Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-04-2017, 09:38 PM   #41
Member
 
City: Fawn Grove, PA
Vessel Name: Capt. Hyler
Vessel Model: Higgins Coastal Cargo Tug
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 22
Looks good though!
Stillwater is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2018, 09:59 AM   #42
Senior Member
 
City: tallahassee
Vessel Model: 1979 Mainship 34
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 415
New dink. West marine/Sun Dolphin 9.4 watertender.






Installed an old Gamrin TR1 autopilot(currently giving me problems) but I got some good use out of it and most importantly realized I cant live without it. Have $350 in it.

I pulled all tops off the engine hatches and insulated them.. Huge difference in noise and lighter because alot of the weight is a trashed rubber sound deadener from 1978.

Added a 4 step swim ladder because you need to be a gymnast to use the one that was on there. I also removed the ladder from the swim platform over the transom which may have been a mistake but it gets in the way of the dink.

New 8' bimini top. It's a cheap generic kind so we'll see how it holds up but so far so good. I paid $250 on amazon for it.https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

New LED lights @ $10 each and fit perfect.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Mrwesson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2018, 04:05 PM   #43
Senior Member
 
City: tallahassee
Vessel Model: 1979 Mainship 34
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 415
Had some minor storm surge at the marina but rather than let that ruin our memorial day we made it memorable.

Local restaraunt stayed open with inches of water inside and I lent out my dink to the local kids to play with. Motoring down the street got them on the news!


No damage to the boat(or any others in the marina) and all in good fun.
Mrwesson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2018, 09:31 AM   #44
Senior Member
 
City: tallahassee
Vessel Model: 1979 Mainship 34
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 415
Some before and after shots



Coming along.
Mrwesson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2018, 11:29 AM   #45
Senior Member
 
City: tallahassee
Vessel Model: 1979 Mainship 34
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 415
Continued the knockoff seadek into the interior.

Have to sand/level the edges but I think it looks good so far.


I also installed peel/stick led light strips around the engine bay.. So helpful to see in there.

Got a Garmin 74dv plotter and mated it with the Garmin TR1 autopilot for GPS waypoint steering but haven't been able to set it up.

I removed the turbo because I has having an exhaust leak @ the elbow.. The cast iron is just too rusted to create a good seal with the v-band clamp and I suspect it's leaking oil. I ordered a cheap Holset H1c knockoff from ebay for under $250 and will report back on after a long term review. Should be a slight upgrade but is basically the same turbo that was in there(holset 3ld).


List for the Fall/winter/spring(our tolerable weather window for work).

Transom door. Probably pay a fiberglass guy to do the work.
Bottom paint/haul out(way past due).
Clean up or replace the prop/zincs
Windlass. Mine is a old style that wont grab chain and very easily tangles.
I have a few oil leaks which of course creates an oily bilge and not acceptable. going to take all the aux parts off the engine to get a really good look/working space.
Mrwesson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2018, 07:21 PM   #46
Member
 
City: Long Beach, NY
Vessel Name: Amyjo
Vessel Model: Mainship 1
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 7
Flybridge looks great. What material did you use? And if you don't mind me asking how much did it cost? I bought my 1980 34 Mainship three years ago and couldn't be happier. I also have considered putting in a transom door and would be interested in hearing your plan on that.
Regards,
Sean
Polar777 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Trawler Port Captains
Port Captains are TF volunteers who can serve as local guides or assist with local arrangements and information. Search below to locate Port Captains near your destination. To learn more about this program read here: TF Port Captain Program





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:13 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012