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by kainebob
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Where is the likely place for fuel leaks?
Replies: 7
Views: 382

Re: Where is the likely place for fuel leaks?

The leak is not in the drip pan. Today I will replace all the genset filters and check those fuel lines.
by kainebob
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Where is the likely place for fuel leaks?
Replies: 7
Views: 382

Where is the likely place for fuel leaks?

I've been watching the fuel tank posts, but I am hoping someone can give me more direction: We find fuel in our bilge, but only after the engine is running. When the boat was in storage on the hard, nothing accumulated anywhere. I suspect it is the single starboard tank, since sometime in the past t...
by kainebob
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Fridge Thermometer
Replies: 1
Views: 222

Fridge Thermometer

Does anyone know how I can repair/replace this fridge thermometer? The inside is actually 38 degrees...
by kainebob
Sun May 19, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Removing flying bridge teak toe rails
Replies: 6
Views: 830

Re: Removing flying bridge teak toe rails

It is finally off. The top was removed fairly easily, but the bottom thirty-year old dried teak broke in at least seven places. No chance on saving any of this.
by kainebob
Fri May 17, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: painting the surface between the toe rails.
Replies: 0
Views: 470

painting the surface between the toe rails.

[attachment=0]GB.jpg[/attachment] After years of sanding our 1990 36 Classic, we finally have to replace the toe rails on the flying bridge. I'm almost done removing them and the top trim came off fairly easily while the bottom quarter round trim is a bear because of the butyl tape or silicone they ...
by kainebob
Fri May 17, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Removing flying bridge teak toe rails
Replies: 6
Views: 830

Re: Removing flying bridge teak toe rails

I will try the acetone and I do have a multi tool. I'll try and get back to all. By the way; after years of sanding, we are already having sections of exposed screw heads; we cannot sand anymore.
by kainebob
Mon May 13, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Removing flying bridge teak toe rails
Replies: 6
Views: 830

Removing flying bridge teak toe rails

[attachment=0]GB.jpg[/attachment] I have to remove the teak toe rails to get them refinished or replaced. I can easily get the top one off, but the bottom rail looks like they used butyl tape or a silicone adhesive in addition to the stainless screws. Anyone have any suggestions on how I can get the...
by kainebob
Mon May 13, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Salon floor Supports
Replies: 10
Views: 1409

Re: Salon floor Supports

Our 1990 GB36's salon floor collapsed and the beam support actually broke. Since it was not a clean break, I used wood glue, then fixed a stainless steel strap around it. I then put a 1 inch screw into the upper support and cut a piece of galvanized pipe for an exact fit. A wood shim underneath keep...
by kainebob
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: synthetic toe rails on flying bridge
Replies: 2
Views: 937

synthetic toe rails on flying bridge

Has anyone been successful in finding a synthetic product to replace the toe rails on the flying bridge?
by kainebob
Tue May 29, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: refrigerator not cold enough.
Replies: 3
Views: 1358

refrigerator not cold enough.

:| We don't have many boat service people in the Buffalo NY area and I am having difficulty in trying to find someone that could help us repair our Grand Banks' built-in 12v refrigerator. It gets cool, maybe 55 degrees, but certainly not enough for what we need. The freezer compartment is definitely...
by kainebob
Tue May 29, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Flux Gate Compass
Replies: 6
Views: 1891

Re: Flux Gate Compass

Mine was found in the front steps leading down into the forward cabin. No markings or warnings, so we threw some wrenches in there; many hours of wondering why the autopilot would not hold course.
by kainebob
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Fall maintenance gelcoat and interior varnish
Replies: 11
Views: 1622

door refinishing

Nice job, Rusty. You have the patience of a saint.
by kainebob
Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Deck Finish
Replies: 12
Views: 1522

careful

I just cleaned, brightened and sealed my teak flying bridge, stairs, pulpit and lazarette stoop. It looks great, but I must have got aggressive with either the cleaner or brightener because I turned a few seams to a mushy tar. I now have to scrape them out and refill the seams with a new seam compou...
by kainebob
Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Fall maintenance gelcoat and interior varnish
Replies: 11
Views: 1622

interior varnish

Okay'; I will give this another try: Has anyone ever refinished door and interior wood frames? They seem like they use the same sealer or varnish. Is it a satin polyurethane?
by kainebob
Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Photos - Repairs & Outfitting Projects
Topic: polishing brass
Replies: 4
Views: 1602

Flix on fibreglass

Have not tried it on Fibreglass. Normally, I would use a very light polishing compound for oxidized streaks, etc. The next step would be to wet send with an 800, then a compound, then a wax. I'm working on a spot now around areas where I resealed the teak; I'll give it a try for you. The instruction...