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Old 02-13-2018, 06:49 PM   #1
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So just as I am getting the logistics together on a Mainship 400 purchase a boat much closer to what I truly have been seeking pops up. I know some basics about these but wondering if some owners could chime in? I've never given thought to a steel boat but this one gives me the warm and fuzzies. Wondering what one might expect from a 13 year old Seahorse make.

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Old 02-13-2018, 09:18 PM   #2
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How has Markpierce not been all over this?
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Old 02-13-2018, 09:41 PM   #3
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There were 2 of these for sale in my area, I believe one still is (Port Angeles, WA). I have not looked at them closely but I like the lines.

We have a version that of the same JD engine, and although we have owned it a short time - I like what I read and how it operates.

If the boat makes your heart sing, there is not much else to worry about.


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Old 02-13-2018, 09:43 PM   #4
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He'll get there guys. Give him time. Might be out communing with nature and with all the trappings of the city life turned off. If so, good on him.
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Old 02-13-2018, 09:50 PM   #6
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aviatohi, search "Seahorse" on www.boatpoint.com.au.The boat was listed for auction in early December 2017. Perhaps it did not sell, or the buyer is reselling. Markpierce (mentioned above) loves his.
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Old 02-13-2018, 10:02 PM   #7
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Have directly answered Aviatohi's personal question to me. ... My naturally-aspirated 4-cylinder JD "sings" and runs as smooth as a sewing machine.
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He'll get there guys. Give him time. Might be out communing with nature and with all the trappings of the city life turned off. If so, good on him.
Yeah, spent time on the southern Mendocino Coast (Gualala) in one of St. Orres cabins (my only Internet connection is with a desktop computer at home), then celebrating second son's 35th birthday, and anticipating Valentine's Day. Life is busy.
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So just as I am getting the logistics together on a Mainship 400 purchase a boat much closer to what I truly have been seeking pops up. I know some basics about these but wondering if some owners could chime in? I've never given thought to a steel boat but this one gives me the warm and fuzzies. Wondering what one might expect from a 13 year old Seahorse make.

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This boat went up for online auction in December. Opening bid was AUD$89,000, but there were no bids. I would have bid if it was closer to home.
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The Seahorse Coot looks like a great boat. My only disappointment is the 'wet head'.

Maybe one that is a few feet longer would include a separate shower and you will have more space to fill up with parts and clothing and and and. But you get the boat you want and ignore my comment. I bought a 34ft and in hindsight, the 42 would have been better. I am very happy with my boat but potential sailing partners.... well let's say, I had one come on board spent 5 minutes looking around and determined too small, not enough closet space. LOL Her loss.
I offered 1/2 the closet and a drawer. I think she remembered my 46ft Nordhavn too much. LOL
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aviatohi, search "Seahorse" on www.boatpoint.com.au.The boat was listed for auction in early December 2017. Perhaps it did not sell, or the buyer is reselling. Markpierce (mentioned above) loves his.
Either the URL is broken or the boat has been sold.
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The link had part of the next sentence from the post included, so no worky.

The boat is still listed on the site, but has no price listed unlike the Yachtworld listing.

Here is the specific boatpoint link to this boat if you still want to look it over:
http://www.boatpoint.com.au/boats/de...=0&pss=Premium
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age, that "as is" does get my negative attention.
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Yes. The 'as is' got my attention too, especially after the write up about it handling well in a monsoon yet now is for sale for a higher price than a failed auction with no bids. Too many connotations here. That's how my brain works even though I'm aware that it may be nothing. It is a very nice looking vessel regardless.

FYI. Fat fingers and overzealous word correction software conspire to make my posts interesting, to say the least. Age has nothing to do with it with those two culprits looking to sabotage what I type.
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OP, would I be correct in assuming that the Seahorse Coot is giving you the "warm and fuzzies" because it's better looking than Mainship 400? To me, pilothouse type boats are the best looking. But there is something that might matter to you on the smaller ones and that is the saloon being much lower than deck level. On most larger ones, the saloon is deck level or slightly higher and the pilothouse raised. On deck-level saloons, you have a much better view of the outside in a seated position whereas on lowered saloons, you have to stand to get a good view. To me a good view is seeing the water. Maybe something to look at when you tour the boat.
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There is (was) a Coot for sale in town. Not to be critical but what surprises me is how small the interior is. Wide side decks and low freeboard means no accommodations under the side decks. So the interior is only as wide as the house.
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There is (was) a Coot for sale in town. Not to be critical but what surprises me is how small the interior is. Wide side decks and low freeboard means no accommodations under the side decks. So the interior is only as wide as the house.
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Old 02-14-2018, 12:52 PM   #20
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Thanks for the feedback. I think what will happen is I will aim low on the Mainship since it is very new to the market. If that owner says no I will aim lower on the Coot. Both pending inspection. Apart from the trip "home" most of the trips would be inside the Bay of Thailand and average about 100 nm each way. The Mainship would be slightly quicker on that, and has additional speed when necessary. But I'm sure the Coot could get the job done as well as having more ruggedness when dealing with some of the more remote parts of Thailand (and fish traps just below the surface). Just wonder what the Seahorse products are like 13 years down the road and how many corrosion issues I am looking at since it sounds like the boat has not been used in a year or two. The broker has said some "non structural" steel elements will need cutting and replacing. That doesn't concern me as much as the hitherto unknown structural damage which is probably occurring. Considering the following photos.



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