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Old 04-08-2008, 04:39   #46
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hi , what batten cars / slides do you have on the mahe ?
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To any one interested, here is how my sail numbers turned out

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Old 04-08-2008, 06:17   #47
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Hello Larry,

I have yet to take delivery of the Mahe 36, but I believe the batten cars are Harken?
I will be in the Med in the middle of October, it seems as if you are in the Greek Islands. I am looking to lay up my boat in the Med for two months this winter and return to the States are there any places you would suggest or stay away from.
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Old 06-08-2008, 05:59   #48
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We have some damage to the top of the main sail where it touches the sharp aluminum edge of the uppermost traveler. Do others with Mahe's have experience with this? Any tips on preventing this? I would be much obliged.
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Old 06-08-2008, 12:02   #49
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I have had the damage to the top of my sail, also. I filied the sharp edges off the aluminum piece of the traveler. I had my sailmaker fix the top. He reinforced the top and changed the ring to a larger one. I'll have to take some pictures.

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Damage to top of mainsail

Larry,
Thanks a lot for your information. I would really appreciate some pictures. I'll send you my email address, if this works through this forum.
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Old 06-08-2008, 13:38   #51
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Larry, my email address is jef.pijnenburg@gmail.com. Grtz,
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Old 06-08-2008, 20:09   #52
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I think I can do the pictures here.

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Old 13-09-2008, 08:27   #53
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Hello Kev and Jo,
I like your blog and videos, I will be picking up my Mahe 36 "Simba" in La Rochelle this month and bringing it into he Med for the winter and most of 2009.
I noticed in the video you have the bow sprit and furling "schreecher"
I wonder what are he optimal wind angles and wind speeds. It appears you are using barber haulers on the jib and schreecher. And most important what are some of the things that need attention or things you might have done differently.
I wish you a safe and speedy passage.
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Old 13-09-2008, 12:31   #54
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I removed my sails for Hurricaine Ike, and supirsed to see my jib halyard chafed about 3/4 way thru. It feeds thru a ring on the mast, and that is what caused the chafing. I plan to go up and see about removing the ring. It appears to me that it will work very well without the ring.

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Old 14-09-2008, 05:41   #55
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Hi Larry, could that ring keep the halyard in the track that feed it down the mast? I had a look at mine last night and there is some chafing. Thanks for the info.
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Hi Bill,

Glad you are enjoying our blog and I bet you are looking forward to ‘Simba’ and so you should.

We are currently making minor changes as we go along, as you can see we are using a barber hauler, which is basically be a big shackle off the mid cleat and a block on a snap shackle to the big shackle on the cleat, down wind we find that this works with the main feeding onto the jib, very easy on the boat and crew.

The Spifurl has not had as much use at the moment, due to the high winds we have been experiencing here in the Canaries, the wind acceleration zones are unbelievable, 6 knots to 38 knots within 500 yards, so we play it safe and only bring the Spifurl out when we know it is safe to use, but the little we have used it so far we have found the same results as other Mahe owners Jeff and Marin who have already posted their findings earlier on this forum.

At the factory we asked about its operational range and they indicated that the Spifurl would be good upto 25 knots, but we air on the side of caution and would only use it in winds upto 15 knots as trying to furl in higher wind speeds is not easy, trust me we know!

I have also put a small double block on the continuous line, to help with the furling process, which works.

The next change we intend to apply is the continuous reefing system, which I have been speaking to Craig Bond of Z spars who manufacture the mast and the rigging for the Mahe.

This involves very minor changes and should give us some considerable benefits.

The first test for the continuous reefing system will be our next trip of 800 miles to the Cape Verdes and if it works, which I am sure it will, I will report back here!

One thing I would not be without is our boom preventer, which if you are interested in I will post some pictures.

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I would love to see any pictures you have of the continuous reefing system...or any other modifications that you make for that matter.
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Does anyone know what the clearance height of the mast is?
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Old 30-10-2008, 09:37   #59
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The clearance height to the top of the mast is 55' if you have the VHF antenna at the top of the mast add another 4 feet for a total of 59'.

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Dtm I thought about a sock too to protect the mainsheet. Same problem with my Bimini on both sides since mine covers the Helm.I just need to get to it.....let me know what you come up with. Weather has been very cold in Florida in November,so not too much sailing lately,it is no fun.JC. I will post some pictures of my new barbecue grill,pretty neat installation.
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