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Old 03-13-2014, 07:27 PM   #1
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New to Trawlers just a old sailor

Hi All
I just got a 40ft. trawler with twin ford lehman 120 and diesel genset. The boat was supposed to be a marine trader but I am not sure since the hull number starts with PAS40. I live on my sailboat in Maryland and I for one am ready for this winter to be over.
The trawler has been sitting about 4yrs so I have some work ahead of me. I did find that the fuel tanks are full and have started the diesels which came to life almost instantly with 40psi oil pressure so I am a happy camper. The genset is another story. It does run and has good oil pressure but will not stay running the start reset button pops out. It may be a bad oil sender switch but will check it out farther another day.
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Old 03-13-2014, 07:36 PM   #2
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Welcome to the Forum. Lots of old sailors on here, so you should be right at home. There will undoubtedly be lots of advice to you on what to do with regard to a trawler which has been sitting for about 4 years, and most (perhaps all) of them have a lot more expertise than I do. So I will just say welcome aboard and leave it at that.
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Old 03-13-2014, 07:41 PM   #3
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Thanks I look forward to the trawler adventure
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Old 03-13-2014, 07:46 PM   #4
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Chris, Would the genset be an onan? If so I would check the heat exchanger. If it's running and getting hot it will trip the button and kill it. Good luck and welcome to tf.
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Old 03-13-2014, 07:57 PM   #5
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Old 03-13-2014, 08:33 PM   #6
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Greetings,
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Old 03-13-2014, 10:32 PM   #7
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Also - my welcome aboard.. wow.. 4 years of sitting... hope you don't have any surprises - lots of things can deteriorate in that amount of time... you're not new to boating, so your learning curve won't be 180 degrees.. Welcome and please post photos as you peel back this gem..
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Old 03-13-2014, 11:16 PM   #8
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Welcome! Nice leap into trawlerville and all of its quirks.
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Old 03-14-2014, 05:38 AM   #9
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Welcome our 40 ft 1986 Marine Trader had set up with no operation for 7 years. We are still working on it as we cruise.
Here are some resources on Marine Traders

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Welcome from another sailor, don't want to commit to being an ex-sailor yet.
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Welcome Aboard! We bought a "idled" boat and spent 2 years getting her ready to cruise. That first splash is worth all the work. Still things to do, but that's true of any boat. We'll fix the minor things of the fly.
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