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Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 07-31-2021, 01:39 PM
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For Sale: Interstate Battery
Views: 1,093
Posted By Earl34Mainship
Interstate Battery

I have a new Interstate Marine AGM battery for sale.
31M - AGM Non Spillable Maintenance Free New Date 5/21
I bought a new battery, but Interstate replaced the old one. I don't need this...
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 02-22-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,731
Posted By Earl34Mainship
Sea-sons greetings.. I sold my MS several years...

Sea-sons greetings.. I sold my MS several years ago.. I took very good care of her and she preformed flawlessly.. the couple who bought Gone Coastal did the great loop in the first year then to...
Forum: Power Systems 05-29-2017, 09:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,600
Posted By Earl34Mainship
Jim... I wish I could help a fellow...

Jim... I wish I could help a fellow Mainship/Yanmar Bud, but I sold my 34 late last year and it's been a while since I changed coolant in he 370... The current owners are off to conquer the Great...
Forum: Power Systems 10-18-2016, 07:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,249
Posted By Earl34Mainship
Thanks Ski, Codger2 and David as well as others...

Thanks Ski, Codger2 and David as well as others who offered expertise advice. The boat is still in the yard and it'll be another week before I can get to it. I'll post back what was wrong and what...
Forum: Power Systems 10-14-2016, 03:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,249
Posted By Earl34Mainship
thanks Irish Rambler... I may have to move the...

thanks Irish Rambler... I may have to move the boat to a marina once the hurricane debris is removed from the yard and I can check the turbo...


Narbonne.. beautiful city.. I picked up a canal...
Forum: Power Systems 10-14-2016, 03:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,249
Posted By Earl34Mainship
Thanks Bayview... your suggestions are now on my...

Thanks Bayview... your suggestions are now on my check list.. I haven't hit anything with the prop and the boat is on the hard now.. no visible damage.. but worth investigating.. the filter is an...
Forum: Power Systems 10-14-2016, 01:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,249
Posted By Earl34Mainship
Thanks David... I also had heard that some...

Thanks David... I also had heard that some earlier Mainships had water in the turbo and often that was caused by being towed backward and the wash from the tow boat was Mainships.. I'll be at the...
Forum: Power Systems 10-14-2016, 09:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,249
Posted By Earl34Mainship
Marlinmike.. thanks for the reply.. the fuel...

Marlinmike.. thanks for the reply.. the fuel filter bowl is clear.. noting in there that shouldn't be there.. The nearest Yanmar certified shop is $110 miles away each way.. but Frank is a Yanmar...
Forum: Power Systems 10-14-2016, 07:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,249
Posted By Earl34Mainship
Thanks C lectric.. I looked at the prop and...

Thanks C lectric.. I looked at the prop and there's no fouling... re the air filter.. there's a circular screen on top of the engine and if there's a separate air filter, I don't know about it... ...
Forum: Power Systems 10-14-2016, 06:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,249
Posted By Earl34Mainship
370 HP Yanmar black smoke

My 370 HP Yanmar ran fine until last week. It's a 2005 with 1100 hours. I noticed that it just didn't sound right - a little noisy and not the usual Singer sewing machine hum... Looking over the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-20-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,213
Posted By Earl34Mainship
good policy... cooperation/consideration helps...

good policy... cooperation/consideration helps ease the passage and knowing the schedules is a big help... I sometimes hear captains say they're slowing down to time the next opening of the George...
Forum: General Discussion 03-20-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,213
Posted By Earl34Mainship
Agree... what I'm hearing on Ch 9 from the...

Agree... what I'm hearing on Ch 9 from the bridge tenders, is "There's the tide board; it's your call Cap." Personally, if it's that close, I'd rather it be my call...
Forum: General Discussion 03-20-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,213
Posted By Earl34Mainship
I've been on the Atlantic ICW from J'Ville to...

I've been on the Atlantic ICW from J'Ville to Deerfield Beach, and never experienced any problem with the bridge tenders.. all were cooperative and accommodating. I have noticed that at the George...
Forum: Welcome Mat 01-20-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,321
Posted By Earl34Mainship
GIOS... another suggestion for a nebe is to...

GIOS... another suggestion for a nebe is to attend a Captain's course. I used Sea School and had my 100 ton Merchant Mariner's Certificate (USCG) Captain's license in about 4 weeks. You can learn...
Forum: Welcome Mat 01-20-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,321
Posted By Earl34Mainship
GIOS.. I see you're in Sebring - I assume FL,...

GIOS.. I see you're in Sebring - I assume FL, and there's a trawler school over on the west coast that would offer a great introduction to trawlers.. you can google and find contact info for them......
Forum: Welcome Mat 01-20-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,321
Posted By Earl34Mainship
GIOS... when you find the perfect trawler, please...

GIOS... when you find the perfect trawler, please post photos... :thumb:
Forum: General Discussion 01-20-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,545
Posted By Earl34Mainship
My 34' MS has both upper and lower helms and I...

My 34' MS has both upper and lower helms and I have never steered from the lower helm. In rain, I lower the isinglass and keep running... slower. The temp in the upper helm isn't severe either way....
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-19-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,607
Posted By Earl34Mainship
Maybe our PO's went to the same electrician...

Maybe our PO's went to the same electrician school.. sure - I was elated that I found the problem and fix it.. even bragged about it... You probably already know about liquid electrical tape.. I...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-19-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,607
Posted By Earl34Mainship
OUCH... I just rewired my aft bilge pump.. at...

OUCH... I just rewired my aft bilge pump.. at least the PO used dark wires for hot side and light color for neg side.. cut/fix one wire at a time.. works OK now..
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 01-19-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,732
Posted By Earl34Mainship
All good information/advice Baker... ...

All good information/advice Baker... overnighting on my 34 is doable - not ready for the loop with guests, but some may attempt that. Again, great advice - go for the arrangement that syncs with...
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 01-19-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,732
Posted By Earl34Mainship
Dick... I looked for over a year for a trawler...

Dick... I looked for over a year for a trawler that met my "must have" list and I kept coming back to the Mainship. There are hundreds of boats to choose from and my 34' Mainship hasn't disappointed...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-18-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,607
Posted By Earl34Mainship
Not to mention changing wire gauge 3 times.. 10...

Not to mention changing wire gauge 3 times.. 10 to 12 to 14... at least green wire wasn't used on the hot side..
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 01-18-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,732
Posted By Earl34Mainship
The Flybridge is a very nice feature.. mine is a...

The Flybridge is a very nice feature.. mine is a 34'... everyone likes going topside...
Forum: General Discussion 10-26-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,868
Posted By Earl34Mainship
At least you didn't have to pay someone to come...

At least you didn't have to pay someone to come "fix" something you broke - that's salt in the wound... just be sure the sea cock is open before you start your gen... or engine... some of us didn't..
Forum: General Discussion 09-26-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,540
Posted By Earl34Mainship
An answer can depend on your knowledge of the...

An answer can depend on your knowledge of the condition and values of all the boats you're considering. Those with extensive knowledge can go it alone, but since the commissions are split, a buyer...
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