Hi Jani. Great to get more details from you so others can see what's possible.
1. We had a galvanised Lewmar Delta
that came with the boat
on 70m of 12mm galvanised chain. In May we took the Delta
off and replaced with a 35kg Stainless Bugel anchor. In the new year we are changing to 100m of hi strength 10mm stainless chain manufactured in Germany
. The total weight will be less. The strength greater and we gain 40m of length. The galvanised chain is a huge hassle. We keep on having to climb inside the anchor locker
to push the chain which piles on top of itself over to the side of the locker to prevent the chain from slipping off the gypsey when the chain piles up. We will have to change the windlass
gypsey to accommodate the 10mm chain (not too expensive) We have a Quick Dylan 1200w windlass
. We absolutely love the stainless Bugel. Sets like a rock in all conditions. Very easy to keep clean.
2. We have a spare Lewmar
25kg Delta and a collapsible 25kg aluminium Fortress
. We will try to sell the extra Delta we took off to fit the Bugel when we replace the chain. Both are only 1 year old so hopefully we should be able to offload them.
3. Anodes replaced last September. Looked OK when I was in the water
last week. Hoping they will be fine through to next May but will check via a Gopro before then. The previous owner replaced them so next year will be our first time. I believe the Volvo
sail drives do take a split anode.
4. Now I understand about the boom. Thanks.
5. We have TV in saloon
where your bookcase is and one in master cabin
. Have used both and love having them.
6. I totally agree with you about choosing the Saba 50 over any other catamaran
in that size range. We sailed Lagoon
450 & Leopard
48 as well as Lagoon 440
400S2 and Salina 48 and the Saba just jumps out at you in so many ways as being head
and shoulders above the rest. I could list so many reasons we love the boat that this thread would get too long!!
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