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Old 09-16-2019, 01:40 PM   #1
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2007 43' Mainship Pilot 43

Hi All,
Just sold my 2005 Mainship 430PT which I cruised 2500 hours over the last six years. It was a great boat but we wanted to downsize. Two days before we closed I received an email on a boat I might be interested in. Turns out it was a 2007 Mainship 43 Pilot. I just bought it and would like to connect with other 43 Pilot owners to swap information. Anybody out there have one of these they would like to share info on?
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Old 09-30-2019, 07:34 PM   #2
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I have owned my 2007 Mainship Pilot 430 for the past 7 years, I love it. I have made several updates to the boat over the years and would enjoy sharing experiences. Mike
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Old 11-01-2019, 11:01 AM   #3
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Hi,
We have spent a total of one day on our new to us Pilot before laying it up so I'm interested to know what you have done to upgrade it. We usually cruise from Cape Cod to FL every other year, so this year we rented a place on Hutchinson Island in Stuart for Jan, Feb, & March. Would love to get together with you sometime to compare notes.
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Old 11-01-2019, 03:04 PM   #4
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Joe,

I live in Hobe Sound which is only 30 min south of Hutchinson Island. I recently retired so I have a lot more free time. Let me know when you are in the area and I'd love to meet up. Cell 603-765-6284

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Old 02-26-2020, 10:31 AM   #5
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We are looking at a 2006 mainship 43. Very clean. No others are listed and trying to get an idea of reasonable price. May I ask what yours was listed for. Many thanks
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Old 02-26-2020, 10:36 AM   #6
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are you looking at a 430PT 2 cabin, 3 cabin, or a Pilot? What's the asking?
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Old 02-26-2020, 10:41 AM   #7
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43 pilot ...$380,000
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Old 02-26-2020, 10:50 AM   #8
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I can't comment on the value, but I was on a Pilot 43 at a boat show in Newport Beach once. Very nice boat with lots of room inside. A bit like a somewhat poor man's GB Eastbay 44.



With twin Yanmar 370s (or maybe 440s for later models) it would use a lot of fuel at speed.


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Old 02-26-2020, 11:03 AM   #9
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I replied to your email so don't know if you got it so now I'm replying to TF. I see you're in CA and I don't know the market there. I sold my 2005 MS 430PT in excellent condition with 2800 hours on it for $250,000. The 43 Pilot you're looking at in CA is in beautiful condition and has some features on it that I don't have. That being said all the research I have done make me think, IMHO, it should be around $100,000 less on the east coast
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We closed the deal last week. Very excited with the new boat.
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Congrats on the new boat. BTW, we need photos or it didn’t happen.
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Old 03-31-2020, 03:11 PM   #12
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Congrats

Did you but the 43 Pilot or something different. The Pilot that was listed in CA is a beautiful boat. Post pics. Many years of HAPPY CRUISING!
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Old 03-15-2021, 08:58 AM   #13
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We just purchased a 2008 43 Mainship Pilot. Will be taking it to Lake Champlain from Punta Gorda Fl. Do they all have electric sunroofs. One of ours doesn't work. Any advice. Thanks
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Old 03-15-2021, 09:27 AM   #14
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My 2007 has electric sunroofs, they both work fine but I would say they add little to no benefit in South Florida. I often think about abandoning them. It looks like a fairly simple circuit to troubleshoot. Good luck and enjoy the trip
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Old 03-15-2021, 05:36 PM   #15
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I’m pretty sure the sunroofs were standard equipment. I have them on my 2007 and thankfully they work very well and don’t leak.
Have you done the trip north before? If not you might consider joining MTOA, lots of useful information from members who do it regularly.
I live on Cape Cod and am the Port Captain for the area, if you want to make a side trip I would be glad to show you around.
While on Lake Champlain be sure to stop at Chipman’s Point Marina. Great stop, very reasonable, loaner car available. Another good stop is the anchorage at Virgennes VT.
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Old 03-15-2021, 06:27 PM   #16
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Thanks Joe we lived on Lake Champlain for 25 years so we know some of it. What is MTOA. Thanks for the invite not sure what we are doing. we are traveling with a couple who just did a trip from Conn. to Punta Gorda last year. Really appreciate your input. If you don't mind will have more questions. Do you know what the synthetic teak is in the cockpit
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Old 03-16-2021, 08:20 AM   #17
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MTOA, Marine Trawler Owners Association. Nationwide trawler owners, mostly on the east coast. Members are active cruisers, mostly retired. Tremendous source of information in ALL aspects of boating. Also, excellent insurance benefits. Suggest you check it out at mtoa.net.

I have real teak in my cockpit.

I’ve done the ICW 9 times so if you need some help email me at joeap540@msn.com. We boaters are always happy to help.

Love to see some pictures of your Pilot. Where did you find yours? Also, curious as to how many 43’ Pilots were made. Does anybody know? How many 43 Pilot owners in this group? Perhaps we can share information.
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I am also very interested in the Mainship Pilot 43. As an owner of a Pilot 34 I would love to find out more info and availability of these boats.
If you guys hear of any on the market please let me know.
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Old 04-10-2021, 01:44 PM   #19
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Hi Joe Thanks for all the help we did join MTOA. Been really busy settling into our new home in Florida after selling our house in upstate New York. Will send you a picture of our 2008 Mainship Pilot 430. I also have a question about steering on our boat my friend believes there is a high pressure pump in the system.My husband Ed doesn't think so, believing its the same simple seastar
hydraulic system that we had in our mainship pilot 34 and 22 grady white. Thanks Gloria
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Hi Joe Thanks for all the help we did join MTOA. Been really busy settling into our new home in Florida after selling our house in upstate New York. Will send you a picture of our 2008 Mainship Pilot 430. I also have a question about steering on our boat my friend believes there is a high pressure pump in the system.My husband Ed doesn't think so, believing its the same simple seastar
hydraulic system that we had in our mainship pilot 34 and 22 grady white. Thanks Gloria
Some might confuse an auto-pilot pump in a Seastar system with a power assist pump for that type of system. It should be immediately evident when turning the wheel if it is a power-assisted system.
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