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Old 17-09-2009, 15:11   #1
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Fire Prevention and Suppression System aboard

Mahe's,

Here is our Fire prevention and suppression system aboard.
1) Have installed two talking Kidde Carbon monoxide & smoke detectors, one in each stateroom
2) Purchased 3 larger ABC fire extinguishers with gages
3) Mounted one in the cock pit under the table and one in each stateroom behind the doors and then two more in the main saloon

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Old 31-08-2010, 07:58   #2
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Emergency Tiller

Mahe’s,

Thought I would check out our “Emergency Tiller” before or if ever we may need it.

1) I stow it in the rear cockpit locker, so its easy and fast to retrieve it.
2) Note: It has a notch machined in one of the ends
3) Open your Starboard engine hatch
4) Insert the notched end into the top of the rudder post
Note: This will not work on the Port side rudder post, because of the battery box on top of the rudder post.

One person can install the “Emergency Tiller” in less than a minute.

Hope we never have to use it, but it’s nice to see how it works.

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Old 31-08-2010, 09:38   #3
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I'd try and fabricate some way of keeping that thing in it's socket, under use. Also a lanyard to keep it from going overboard, just when you REALLY need it....

How heavy is the steering with it? Would you need some sort of block and tackle rig to use it?
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Old 31-08-2010, 15:23   #4
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Would it be possible/feasible to put a deck access in the engine room hatch that would allow you to steer with the tiller with the engine hatch closed?
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Old 31-08-2010, 15:51   #5
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Emergency Tiller

DotDun,

You have a great idea, but unfortunately the deck fitting would not go through the engine hatch.
It would end up just under the stair transition (no flat spot just above the rudder post).

The solution FP uses is simple and secure and seemed to steer left and right fairly well.
Your idea would have been a great upgrade, but the step transition is the problem.

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You have a great idea, but unfortunately the deck fitting would not go through the engine hatch.
Ah, I see now in the pictures after you explained it. Oh well, it works the way it is in case you ever need it. Let's hope you never use it!
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Fountaine-Pajots Builder's Plate explained

Have you ever wondered what the Fountaine-Pajots Builder's Plate means.

Definitions of Boat Design Categories.

‘A’ OCEAN: Designed for extended voyages where conditions may exceed wind force 8 (Beaufort scale) (Gail force winds 34-40 knots) and significant wave heights of 4 m (13feet) and above but excluding abnormal conditions, and vessels largely self-sufficient.
With the Mahe you can safely have 8 people aboard

‘B’ OFFSHORE: Designed for offshore voyages where conditions up to, and including, wind force 8 (Gail force winds 34-40 knots) and significant wave heights up to, and including, 4 m (13feet) may be experienced.
With the Mahe you can safely have 8 people aboard

‘C’ INSHORE: Designed for voyages in coastal waters, large bays, estuaries, lakes and rivers where conditions up to, and including, wind force 6 (Strong breeze 21- 26 knots) and significant wave heights up to, and including, 2 m (6.5 feet) may be experienced.
With the Mahe you can safely have 12 people aboard

‘D’ SHELTERED WATERS: Designed for voyages on sheltered coastal waters, small bays, small lakes, rivers and canals when conditions up to, and including, wind force 4 (Moderate breeze 11- 15 knots) and significant wave heights up to, and including, 0.3 m (1 foot) may be experienced, with occasional waves of 0.5 m (1.6 feet) maximum height, for example from passing vessels.
With the Mahe you can safely have 15 people aboard
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