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by Bob Lowe
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Brown stains
Replies: 3
Views: 700

Re: Brown stains

It's probably from the water soluble tannins in the wood. The water could be from condensation and/or leaks within the flybridge structure.
by Bob Lowe
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: The Lighter Side
Topic: Little Johnny
Replies: 1
Views: 2322

Little Johnny

A teacher asked her class how many of them were Bernie Sanders fans. Not really knowing what a Bernie Sanders fan is, but wanting to be liked by the teacher, all the kids raised their hands except for Little Johnny. The teacher asked Little Johnny why he has decided to be different...again. Little J...
by Bob Lowe
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Water Pressure Issue
Replies: 2
Views: 670

Re: Water Pressure Issue

The water tank vent line(s) may be plugged. Insects?
by Bob Lowe
Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Dock Talk
Topic: Wow, great response.
Replies: 5
Views: 3475

Re: Wow, great response.

Trey Gowdy does have a way of getting to the point(s). Too bad he won't be around in Congress much longer. :)
by Bob Lowe
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: bathroom cabinets sliding door removal
Replies: 11
Views: 1726

Re: bathroom cabinets sliding door removal

Did you try lifting the door up and out?

Or depressing any keepers at the top?
by Bob Lowe
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Specifications
Topic: Stainless railings
Replies: 2
Views: 733

Re: Stainless railings

Try RailMakers in the Seattle area.
by Bob Lowe
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Window Frame repair/replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 848

Re: Window Frame repair/replacement

Teak makes pretty expensive sawdust! OEM window frames were typically Philippine mahogany and I always used Honduras mahogany because Philippine mahogany isn't readily available in the US. They are comparable. In the US, what they call Philippine mahogany is typically Lauan and is a junk wood. They ...
by Bob Lowe
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: The Lighter Side
Topic: A Positive Attitude
Replies: 2
Views: 1565

A Positive Attitude

After his plane was hit and he was forced to eject, a fighter pilot finally regained consciousness. He was in a hospital, in agonizing pain. He found himself in the ICU with tubes in his mouth, needles and IV drips in both arms, a breathing mask, and wires monitoring every function. An absolutely st...
by Bob Lowe
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Seacock/strainer replacement
Replies: 14
Views: 3528

Re: Seacock/strainer replacement

Jim, the two halves are most likely threaded and screwed together and may have a screw on the flange into the backing block and or hull to prevent loosening.
by Bob Lowe
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Specifications
Topic: Haul Out Grand Banks 42 Classic
Replies: 4
Views: 1472

Re: Haul Out Grand Banks 42 Classic

Place the straps at the forward and aft bulkheads to the engine room.
by Bob Lowe
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: General Information
Topic: Diesel Fuel Stink
Replies: 5
Views: 1171

Re: Diesel Fuel Stink

I always kept a gallon of Citrasol or Citra-Solv around to clean up, scrub and/or splash into the bilge. It masks the diesel odor while providing a pleasant citrus smell throughout the boat. It's also good at removing the remaining adhesive residue when removing stickers. :)
by Bob Lowe
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Engine Room Exhaust Fan
Replies: 8
Views: 1670

Re: Engine Room Exhaust Fan

Open the main saloon floor hatch a crack and hold a lighted cigarette, cigar, stick match, lighter or ??? next to it and watch the smoke or flame to get an idea of just how restricted fresh air flow is to your engine room. Take a look at the openings under the vent cowlings to see how small or large...
by Bob Lowe
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Engine Room Exhaust Fan
Replies: 8
Views: 1670

Re: Engine Room Exhaust Fan

G.B. The OEM version typically lasts 30 - 40 years, m/l so I have always installed the direct replacement version unless otherwise directed by an owner. A continuous duty rated unit will typically last longer. I don't know the specs on the 35760-0092. J. How hot is hot? What is the ambient air tempe...
by Bob Lowe
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Engine Room Exhaust Fan
Replies: 8
Views: 1670

Re: Engine Room Exhaust Fan

It's not necessary or even advisable to run the engine room blowers when running. The engine(s) do a great job of changing the air which is why it isn't hotter down there. The purpose of the engine room blowers is to help cool the E.R. off when not running. Either blower will work fine although a co...
by Bob Lowe
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Specifications
Topic: Second alternator mounting
Replies: 8
Views: 2150

Re: Second alternator mounting

Congratulations! A high output alternator is a good choice. You will need to drive it with a good pair of at least 1/2" industrial grade belts matched. I recommend you drive that alternator separately to spare your water pump from the loading required to drive the alternator. Whereas the water ...