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Old 03-05-2017, 15:06   #361
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Re: Rig and Sails

Hi Jonno.
I don't have the ISP measurement but I can dig out the spec sheet for the Assym that Quantum made. That should have it.
That sail was 84sq. I personally thought it would have been better flying a but higher off the prodder. IE: shorter ISO.
Travelling at the moment so may take a day or two.
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Old 04-05-2017, 13:29   #362
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Cheers, thanks Martin.
No rush though, more out of curiosity than need at the moment.

I was just thinking I should give you a yell to catch up. We are in the process of moving down to wollongong at the moment, but if you're travelling my guess is you're on the way to the med....
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Old 05-05-2017, 01:59   #363
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Yup, in London and back on board around the 20th. Then to try out my new Hood 115 sqM Assym on the Lucia! Pity we can't catch up in Sydney. Will have to when we get back.
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Old 19-11-2017, 14:15   #364
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Re: Rig and Sails...mainsail batten hardware

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Back on 05-22-14 I posted a FAQ regarding the chore of reinstalling battens. I always felt there must be an easier way. I've since learned more about the batten system. See below pix for reference.

The two aluminum pieces closest to either end of the white batten sail fitting thread into it. It's threaded throughout internally which is how batten installation/tensioning is aided. The batten is fed into the batten sail pocket until it reaches the aft batten fitting at the sail leech. Then the forward plastic batten fitting aluminum 'screw' (at right in pix) that faces the batten is threaded in until the plastic fitting holes line up with the sail holes. The set screw prevents the aluminum screw from moving. The plastic fitting is secured to the sail with other hardware not pictured. The rest of the hardware at left in the pix is fit together, then attached to the sail car.

My boggle: Most of my assemblies are in various states of seizure and/or stripped. Some of the hardware (plastic and aluminum fittings) are unique to this setup. Should I order them from F-P (shudder) or try (Mack Sails?) a sail loft.
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Old 19-11-2017, 14:42   #365
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Re: Rig and Sails

The batten car system is Z Spars so I assume the batten fittings are as well. Have a look at their website. I did find a lot of spare parts listed on the UK site when I was looking for other mast related fittings..
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Old 19-11-2017, 15:09   #366
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Re: Rig and Sails...mainsail batten hardware

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Back on 05-22-14 I posted a FAQ regarding the chore of reinstalling battens. I always felt there must be an easier way. I've since learned more about the batten system. See below pix for reference.

The two aluminum pieces closest to either end of the white batten sail fitting thread into it. It's threaded throughout internally which is how batten installation/tensioning is aided. The batten is fed into the batten sail pocket until it reaches the aft batten fitting at the sail leech. Then the forward plastic batten fitting aluminum 'screw' (at right in pix) that faces the batten is threaded in until the plastic fitting holes line up with the sail holes. The set screw prevents the aluminum screw from moving. The plastic fitting is secured to the sail with other hardware not pictured. The rest of the hardware at left in the pix is fit together, then attached to the sail car.

My boggle: Most of my assemblies are in various states of seizure and/or stripped. Some of the hardware (plastic and aluminum fittings) are unique to this setup. Should I order them from F-P (shudder) or try (Mack Sails?) a sail loft.
I always left the plastic part fitted to the sail.

Taking off the sail for winter: I removed the mast-facing bits pictured on the left, and then used a long allen head to remove the large aluminium screw pictured on the right. Once this screw is out the batten easily slides out through the plastic fitting.

Fitting the sail back on just means reversing the procedure. Easy to put some tension on the batten


My Lagoon 380 has the same fittings as the Mahe. I don't know if its a ZSpar fitting? Maybe it has been supplied by the original sailmaker (Incidences for both).
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Old 19-11-2017, 15:29   #367
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I'm thinking the plastic and aluminum fittings are unique to the sailmaker.
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Old 20-11-2017, 09:54   #368
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Should I order them from F-P (shudder) or try (Mack Sails?) a sail loft.
Try Bainbridge (I would guess Mack would get the parts from Bainbridge).
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Old 26-11-2017, 11:06   #369
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Re: Rig and Sails

If this has been discussed, sorry. I can't seem to have much success with the "Search" function.

Has anyone fitted a square or flat head mainsail to an earlier '06, Mahe? Mine is pretty tired and would like some input from others who may have.

I've had 15 years of experience with the evolution of the designs on lighter Multihulls and don't want to repeat some of my more costly mistakes.

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A sailing instructor taught me that if you coil the main halyard on a catamaran after the sail is raised, you put a twist in the halyard which does not come out because the halyard is attached to the mast at the top. The twist gets worse with every hoist, and eventually the halyard becomes very difficult to raise or lower. The solution is to flake the rope in figure "8"s instead of coiling it.
Good morning.

...very old post.... however. I am just back from a charter trip on a Mahe36. Couldnt get the main sail down. After trying all kind of things, we had to climb up the mast, just to find out the main halyard was twisted like hell and that kept the sail from going down.

Very little wind at all. I dont want to get into such a situation with strong winds.
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Re: Rig and Sails

Hi Rufduck,
Not much reactions on your question about the square head mainsail…

I am also planning to change to a square head main on my 2006 Mahé so I am very curious if you got any further with your research.


There was one guy on this forum who has done the same, see post #136 in this thread (Rig and Sails ). His has sold his Mahé a few years ago now owns a Switch 51.



As you can read he was very happy with the new main but he warned me about the forces on the mast. You will of course have much more power in the top of the sail (that’s the whole idea) and the top part of the mast is unstayed (some 2,5 to 3 metres). The pressure on that unstayed part of the mast will be great so he strongly suggested to add jumper stays there to support the mast. What do you think about that?
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Old 19-02-2018, 09:19   #372
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Re: Rig and Sails

Looking at the Mahe and like everything about the boat except the lack of suncover over the wheel. I have seen pictures of a small add-on bimini which looks very vulnerable in a surprise wind shift.

I like the extra visibility but the wife will nevr take a turn at the wheel if she is in direct sun....

Has anyone raised the boom, shortened the main (top) to provide head room all the way across?
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