Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-01-2019, 11:47 AM   #1
Member
 
City: Stuart
Country: United States
Join Date: Jul 2019
Posts: 7
wiper motor for 2005 Mainship pilot 30

Hi all
I would like to convert the hand operated wiper on my newly purchased 2005 Mainship Pilot 30 Rum Runner to a motorized one. Considering the AFI 1000. I noticed that the boat has a wiper switch and wires leading from the switch. Has anyone done this conversion? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Steve Dublin
__________________
Advertisement

steve Dublin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2019, 05:11 AM   #2
FF
Guru
 
FF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 19,622
"Any suggestions would be appreciated."

Find out what wiper motor the factory installed and buy one.

Remember NEVER run the wiper on dry glass
__________________

FF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2019, 06:29 PM   #3
Veteran Member
 
City: Coral Gables
Country: US
Vessel Name: Tonic
Vessel Model: 2007 Mainship Pilot Sedan 34
Join Date: Mar 2018
Posts: 61
I have a Pilot 34 which I had to replace a wiper motor on. The original model was a Marinco AFI that was discontinued. I ended up using the AFI 1.5 model which had the same bolt pattern to mount to the windshield. If the AFI 1000 can move the size wiper you need, the next check would be the mounting holes. If mounted directly to the glass as mine is you need to have the mounting holes in place already. Since Mainship offered the electric wiper and used AFI motors, my guess is you're on the right track.

Good luck
Tonic1 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2019, 07:26 PM   #4
Member
 
City: Stuart
Country: United States
Join Date: Jul 2019
Posts: 7
Thanks;
there are no mounting holes. After reading about all the windshields that got cracked during these installations, i may just go with Rainx.
Steve
steve Dublin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2019, 08:31 PM   #5
Veteran Member
 
City: Coral Gables
Country: US
Vessel Name: Tonic
Vessel Model: 2007 Mainship Pilot Sedan 34
Join Date: Mar 2018
Posts: 61
One of those cracked windshields was mine. Learned the hard way that the motor was not mounted flush. I've heard of some ceramic coatings for glass that are supposed to be even better than RainX, might be worth a web search.
Tonic1 is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:15 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012
×