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McKinna 57 Pilothouse

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  1. Oscarvan

    Oscarvan Senior Member

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    Any of you Captains ever operate one of these? There's a few on YW but there seems to be little real information out there on them....
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    Thank you, that appears to be the 70', but it informs of the quality of build. I am also looking for the "bad and the ugly" after 20 years....
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    No prob. Looking for some of the skippers here that may have done a delivery or two on one....
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    I have. I managed a 65' Mckinna several years back, still in touch with the current owner a little. They're ok, wouldn't put them at the height of quality and of course the 65' is the 57' that's stretched, which is the 70' which is the same hull stretched even more. Boat had 2 chillers and was under a/c'ed and hard to get really cold. The electrical system was a completely over complicated mess of wiring, solenoids, etc. Entire boat ran off of an inverter, so if you lost shorepower it would start drawing off batteries, if they got below 21 volts, inverter would shut down, batteries would be dead, and resetting shorepower, the inverter wouldn't come back on to charge the batteries or provide shorepower, so we had to install another charger just for that purpose. The fuel system was another typical overcomplicated mess with 20+ fuel valves in the engine room that weren't labeled. Also had those air stabilizers that didn't work much in a decent or real sea (because air compresses!). But was a fairly good seaboat, albeit a tad on the wet side. Cruised at 20-21 knots with 3196's.
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    Thanks Capt J.... that's the kind of stuff I'm looking for.

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