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Forum: Trailerable or Pocket Trawlers Yesterday, 07:52 PM
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Posted By johnma
i second Ranger tugs. Our marina is a dealer for...

i second Ranger tugs. Our marina is a dealer for them and I have been on several. We are in New Jersey and last somer I was out with one of the salesmen and he told me a few weeks earlier he sold a...
Forum: General Discussion 02-13-2020, 07:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,180
Posted By johnma
You say that the issue was from when the boat was...

You say that the issue was from when the boat was new. Was this a manufacturing issue that was recalled by the manufacturer? I say this in case the boat you're looking at is a 390 Mainship. They have...
Forum: Welcome Mat 02-12-2020, 10:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 412
Posted By johnma
If moving is in the cards for you and short...

If moving is in the cards for you and short cruises with thousands of anchorages in an area with a lot of jobs for as long as you're working you should look at the Chesapeake. There are fresh water...
Forum: General Discussion 02-12-2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,760
Posted By johnma
As Baker said the Mainship 350/390 or 400 would...

As Baker said the Mainship 350/390 or 400 would fit your bill. Both are two stateroom boats, mostly single engines, no external teak. A lot of boat for the money. Even though Mainships say trawler...
Forum: General Discussion 02-10-2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,393
Posted By johnma
I would say it depends on what type of work is...

I would say it depends on what type of work is required. If it is mechanical, such as an engine or transmission overhaul i think that an almost exact estimate can be made for the overhaul. Then...
Forum: General Discussion 02-05-2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,355
Posted By johnma
We have a Jabsco electric. It is very reliable...

We have a Jabsco electric. It is very reliable but also noisy. A good friend has 2 vacu flush heads. One or the other is almost always broken. It has gotten so bad that the last few years he leaves...
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 01-29-2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 143
Posted By johnma
if the frame is not bad, just take the whole...

if the frame is not bad, just take the whole thing out and take it to a hardware store to have the screen replaced. that's what we did on our 03 390
John
Forum: General Discussion 01-29-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By johnma
I had the same issue with my Furuno set a few...

I had the same issue with my Furuno set a few years ago. It was the antenna. The old antenna ran through the mast so it would have been a major issue to run a new one from the mast. I just mounted it...
Forum: Power Systems 01-29-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,567
Posted By johnma
I had Morse single lever controls on my last...

I had Morse single lever controls on my last boat. I hated them. They would stick at the most inopportune times. You would think you were in neutral and you weren't. It was not a maintenance...
Forum: General Discussion 01-28-2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 167
Posted By johnma
The Twin Disc EC300 controller has a station...

The Twin Disc EC300 controller has a station keeping function that is programmable to GPS.
John
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 01-28-2020, 07:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 246
Posted By johnma
you might want to look into Allianz Global. I use...

you might want to look into Allianz Global. I use them whenever I travel. Covers airfare, medical and emergency airlift.
John
Forum: General Discussion 01-28-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,524
Posted By johnma
i have a Garberiel FG1161. It just showed up in...

i have a Garberiel FG1161. It just showed up in my door over the holidays with no paperwork to say where it came from. It came with a rechargeable battery and its the brightest light i ever saw. I...
Forum: General Discussion 01-27-2020, 09:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 930
Posted By johnma
I have an Icom M802on my boat and it was there...

I have an Icom M802on my boat and it was there when I bought her. I play with it once in a while but do not broadcast as I don't have a license. I looked up info on antenna's for it and read about...
Forum: Power Systems 01-26-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 181
Posted By johnma
Twin Disc transmissions will have the oil info on...

Twin Disc transmissions will have the oil info on the data plate. On smaller transmissions the plate is not always in the easiest place to see, but it is usually still on the transmission somewhere. ...
Forum: Welcome Mat 01-26-2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 463
Posted By johnma
Its definitely not a MK I, its a MK II. You...

Its definitely not a MK I, its a MK II. You should ask your questions on the Marlow Mainship section of the forum . Not sure how that boat will run on plane there are a lot of 34 I II & III owners on...
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 01-26-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,160
Posted By johnma
we just replaced ours on a 390 this year. $5800 ...

we just replaced ours on a 390 this year. $5800
John
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 01-15-2020, 09:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 248
Posted By johnma
mine comes out at least 4' John

mine comes out at least 4'
John
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 01-06-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,764
Posted By johnma
We have a 2003 390. As far as I know the 390 and...

We have a 2003 390. As far as I know the 390 and 350 are exactly the same except for some minor changes in the galley. I am 6' and have gotten used to the low overhead but your extra 2" might be an...
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 11-29-2019, 09:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 536
Posted By johnma
ours is a 2003. I had a similar issue and it was...

ours is a 2003. I had a similar issue and it was the switch itself. replaced it and that solved the problem. However it did not look anything like yours. Mine is just a pushbutton attached to a...
Forum: General Discussion 11-29-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,484
Posted By johnma
not sure what I would do in your situation. At...

not sure what I would do in your situation. At our home marina our slip is perpendicular to the end of the gas dock and the gas dock is often used for overflow transients. One weekend we drove to the...
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 10-30-2019, 10:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 750
Posted By johnma
the Mainship 34 I II III, 36 and 40 Nantuckets...

the Mainship 34 I II III, 36 and 40 Nantuckets and the 390 were designed by John Cherubini. There is a little more info on Cherubiniyachts.com
Cherubini is now owned by John's nephew Dave. There are...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 10-30-2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,932
Posted By johnma
I said $2 but on holidays i will often see $2.50 ...

I said $2 but on holidays i will often see $2.50
John
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 10-30-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By johnma
this is just a guess but i would say that item 2...

this is just a guess but i would say that item 2 is a snap ring that fits in the groove in the shaft just above the key (item 5). there are 2 types of snap rings. one uses a pair of snap ring pliers...
Forum: Welcome Mat 10-28-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,362
Posted By johnma
true, my 390 becomes a 350 every year when im...

true, my 390 becomes a 350 every year when im paying my wet storage and whenever i pull into a marina when travelling. Good choice in boats. BTW my buddy has a vacuflush that cycles and he had to...
Forum: Power Systems 10-22-2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 8,140
Posted By johnma
we have a single with a bow thruster and do...

we have a single with a bow thruster and do mostly coastal cruising. On odd occasions I'll run offshore about 50-75 miles. Never had a problem but i do have unlimited towing. (never had to use it)...
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