2001 Mainship 30 Pilot, Steps to operate


Steps to operate 2001 Mainship 30

1. Open seacock for the main engine and watch for water flow after starting.

2. Open the main fuel valve on Port topside of the tank for main engine fuel flow to yellow switch valve, open black valve, and close the two primer valves to run main. Genset fuel cut is on the Starboard topside of tank with a separate filter system.

3. In-cabin, Remove steps, turn on bilge light and switch open valves for seacocks to feed seawater to Air Conditioner and Generator. Do not open "Flush Valves" to run AC or Genny. 
4. If the head is to be used open seacock for the head, Macerator seacock is closed! Breaker for electric head and macerator are on the cabin panel 
5. The Genny and Inverter are selected by the use of the "Shore-Gen" switch, disconnect shore power first! 20 amp service from house may go out in storms. Water hose is turned off at dock be careful with plastic fittings.
6. Helm has two switches on cabin breaker panel marked "Engine…
New parts and service on Mainship

God paints a beautiful sunset off the back deck at the dock

Needed a few parts for the Cummins Engine in the Mainship

Needed a few parts for my 30 Mainship. The engine is a 4TBA3.9M Cummins.
I had worked on Yanmars and even taught Yanmars as an instructor.
I started Diesel service in the Marines on Hercules Diesels.
 I was buying parts online and saw that Cummins had a dealer Network so
I located the local Cummins parts dealer (I always try to develop a sustainable local resource
for my parts) and looked at the website and couldn't find any way to get a parts price other
than phoning so assuming and that's my mistake for trusting and assuming the parts prices
would be the same across the board if they were anything like  Yanmar or Yamaha,
their dealer Network that I had accounts with before when I was an active technician.
Cummins dealers online kept coming up with
a Seaboard dealer
 in California and they had some interesting videos and a lot of information.
I asked them a few questions online …