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Old 20-12-2007, 17:42   #271
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Looking at the pictures of the Mahe 36 I notice the sail drive is installed behind the rudder. Can some one tell me how the steerage performs under power at low speed both forward and aft ? It was obviously installed aft of the rudder due to space restrictions ?
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I don't come from a sailing background but I have had no issues maneuvering around our marina (everyday since delivery)
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Looking at the pictures of the Mahe 36 I notice the sail drive is installed behind the rudder. Can some one tell me how the steerage performs under power at low speed both forward and aft ? It was obviously installed aft of the rudder due to space restrictions ?
Makes no difference at all. You manoeuvre a cat at low speed using both engines and leave the wheel alone. So, flow over the rudders doesn't matter at all.

Of course, if you are down to only one engine, then it'll make a difference.
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Whilst Jeannius is generally correct in saying it makes no difference for most low speed manoeuvres I do find the ability to use prop flow over the rudder handy in some cases.

If you turn the wheel hard to stbd and then give the engines a quick burst of ahead the prop wash will tend to force the stern across to port with very little fwd motion. With judicious use of fwd and astern it is possible to move our boat sideways with very little fore and aft movement. This can be very useful if parking in a small gap alongside a wall for instance. It is also quite handy when coming alonside a pontoon - aquick burst of power against the angled rudder can push the stern towards the pontoon to make getting off very much easier for the crew.

Although not used very often this technique is very a very handy weapon to have when you need it. I am sure you can acheive the same end without the prop wash but it will be a bit more difficult.
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Whilst Jeannius is generally correct in saying it makes no difference for most low speed manoeuvres I do find the ability to use prop flow over the rudder handy in some cases.

If you turn the wheel hard to stbd and then give the engines a quick burst of ahead the prop wash will tend to force the stern across to port with very little fwd motion. With judicious use of fwd and astern it is possible to move our boat sideways with very little fore and aft movement. This can be very useful if parking in a small gap alongside a wall for instance. It is also quite handy when coming alonside a pontoon - aquick burst of power against the angled rudder can push the stern towards the pontoon to make getting off very much easier for the crew.

Although not used very often this technique is very a very handy weapon to have when you need it. I am sure you can acheive the same end without the prop wash but it will be a bit more difficult.

I'd forgotten about that one. I keep meaning to try it while well away from anything hard. Must remember to have a practice sometime
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Old 21-12-2007, 16:26   #276
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I just got the bimini put on "irie cat". Luis at Land and Sea did an awsome job. I got cushions done also at the same time which look great.
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We hit the road (sea) for Marsh Harbour in a few hours on Mahe #49.
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A/C for Caribbean?

Hello All,

I am about to send my Mahe 36 to the USVI. Currently, I do not have the A/C option. 4 cabin fans is all that I am equipped with at the moment.

Is there a need for this option? If so, please let me know cause I figure I can have the work done in the states much cheaper.

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Air-Conditioning will be very welcome in the Virgins, Spring through Fall, but un-necessary in Winter.

April through June: Daytime highs range from 90 degrees, with night time temperatures only ten degrees lower at approximately 80F.

July through September: Daytime temperatures usually range between 80 degrees and 95 degrees . The nights are typically cooler with temperature ranging usually in the low 80s.

September through November: Daytime temperatures can rage in the 90s dropping to 75 to 80 degrees at night.

December through March: Daytime temperatures up to mid 80s, dropping to low 70s.
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Air conditionning
If you are anchored out and have an awning which allow you to leave some hatches open you will not need air conditionning.
The trade winds blows 85% of the time andthey will keep your boat cool and dry. A/C will be needed however in the Summer if you are at the dock
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Does anyone out there have AC installed in their Mahe? I am hearing that additonal equipment (larger inverter) needs to be installed as well. Where does the AC unit go? Any idea on price? I have been told that I will need a 16,000 BTU unit for the entire craft.

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Does anyone out there have AC installed in their Mahe? I am hearing that additonal equipment (larger inverter) needs to be installed as well. Where does the AC unit go? Any idea on price? I have been told that I will need a 16,000 BTU unit for the entire craft.

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I have installed A/C and a generator on my Mahe. In Florida I found that I needed 2 12K BTU units to cool the boat nicely. I installed the new turbo Marine Air units under the sette, one on each side. The Generator is a NexGen that puts out 30 Amps, it is more than enough to run the 2 A/C units with a little more to spare. The gen is in the Starboard engine compartment. I think 16K BTU is a little light for a southern climate.
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