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Old 10-19-2019, 12:45 PM   #7
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City: Southport, Florida
Country: USA
Vessel Name: FROLIC
Vessel Model: Mainship 30 Pilot II since 2015. GB-42 1986-2015. Former Unlimited Tonnage Master
Join Date: Oct 2007
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Hey, Jamie, I fortunately got a boat in very clean condition when I bought this MS 30 Pilot II in 2015, but it needed a lot of modification before I was ready to trust it. I am not familiar with the 34, but my 30 needed the following before I ever left my home base with it:

House bank of batteries with Blueseas ACR with all the attendant rewiring.
Removal of the P.O.S. ZF Micro Commander engine control and replaced with a Morse cable control.
Fuel system mods to include adding a second Racor 500, connecting both fuel tank level sensors to a selector switch at the console, and adding capability to return fuel to either tank.
Replacing the inaccurate Faria tach with a Flocsan which includes a digital tach.
Adding an engine alarm panel with audible and light indicator for each of the six alarm conditions the engine can transmit. This replaced the single piezo alarm which gave you NO idea of what the real alarm condition is.

If you need more to-do items, just give me a shout.
Rich Gano
FROLIC (2005 MainShip 30 Pilot II)
Panama City area
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