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Old 09-03-2010, 08:27 AM   #1
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to us at least.

We closed on a 2006 Mainship 34t on Wednesday just in time for the*Hurricane.

Luckily she was in Southport NC*so I moved her to the Southport City Marina where she rode it out to the tune of some very low wind speeds and a little rain.

So now the learning of all of the system on a new boat will start again.


The name will be Stella*di Mare as soon as the US Coast Guard says's so.[img]download.spark?ID=786615&aBID=115492[/img][img]download.spark?ID=786616&aBID=115492[/img]


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Old 09-03-2010, 09:51 AM   #2
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Great little trawlers...I love them....best bang for the buck on the water! If I were more of a cruiser than a day sailer, I'd own one. I came within an eyelash of buying and older Pilot 34 but ran into the Halvorsen 32 in my own town. (The Mainship I wanted was in New England.) I'm also an ex Pilot 30 driver.
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Old 09-03-2010, 10:59 AM   #3
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Very fine boat there JD!!! That would be what we would have if it was just a tad beyond our price range. My wife loves those boats. We would likely end up with an older 350/390.

How is she powered???

Anyway, congratulations!!! She is a beauty for sure!!!


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Old 09-03-2010, 02:27 PM   #4
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Very fine boat there JD!!! That would be what we would have if it was just a tad beyond our price range. My wife loves those boats. We would likely end up with an older 350/390.


How is she powered???

Anyway, congratulations!!! She is a beauty for sure!!!


-- Edited by Baker on Friday 3rd of September 2010 11:00:23 AM
John,

She has the 370 Yanmar 6LYA - STP.* Only 89 hours total with 86 on the Kohler Gen-set.* The Cook Top, Microwave and Shower have never been used.* The grill on the Fly-bridge*has the gas valve wrapped in paper with the booklet all inside of the grill.

Bow and Stern thrusters and two Raymarine E 80's on the bridge.* Now all I have to do is learn how to work it all.*

All and all a great find.

If you ever have a layover at RDU just let us know and we can run to the coast and take it for a run.
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Old 09-03-2010, 02:43 PM   #5
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That would be what we would have if it wasn't just a tad beyond our price range.
Interesting!* After reading your posts over the years, I see you & your wife in something like this....Factory Reconditioned Mainship Pilot 43 for Sale (Forget the price)...I'm talking about the "style" of the boat.


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Old 09-03-2010, 03:05 PM   #6
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Walt, I still tend to like a flybridge. It takes the steering space out of the salon and opens it up a bit. It is also a lot easier to see if you run the boat at night...which we find ourselves doing every now and then. BUT!!!!!!.........that Pilot 43 is a fine boat for sure. And I have an idea of what they go for brand new so that is a deal for somebody!!!!
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Old 09-04-2010, 04:51 AM   #9
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Thanks everyone.

The adventure begins tomorrow for it's off to New Bern from Southport.

Snead's Ferry on Sunday and Beaufort*on Monday then to Wayfarers Cove for some clean up work at the yard there*on Tuesday.* To New Bern the next week to see if she fit's in my slip.* If not changing slips is in order.
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Old 09-04-2010, 05:33 AM   #10
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Very Nice! One of the best bangs for the buck on the 'new' boat market. We looked long and hard at the Mainship's a few years back.
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Old 09-04-2010, 09:11 AM   #11
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It, indeed, does that and I can certainly understand why many love their flybridges. My favorite boat to date was a 42' Ocean Alex sedan. Along with her speed (cruise 20kts. great 2nd cabin (side by side births) she had a unique set up for driving in the salon.
A throttle and shifter (Morse) were mounted just aft of the wind screen and a Ray Marine auto pilot mounted along side the Morse controlls. NO HELM!* You could control the boat's heading with the AP knob and dodge buttons as well as having control over the throttle and shifter. It freed up the space you have eluded to and worked very well. I certainly didn't use this station when in the bay or marina but on the 70 mile jaunts to Catalina, I used it all the time. I should have kept the boat as it was the "best."



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Awesome Walt!!! I am a sedan fan all the way. One of my favorite boats in our marina is a newer OA 52....I think that is the size...in that range anyway. Just looks like a fine boat!

Congrats again JD....very fine boat!!!
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Old 09-13-2010, 11:14 AM   #13
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Everyone on this Forum knows I'm absolutely "anal" when it comes to maintaining my boat. With that in mind, and since you have a beautiful green hull, you might want to consider two "training wheels" (with carpeted covers) and "condoms" for you fenders.
I'm completing my fourth year of ownership on SeaHorse II and her blue hull looks fantastic! It's like owning a fully restored 57 Chevy....nothing but the best.
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Old 09-13-2010, 01:29 PM   #14
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Thanks Walt,

The training wheels will be one only because we are a fixed dock and it is a 1/2 finger.

What kid id fender cover do you have.* Several years ago I bought some for the sailboat and they lasted about 6 months, then deteriorated.* Just feel apart.* They were Taylor and WM made good on them by returning the money but did not have replacement covers.
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JD: I don't remember whose condoms I bought but they appear to made of a nylon type material. They are dark blue and don't fade. I have had them for about 3 years.
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JD: I don't remember whose condoms I bought but they appear to made of a nylon type material. They are dark blue and don't fade. I have had them for about 3 years.
Walt: I hope you wash those condoms from time to time. Encrusted salty deposits can render them ineffectual for the intended purpose.

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It's never entered my mind to wash the condoms! I have washed the training wheel covers but not the fender covers.** Thank you!
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It's never entered my mind to wash the condoms! I have washed the training wheel covers but not the fender covers.** Thank you!
Back in medieval days, when they were made of a sheep's intestines, or whatever, if you didn't wash them, you might end up with more than scratched topsides.

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In days of old when knights were bold and condoms weren't invented...etc

Wife makes fender covers out of cheap terrycloth towels. When they get raunchy enough so a quick rinse won't clean them they go in the washer.
When they rip she makes new ones.
(This allows me to be a "dumpster diver" and collect some really nice large fenders that are only dirty.)

I need to join dumpster divers annonymous
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JD.... it's been 2 years since you took possession of your 34... how's it working out? Any cruises? Any surprises? I just bought a 2005 34 and Hurricane Sandy tested the pilings and tide slides when she passed New Smyrna... no damage, but this was the first storm event - not pretty to see the 34 getting tossed. My Dad's family is from Bridgeton - lots of relatives in Beaufort... we'd like to cruise up that way next Spring... Once I figure out how to post a photo, I'll attach one of "Gone Coastal"

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