A great boat, for sure.
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Yes. We've since learned it has sold. A great boat, for sure.

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Fantastic. What was the final selling price for Catatude?
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Old 22-11-2015, 15:04   #488
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I'm afraid I have no idea.
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Old 22-11-2015, 15:13   #489
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Catatude's new owner now sails out of Annapolis on the Chesapeake
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She's a fine example of the most successful entry level cat. FP got it right on that model. Gemini Legacy, TomKat 9.2, as the closest to contemporary cats don't stack up to what Mahe's design offers. And now in that design category, there are none.

Catatude is the most well cared for so I can see the imagined final price is a great value.
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