Hello forum folks, I have been lurking for a while and figured I should introduce myself. I'm in the midst of some repairs and upgrades to an older Mainship 34 mark 3 my father bought back in September and I found this site to be a great source of valuable information. The boat was well cared for and surveyed well for its age but it will be used a bit differently than the prior owner's use so we are installing a generator and adding some electronics in addition to some typical repairs. My entire family has a fair amount of time on the water but this style of boating is new to us and fun to experience. I find the experiences and preferences shared on this site regarding various ships systems to be very useful and I want to incorporate the various lessons learned into any change we make to this old boat. Now that I’ve introduced myself I’ll have a few specific questions to post in the other sections of the forum. Thanks for access to this excellent site and the knowledge everyone has contributed.