About our boat Moon Shadow

Looking forward to sharing bits about new adventure- Taking our  Mainship trawler  “Moon Shadow” on the great American loop beginning in the fall of  2016.

logging our purchase, planning, projects , updates and repairs,  launch and provisioning in Mackinaw City –  and finally sharing the day to day as we head south through Chicago by mid September2016 import daves phone 5.21.16 481

We are doing the loop on a 1997 Mainship 350 Trawler named Moon Shadow.

We will travel at an average speed of 8-10 knots.

Here are a few features of our boat:

  • Twin Volva Penta Turbochargers
  • Diesel
  • Fuel capacity (two tanks) 300 gals.
  • Holding Tank 40 gal.
  • 10 KV Generator (Diesel)
  • Forward Master Cabin
  • Guest Cabin
  • Fly bridge with steps leading to it
  • Electric Davit System
  • 10 foot dinghy with 15 hp mercury motor (Hard Bottom RIB )
  • Electric Vacuum Toilet (like an aircraft!)
  • A/C and Heat Reverse cycle system
  • Hot water system
  • 8 golf cart batteries,


  • Refrigerator with Freezer
  • 4 burner stove with oven, Propane
  • Portable Freezer
  • Microwave