Well we finally took the plunge and bought our Mahe! She is a 2006 3 cabin
previously called Jaylea
and now Victoria
. We've had her moored in Plymouth for about two months now and couldn't be happier. A good part of the decision to settle on a Mahe was the huge amount of info on this forum, so thank you all. We've already sorted a few of the usual gremlins and are gradually working our way through her, learning
, fixing and cleaning
as we go. Here are a few questions which I can't find answers to-
When we are moored up in a decent blow, say 20 knots or more, we sometimes get a resonance in the rig which, amplified by the hulls, is not very "relaxing". A local rigger suggest it is just the sheer rigidity of the rig which can't loose energy by heeling. Does any one else have experience of this or have any remedies. Slackening the main sheet or topping lift
helps a little.
The oven/stove. The work surface above the front of the door gets alarmingly hot! The rubber door seal seems ok, is this just a "feature"?
The previous owner had knocked off a chunk of rubbing strip and had taken delivery
of a replacement strip at vast shipping
cost from FP but hadn't fitted it. When I came to do so I found it to be a similar but lower profile to the original moulding and also, being new bright silver/grey, didn't match our faded strips. Does any one know of a manufacturer of the same or similar strip which I could replace the whole side with, bearing in mind we are UK based.
. How much free play at the wheel is the norm, I guess we've got 30 degrees?
There you go, I'm sure there will be more but thank you in the meanwhile.
Kim, Jon and Jasmine the dog.
The dolphin in the (hopefully uploaded) picture played for us for over an hour in Plymouth Sound.