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Forum: Harbor Chat 01-01-2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 805
Posted By Jeff F
Glad our folks are helping. Having opposing...

Glad our folks are helping. Having opposing seasons makes sharing resources easier.

It sounds really horrific. I've been following closely as I lived in the affected area a few years ago and one...
Forum: General Discussion 01-01-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,486
Posted By Jeff F
I agree that the destination isn't worth the...

I agree that the destination isn't worth the return trip. Everyone I know who has sailed to Bermuda did so as a leg in a longer voyage or were racing.

You could make it a triangle - it's...
Forum: Power Systems 12-22-2019, 03:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,021
Posted By Jeff F
It is pretty cool. You've gained a very useful...

It is pretty cool. You've gained a very useful skill.
Forum: Welcome Mat 12-20-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 427
Posted By Jeff F
Welcome and congratulations. I have a sistership,...

Welcome and congratulations. I have a sistership, and your story sounds familar. I bought mine 4 years ago and completed the loop in Sept. Still happy with my choice of boat.
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 12-20-2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,236
Posted By Jeff F
Welcome aboard. I have a well traveled M1. Good...

Welcome aboard. I have a well traveled M1. Good boat. There's lots of expertise and advice here on any issues you're likely to encounter. Also lots in the archives that's worth reviewing.
Forum: Welcome Mat 11-29-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,383
Posted By Jeff F
Not much current on the Mississippi above St...

Not much current on the Mississippi above St Louis, as it's dammed. I wouldn't be concerned.
Forum: General Discussion 11-16-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 381
Posted By Jeff F
Here! I was in a similar position when I went...

Here! I was in a similar position when I went shopping for my first big power boat, and ended up with a Mainship 34. It's a good choice in the older/cheaper range. Have single-handed mine >10k...
Forum: General Discussion 10-27-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,768
Posted By Jeff F
It may be worth while spending a bit of...

It may be worth while spending a bit of time/money to ensure what you've got is operational. But I wouldn't be replacing them in preparation for a sale.
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 10-25-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 858
Posted By Jeff F
I went up to Sanford in March, and really enjoyed...

I went up to Sanford in March, and really enjoyed the trip. Much of it is in quiet old Florida, and away from the crowds once you clear Jacksonville area. Lots of water.
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 10-24-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,986
Posted By Jeff F
Good point. I recently sold a house in the hot SW...

Good point. I recently sold a house in the hot SW Ontario market. We had multiple offers, five above the asking price. Of those five, one was from a neighbor I didn't know, and one was from friends...
Forum: Custom Builds & Refit Projects 10-23-2019, 11:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,589
Posted By Jeff F
I thought about looping on a sailboat. I'm...

I thought about looping on a sailboat. I'm really glad I didn't. In comparison to a sailboat of similar displacement my Mainship 34 wins on draft, interior space and light, speed on demand, and much...
Forum: Cruising and Events - East Coast 10-20-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 552
Posted By Jeff F
Welcome. I remember chatting with you a couple of...

Welcome. I remember chatting with you a couple of years ago when I was passing through. Nice spot.

Are you going exploring on a smaller boat?
Forum: Welcome Mat 10-19-2019, 09:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 337
Posted By Jeff F
Welcome aboard. Are you on the south shore? The...

Welcome aboard. Are you on the south shore? The Pilot seems like a great boat for that area.
Forum: General Discussion 10-13-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By Jeff F
I understand your complaint. I don't have any...

I understand your complaint. I don't have any specific guidance on TTs, but suspect it's a characteristic of the broad type. My Mainship 34 feels very lively at rest, even compared to my sailboat...
Forum: Californian 10-10-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,540
Posted By Jeff F
Yes, if you operate at semi-planing speeds. I...

Yes, if you operate at semi-planing speeds. I have them on my hard chined semi displacement Mainship 34 and they make a big difference in the 8-12 knot range, improving speed, ride and forward...
Forum: Power Systems 10-02-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,005
Posted By Jeff F
Lots of good advice here. I'm curious about the...

Lots of good advice here. I'm curious about the actual 'elevated temperature' - is it above spec? That's a small motor to be supplying a heater - maybe it ran cold until you removed the heater loop...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 09-25-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 981
Posted By Jeff F
I've been using an Android tablet to connect to...

I've been using an Android tablet to connect to my Garmin 942xs over WiFi, mirroring the MFD on the tablet. There is a bit of lag sometimes when panning, changing screens, etc but overall it works...
Forum: Power Systems 09-24-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,780
Posted By Jeff F
The rack movement you describe doesn't sound...

The rack movement you describe doesn't sound right to me. I have the same unit. From memory the solenoid gets power to run from both the preheat circuit and the sensor shut off circuit. It should...
Forum: General Discussion 09-16-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,229
Posted By Jeff F
This is my on-board collection 94065

This is my on-board collection
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Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 09-16-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,874
Posted By Jeff F
I have the Balmar SG200 on my sailboat. It...

I have the Balmar SG200 on my sailboat. It worked flawlessly until I got rid of the dedicated starting battery for my little Yanmar 1gm10 in favour of a beefed up single bank for house and starting....
Forum: General Discussion 09-16-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,215
Posted By Jeff F
I'm not sure there is a 'normal' when it comes to...

I'm not sure there is a 'normal' when it comes to how these things work. Some brokers are very resistant to sharing commissions.

If you're seriously interested in the boat make an offer, and in...
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,102
Posted By Jeff F
Lots of good advice here. Boat ageism is...

Lots of good advice here.

Boat ageism is rampant, and I understand why it happens. But there are usually ways around it.

I just arrived in Toronto aboard my 1978 boat and am seeking a...
Forum: Welcome Mat 09-13-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 236
Posted By Jeff F
Welcome, and congratulations. Where will you...

Welcome, and congratulations. Where will you keep the boat? I just brought my power boat to Toronto and will be living aboard downtown this winter.
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,806
Posted By Jeff F
You can do that segment in hops. Lots of places...

You can do that segment in hops. Lots of places to put in between Halifax and Yarmouth on the NS side and up to Bar Harbor or farther east on the US side.

I agree on the challenge of doing...
Forum: Welcome Mat 09-12-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,664
Posted By Jeff F
Welcome, and congratulations. I saw a bunch of...

Welcome, and congratulations. I saw a bunch of R31s while looping, and the owners I talked to liked them. One couple trailered theirs from BC to the great lakes and looped. Nice versatile boat.
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