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Old 29-10-2009, 11:31   #31
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I don't have the name of the tramp manufacturer since F-P handled it for me. I went through Thierry Billard at F-P.

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Old 12-11-2009, 08:53   #32
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Solar Panels on the Mahe

Jef,

I plan on using 2 SunPower230 watt Solar Panels on the davits for a 460 total.
The controller is a Blue Sky - Solar Boost 50

I have the spec. sheets for both the panels and controller that I can e-mail you if you would like.

I am having a solid stern rail fabricated right now to mount the panels to instead of the lifelines I now have. This Solid Stern Rail picture came from another Mahe on our blog.

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Old 21-04-2010, 19:32   #33
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New Stern Rail

Mahe’s

We installed the new Stern Rail for mounting the Solar Panels, Grill and tying off the boom.
Had SS cleats welded on so we can tie off the boom from inside the life lines.

Mystic Stainless made it for $1,345. Just removed and gave him our existing 3 stern stanchions so he could use the bases from them.

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Old 21-04-2010, 19:43   #34
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Stern Rail & Life raft mount

Hi Mark

Now that you have a solid stern rail have you given any thought to an alternative to the standard life raft cradle? It is not user friendly (behind the tender when in davits) and also takes some strength to lift a 50Kg raft out.out.

I have considered a "drop out" mounting on my solid stern rail and am interested in what other owners think of this.

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Old 21-04-2010, 20:27   #35
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Life raft mount on the Stern Rail

Martin,

That Life raft mount on the Stern Rail sound like a great idea. I do not have the factory life raft mount. Mine was strapped underneath the Helm seat for the Atlantic crossing. Actually I leave it at home right now until I need to go offshore. For Coastal cruising I do not use a life raft.

You never leave a Catamaran unless it’s on fire, so I did a real good job with Fire prevention and suppression. Fire and Carbon monoxide detectors and 6 fire extinguishers.

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Old 21-04-2010, 22:55   #36
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You have made me have 2nd thoughts. Under the seat is probably easier to deploy than from the stern rail because of the davits/inflatable. The factory mount sucks and obstructs the inflatable when hoisting .
I also keep mine at home except for longer coastal cruising.

More thought is called for on the rail mount....
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Old 31-01-2011, 07:48   #37
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My trampoline is starting to show some signs that it is on the last leg....I know Scott has replaced his but I can't find the thread.What about best prices and avalability? I can probably patch it for a little while more.
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Old 03-02-2011, 12:41   #38
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F-P sent me a new one under warranty (even though it was out of Warranty). There is a place near you that will make one to fit the Mahe. cost is anywhere from $1500 to $3000.
Call me or send me and email if you want more info.

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Thanks Scott.What is the warranty on the trampoline? and also what is the place near me that does that? I patched it and I will keep an eye on it untill I replace it.
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Old 04-02-2011, 06:41   #40
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I don't know the exact time period, but mine started to rip after 2 years. You can see the webbing starting to fray, you have to look closely to see the fraying, those are the places to watch. Look along the edge, that is where mine stated. F-P told me that it was no longer under warranty, but they got the manufacturer to ship me a new one anyway.
Here is a company in Pinellas Park, Fl. Multihull Nets and Trampolines for Catamarans and Trimarans, main page I spoke to last year.

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Thanks Scott,I will check them out.
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Old 26-07-2011, 01:16   #42
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Re: Life Lines, Railings and Trampoline

Our trampoline is failing, I've stepped through it in two places. It's a year and half old. According to the broker the tramp is not specifically treated for UV. Per FP it's not covered under warranty, although I see they did cover another boat when it was out of warranty, I guess we are not so lucky. I wrote to FP asking them to reconsider, as it seems really early in the boat life to have this fail, but haven't gotten any response, don't really expect one.

Were going to replace ourselves. We pay exorbitant prices for most things here in Australia, and Im not even going to look here.

I found one company in Bremerton WA that has UC Silver 42mm BK 20ply Knotless Netting with Dyneema® which looks exactly like the the tramp we have. Supposed to have good UV protection. For a piece that will fit our tramp area, it is around $600. I can get it shipped over here for a bit more and save bout half over what I would pay here. Plan to reinforce the the edge or do a border myself.
My question is does any one have any other companies where you can buy the netting that they would recommend?? UV properties is absolutely necessary on a boat I would think.

The company I found is called. www.net-sys.com

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Old 26-07-2011, 02:55   #43
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Re: Life Lines, Railings and Trampoline

Hi Rozzie

I have just made a replacement trampoline which we have fitted but not really tried out yet. I got the mesh recommended by the supplier but don't know the UV treatment status. It was about A$250 and I got enough to do 2 tramps at a pinch.

We have not bound the edge, just folded over a run a line through. Many local multis seem to do that so we will see how it goes. We are on our way up to Qld at the moment so that will be the acid test. Cost A$250 ish.
www.haverford.com.au

The tricky bit is getting the shape right in a fabric that stretches in all directions!

It only comes in black but the black looks good!

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Re: Life Lines, Railings and Trampoline

FWIW, I purchased a replacement trampoline from FP for my Belize. It was ~$450 US plus shipping.
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Re: Life Lines, Railings and Trampoline

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FWIW, I purchased a replacement trampoline from FP for my Belize. It was ~$450 US plus shipping.
What is it made from? Is the the standard string type netting or one of the newer fancy type meshes?
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