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The pictures and writing below line are from our Spring 2019 decision to sell our boat.
We are going to sell our 30 Mainship Pilot that we bought last year as our next best big boat for this season of our lives. Our health and safety operating this size boat taxes our ability to cruise in comfort as we were accustomed on our trawler. We have fixed every problem and replaced many systems out right. We returned recently from a trip to Tampa.
Here is a picture story of our boat with all the warts and things we have fixed or not since we bought the Mainship last year. We are transparent. Ask if you don’t see what you want to see.
When purchased the Rum Runner our survey was done by John Gulick. The survey was thorough and we knew we had problems. The AC was only one. The voltage would drop when starting or using the bow thruster. We rewired the charging system, solar system, and battery bank was moved. Fixed the volt drop!
We replaced the AC with a Wesbato unit from IMarine
We rewired the boat and moved the batteries that were causing a list to port. We replaced many connectors and wires that were improperly repaired. /we follow ABYC rules as much as possible.
We removed the hot plate and replaced it with counter space. New hot plate in cabinet. We added a foam custom mattress and covered all the cushions with sunbrella fabric.
The sea water coolers were stopped up and we cleaned them out and resealed them. We have now replaced the transmission cooler and flushed the trans.
We repaired and installed new bilge pumps, alarms and wiring.
We added a hardtop, moved the solar panels. This makes the bridge height 8.6 feet. We replaced the horns. Added lights.
We have sold several big boats in the past. Two of these sales were handled by brokers. They did nothing to help the sale. They brought unqualified buyers and used our boats as trade offs for the boat they wanted to sell. If a buyer wants to use a broker, fine but I will remain in charge of the sale. The buyer can and should hire a surveyor they trust. A good surveyor will find stuff the seller may not know of. We have the last surveyor report and a serious buyer after making a cash deposit may see this report. Please note that after 45 yrs in the auto business and owning boats for almost as long I have little toleration for Bravo Sierra of any kind. Payment will be in the office of the local Sun Trust Bank or your bank with a transaction for the vessel approved by the branch manager into our account. Where those funds come from is not my concern. Checks or offers involving any refund are scams IMHO. I always get several of these when I advertise on Boat Trader.