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Forum: Marlow - Mainship Yesterday, 10:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 378
Posted By jimL
I removed the sump check valve and have not had...

I removed the sump check valve and have not had any issues. When leaving the boat for a while - to reduce the probability of smells, I run fresh water down the drain - enough so the sump rinses, and...
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 12-15-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By jimL
Maybe the PO removed the pump? If you remove the...

Maybe the PO removed the pump? If you remove the shower sump - which isn't a big job, you will have better access to where the bilge pump is supposed to be.
Forum: General Discussion 11-28-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,570
Posted By jimL
I second everything Cruzer said - Thanks OLOH...

I second everything Cruzer said - Thanks OLOH Crew!

I completely endorse Donavan's Shady Harbor Marina - our former home base. Shady Harbor has terrific services and friendly boaters that are...
Forum: General Discussion 11-14-2019, 09:40 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,081
Posted By jimL
AB = AB inflatables = ABInflatablesusa -...

AB = AB inflatables = ABInflatablesusa - Inflatable Boats & Recreational Tenders (http://www.abinflatablesusa.com)
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 11-06-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 932
Posted By jimL
Yup, I have the same issue - the letters peeling...

Yup, I have the same issue - the letters peeling off. Thanks for the tip.

Chas and Bev - good to hear from you. I hope you are traveling...

Jim
Forum: Kadey - Krogen 11-05-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,999
Posted By jimL
Congratulations! Keep us posted on your...

Congratulations! Keep us posted on your transition!

Jim
Forum: Kadey - Krogen 11-03-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,999
Posted By jimL
Congratulations! As one who is currently...

Congratulations!
As one who is currently looking at KK's (saw two at Stuart FL this week), can you give us any vitals on your new yacht? Set up, power, layout etc.... or a link?

Thanks,

Jim
Forum: Kadey - Krogen 10-31-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,999
Posted By jimL
Congradts!

Congradts!
Forum: General Discussion 10-24-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,246
Posted By jimL
Thanks everyone. As stated, this is my first...

Thanks everyone.
As stated, this is my first season in salt water and I'm learning after years in fresh water. All of your advice has been very helpful. I'm headed to the boat this weekend to try...
Forum: General Discussion 10-22-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,246
Posted By jimL
Thanks Steve and BoatNut, no steel wire brush?...

Thanks Steve and BoatNut, no steel wire brush? Wouldn't the steel filaments eventually rust and dissolve? Would the hurt the bronze rudder and running gear?

Jim
Forum: General Discussion 10-22-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 445
Posted By jimL
It took me about 30 minutes to change the...

It took me about 30 minutes to change the stuffing on each prop with GFO while on the hard. It could take longer depending on the access. A special inexpensive tool is needed - kind of like a small...
Forum: General Discussion 10-21-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,246
Posted By jimL
We just had our Mainship trawler hauled in CT on...

We just had our Mainship trawler hauled in CT on Long Island Sound - first season in salt water. I had zincs on the prop shafts and trim tabs as well as on the transom. The prop shaft zincs are gone,...
Forum: Kadey - Krogen 10-14-2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,999
Posted By jimL
Congratulations! We are a few years behind you,...

Congratulations! We are a few years behind you, and moving forward smartly! Enjoy and do keep us informed.

Jim L
Forum: General Discussion 10-07-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,081
Posted By jimL
We have the AB 9.5' with the unpainted aluminum...

We have the AB 9.5' with the unpainted aluminum hull and a 15 hp Tohatsu and love it. The aluminum hull cuts through the chop and together with the motor is around 200 lbs. BTW the Motor is electric...
Forum: General Maintenance 07-21-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 256
Posted By jimL
Water Heater Replacement - Mainship 430 Aft cabin trawler

We are replacing our water heater in our Mainship 430 aft cabin trawler. Is there a trick in getting to the rear mounting bracket? There is not of lot of clearance between the top of the heater and...
Forum: General Maintenance 07-21-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,618
Posted By jimL
Thanks all, I'm replacing the water heater.

Thanks all, I'm replacing the water heater.
Forum: General Maintenance 07-15-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,618
Posted By jimL
Thanks Peggy. We always value your advice. ...

Thanks Peggy. We always value your advice.

Jim
Forum: General Maintenance 07-14-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,618
Posted By jimL
I have an update: I had thought the Camaco...

I have an update:

I had thought the Camaco treatment was working well, until we revisited the boat this weekend. The smell was present though the hot water tank water.

Some back ground: we...
Forum: General Maintenance 07-07-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,618
Posted By jimL
I could not remove the tank valve without...

I could not remove the tank valve without damaging it, so decided to use the Camco to see if that woks. So I used the Camco rinse and it eliminated the smell of rotten eggs from the hot water side. I...
Forum: General Maintenance 07-01-2019, 05:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,618
Posted By jimL
I have that 'rotten egg' smell, only when using...

I have that 'rotten egg' smell, only when using hot water. I have a Seaward hot water heater with no anode (although I can replace the drain cock with an anode). The smell just started. I have had...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 06-30-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 458
Posted By jimL
Replacement of Anode on Hot Water Heater – Rotten Eggs Smell

Hi there,

I have a Seaward hot water heater model HF-2050. Recently the water smells like a bunch of rotten eggs or worse. Their website says to “Simply replace the drain plug with a screw in...
Forum: Power Systems 06-19-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 392
Posted By jimL
Fresh Water Rinse Capability, located in Salt Water?

We have twin Yanmars 370 hp (Yanmar 6LYA) in a 2005 Mainship 430 aft cabin trawler.

The boat has been mostly in fresh water for the last 10 years or so and we recently moved it to salt water to...
Forum: General Maintenance 05-28-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 557
Posted By jimL
Regarding what oliver and Shrew indicated above; ...

Regarding what oliver and Shrew indicated above;

In hard water it is likely that the white bits in the screen are precipitates from the water. and The white stuff is common (I risk saying it...
Forum: General Discussion 05-17-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,151
Posted By jimL
This link will show what the actual situation is...

This link will show what the actual situation is at the Waterford NY wall. This is where the Erie canal flight of locks is and as the canal meets the Hudson River. This is a key intersection of the...
Forum: General Discussion 05-17-2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 808
Posted By jimL
Hey M/Y OLOH Captain and crew! Thanks for...

Hey M/Y OLOH Captain and crew! Thanks for responding. We're following your trip North via your blog. Looking forward to catching up when you finally land in the North.

Thanks for the advice about...
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