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Old 05-10-2014, 23:22   #61
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Re: General Comments and Opinions

Hi I own a Sany 57 Fountaine Pajot, my good friends Stefano and Helen own a Salina 48 for about 3 odd years, I sailed with them for a year and there boat was never a charter boat, owned by a Master 5 skipper who always maintained her well. Novae is the vessels name always sailed extremely fast even in light winds. Do you really want to take a boat out in extreme winds, not likley but a few times they have been caught out in bad weather and the comment that Stefano gave was brilliant even in bad conditions.

I know he had a noise problem in one bedroom that was easily fixed and no problem since. The Salina is a beautiful Catamaran, its spaciest, safe and fast with great finish.
My second choice would be a Salina 48, thou I am very happy with our Sanya 57
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Old 11-10-2014, 12:46   #62
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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.
Ou - dangerous... I bent the rudder axle (on a charter cat) once - not an easy task to make it straight.

I do like this - put couple of woods under the back of the "sole" will make her flat and protect the props/rudders - she can only sink front.

To clean the barnacles I use the Karcher pressure washer + generator - with extension water intake for the gene...

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Hi I own a Sanya 57
Ah Sanya - I wanted to buy that, but could not justify 2x the price for a slightly larger Salina )

How does she sail? She is a heavy girl...
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Household fridge & bottom freezer (LG) in a Salina. Looks like a Sanya galley now





Electric convection over & microwave to replace gas oven. Solar+LifePo4+Victron 3kw inverter to power all of that...
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So our lovely FP Salina "Eva" swiftly sailed from Dubai to Turkey (just a week before the Yemen war). Cruising Greece now.

220v concept and household fridge+freezer proved to work great. We stored meat from Dubai and feed 3 people 40 days en-route and had 1/2 still left.
Large MW + electric oven - great
LifePo4 batteries + 3kw Victron - could not be happier.
5kw small gene - sufficient and economical.
Large household 6kg washer - great
Dishwasher - never used
Large 200l watermaker - only used to produce drinking water.

With optional gennaker and 165sqm spinaker - she is a great lightwind sailor.
Properly reefed - can hold 40-50kn of wind and terrible short Med wave.

I am totally happy with her.
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