Mainship 390 Questions
Hello to all,
I am a new member considering transitioning from sale to power. One of the vessels I am considering is the Mainship 390. I have some questions that I hope you can help me with.
David Pasco did a review of the Mainship 350 on October 27, 1999. There were a number of issues he discussed and since the 390 is essentially an updated 350, I would like to know if the problems were addressed.
* Excessively loud generators.
* The engine and generator exhaust and some thru-hull valves on the starboard side of the engine were unreachable.
* The swim platform extension caused the hull to squat and throw a huge stern wave as the bottom of the platform profile does not follow the hull contour, but angles upward from the point of attachment.
* the sea keeping in a following sea caused wallowing and difficulty maintaining control.
Finally, has anyone done long duration cruising like the "Great Loop" or similar trips have any comments or concerns to share?
I just completed an 8 month cruise to the Caribbean and back and I hope to do some more long range cruising in the states. For the most part the crew will consist of only my wife and I and an occasional guest for at most a week, but usually about a weekend.
Thanks in advance for any tips.