M-O-A

… for the Max from your sailing!

Welcome to the Maxi Owners Association

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Built 1990 and well maintained with many updates including a new engine 2018, further details below. Currently located in Porchester. 2020 survey available. For further information contact Richard Collier on 07747788040 or Richard.Collier41@gmail.com or see brokerage listing https://www.boatpoint.co.uk/boats/8515555

Life raft serviced 2022

New dan bouy 2022

Standing rigging 2018

Most running rigging replaced as required 2018-2022

Wind speed anemometer and wind direction 2021

Wheel leathered and turkshead 2021

Main sheet traveller 2022

Compass in Binnacle 2019

Raymarine Repeater chart plotter at helm & Raymarine chart plotter at navigation table

Sea talk network NEMA 2000 2019

Flux gate compass 2019

Cockpit tent 2019 and cockpit cushions x3

Spray hood, Sail cover, Snood and Wheel cover 2018

New engine 2018 C100 hours Volvo Penta D1-30 regularly serviced 

MDI replaced under warranty 2021

New internal cushions through out 2019

Fitted mattress 2019

Refrigerator unit 2018

AISb send & receive 2019

In line VHF splitter 2019

Navigation lights converted to LED 2021

Internal lights LED with IR control & multiple USB charging ports 2021

Sails new 2018 Main, Genoa, Blade and asymmetric in snuffer. 

Spinnaker new 2016

Hatches x3 replaced 2019/2020

New Heater exhaust and ventilation pipe insulation 2019

New anchor 2021

Heads and sanitary fittings replaced 2018

Shower tray and pump 2022

2x gel domestic batteries – split current relay charging system 2018

Charge indicator

Full suite of previous sails including spinnaker 

Cockpit table

Gas regulator 2022

Hull scrapped back to gel coat and re-epoxied before anti fouling 2021

Cons

She’s a 32 year old boat!!

There’s the inevitable gel coat damage from mooring and use, most professionally repaired, some less so – see survey 

Warps (renewed 2019) and fenders (2019) also showing evidence of wear but all serviceable 

Some crazing in side windows 

The keel tends to rust in places despite the numerous coats of epoxy

A couple of the Stanchion bases have cracked.

Weather forecast: SW force 5 to 7 – it must be time for a Maxi rally in the western Solent!

Fortunately, Maxi owners are hardened sailors and also gifted with some forward planning so while we had a few drop outs due to weather (and COVID), we still had 7 Maxis in the Lymington Yacht Haven with boats arriving in Lymington on Friday or coming over from Yarmouth on Saturday.

Steve and Sue Harridge kindly hosted the pontoon party on Aloni moving it from her normal berth to the working pontoon which was a bit more sheltered.  While we had strong winds to contend with at the pontoon party, we missed the heavy showers which were passing either side so the weather gods were kind to us after all.  At the party we were joined by the Lymington Maxi owners with 4 boats represented. Dinner was a short walk away at the Fisherman’s Rest which catered for us very well. Maxi yachts alongside were: Ariam, Wild Blue, Aloni, Suive, Skerryvore, Blue Lightening, Leda of Hamble and Windhover with Lookin Foor Kloos, Morfan, Mistral and Wenimbi joining by car/foot.

For the second year running MOA held a rally on the River Yealm over the weekend 3rd and 4th September. A combination of unsettle weather forecast and unhelpful tides for heading west from the Solent , resulted in 5 boats signed up for the rally. In the end 3 Maxis came together on the visitor’s pontoon, AmyLou from the Solent, Reflection and Skyfall both from Plymouth.

The obligatory Saturday pontoon party was held on aboard AmyLou.. Asante attended as a “wheels rally” driving down from the Solent and were dinghied out to AmyLou. Afternoon rain meant the Pontoon party was held under the protection of cockpit tent.

Just in time the rain stopped, and the sun shone, suitability lubricated inflatables headed for the harbour office, pontoon, making the walk along the river path to the Dolphin Inn at Newton Ferrers. The Pub provided a thoroughly enjoyable evening dinner. The return to the dinghies was challenging with no moonlight, a return along the river path was abandon in favour for the streetlights of the road.

Many new friendships were made, with another member enjoying their first rally with the MOA.

The overnight rain dried out Sunday morning, allowing Reflection and Skyfall an easy return Plymouth. AmyLou had the week to return to the Solent and opted to stay in Dartmouth for 3 nights while the worst of the wind blew through.

After two years absence due Covid, the beginning of 2022 provided the opportunity for an “in-person” AGM, returning to Marchwood Yacht club. AmyLou being club member and hence having the dual role of YC club rally Officer Of the Day and MOA rally organiser. A pleasant spring weekend saw 9 Maxi’s moor up on the club pontoon, with 5 other boats crews partaking in a “wheel’s” rally. In all 27 people attend, after a couple dropped out last minute of covid.

Due to the later afternoon chill the obligatory Saturday pontoon party was convened in the club house, with MOA providing an arrival a drink for everyone. Marchwood YC bar prices are renown around the Solent and never disappoint! With much to discuss, the formalities of the AGM were timed perfectly ready to adjourn for the evening meal. Over the winter Marchwood YC had engaged new caterers and this was the first visiting club test for Mairi and her team. The initial nervousness was unfounded and Mairi provided an excellent rally menu, with good selection of dishes, for each of the 3 courses. All of which was served effectively and efficiently by her team.

After the meal on behalf the MOA Gary thanked MYC for their hospitality and warm reception. Many returned to a chilly night onboard and the “wheels” rally attendees returned home. Being the first MOA get together of the year it is always a pleasure to catch up with old friends and new, making plans and checking diaries for the rest of the year’s rallies.

Sunday morning once again saw pleasant but chilly weather with all 9 Maxi’s returning to their home ports. The AGM attendees were AmyLou-car, Asante- car, Blue Lightening, Lookin Foor Kloos, Suive, Ariam, Blue Rider- car, Lapis Lady, Amazing Grace, Aloni,  Caribou-car, Cava, Leda of Hamble, Lady Penelope, Good Time Girl-car.

Maxi 1300 mainsail cover. Dark blue. Good condition.

Batt Genoa for Maxi 1300 (J 4.55 I 17.2 Roller furling crosscut dacron with UV strip. 2016 Good condition.

North genoa for Maxi 1300 2008 as above Good condition Drogue Line 136m 16mm 8 strand. Never used in anger!

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