Many thanks for this thread. Looking to go Mahe 36
Cat and this gives me the list to check her out for 'living with'.
Southampton boat Show
2007 had a 4.5kw diesel generator
at £1500 which means DOMESTIC cooking
machine and so on. AND NO GAS so no burning boats. One fuel
. Add plastic gerry cans for water
, your diesel tanks
should be OK if your don't motor
I plan to add decent battery
pack and convertor for day duties with solar
panel mounted on the dinghy
with flying lead to provide more than top-up.
will be electric
with at least 3 mile battery
bolted in (and backed up with sails
for blue cruising as this is also the 'abandon ship' ship that will get us home from a passage
, maker, tinned food
etc. Solar panels
and lots of light weight useful stuff working to get to safety
while still alive.
OK it's a heavy set up but I'm cruising with the intention of getting there. Rainwater collection to grey tank backed up by stored water maker and max 3 on board it's a sound compromise with comfort.
I'd forget the bimini
completely but I'm English
, I like to see some sun. Side screens to the cockpit
seriously extend out door hours and cockpit
comfort. The helm
is for extreme weather
use only, make it comfortable because it could be a long shift if the crew go sick. Last man standing is the skipper
, isn't she!
I'd aim to be 60 to 120 off the true wind
, daggers up, minimum sail for six knots and turning parallel to wave crests that look serious. All hands awake and in the cockpit if a tack/gybe becomes necessary when it's really serious. Oceans get serious. How did you get that wrong anyway, bad wind
shift toward a lee shore?
If it's a CAT add carpets. If they get wet twice you've got the wrong CAT.
HANDHOLDS. Many and coach roof in particular MUST never leave you without a hand hold especially at the transitions in level such as into cockpit. In serious weather you can hook onto it too for those two handed jobs. Kids
and landlubbers will also appreciate them.
Has anyone done a special rig on the MAHE 36