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Forum: Marlow - Mainship Yesterday, 03:36 PM
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Posted By djmarchand
Glad you got the info you needed. Marlow wouldn't...

Glad you got the info you needed. Marlow wouldn't have a clue.


David
Forum: Marlow - Mainship Yesterday, 02:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 93
Posted By djmarchand
I don't think Marlow knows anything or much cares...

I don't think Marlow knows anything or much cares about older Mainships.

But there are lots of Pilot 30/31 owner who can help. What is your question?

David
Forum: Welcome Mat 07-19-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 322
Posted By djmarchand
Welcome aboard, and let me comment on your...

Welcome aboard, and let me comment on your engines a bit. The Volvo 40As are generally a solid engine with a few quirks. They do smoke a lot on startup and that is inherent with that engine. In your...
Forum: General Discussion 07-19-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,073
Posted By djmarchand
When we lived in SoCal and often cruised to...

When we lived in SoCal and often cruised to Catalina Island for the weekend, my personal rule of thumb was a forecast of 5' seas or less. Once or twice we got into 6'+ and regretted it. It wasn't...
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 07-18-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 663
Posted By djmarchand
Look at their new Pilot models. Lots of foo foo...

Look at their new Pilot models. Lots of foo foo stuff- looks pretty to some, but isn't very utilitarian. All of which costs money. Mainship didn't do that.



David
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 07-18-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 663
Posted By djmarchand
Marlow couldn't possibly build a Mainship 400...

Marlow couldn't possibly build a Mainship 400 much less a 34T and make money in that segment. Too much foo foo and some real quality improvements means they would have to charge $100K more than what...
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 07-17-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 436
Posted By djmarchand
Yes, brushes are the most common failure point on...

Yes, brushes are the most common failure point on a windlass motor. They wear down and stop making good contact with the commutator.

Find a good automotive starter/alternator shop to do the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-17-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 379
Posted By djmarchand
Garmin announced a few months ago that due to the...

Garmin announced a few months ago that due to the European security rules, they were revamping their Active Captain database. AFAIK they have not released the interface specs to any third party...
Forum: Harbor Chat 07-17-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 539
Posted By djmarchand
I did read Comey's book and found it very self...

I did read Comey's book and found it very self serving and also written to demean Trump- talking about the rumored pissing contest and the size of Trump's hands in comparison to his own. I also...
Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By djmarchand
You can buy the mooring equipment as a simple...

You can buy the mooring equipment as a simple cash sale. But an in place mooring implies some marine rights also and those are usually conferred by the local town.

Each town is different. Some...
Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 779
Posted By djmarchand
I was the one who noted how Blackstone infers...

I was the one who noted how Blackstone infers glycol from SODIUM (I hope that is what I said, not silicon). But sodium concentration is worthless to infer glycol in a marine engine. EVERY marine...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 07-16-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By djmarchand
A good setup with two alternators is to have the...

A good setup with two alternators is to have the low output one charge the starting battery and the high output charge the house bank.


The only problem will be figuring out bracketing and belts...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 07-16-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 617
Posted By djmarchand
Not sure it is the vent hose, particularly since...

Not sure it is the vent hose, particularly since the other head presumably pumps ok. So probably a blocked or kinked main hose from the head to the tank. Also possibly a problem with the head pump.
...
Forum: Power Systems 07-15-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 644
Posted By djmarchand
No dealer buys a multimillion dollar yacht as a...

No dealer buys a multimillion dollar yacht as a demo. That boat was probably used as the dealer's personal yacht, much like new car "demos" are used by a car dealer (and his family). The advantage I...
Forum: Power Systems 07-15-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,451
Posted By djmarchand
Years ago, and maybe Ski will remember this as he...

Years ago, and maybe Ski will remember this as he came out and took a look at it then, I had twin Yanmar 3GM30Fs in a sailing catamaran. The port engine ran fine, but the starboard engine was a...
Forum: Power Systems 07-14-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 549
Posted By djmarchand
This is just me. I have seen many mounts changed...

This is just me. I have seen many mounts changed to correct a problem and it didn't do any good. So I would listen to your mechanic. Sure, correct any bad installation issues like poor alignment, but...
Forum: Power Systems 07-13-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,451
Posted By djmarchand
:thumb: David

:thumb: David
Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast 07-13-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By djmarchand
The Jackson Creek entrance to Deltaville is quite...

The Jackson Creek entrance to Deltaville is quite doable with 5' of draft. The chart says 7.5' but some years ago I went aground smack in the middle of the channel at low tide with a 6' draft...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 07-11-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 174
Posted By djmarchand
Raritan has two marine waste treatment systems,...

Raritan has two marine waste treatment systems, the Lectrasan and the Purasan. Both do the same thing: kill the bacteria in the waste with chlorine. The Lectrasan generates the chlorine from salt...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 07-11-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 174
Posted By djmarchand
The Purasan system treats waste to kill bacteria...

The Purasan system treats waste to kill bacteria and probably most smell, but does nothing about its BOD (biological oxygen demand) load that depletes oxygen in lakes and seas.

It does make the...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 07-11-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 711
Posted By djmarchand
I don't quite understand your question. GC...

I don't quite understand your question. GC batteries come in two varieties: GC1 and GC2. The GC2s have slightly more AH capacity but only about 5-10% more The dimensions are the same and the weight...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 07-11-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,611
Posted By djmarchand
The Active Captain website map is slowly getting...

The Active Captain website map is slowly getting better but far from the functionality of the original Jeff Siegel website. It now remembers your last location and map preference rather than pointing...
Forum: Cruising and Events - Gulf Coast 07-11-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 134
Posted By djmarchand
Jimmy Cornell's World Cruising Routes should be a...

Jimmy Cornell's World Cruising Routes should be a good resource about weather and routes to take.

Fishing is probably controlled within the 200 miles of the US in its Exclusive Economic Zone. But...
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 07-11-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 691
Posted By djmarchand
I would be very surprised if any Yanmar in a...

I would be very surprised if any Yanmar in a Mainship wasn't an "A" engine.

Also my understanding is that the "E" in STE is an export engine, ie not for the Japanese market, which may or may not...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 07-11-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By djmarchand
Is the Y valve really moving when you turn the...

Is the Y valve really moving when you turn the handle. What you describe sounds like the Y valve is stuck half way between the two positions so the macerator pump is pulling air from the deck fill...
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