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Old 04-23-2014, 07:24 AM   #1
City: Stuart, FL
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Vessel Name: Spindrift
Vessel Model: Mainship pilot 34
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Question on mainship engine mounts

Our most recent boat Is a mainship 34' pilot which we've had for 4 years and loved. We are looking at a mainship 34T to buy. I was in the engine compartment yesterday and the port engines rear engine mounts appear to have been adjusted down about 1/2". Short hauling today. Anyone have any thoughts?

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Old 04-23-2014, 08:02 AM   #2
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City: Carrabelle, FL
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Vessel Model: '05 Mainship 40T
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Not a definitive answer, but our 2005 400T has some issues with engine alignment. The angle of the engines is such that you can't get a really straight shot at the shaft logs and struts. It works but the mounts are maxed out and I've been told by a boat yard that I am going to go through a lot of cutlass bearings.

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Old 04-23-2014, 10:57 AM   #3
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Alignment is different in and out of the water. Better do an alignment before you haul out. If you're having trouble w access have a professional do it. Then check it before hauling and if you're curious after and then again in the water.

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Old 04-23-2014, 11:31 AM   #4
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A quick redneck alignment check is to rotate shaft by hand. If it turns very freely (it should) alignment can't be too far off.

If any doubt, check it before you haul.
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