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Maxi 77
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Description: Maxi 77
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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Wed August 13, 1997 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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The Maxi 77 is a Swedish designed boat. There are about 3500 of these boats in the world. Towards the early 80s, the hull was built under licence in Singapore. The length of the boat is 26 ft.
I like the relatively large cabin and the ease of handling. This is a very good family boat as it very stable. My boat has an inboard Volvo Penta MD5 marine diesel engine which can propel the boat comfortably at 5 kts in calm water.There are a lot of Maxis that use 6-8 hp outboards.

On sail I have reached 7.8 kts without any spinaker but most of the time I cruise at about 5 kts.I use 4 kts for planning a passage. For a recreational non competitive sailor, I enjoy light wind sailing.

If you can locate any second hand ones, it will be a good buy. I noticed the hull is bulit in the good old ways i.e. tough and strong and is bukit to last a long time.
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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Wed March 8, 2000 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Maxi 77 is a Pelle Pettersson design. Loa 762 cm (25 ft) Width 250 cm. Displacement 2000 kg. Draught 145 cm. 825 kg cast iron heavily bulbed keel. Price is around 7 000 - 10 000 $ in Sweden. Price is highet elsewere. More than 4000 were built, most of them are still in Sweden. There are strong class associations particularly in Sweden but also in Denmark and Norway. It is easy to get tips on improvements and original parts.

The boat is very stable with a low center of gravity. Fast in most conditions except when the wind is very light. Then she is a bit too stable and have to little sail. Tend to slam a bit in very heavy weather, but not much. Otherwice very nice. Good accommodation. Five berths. You sholdn´t sleep five though. Four persons is the limit for reasonable comfort. 1.82 m (6 ft) standingroom by galley, where you need it. She sails well. She´s got masthead rigging. The main is, with two upper full length battens, 11.5 m2 and genoa 1 is 23 m2. You can sail with genua 1, if its in fairly good condition, up to 10 m/s (22 knots) of wind. Then it´s time to change to genua two which is 15 m2. Spinnaker is 50 m2. Storm jib is 7 m2. In very severe conditions it is best to sail with only the storm jib. She can go to weather with only the storm jib set set.

I sail her every summer with my family, wife and two kids. Then I have the genua 2 all the time, and stay out of winds above 10 m/s (22 knots). The genua 1 is difficult to handle with the cockpit full of non sailors. The longest time the four of us have been living in the boat is two weeks, it was a nice cruise. Happy ship.

She sails very well and is sturdily built. I have a 4 hp outbord and in calm conditions she does 5,5 - 6 knots with this engine. I recommend 5 hp. Not more, becaus then the outbord is too heavy to handle on the transom. Its also nice to be able to use it on the inflatable dingy without too much trouble.

If the clock was turned back I would buy the same boat. However, with improved economy, I´m now looking for something bigger.
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Registered: October 2004
Posts: 3
Review Date: Sun October 17, 2004 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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My first boat; big roomy saloon and useable pantry, did not like the chemi toilet but it is not a boat for guests anyway, we were always and only 2, but a nice boat; sailed very quick with good acclrtion but dead under 3 mps. Flops a lot in heavy waves and is noisy in harbour if there is an current, (bang,bang,flop,flop), all the night long if you sleep fore in the peak. I sailed the Sund out of Copenhagen north and on big genua and full sails alone it blew up to 10mps or more and the thing was flying along on a northerly healing over so the starboard was under water !Just steered away each time a bit and she behaved like a lady again. Very nice first boat for cheap money. Ranges between 450 to 800 pounds UK.
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