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by jglabrown
Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SOLD 1987 Grand Banks 46CL
Replies: 0
Views: 1329

SOLD 1987 Grand Banks 46CL

SOLD 1987 Grand Banks 46 CL. Twin Cummins 6BT5.9M 210 hp each. $239,000. Puget Sound area. Call for details (360) 697-4000
by jglabrown
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Turbulator
Replies: 3
Views: 1475

Re: Turbulator

John, thank you. The boat came from Singapore with 4 1/2" hoses, even though Cummins says 5" is minimum for a wet exhaust. (6" has now been chosen because it's a more common size than 5"). The starboard hose finally ruptured last year, creating a very expensive mess. During clean...
by jglabrown
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Turbulator
Replies: 3
Views: 1475

Turbulator

It has been suggested that I install turbulators ("water mixer") after the risers in the wet exhaust system to help even out the water cooling in the hoses. (Cummins 6BT5.9M 210 hp) I'm wondering if installing these would actually increase back pressure enough to raise engine temperatures?...
by jglabrown
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Wet Exhaust System
Replies: 4
Views: 1434

Re: Wet Exhaust System

bilge hose.jpeg This has been quite a learning experience. We're changing out the 4" system to 6" (5" is more expensive) as Cummins recommended. Both 4" hoses look great from the outside but are in bad shape inside; no way to tell by an exterior examination only. A bilge hose th...
by jglabrown
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Wet Exhaust System
Replies: 4
Views: 1434

Re: Wet Exhaust System

Thank you Bill. Seaboard has an amazingly informative web site. Before posting here, I had contacted Cummins and even made it to a "Level 2" technician, but still could not get a good answer. This helps. Thanks again.
by jglabrown
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Wet Exhaust System
Replies: 4
Views: 1434

Wet Exhaust System

In our 1987 46CL, we are powered by twin Cummins 6BT5.9M 210 hp diesels. The boat was originally built with a 4" wet exhaust system (elbows, hose and mufflers), even though the manual calls for a 5" setup. Last year, one of the hoses blew and in repairing the damage the yard brought up the...
by jglabrown
Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Supplier & Product Feedback
Topic: Port Risk Insurance
Replies: 0
Views: 1894

Port Risk Insurance

Does anyone have any experience in trying to obtain a Port Risk insurance policy after a Constructive Total Loss settlement?
by jglabrown
Thu Dec 15, 2016 7:05 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Lets Talk Varnish
Replies: 23
Views: 2552

Marin - Cetol Clear Gloss does a decent job, is easy to apply and is NOT orange. The original Cetol products have that hideous orange tint, but the new clear gloss is actually clear and glossy.
by jglabrown
Thu Nov 10, 2016 11:24 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Shieldsaust-C Exhaust Hose Life
Replies: 3
Views: 677

Shieldsaust-C Exhaust Hose Life

Does anyone have an idea of the service life of the 4" Shieldsaust-C exhaust hoses; either in hours or years? Ours were installed in 1999 and look great from the outside, but I have no idea what is happening to the insides. Shields Co. is little help: "limited lifetime warranty", what...
by jglabrown
Sat Sep 17, 2016 10:17 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 27
Views: 1249

Here's an update to a 2005 thread: three days ago we came very close to sinking because of a very large hole in our starboard exhaust caused, as it turns out, by either a muskrat or otter. The critter got in while we spent two nights at a small marina, and was discovered about five hours into our jo...
by jglabrown
Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:07 am
Forum: Cruising Forum
Topic: Satellite WIFI
Replies: 9
Views: 2885

Thanks Tom. We left the US with an AT&T 800mb plan using cell phones as hot spots. This worked for a while with Telus, Rogers and Bell using up the data roaming very quickly. North of Vancouver, cell coverage is diminished (heck, it's not even very good on the little island where we live). Bob i...
by jglabrown
Sun Aug 28, 2016 4:42 pm
Forum: Cruising Forum
Topic: Satellite WIFI
Replies: 9
Views: 2885

Thank you Bob. This might help in marinas; we're at Poet's Cove now (spa break!) with excellent wifi. But, as you know, most marina systems are weak and quickly overwhelmed as more guests try to log on. We have our home carrier's international data plan, but that's quite limited also. I would love t...
by jglabrown
Sun Aug 28, 2016 9:13 am
Forum: Cruising Forum
Topic: Satellite WIFI
Replies: 9
Views: 2885

Satellite WIFI

Has anyone found a solution to receiving wifi while at anchor? We don't want one of those Intellian domes for TV (or anything for TV), just for wifi. Is it possible to use a Sat-phone as an Internet hot spot as can be done with a cell phone?
by jglabrown
Thu Jun 09, 2016 7:35 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Chronic Tachometer Problem
Replies: 6
Views: 669

Thank you Arch; having these phone numbers is handy since all of our gauges are VDO. I took my problem down to one of our coffee houses (this is the Northwest, after all) and put it to the marina retirees. After much head scratching and cups of coffee, it was the consensus that Bob is probably right.
by jglabrown
Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:32 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Chronic Tachometer Problem
Replies: 6
Views: 669

Arch - The tachometers are VDO.

Bob - Thank you. The odd thing is that they all seem to go out at the same time each time. Roughly four hours from start.