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Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 10-26-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,775
Posted By Bilgewater
Geico

We lost our Mainship 34 to Florence. Had Geico through BoatUS. We purchased it in March, and had just completed prepping the boat for the Fall cruising season. I contacted them about the loss, and...
Forum: General Discussion 10-11-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By Bilgewater
8v53n

Lost my Mainship 34 to Florence, so the hunt begins again for a boat. Looking at some with Detroit 8V53N diesels. Looking for thoughts, experiences, warnings about these. All my previous boats had...
Forum: Gulfstar 10-07-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 998
Posted By Bilgewater
I had a 73 Mk1 Gulfstar for about 3 years. The...

I had a 73 Mk1 Gulfstar for about 3 years. The hull is solid glass, and almost bullet proof. The decks are balsa cored. Expect to find spongy spots anywhere hardware was installed, either screwed...
Forum: General Discussion 06-18-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 699
Posted By Bilgewater
I called about that boat last year. I told the...

I called about that boat last year. I told the broker that Taiwan boats of that vintage are know for leaking fuel tanks, spongy decks, leaking windows and rotted wood. He said I described it pretty...
Forum: General Discussion 06-06-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By Bilgewater
I mentioned in the original post that I plan to...

I mentioned in the original post that I plan to dip the tank from the fill port on deck. There is very little clearance between the top of the tank and the salon deck, and it's really un-accessable...
Forum: General Discussion 06-05-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By Bilgewater
Mainship dip stick?

I have doubts about the accuracy of my new-to-me 1978 Mainship mk1 fuel gauges. My former Gulfstar had a dip stick in the main tank that worked like a charm. After pulling a side panel, it looks to...
Forum: General Discussion 06-01-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,124
Posted By Bilgewater
Me at the helm, good friend in the cockpit, my...

Me at the helm, good friend in the cockpit, my Great First Mate on the foredeck ready to throw at line at a recent yacht club raft up. Great friends, great times.
Forum: General Discussion 05-01-2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 345
Posted By Bilgewater
Ditto Kirk Hathaway:thumb::thumb::thumb:

Ditto Kirk Hathaway:thumb::thumb::thumb:
Forum: General Discussion 04-14-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 247
Posted By Bilgewater
1978 Mainship 34 prior owner?

Cleaning up my new to me boat I discovered that it was once called "Off Line" home ported in Punta Gorda, Florida. She's serial number 150. Any chance a forum member once owned her?
Forum: General Discussion 04-09-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 272
Posted By Bilgewater
Mainship port lights

I need to replace the four original ports on our 1978 34 Mk1 trawler. I believe they are made by Beckson, but I'm not sure how to measure to get the proper size. The "glass" area is 7 x 14 in the...
Forum: General Discussion 04-07-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,973
Posted By Bilgewater
I use MXMariner (purchased 2 years ago from A/C)...

I use MXMariner (purchased 2 years ago from A/C) on a tablet as my sole chart plotter. Active Captain is used in trip planning for marinas mostly. Most hazards seem to be mis-marked or non...
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 04-04-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,432
Posted By Bilgewater
Boomerang - Looks like I have the sister ship,...

Boomerang - Looks like I have the sister ship, #150, to your boat. How cool is that?
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 273
Posted By Bilgewater
1978 Mainship 34

Hello friends. Good to be back on the forum. We just bought a 78 Mainship 34, #150, from a private seller on Craig's list. It was repowered in 93 with a Perkins range 4 M240Ti. Tranny replaced in...
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 03-24-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,338
Posted By Bilgewater
Mass loaded vinyl???? Do you have pictures,...

Mass loaded vinyl???? Do you have pictures, sources, price? I assume it is a sound proofing product.

Thanks.
Forum: Power Systems 01-10-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 566
Posted By Bilgewater
Hp from SN?

Is it possible to determine the hp of an engine from the serial number? Specifically, a Perkins T6-354. The number is TU33247U850169W. The owner says it has 240hp. I know these started at 165 and...
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 10-04-2017, 05:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,705
Posted By Bilgewater
How thick was the core on in the cockpit, and...

How thick was the core on in the cockpit, and what did you replace it with?
Forum: General Discussion 10-17-2016, 05:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 959
Posted By Bilgewater
Some Trojan owners report cruising at 15 to 18...

Some Trojan owners report cruising at 15 to 18 kts and burning 18 to 20 gph. That gets close to 1mpg, which seems to be a goal for gas engines. I would think running at 10 kts would improve...
Forum: General Discussion 10-16-2016, 07:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 959
Posted By Bilgewater
Gas power choices

Times change, life goes on. We sold our Gulstar 36 last September in Sheboygan, WI, having decided that living aboard full time wasn't for us. By the way, the boat is for sale on Yachtworld in St....
Forum: Classifieds Archive - Closed To New Posts 09-14-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,697
Posted By Bilgewater
Gulfstar 36 for sale

Man plans, God laughs. After two and a half years of prep work, we have to give up our Gulfstar after 3 months on the loop. The boat is in Sheboygan, Wisconsin at Harbor Center Marina. Online...
Forum: General Discussion 07-31-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,037
Posted By Bilgewater
I also have the Perkins 4-236 and like them. I...

I also have the Perkins 4-236 and like them. I did lose a main fuel injection pump last year. The engine had 2550 hours, but was 43 years old. I guess it was time. This year, prior to moving...
Forum: General Discussion 07-31-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,777
Posted By Bilgewater
For a displacement boat, hull speed (most...

For a displacement boat, hull speed (most efficient) is computed at 1.34 x square root of the water line length. On my Gulfstar, a water line length of 33 feet gives me a theoretical hull speed of...
Forum: General Discussion 07-25-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,624
Posted By Bilgewater
I have a 1973 36 Gulfstar mk1, and it rolls. ...

I have a 1973 36 Gulfstar mk1, and it rolls. Period. The steadying sail helps somewhat, but it still rolls in a beam sea. We tack underway when we have to, and stay at the pier to wait for...
Forum: Liveaboards 07-24-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,861
Posted By Bilgewater
Galley location varies from boat to boat. Ours...

Galley location varies from boat to boat. Ours is down, with a dinette opposite, which I like. First Mate wishes it was up. Go figure. I took the helm seat out of the salon and put my small...
Forum: General Discussion 06-13-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,526
Posted By Bilgewater
With the mast lowered, our air draft is about...

With the mast lowered, our air draft is about 12.5 feet. We spent 7 weeks on the canal last summer as a shakedown trip. At one of the lower railroad bridges, we had to duck from the helm of the fly...
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,526
Posted By Bilgewater
Lady J begins her journey

After 4 years of working and fixing and planning, we're underway. Moved out of the apartment, stored some furniture at a friend's barn, left the truck with him, and moved aboard. My brother-in-law...
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