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by Sleepah
Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: !973 GB-42 Project boat for sale, FG hull, 7the FG GB42 buil
Replies: 0
Views: 1941

!973 GB-42 Project boat for sale, FG hull, 7the FG GB42 buil

1973 Grand Banks 42 Classic, Twin Ford Lehman 120’s, FiberGlass hull This is a project boat with excellent bones. 90% of the work to bring her back is cosmetic. She is the seventh FG GB-42 built. The house and decks all need repainting as the existing Awl Grip was not properly applied and is peeling...
by Sleepah
Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: !973 GB-42 Project boat for sale, FG hull, 7the FG GB42 buil
Replies: 0
Views: 2523

!973 GB-42 Project boat for sale, FG hull, 7the FG GB42 buil

1973 Grand Banks 42 Classic, Twin Ford Lehman 120’s, FiberGlass hull This is a project boat with excellent bones. 90% of the work to bring her back is cosmetic. She is the seventh FG GB-42 built. The house and decks all need repainting as the existing Awl Grip was not properly applied and is peeling...
by Sleepah
Sat Jun 13, 2015 4:35 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Water Behind Upper Eyebrow Trim
Replies: 3
Views: 969

My boat is some 16 years older than yours so things may have changed. But my boat has an inside gutter along the perimeter of the flybridge. Take a look inside.
by Sleepah
Thu May 28, 2015 11:18 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: GB Side windows Repainting deck and house by roling and tip
Replies: 4
Views: 1055

GB Side windows Repainting deck and house by roling and tip

I have removed all the mahogany trim from my 2 starboard side main cabin windows aft of the pass door. I did this because there is a lot of dry rot and it seemed too much to fill with CPER and epoxy filler. Some past owner has been here before me as evidenced by the presence of SS tracks on the forw...
by Sleepah
Fri May 22, 2015 12:51 pm
Forum: Specifications
Topic: Hull number sequence?
Replies: 28
Views: 10063

I'm not sure about the wood to glass hull numbers either. My 42 is #362 and I have always thought it was the 7th glass one. Boyd numbers makes my boat the tenth built. As I recall, my source was an article on the history of the GDB-42 in "PASSAGEMAKER". I'll look for the article and reply ...
by Sleepah
Fri Oct 31, 2014 9:31 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Fuel lift pump. FL 120.
Replies: 13
Views: 1560

Gotcha Bob, Thanks
by Sleepah
Fri Oct 31, 2014 6:24 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Fuel lift pump. FL 120.
Replies: 13
Views: 1560

Firing order

I've done the 7/8" wrench bleeding before but never knew that the firing order was important. And I don't know the firing order. If we designate the cylinders as "A", "B", "C" etc starting at the forward or waterpump end on the engine, what is the firing order in l...
by Sleepah
Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:42 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Brightwork recommendations FL west coast
Replies: 1
Views: 796

I am currently considering the same problem. Last month while visiting in Massachusetts I saw a GB 42 with painted teak and oddly, she looked damn good. (somewhere I have a some photos) The teak was painted a very very light greenish blue that contrasted with the white deck house. The top hand rail ...
by Sleepah
Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:29 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: CO2 Monitors on a GB 32'
Replies: 5
Views: 1074

I used to run my genset before the Admiral (wife) was up so I put one over her bunk in the aft cabin. It was battery operated. There was a blinking light which I taped over.
by Sleepah
Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:08 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Fuel tank plumbing
Replies: 11
Views: 1315

Thanks Roger,

Sounds like a great trip in a great boat.

I am headed north to Massachusetts (by car) to see family so the boat work is on hold for now. But I believe I have the plumbing in order.

Thanks,

Howard
by Sleepah
Mon Jul 21, 2014 5:57 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Evaluating Teak Decks + Miami Surveyor Query
Replies: 13
Views: 1577

"But still it is not teak" Back in the 70's and 80's when I was building boats teak was God. Times and tastes have changed. I believe that today you will prefer a boat with painted decks. I do. Every time I board a teak decked boat I thank my lucky stars aesthetically that my teak decks ar...
by Sleepah
Mon Jul 14, 2014 3:33 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Doing the window job this fall
Replies: 9
Views: 1162

Good info, Marin, Stretch and Bob, Well call them mitered lap joints. In today's vernacular, a hybrid name, eh? It is damn hot in Florida right now so this job will have to wait for winter. And like Stretch, I'll have to be milling some new trim and working out the joints as best I can. I do have th...
by Sleepah
Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:00 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Doing the window job this fall
Replies: 9
Views: 1162

Marin, My boat is the 6th or 7th fiberglass GB42 built and may have a different system. From what I see, the corners are mitered and not ship lapped as you describe. I can see a crack in the paint to indicate a 45 degree joint. Were your joints at an angle at the corners? At any rate I'll be careful...
by Sleepah
Sat Jul 12, 2014 5:48 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Doing the window job this fall
Replies: 9
Views: 1162

Doing the window job this fall

I will be r & r'ing all my widows this fall. There is a lot of rot around and I will have to fabricate some new wooden outer frames. I am now in the research phase and have questions. As I understand the many postings here it seems to me the following sequence is followed. 1. remove outer mahog ...
by Sleepah
Sat Jul 12, 2014 4:08 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: REMOVING/REPAIRING WHEEL
Replies: 7
Views: 969

My wheel hub was hard to remove and after liberal doses of PB Blaster Penetrating Catalyst and a gear puller I was able to free it. I tightened the puller and left it on. It popped off in the middle of the night. So put some blankets under it to catch it. Or tie it on loosely.