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Old 04-19-2020, 04:34 PM   #61
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Today was a good day! Got to head to the boat and get a few things done. Installed an ice maker in some wasted space. Also move the washer/dryer on the boat so I can get that installed.

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Looking good, what are you going to cover the plywood with?
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Old 04-20-2020, 06:23 PM   #63
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Looking good, what are you going to cover the plywood with?


Charcoal pearl poured epoxy
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That should look nice.
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Made some headway today, got the washer/dryer in its new home. I mean after removing a few odds and ends first.

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Just need to finish the new lower helm and install some louvered doors. Gotta save some things to do this weekend...
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I am impressed with all you have done in such a short time. Keep it up.
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Old 04-22-2020, 05:26 AM   #67
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Wow! One doesn't see many Mainship 34's with laundry facilities! How much water do you carry? We're having to add an auxiliary water tank just so we can remain on the hook for more than a few days and not worry about rationing water. 1 wash cycle would almost deplete our whole 45 gallon supply!
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They can do laundry at the dock where there is unlimited water. My wife hates to use the marina laundry.
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Today was a good day! Got to head to the boat and get a few things done. Installed an ice maker in some wasted space. Also move the washer/dryer on the boat so I can get that installed.

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What kind of ice maker did you install?
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Did you add some venting on the icemaker compartment?
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Old 04-23-2020, 12:52 PM   #71
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Did you add some venting on the icemaker compartment?
The washer/dryer is only for at the dock use. We don't like having to take dirty towels and clothes home that can now just stay at the boat.

The ice maker draws air in from under the counter and blows warm air out through the fireplace intake.
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Your icemaker will work much better with high and low ventilation. Sounds like you have it covered.
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Your icemaker will work much better with high and low ventilation. Sounds like you have it covered.


I appreciate it, a lot of brain cells have been working on this project trying to cover all bases.
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Man you have gone to town on your old Mainship and have given me some great ideas for mine. The wife would love all you have done. The only problem is I dont have the time, skills, or desire to get that far into it. Regardless, I'm not showing her your poats or pictures. I'll enjoy them myself. I took my time and looked at many trawlers for several years. Funny but I kept comming back to the MK2. It checked all the boxs. It Has a large cockpit for entertaining and nice dinners out under the stars. I can also drop the bimini sunshade and have plenty of room for fishing. Its compfortable for a few nights on board but we prefer staying in nice places longer than just a few days. Get a better feel for area. So we tend to enjoy Air B&B, Hotels etc. Again, awesome work you are doing there. If I were to ever update an older trawler. This is the one I would do. As for now I'll keep the old Perkins going and overlook the the 80s when we step inside.
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Today was productive, we got a lot done on the lower helm/laundry center.

Cleaned up the wiring a bit more, lots more to go, but it is getting there.
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Built the actual console panel (the steering wheel is too big, we ordered a smaller one.

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Powered it up for the first time

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Best part, we have already done two loads of laundry!
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Man you have gone to town on your old Mainship and have given me some great ideas for mine. The wife would love all you have done. The only problem is I dont have the time, skills, or desire to get that far into it. Regardless, I'm not showing her your poats or pictures. I'll enjoy them myself. I took my time and looked at many trawlers for several years. Funny but I kept comming back to the MK2. It checked all the boxs. It Has a large cockpit for entertaining and nice dinners out under the stars. I can also drop the bimini sunshade and have plenty of room for fishing. Its compfortable for a few nights on board but we prefer staying in nice places longer than just a few days. Get a better feel for area. So we tend to enjoy Air B&B, Hotels etc. Again, awesome work you are doing there. If I were to ever update an older trawler. This is the one I would do. As for now I'll keep the old Perkins going and overlook the the 80s when we step inside.


Thanks! Glad folks are enjoying the build. We will keep at it till she is all done!
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Thatís an innovative place for the washer, not sure I would have though of it or not. Excellent.
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I realize now why I was trying to get so much done before boating season. It is just too nice out to not leave the dock.

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We took a small trip to drop some friends off to their new boat and they followed us back to Paris Landing. They took some great pics of us underway.

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We had a great time and old Perkins did her thing. Now just sitting in the cockpit enjoying the view from our slip.

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Back to work!

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Fixed the dinghy too, the fuel pump failed. All better now!

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Time to replace the power distribution panel!

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Still waiting on the new A/C meters, but I am a lot happier with the look and operation of the new panel!
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