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Old 10-03-2018, 03:26 PM   #1
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Oil Check MainShip

Hello,
This might be a stupid question but here goes;
I have a 99 MainShip with twin Yanmars. It seems I'm to fat and old to reach the dipstick on the starboard engine. I took off all floor covers and still no dice. Does anyone have a secret way to either get to the dip stick or a method to modify it so it would be easier in the future? One of my skinny grandsons lives 2 hours away so it's a bit hard to get him to the slip in a timely manner.

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Old 10-03-2018, 03:47 PM   #2
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My Yan had a dipstick on both sides.
We have a 6LYA-STP
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Old 10-03-2018, 03:58 PM   #3
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Don't know your engine but some engines can have the dipstick on either side.
Ask your dealer if your engine can have the dipstick relocated or if there is a kit for another unit.
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They have a small dip stick on the inside plus the regular dip stick on the outside. I can check both engines from the center "hallway" in the engine room. It's central to the engine about 1/2 way down. Maybe it's an option? Looks like a small dip stick.
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