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Old 02-19-2012, 10:25 AM   #1
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Owners Manuals?

Does anyone know where I can get an owners manual for my recently purchased 1982 M/T 38' DC?* Seems to be like finding a diamond in cornfield.
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Old 02-20-2012, 04:35 AM   #2
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RE: Owners Manuals?

Thanks, Carl.* I check them again.
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Old 02-22-2012, 07:30 PM   #3
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RE: Owners Manuals?

I tried to get a manual for my PT Overseas and the few sections of the manual that I did get from others here were totally worthless. I think these things were brought in with a broken english manual that said don't run it up on the rocks and a stack of real manuals from the equipment on board like the refridge, engines and transmissions.
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Old 02-23-2012, 04:31 AM   #4
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RE: Owners Manuals?

Tried Miller's....WOW. Prozac is alive an well at Miller Yachts. They said they had a fire a few years back that wiped out everything, including any material they may have had on my boat. So, back to square one. Thanks for the feedback. Dash.
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Old 02-23-2012, 01:46 PM   #5
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RE: Owners Manuals?

Hey Carl, that's exactly what I've started doing, mapping out and spec'ing every system, every component, etc. Easier than finding a manual OTS. As you say, I've found it to be the best way to learn the boat, but I also wanted to know to what extent she had been modified from original.

As for Miller's, Joan was very accommodating and sympathetic; John, too. Neither could help but at least talked with me about it.

Thanks for all the feedback.

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Old 02-23-2012, 03:34 PM   #6
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RE: Owners Manuals?

We have three file cabinets of misc individual manuals,** DD 671, Perkins gen set, radar, GPS, dept sounder, refrigeration, toilets, VFH, drippless suffingbox, bilge pumps, water pump, stove/oven, Racor filters, fuel pump, weather station, bow thruster, water maker, Microphor sanitation, windless, inverter, cruise generator, hydraulic pump/motor, transmission, and several others.** So its not*ONE manually but a file of SEVERAL manuals.*

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Old 02-23-2012, 06:30 PM   #7
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RE: Owners Manuals?

One of my winter projects this year was to catalog every piece of equipment on board and track down the manual online. I copied everything in PDF and put it all on one CD which I keep onboard. This has allowed me to unload armfuls of paper manuals. I'm re-plumbing my freshwater system and my fuel supply system now, so these will be drawn out and added to the CD. Someday I'll tackle the electrical system. I have the original order, yard inspections, even the fiberglass lay-up schedule, but no "owner's manual" per se for my 1987 Newburyport which was constructed by Hershine.

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Old 02-24-2012, 05:24 AM   #8
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RE: Owners Manuals?

Acknowledge the library of manuals that are involved. I have the engine maintenance manual and a few other pieces of info that I've assembled. What I was looking for primarily was the manufacturer's owners manual that you usually get when you purchase a boat.

It's all good. Thanks to all.

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Old 02-27-2012, 03:09 PM   #9
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@Carl, didn't mean to offend, and I appreciate having them. I think my expectations were out of line. Was hoping for something like what I got with the OldsmoBuick....an idiot manual detailing everything written on a third grade level!
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Old 02-27-2012, 05:43 PM   #10
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Where does everyone go to find replacement parts (brass items, deck lights, misc hardware, etc.) for MT's?

Thanks for your help,
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Google is your friend! eBay has been very good to me once I know what I want!
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Where does everyone go to find replacement parts (brass items, deck lights, misc hardware, etc.) for MT's?

Thanks for your help,
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Taiwan (later China).

I've found that each part of misc hardware was individually cast and matches no other. Plan on taking the part to a well stocked marine store and finding something close then filing it down to fit. As for lights - just replace them with something that you can replace the bulbs and lenses.
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I just joined the forum and just purchased a Overseas PT 46.
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