I am new owner of mf795 and i have one question. Did anybody mounted the auxiliary (backup) engine and where? I want to have a backup engine in case my main engine brake down. Please some photos of engine mount
Hi Bozob, there isn’t as much activity on the forum this time of year. It will pick up in January when the the boat shows startup again.
To your question, I have a Yamaha 9.9 high thrust kicker mounted on my port side swim platform that I use all the time for salmon trolling. I had gone through a number of options with the dealer on where and how to mount it, and there weren’t many good options. I ended up with a custom built aluminum mount on the port side swim platform. Overall it works pretty good, but I had a few issues to work out.
Even with the long shaft motor, because the swim platform is so far above the water I had to install a 5 inch extention to the shaft in order for the the prop to be far enough in the water to operate properly.
The tiller handle is’t that long so I would have to lean over the back of the the boat to reach the tiller. My option was to use a tiller handle extention or install a remote control. I ended up installing a Garmin TR1 Gold autopilot, and I can tell you, if you use your kicker for trolling its the only way to go. A bit expensive, but well worth it.
I couldn’t imagine not having the kicker for trolling, but I did have to use it as a backup after I ended up with a hole in my hydraulic steering line this summer and lost all steering control. Fortunately I had my trolling motor to get me back to the dock.
I know there are others who have different setups, but this works for me.
Here are some photo’s of my setup. It’s probably over engineered, but it’s durable!
A note of interest for those who live in North America, last year Jeanneau started building the 895 in Cadillac Michigan and I got word they will start building the 795 there this year as well. Hopefully they won’t run into some of the startup issues they had with the 895 last year!
Hello, I recently put down a refundable deposit on a 2019 795 to be delivered in late January. Just today I found a used 2016 795 for sale near me. Obviously the difference in price is significant. My question is are there any differences in year model features or faults that could justify going for a new 795. Either way I am getting one as it ticks off all the right boxes for me. Thanks in advance.
Hi don55, I have a 2016 MF 795 and I haven't seen any real changes up to the 2018 model, but I don't know about the 2019 model. The main advantage in buying new is you get to select your color, engine, and options, but that can also be disadvantage depending on the dealer you are working with as it could take a long time to take delivery.
If the 2016 you are looking at checks all the boxes for what you are looking for, I'd save money and go for it. My 2016 is still in great shape and running smoothly, and I love it!
Things you want to make sure have been taken care of:
The fuel vent has been fixed. Petty much all MF's have this issue. You can search post on fuel vent, water in fuel, or slow gas filling issues and you will see what I'm referring to. If it hasn't been fixed then it may not be covered under warranty when you purchase the boat and there is more than likely a fair amount of water in the carbon filter and possibly fuel tank.
Check the steering hydraulic hose lines just off the engine steering to make sure there is no wear on the hoses. A number of owners ended up with holes in the steering lines, which never happens at a good time.
Some of us have had water leak issues around the sliding windows. What my dealer found is when it's in the closed position the locking mechanism doesn't pull the windows all the way shut, so there was a small 1/4 inch gap where water (rain, and wash down) would get in. Some dealers have replace the window but mine fixed it without replacing. If you are interested I can provide details and pictures of the fix.
If you will be trailering the boat I had to replace the front bow eyelet with a larger one in order for my winch strap hook and safety chain hook to fit and connect to the eyelet.
You might get more recommendations from other owners as well.
Great info, thank you! The boat I mentioned came off the market within 3 days. There is currently only 1 used 795 for sale in the whole US at least on the internet. Goes to show what a popular boat this is. Don’t think I’m gonna find any deals out there and since I have a great relationship with this dealer based on previous purchases and service think I will stick with my Jan delivery on my new 795. Win win either way!