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Old 04-05-2011, 05:28   #61
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Well, being in Florida means AC and that will take all your budget. I bought a Manta wing for the helm seat. Gives adaquate shade and cost around $350, but is useless in anything over 18 knot winds. Where are you in florida? If you are close to my boat I can show what I did. I will be adding solar this year, and new batteries. other than that we are very happy with our add ons which include: AC, generator, watermaker, custom bimini, upgraded navigation gear, and tons of small stuff like a microwave, icemaker and small freezer. However, out of all the things we have added I would want the solar panels, watermaker, freezer and a small honda genset when cruising the bahamas.
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Old 04-05-2011, 15:13   #62
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What is a manta shade? We live in tallahasse where r u located? Where did u install your ac and what type did you use. Is a honda 2000 enough of a generator to run ac when moored away from shore power?
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Old 04-05-2011, 17:48   #63
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6000 BTU air con. from home depo works perfect with with Honda 2000 gen.
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Old 04-05-2011, 18:35   #64
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A 6000 BTU unit will do one cabin. We installed 2 12000 BTU cruiseair turbo units under the seating area. Each unit does a hull and half the salon. The Honda 2000 is not big enough to run even one unit. We installed a NextGen 3500 unit in the starboard engine hold. But I find that we rarely use the AC at anchor. It is a personal preference. But with the escape hatches open you get a great air flow thru the hulls and it is easy to sleep without the air under most conditions. I'm in Cocoa on the East coast of Florida, pretty far from you. We primarily use the AC while in a marina and to keep the humidity down.
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Old 09-05-2011, 02:42   #65
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Hi Edmond, I am Mark Tarich and the owner of hull # 47 .Next week going to the Exumas fort six weeks , hope to meet there other Mahe owners .
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Thank you for the info. I hope you have a nice trip with fair winds!
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Old 10-08-2011, 21:08   #66
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For what it's worth...
Yesterday we were hit by a humpback whale.
We were motoring in calm seas with the starboard engine on doing 5 knots and bam the boat stopped the port hull was lifted up and we turned and slide down and the whale hit again on the starboard hull then come out under the starboard hull.
It was massive, I believe it would have been as long as the boat, and about 3 meters wide. Maybe not that big, so hard to tell when you only see their backs.

I knew it was a whale as soon as we hit. I think it must have surfaced under us or been just under the water. We didn't hit it with the bow. It was like a giant speed bump. Wayne was working on fishing stuff and got thrown to the side.
Not to mention it was very freaky. There are whales along the East Coast of Australia, I had always been told that if you have an engine going they would stay clear. There was no sigh of whales so it was a total surprise. Kinda like being broad sided by a bus.
Everything seems ok, no leaks or damage that we can tell. We can't dive on the boat because were in Cooktown and there are crocs here, but will have a good look when we get back out to the islands in a few days.
Just thought I would share that real life Mahe adventure from Vaya con Dios.
I said I wanted to see some whales... you will never hear me say that again in my lifetime unless I am talking about a Doco on TV!

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Old 15-08-2011, 16:24   #67
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Was able to dive under the boat, and no damage from the whale. Good to know. Im sure had it been something sharp and pointy the outcome would have been different.
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Old 29-08-2011, 13:53   #68
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I have a Mahe 36 evolution, in Lisbon- Portugal.
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Old 31-08-2011, 09:03   #69
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Nuno,
We were in Lisboa, Marina Expo, from July 13 to 27 with our much-modified Mahe 36 ..... Pity that you posted just too late.
Anyhow, next year we will start a multi-year trip, and we will visit Lisboa or anchor at Cascais, on our way to the Med or Caribbean.
Maybe we can meet then.
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Jef,
If you come to Med, Should arrive till lion gulf ...going to Menorca, or Corsica !
you can have a "stop" here in canet, and there is a special FP place where 13 FP (motor and sailing cat ) are !!
the FP dealer is really nice here !
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Old 01-09-2011, 17:02   #71
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If You past in Lisbon, stay a litle low in Troia, Setubal, it s a nice place with resident dolfins. There is where i have my Mahe.
In Agost i hope To go To Formentera, Med.
My Mahe is new, i still learning, in past i wed a mono... It s diferent.
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My Mahe is new, i still learning, in past i wed a mono... It s diferent.
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Me too... sometimes I'm thinking driving a big bus... Had an Oceanis 393 before.
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Our trip next year

Nuno,
I took notice of your location. When we sail south next year we will try to drop by and will send an email. Good luck with your new Mahe. Have a good look on the Forum, there are a lot of simple tips to improve it.
I would put high priority on the following:
- Closing the gap between wooden floor and gelcoat in the saloon with glue or kit.
- Your jib may get damaged by the sharp edges of the tubes on the spreader. I put protective tape on it, and a protector wheel on the front diamond stay.

Have lots of fun with your ship.

Olivier,
Thanks for your suggestion. We do not yet know whether we will turn left when sailing down Portugal, or sail straight ahead to Morocco or Canaries.
And also enjoy your Lipari. I recently visited one, it is a lot bigger inside than a Mahe, and outside as well. Hope it sails well!
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Hi everyone. My wife (2theSea) and I pulled the trigger. Our new Mahe evo duo will splash the first 2 weeks in La Rochelle! Hull number to be determined. The 'working title' for the boat is "A la Mer". Plan is to have her in the fall Annapolis show.

A big thanks to the Mahe owners. We were welcomed aboard both Sail La Vie (JC) and IrieCat (Lonnie and Teri) to visit and talk boat stuff. What a wonderful group of sailors! Thanks Mark - for helping us connect. A

Updates to come. Thanks for the warm welcome.

Future Mahe owners.....
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Hi Tony,

A la mer is a really nice name.
Hope you'll enjoy your Mahé...



jef I have also to do the 2 jobs you noticed
- Closing the gap between wooden floor and gelcoat
- protect the sharp edges of the tubes on the spreader. ( do you have any photo about what you've done up there to protect the jib ???)
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