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Old 11-01-2019, 03:24 PM   #41
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Welcome to boating life! Your journey has just begun. :-)
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Old 11-01-2019, 04:01 PM   #42
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Nice
While you have everything torn down might as well change out the duck valves too.
With the advent of phones that take pictures, use this to your advantage. Take pics before you disassemble, while you are disassembly and use the pictures to 'reassemble in the reverse order.'
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Old 11-01-2019, 04:43 PM   #43
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Vac u flush

I had one that kept recycling, went through the usual, bellows, duck valves, etc. Nothing stopped it. Then one day I found a small hole on a seam in the vacuum tank and sealed it with shoe goo. That held for years!
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Old 11-01-2019, 04:53 PM   #44
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Old 11-01-2019, 06:01 PM   #46
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Your vacuumflush is cycling because the seal and the clam shell are leaking.

You can try one of the new and improved round toilet brushes, hold the foot valve and use the brush to scour both the edges of the clam shell and the gasket.

If you have a green build up, pour some CP, actually stands for clean potty (west marine or amazon)into the blow with minimal water, let is set for more than a few hours and then scrub the clam shell edges again. Watch the gre en stain on the clam shell disappear.

If that doesn't work, time to get the parts to rebuild it. Take the collar off at the base of the bowl and you will find the necessary model number to you can order the proper parts. Once you have the necessary parts, you can either try to do it yourself or have a knowledgable boating friend show you the "how".
There are good youtube videos available showing a range of servicing jobs on vacuflush units. Should help with the job.Or a decision to replace with a much less complex head unit.
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Old 11-01-2019, 09:52 PM   #47
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D. Welcome. From one new owner to another, enjoy your trawler.
We took procession of our IG 32 3 weeks ago, just in time for haul out, last weekend. Although we have been boat owners (sail) for most of the last 50 years, for us, trawlers are a total new learning process. We also enjoy this forum.
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Old 11-01-2019, 11:13 PM   #48
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Old 11-03-2019, 09:31 AM   #49
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I sort of thought it may never really happen, this dream of owning a boat we’ve had for so many years. Then, just a few months ago (June) it all came together. Mainship 1999, 350/390. Our first boat! Three years before planned but everything fell into place. We bought it! So Hi everyone, yes we are absolutely newbies. Thanks for having us here on Trawlerforum. We have so much to learn.
is it a 350 or a 390 we have a 390 great boat
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Old 11-03-2019, 09:33 AM   #50
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Welcome aboard! Nice choice in boats.

Did you ever notice that 390 owners never call it a 350/390, that phenomenon seems to be exclusive to the 350 owners. Trust me, you'll never call it a 390 when you're renting transient slips by the foot LOL!!!!
that's because a 390 is a different boat
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And whatever you do, NEVER ask the question "What is a trawler" on this forum!!!.... .

Congrts and welcome aboard. I have always been a fan of those boats. THey represent tremendous value and very comfortable. Have fun!!!
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Old 11-04-2019, 08:05 PM   #52
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Old 11-04-2019, 10:56 PM   #53
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Though we are in Chapel Hill, NC our boat is in Brunswick GA. We will probably bring her up to Wilmington, NC in the spring after we replace the packing gland and various other haul out maintenance. Im making a list of things to check/do while the boat is hauled out. If anyone has suggestions please do chime in. Islands, yes Bahamas and beyond but not for a few years. Were still working our day jobs for a while but getting pretty anxious to start our boating life. Patients needs to be our virtue.
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Old 11-07-2019, 09:26 PM   #54
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Though we are in Chapel Hill, NC our boat is in Brunswick GA. We will probably bring her up to Wilmington, NC in the spring after we replace the packing gland and various other haul out maintenance. Im making a list of things to check/do while the boat is hauled out. If anyone has suggestions please do chime in. Islands, yes Bahamas and beyond but not for a few years. Were still working our day jobs for a while but getting pretty anxious to start our boating life. Patients needs to be our virtue.
Wifey B: When do you intend to say "No-Mo" to your day jobs?

I'd go Wilmington from Chapel Hill probably too, but New Bern is a little closer and Washington even closer, just in case you want a shorter drive.
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We just had our offer on a trawler accepted TOO ! We are really enjoying this group I know you will too.

Thanks everyone for sharing, Steve and Alexa,
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We just had our offer on a trawler accepted TOO ! We are really enjoying this group I know you will too.

Thanks everyone for sharing, Steve and Alexa,
Welcome aboard. What kind of boat? Congrats on your new baby.
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I’m not talking NO-MO much on the job. Boss is a bit intimidated with my boating choice.
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I sort of thought it may never really happen, this dream of owning a boat weve had for so many years. Then, just a few months ago (June) it all came together. Mainship 1999, 350/390. Our first boat! Three years before planned but everything fell into place. We bought it! So Hi everyone, yes we are absolutely newbies. Thanks for having us here on Trawlerforum. We have so much to learn.
Welcome aboard! Congratulations!
There will be days you love it and days when you say "Why the F did I do this"?
LOL, we all have.
Enjoy your boat. It's a great experience.
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