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Old 13-03-2014, 05:55   #46
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That Salina 48 is a sweet boat in the owners version. Your very lucky to find one.
You will enjoy her for many years.
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Old 16-07-2014, 22:33   #47
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But she is awsome under sail. We do not get much wind here in Dubai - be lucky if it blows 15kn.

But she is fine with 7-10 cruising 5-7 knots under gennaker and full mail.
Lot's of add-on convenience options added:
2x16000 btu a/c (barely enough during day +42, but cool at night and running of my tiny 4.5kw gene at 1lt/h).
el toilets
el winch
hard-wired pressure washer (in the motor compartment, connected to fresh water tank) - after fishing can wash the steps/deck on the way
JL sound with subwoofer outside
Pioneer hifi sound inside
extra instruments and AP remote at the charttable
29in display at the charttable and nav PC

Here are some pics:

The only sail girl in the marina


Power boats cruise along to make photos of the sail cat:


Extra RD-33 displays:


Cockpit disco:


Helm with power winch and new speaker:


Small 12v amplifier for the in-house speakers:



New chart table layout:


AP remote (can be taken to the net through the hatch):


I even tried to beach her on the tide (will dig for pics) - had to repair the broken saildrive seal and clean the barnacles. Scary but can be done.

And yes, you can steer her with one engine (with no wind - had to limit the use of engine with broken seal.
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Old 17-07-2014, 00:56   #48
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Or, forgot the most used mod - Magma Monterey



Hard-wired to the main 20liter LPG tank - never use cooking top or oven anymore.
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Old 17-07-2014, 01:01   #49
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Salina getting cleaned on the beach:

half-tide


Full tide with saildrive repair:


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Congrats on changing the saildrive oil seal on the beach. Really scary isn't it, particularly if it the first time you've changed one. I had to go and lie down in a dark room for a long time after doing my first change between tides.
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Old 17-07-2014, 03:01   #51
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Congrats on changing the saildrive oil seal on the beach. Really scary isn't it, particularly if it the first time you've changed one. I had to go and lie down in a dark room for a long time after doing my first change between tides.
I watched the video on YT, so knew it was easy.
Most difficult was to take the old seals off the shaft. And to wash off the suspension from inside (filled with dinghy gasoline and kept the engine running).
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Great pictures. You do nice work no matter where you are.
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Old 17-07-2014, 05:17   #53
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Great pictures. You do nice work no matter where you are.
Thanks. I am in Dubai for next year or so, blocked by the Somali pirates from the rest of the world. Then to the Med (on deck).
Not much skilled sailboat labour here, so everything above was done by myself (incl A/Cs). All parts by mail from US (incl ACs ))
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Note the wood under the back of the keels during beaching. Then the boat will stay flat. If do not put - will fall back on the rudders (dont ask me how do i know
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Cleaned it from barnacles couple of days ago (the boat is not anti-fouled now)... and could not believe the speed - the boat was doing SOG 6.5-7 in AWS of 8! Under gennaker, of course
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NOVAE is for sale

Sooner or later it had to happen.
After nearly 4 years of delightful sailing across most of the globe we decided to go back home and be grandparents.

So, our beloved Salina Maestro, NOVA has gone on the market.

She has everything a liveaboard family would need, I made sure my wife was comfortable and did not miss the landlubber's life....

She is also an excellent sailing boat with a few over 200NM days, achieved while I never pushed her to her true ability as I never wanted to risk a breakage while there were just the 2 (actually 1 and 1/4) of us.

See one of the adv here: 2010 Fontaine Pajot Salina 48 | Nautilus

If you know of anybody that might be interested, please help me and them to get in touch with each other, I can sell the boat myself at a discount.

We are currently in Tonga, will go to NZ in Nov, Fiji in Apr '15, then New Caledonia, Vanuatu etc.
Will eventually be in Australia late 2015.
But, she is for sale now and we could contract a delivery.
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Old 02-09-2014, 01:25   #57
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Spiv,

very sweet and well equipped boat. And in the right place.
I am sure NZ and AU buyers will quene for this one - this is the only (true) owner version Salina on the market. And Salina production is over - you cannot order it (the Saba 50 produced now is a joke - almost twice heavier).
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But she is awsome under sail. We do not get much wind here in Dubai - be lucky if it blows 15kn.

But she is fine with 7-10 cruising 5-7 knots under gennaker and full mail.
Lot's of add-on convenience options added:
2x16000 btu a/c (barely enough during day +42, but cool at night and running of my tiny 4.5kw gene at 1lt/h).
el toilets
el winch
hard-wired pressure washer (in the motor compartment, connected to fresh water tank) - after fishing can wash the steps/deck on the way
JL sound with subwoofer outside
Pioneer hifi sound inside
extra instruments and AP remote at the charttable
29in display at the charttable and nav PC



Here are some pics:

The only sail girl in the marina


Power boats cruise along to make photos of the sail cat:


Extra RD-33 displays:


Cockpit disco:


Helm with power winch and new speaker:


Small 12v amplifier for the in-house speakers:



New chart table layout:


AP remote (can be taken to the net through the hatch):


I even tried to beach her on the tide (will dig for pics) - had to repair the broken saildrive seal and clean the barnacles. Scary but can be done.

And yes, you can steer her with one engine (with no wind - had to limit the use of engine with broken seal.

Would love to hear more about your beaching experience? Rudders ok? pics?
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Old 04-10-2014, 21:16   #59
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Would love to hear more about your beaching experience? Rudders ok? pics?
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If you choose a flat beach with solid ground - rudders will be fine. If soft and steep - she will sit on them. Take 4 flat piece of wood and put under the keels (at the back) - then you are safe.
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The best beaching place is a concrete boat ramp....

I also beached her in the Las Perlas (Panama) to clean the bottom.
The sand was soft and she sunk about 200mm, the rudders less, but it was not a problem, I cleaned the sunken bits when she floated again.
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