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by gsanchez
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Water on side decks
Replies: 10
Views: 1395

Re: Water on side decks

I had this problem in my earlier boat, a 1979 GB 42 Classic. I created a new drain on each side by inserting a copper tube in holes I drilled (see diagram which is a cross-section view). I drilled a hole at an angle from the gutter to just under the rub guard. I just "eyeballed" the angle ...
by gsanchez
Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: for the woodies: paying seams
Replies: 9
Views: 2200

Re: for the woodies: paying seams

I am no expert but based on what I have read in this forum and other places and on my five-year experience owning a woody I understand that the seam compound is not what makes the hull waterproof but, as Chesapeake suggest, it is the wood planks as they swell, squeezing the cotton. I understand the ...
by gsanchez
Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: window rebuild
Replies: 3
Views: 1620

Re: window rebuild

In both my current boat (1973 GB50) and my previous one (1979 GB42) it was the fixed pane that has the metal channel with the felt. I removed the channels in all the windows in order to clean the glass surfaces in the space between the panes. The channels in my boats were also held in place under pr...
by gsanchez
Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Black Sealer
Replies: 5
Views: 2155

Re: Black Sealer

¿soft and deformable or soft and elastic?

Life Calk is a polysulfide sealant that is not very adhesive but will remain elastic.
by gsanchez
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Black Sealer
Replies: 5
Views: 2155

Re: Black Sealer

Maybe Life Calk or similar?
by gsanchez
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Photos - Repairs & Outfitting Projects
Topic: Discolored teak trim
Replies: 5
Views: 1598

Re: Discolored teak trim

I have successfully used Teak Wonder to get rid of dark spots on teak after removing old varnish.

The brightening component in Teak Wonder is a mild bleaching agent.

Or you could use oxalic acid or other bleaches.
by gsanchez
Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Onan 7.5 MDJE problem
Replies: 1
Views: 1119

Re: Onan 7.5 MDJE problem

Could be the diaphragm in the lift pump is broken. it is easy enough to dismount and take apart the pump to inspect.

You might first try to rotate the crankshaft a bit, either manually or with the starter, as in some positions the manual pump lever does not work.
by gsanchez
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Price for Teak Removal and Paint Decks GB42
Replies: 9
Views: 3155

Re: Price for Teak Removal and Paint Decks GB42

I have used the Feinmaster to trim-off the excel caulk and this method worked well. If you don't have a Feinmaster you can use Bob Lowe's bent chisel approach which has also worked well for me. The chisel is easy to bend when held in an anvil. make sure it is very sharp and simply push along, flat o...
by gsanchez
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: bronze rub rail removal
Replies: 11
Views: 3335

Re: bronze rub rail removal

abcrouch wrote: > Make sure that you REALLY want or need to do this, would be my only advice. > I have tackled trying to replace just a few screws on my 1973 and even that > can be a challenge. Sheering off etc. > Are you certain the streaking on the hull is coming from the bronze? > My streaking is...
by gsanchez
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Leak behind the bar
Replies: 6
Views: 2672

Re: Leak behind the bar

Aitchy wrote: > Hi All, > I recently purchased a 42 Classic #396 and shipped it to New Zealand. > Looking forward to our first summer cruising here and want to bring the > boat up to a high standard - although it presents very well already. > I have noticed water is finding it's way around the base ...
by gsanchez
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Leak behind the bar
Replies: 6
Views: 2672

Re: Leak behind the bar

westiculo wrote:
> Can you post a larger picture that shows more of the surroundings? Can't
> quite tell where you're talking about.

Here is a photograph of the bar in my previous boat, a 1979 GB Classic:
by gsanchez
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Higher temperature in port engine
Replies: 13
Views: 6480

Re: Higher temperature in port engine

As mentioned below, bits of old impellers can get stuck in the most improbable places and reduce the raw water flow. I am not familiar with the Cummins engine but on my Onan generator I found several rubber vanes in an elbow right after the pump that had probably been there for years. When I cleared...
by gsanchez
Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Photos - Repairs & Outfitting Projects
Topic: Transmission Cooler Descale
Replies: 1
Views: 1439

Re: Transmition Cooler Descale

I would guess it is calcium carbonate and other carbonates precipitating out of the sea water, same as what happens in domestic water systems in "hard water" areas.
by gsanchez
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Higher temperature in port engine
Replies: 13
Views: 6480

Re: Higher temperature in port engine

You may want to confirm the temperature sensor and gauges are working correctly by comparing the engine temperature when measured with an infrared thermometer. But, as Berger suggests, the heat exchangers are a the usual suspects here. Have these ever been replaced or cleaned out? You can take off t...
by gsanchez
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Interior water condensation or leak?
Replies: 7
Views: 2703

Re: Interior water condensation or leak?

My previous boat was a GB 1979 Classic and I had a leak in that area. It was caused by deck screws that had been reset deeper and had broken through the fibre glass under-deck.