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    TYRNTLZRDKING Guest

    Default MC30

    Looks like I will be retiring next week.
    Been looking to buy a catamaran for some time.
    I am very close to buying a brand new MC30.
    Looking for any recommendations from current owners on what options to purchase or what areas to upgrade or watch.

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    Default Re: MC30

    Congratulations on the retirement Jeff. Now you can drive the better half crazy all day.

    John
    "The floggings will continue until morale improves"!

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    Jeff,

    Congrats on retirement.

    Not sure how you plan on using the boat, but here are a few(?) suggestions.

    • Rocna Anchor (don't you already have one?)
    • Screacher
    • Inverter
    • Extra 110 outlets and cabin fans as required by you (we neglected to put fans in the galley and head - mistake!)
    • AP if you plan on extensive cruising
    • Strikeshield
    • OGM LED masthead/tri-color w/photo-diode (no-brainer; low draw, plus the anchor light comes on at dark)
    • A good stack-pack like the Doyle Cradle Cover (PM if you want more info on this)
    • wash down pump (especially if you plan on anchoring anywhere with mud, like the Chesapeake)
    • Ask Dick to supply you with the next model up on the VHF, if you want a hailer.
    • Garmin 4208 Chartplotter


    We are not fans of the Pope Sails we received. Maybe they are better now. They are made of great material (Pentex), but some things were left out of the construction like UV resistant thread at the head, reinforced grommets, etc.

    Fair Winds,
    Mike

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    Jeff,

    In the blatant plug category, don't forget to contact my wife, Susan, if you need insurance for your new cat. She is perhaps the agent for most of the MC30s out there.

    susan'AT'IMIS.pro

    Fair Winds,
    Mike

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    TYRNTLZRDKING Guest

    Default Maine Cat 30 hull #60

    I mailed the first check today.
    Hull #60 will begin production in August.
    There goes my life savings!

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    Default Re: Maine Cat 30 hull #60

    Congratulations, I woul dlove to follow the build, please post lots of pics and info.

    Cheers
    Paul

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    Default Re: Maine Cat 30 hull #60

    Woo Hoo! Congrats!

    What's the scheduled delivery time? January!?!?

    Here's one bad thing I didn't tell you. You will really have to stay on top Dick to get on-going pictures of the build. We hardly got any!

    Fair Winds,
    Mike

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    TYRNTLZRDKING Guest

    Default Re: Maine Cat 30 hull #60

    Paul,
    Thanks. I will attempt to document the build as you have done, but as Mike says, it may be difficult getting pictures.
    I will drive up to Maine once or twice, but its a long trip.

    Mike,
    Should be finished well before next spring. Dick agreed to store it inside until May 1st.
    Then I have to figure out how to get it home to Michigan.
    May need help if anyone is interested.
    Hopfully I can get Dick to send me picture updates as the build proceeds.
    Maybe if he was aware of this forum and the free advertising it could provide?

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    Default Re: Maine Cat 30 hull #60

    Maybe if the economy is still in the dumper, you can hire one of those huge Russian planes to fly it, tcm could get you a few parasail spinnakers and they could shove it out the back as they flying over Lake Michigan!

    Alternatively, you could sail! Go via the Erie Canal and you could spend more of your lifetime savings on a trip to NYC. Stay at the 79th Street Boat Basin and you will see NYC for a fraction of the cost of 99% of any other tourist.

    I've noted this forum to Dick in the past, not much interest, but you're probably a much better salesman than I am, or at least a more current customer!

    Fair Winds,
    Mike

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    TYRNTLZRDKING Guest

    Default Re: Maine Cat 30 hull #60

    Do you think the Russians could shove it out over Lake Huron instead? Much closer to me.

    I assume I will attempt the sail back home thru the canals/locks. Will need to step the mast, which makes me nervous. Would be nice to have someone along who has done the trip before.

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    Default Re: Maine Cat 30 hull #60

    Quote Originally Posted by tyrntlzrdking View Post
    Do you think the Russians could shove it out over Lake Huron instead? Much closer to me.
    Sorry, too small of a target! Michigan is a freakin' ocean!

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    Default Re: Maine Cat 30 hull #60

    Quote Originally Posted by Yoga O View Post
    Stay at the 79th Street Boat Basin and you will see NYC for a fraction of the cost of 99% of any other tourist.
    Is the 79th Street Boat Basin a place I can legally anchor for free/cheap? Would be exciting to see New York by boat.
    Never been there.

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    Default Re: Maine Cat 30 hull #60

    Quote Originally Posted by Yoga O View Post
    Sorry, too small of a target! Michigan is a freakin' ocean!
    I belive Lake Huron is the second largest Great Lake after Lake Superior.


    LENGTH: 206 miles / 332 km.

    BREADTH: 183 miles / 245 km.

    AVERAGE DEPTH: 195 ft. / 59 m.

    MAXIMUM DEPTH: 750 ft. / 229 m.

    VOLUME: 850 cubic miles / 3,540 cubic km.

    WATER SURFACE AREA: 23,000 sq. miles / 59,600 sq. km.

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    Default Re: Maine Cat 30 hull #60

    It's not free, it's on the west side of Manhattan on the Hudson River. It's a NYC-owned marina. You pick up a mooring for something like $35/night, then you dinghy to their "secure" dock. From there it's just a couple of blocks to the subway and maybe 10 blocks to Central Park.

    One year we did anchor off the City-owned marina in Flushing (near the Mets Stadium and National Tennis Center) and then took our dink to the dock, but we had to pay $15 - $20 just to tie up the dink and unless you want to pay to play tennis, you HAVE to take a long-ish subway ride to get into the city. It was still pretty neat and a great way to see NYC.

    Fair Winds,
    Mike

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    Default Re: Maine Cat 30 hull #60

    $35.00/night. Sounds good. I will check it out.
    Thanks for the info.

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    Default Re: Maine Cat 30 hull #60

    Jeff
    What can I say , but CONGRATULATIONS I am really pleased for you, we are now both members of the club.
    Please keep us updated on the build and what spec you are going for.
    At least all the Mods now have boats or at least very nearly, the 2 wealthyh mods have brand new boats and the poor limey has an old second hand one

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    Default Re: Maine Cat 30 hull #60

    Congratulations Jeff! I guess that money finally burned through your pocket.

    I see a couple of used ones on yachtworld now also. Did not see them before. Nice looking boats!

    John
    Last edited by jkd; 14th July 2010 at 12:26 AM.
    "The floggings will continue until morale improves"!

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    Default Re: Maine Cat 30 hull #60

    Excellent Choice jeff. Congratulations and well done, remember - keep it light and keep it simple.

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    Default Re: Maine Cat 30 hull #60

    Congratulatios on the "to be".

    I can't believe you bought that instead of my Gem though.

    Members discount and all that ya know!

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    Default Re: Maine Cat 30 hull #60

    Quote Originally Posted by ireaney View Post
    Jeff
    What can I say , but CONGRATULATIONS I am really pleased for you, we are now both members of the club.
    Please keep us updated on the build and what spec you are going for.
    At least all the Mods now have boats or at least very nearly, the 2 wealthyh mods have brand new boats and the poor limey has an old second hand one
    Ian,

    Thanks. Yes, I felt obligated as a moderator to purchase a cat, but you are the wealthy one now.
    Yesterday I was wealthy, now I am broke. Hope it works out!

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