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34' MAINSHIP MKIII (1983)
New Yanmar 320 HP. replaced with 200 HP Perkins. Went from a 2400 rpm engine to 3600 rpm engine. New transmission went from 2.5/1 to 2.0/1 rear ratio. Increased speed to approx 30 mph. Super efficient on fuel, but faster. Completely new exhaust system with muffler (Mainships do not come from factory with mufflers), makes it super quiet. Increased drive shaft from 1 3/8" brass to 1 1/2" stainless to accommodate increased torque. Added dripless seal with extra seals eliminates need to pull the shaft if seal wears. Substantially increased size of motor mounts. All drive train changes professionally calculated on computer program, factoring in weight (14000 lb.), hull drag, prop size, etc.
Added engine room cooling fans for comfort and precautionary measures (Mainships do not come from the factory with them). New fuel lines. New Northern Lights (Kubota) 10 kw generator with approx. 50 hrs.18,000 BTU central air with cooling stack, professionally engineered for direction and flow, includes separate ducting to kitchen and bedroom. Unit will freeze you out of bed. (My own design with engineering friend). New for water heater (electric or engine), new bilge pumps and shower pump. New toilet and electric macerator. New charge control system and batteries.
New Awlgrip (2000) beautiful paint job with tan nonskid to keep from blinding you. New solid surface countertops. All new woodwork cabinets/doors etc. All new custom moldings. All corners (inside and outside) done in custom wooden rope. All wallpaper and wall coverings removed and replaced with real wood. All Formica removed and replaced with real wood. It is now rolled and fitted wall to wall carpet. Flat screen 12V TV and antenna gets 60 channels. In the the cockpit area is a futon that converts to a Queen bed (very comfy). Gas stove or electric. New Bimini top.
This is a Great loop boat set up for offshore fishing. Outriggers, downriggers, electric for portable live well, etc. Too many other upgrades to list. This vessel is an absolute one of a kind!