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Forum: Boats | For Sale & Wanted 10-18-2019, 06:27 PM
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Views: 1,127
Posted By gotfw
2000 Mainship 390 New Price

Hello all. We have decided to offer our vessel with a new price of $113,500. This includes a new Refrigerator ( Nova Kool RFU6200 6 CU FT ) which is the same as the original and have rebuilt the head...
Forum: Harbor Chat 10-05-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,630
Posted By gotfw
My favorite IOS feature is extremely old. I was...

My favorite IOS feature is extremely old. I was lucky enough to mistakenly purchase Apple stock when Jobs was fired for $26. It has done well.
Forum: General Discussion 04-09-2019, 05:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,272
Posted By gotfw
390 water

Try your hand first. The O rings go bad after a year or so.
Forum: General Discussion 04-08-2019, 10:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,272
Posted By gotfw
390 leak

Before you do too many tests check the fore and aft washdown faucets. A whack on the faucet will delay the need for immediate repairs.
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 04-02-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 647
Posted By gotfw
I unscrewed the faucet, cut the hose and...

I unscrewed the faucet, cut the hose and installed a 3 way valve to feed the washer or hose.
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 03-30-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 647
Posted By gotfw
I installed a 110 volt pressure washer above the...

I installed a 110 volt pressure washer above the bow thruster, connected to water and ran a quick connect for the washer up to panel where the washdown is. I used fresh water as the flow rate is low....
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 03-29-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 647
Posted By gotfw
390 Bow water

You can access the water line under the Queen Bed.
Forum: General Discussion 02-18-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 449
Posted By gotfw
I doubt anyone would call a 65 foot Hatteras a...

I doubt anyone would call a 65 foot Hatteras a houseboat.
Forum: General Discussion 07-30-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,237
Posted By gotfw
Towing

I tow a 19 footbGrady behind my Mainship 390 with no noticeable difference than our 11 food Zodiac. I had Weaver davits for a while but found towing was equally effective in my case. Ymmv.
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 12-25-2016, 06:03 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 11,855
Posted By gotfw
LED Flare

It does flash a sos signal and is very bright.
Forum: General Discussion 08-10-2016, 04:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,479
Posted By gotfw
Towing

I rregularly tow a 19 Grady behind my Mainship. I would suggest be prepared to snugly side tie the CC. Locks are not an issue if you are prepared. Having the CC also can be a safety feature in the...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 08-09-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,736
Posted By gotfw
Sunglasses

Consider steepandcheap dot com. They have costa 580's on sale for around $75 or so. It may take a week or two for them to go on sale but they are a great value.
Forum: Cruising and Events - Gulf Coast 04-15-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,936
Posted By gotfw
Biloxi to Venice

I have done it many times in a 20 CC and once in a 58 Hatteras. The place to watch is the area between the two. Baptiste Collette is deep and wide
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 04-04-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,542
Posted By gotfw
How far

300 feet
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 09-09-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,745
Posted By gotfw
I have a 25kg/55lb Rocna on my 2000 390 Mainship....

I have a 25kg/55lb Rocna on my 2000 390 Mainship. It fits the pulpit perfectly.
Forum: General Discussion 04-13-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,372
Posted By gotfw
Amazon carries Racing tans with a vent for $32. I...

Amazon carries Racing tans with a vent for $32. I have 3 and they work fine.
Amazon.com: VP Racing Fuels 3512 Red Motorsport Jug - 5 Gallon Capacity: Automotive...
Forum: Dinghys and Smaller Boats 07-19-2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,498
Posted By gotfw
The battery weighs less than 15 pounds, the motor...

The battery weighs less than 15 pounds, the motor 106 pounds, I have bursitis in my shoulder, this works for me. The engine is extremely hard to hand crank.
By the way I am using a modern keyboard...
Forum: Dinghys and Smaller Boats 07-19-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,498
Posted By gotfw
Did I mention........I love the electric start!!!

Did I mention........I love the electric start!!!
Forum: Dinghys and Smaller Boats 07-19-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,498
Posted By gotfw
20 Suzuki

I recently bought an injected electric start 20 hp Suzuki. It planes my 10 Avon rib at half throttle with 2 on board and if I am alone will plane after a moderate bow lift. I fought old 2strokes for...
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