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Maxi 108
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1 1952 Sun February 20, 2000
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Description: Maxi 108
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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1887
Review Date: Sun February 20, 2000 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 


I had great difficulty finding any information on this boat that was not in Swedish. Eventually found the original manufacturer's brochure and found that the model matched my boat down to the colors of the upholstery.
The boat is 35' 4" overall, LWL 30', beam of 11' 3", and 5' 9" draft.
Sail areas; Mainsail - 291 sq ft, Genoa 1 - 517 sq ft, Genoa 2 - 420 sq ft, Self-tacker 291 sq ft, Spinnaker - 1023 sq ft.
The boat displacement is listed at 14300 lbs and the keel is made of cast iron weighing 5500 lbs.
The center cockpit is spacious and visibility is excellent all round. Deck is spacious and nearly flat. Center of cabin is raised about 6 inches above the side decks. Keel mounted mast that goes up to about 52 feet above the water line. All standing rigging is 5/16 stainless steel. Accomodations are for 7 in three cabins. 2 V berths in forecabin, double dinette, pilot berth at the chart table in companionway between saloon and stern cabin, and twin berths in stern cabin. Plenty of stowage space and hanging lockers in all cabins. headroom is about 6' 4" in the main and fore cabin, 5'8" by pilot berth and in stern cabin. With windsails in forehatch, and stern cabin hatch, ventilation was great and comfortable to live aboard in 95 degree weather. Good galley and separate head compartment. Water capacity is about 50 gallons and fuel capacity is about 37 gallons.
The limited sailing that I have done,(Only had the boat in the water for a month since completing a refit), has used the full main and second genoa up to 20 knots. At 20 knots to windward, heel was 12 degrees. Very stiff, self steers to windward at any wind speed up to about 15 knots. In very light winds the boat moved easily and punches through a chop. So far have not had spray on deck. Downwind boat handles well and holds a course without too much correction, even with quartering swells.
Under power the standard 23 hp Volvo MD11 diesel pushes the boat at 5 1/2 knots at 2000 RPM, 3 knots at 1100 rpm.
My boat was built under Lloyds supervision and after 18 years was found to have no signs of osmosis or blisters. Hull laminate is close to 1/2 inch thick below the water line and the hull is reinforced with 1/2 inch thick top hat beams about 6" by 6". Very strong construction.
So far have not found any real weakness and am very satisfied with the boat.

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