Just got back from USVI. Great weather
, but light wind
I was on my 2007 Mahe Hull
#47 (Mistina). First off, I love the boat. I have had my fair share of problems, most have been mentioned here in detail (electronics, squeaking, etc). She was a trio that I converted to a duo.
I was very impressed with the upwind speed, even in low winds. We were easily cruising between 7-9 knts in wind
that did not exceed 12 knts. Fuel
usage was fantastic. We did hours of motoring, charging
the batteries, etc for a week and only used 10 gallons.
I am having a problem with the davits
. The mounting angle is very high, and the extreme angle is cutting the line, causing the dingy to drop. Is my situation isolated?
The factory bimini
is a bit of a problem as well. when the traveler is hard to port, it rubs the corner.
Any one have good ideas on helm
shading? I saw one example a few posts ago, but am looking to see what else has been invented.
Having a couple of cam cleats
installed for the jib
sheet. This should take the pressure off the winches.
Also upgraded the battery
banks and tied the alternators together. Those car batteries were no where close to what is needed.
Can't wait to return. If anyone is planning some sailing in the area, let me know. I would love to spend some time with another owner over some drinks at Willie T's !!!