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by relay_guy
Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Grand Banks Alaskan 49
Replies: 11
Views: 7091

Re: Grand Banks Alaskan 49

Greetings! I'm trying to reach you in order to view your boat tomorrow 3/21. This web site doesn't appear to be working for PM anymore, so please call or text 312-315-4030. I'm local despite the area code.
Patrick
by relay_guy
Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Photos - Repairs & Outfitting Projects
Topic: Some pictures from our deck and hand rail rework.
Replies: 14
Views: 6390

Re: Some pictures from our deck and hand rail rework.

Congratulations on a great boat! I think I recognize it from Portland, OR. Too bad she isn't still in our area, seems like most of the boats sold here are going north.
by relay_guy
Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: bulwarks
Replies: 3
Views: 975

I'm doing the same right now, so the jury is out, as the shipwright starts on it Monday the 25th. However, i did do a lot of sanding and scraping before I gave up. On mine, the paint cracks were caused by the expansion of one strip over another. Not a wood check. So the only way you can stop this ac...
by relay_guy
Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Holding Plate Refrigeration
Replies: 5
Views: 1420

I also have a Grunert, for both refer and freezer. I was told not to run it on the thermostat wile on shore power as you wont be able to control the temp and most likely will be running too often. To make it more trouble, my sats are in the engine room so adjusting them is a headache. Also, I didn't...
by relay_guy
Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Small Forward Cabin LeakLooking for some advice. I have a sm
Replies: 10
Views: 2764

I've messed around quite a bit with teak decks and hatches on my previous 32 and now current 42. The sub-deck goes bad from the edges in, very rarely does the middle of the sub-deck get rotted. The teak planking is bedded down with thycol (sp?) and stays stuck down forever. So as Mr Gritch suggests,...
by relay_guy
Sat Jan 07, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Dinghy Question
Replies: 7
Views: 1403

Dave, I once asked the owner of a RIB dealer here in PDX how to clean up hypalon. He said use a product called spray 9 to get the green stuff off. then he said to use xylene sparingly to get off the black stuff. I did use the Spay 9, it worked OK. Never did xylene, so take it with a grain of salt so...
by relay_guy
Sat Oct 29, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Bow Roller Replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 856

Not all stainless steels are created equal. I'm no metallurgist, but here's something to read that might be helpful
http://www.reliance-foundry.com/blog/30 ... less-steel
by relay_guy
Sat Oct 29, 2016 11:38 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Paint
Replies: 10
Views: 1333

I like semi gloss for the interior. I've used Pettit semi gloss white and had the paint store add tint to my specifications. I've given up on Bight Side, as has may of my friends, as it just doesn't cover as well as the Pettit.
by relay_guy
Sat Oct 29, 2016 11:26 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Corrosion question from a newbie
Replies: 3
Views: 759

I'm sure others will kick in, but the green oxidation is normal. What you don't want to see is the sodium hydroxide "bloom" which is not present in the pictures. The only issue that I would be worried about is the rusted rudder bracket. Most all GBs of this vintage have had this, including...
by relay_guy
Wed Sep 28, 2016 12:21 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Redo Teak Seams or Screws First?
Replies: 18
Views: 2683

Good stuff, I too have seem work in my future! I would like to share a tip form a shipwright that I recently received while helping him with some work on my boat. One of you wrote: "The shipwright who taught me how to redo seams cut off new plugs with a very sharp chisel going with the grain of...
by relay_guy
Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:51 am
Forum: Photos - Repairs & Outfitting Projects
Topic: Bonding thru-hull
Replies: 17
Views: 3450

Stan
I've been over at Columbia Crossings for a couple years. Are you in a boathouse @ TYC?
by relay_guy
Sat Mar 19, 2016 10:54 am
Forum: Specifications
Topic: Engines used by Grand Banks
Replies: 6
Views: 3155

Thanks Marin. At some point Lehman went to the 2715E engine from the 2703/4. Don't know when that was but sometime after 1969. I've also heard that the 2703/4 was sleeved and the 2715 wasn't. I have a 1966 era service manual from Ford on the 2700 engines and it verifies that the 2703 was dry sleeved...
by relay_guy
Fri Mar 18, 2016 1:58 pm
Forum: Specifications
Topic: Engines used by Grand Banks
Replies: 6
Views: 3155

Marin, I've seen your post before, thank you for doing that. However I'm not sure how accurate it is. I have 1969 GB 42-77 with FL 2703E engines. One thing about the twins GB used in that era are that they are the 2703, which are 330 CI. Compare this to the single I had in my 1968 GB 32 which was a ...
by relay_guy
Mon Mar 14, 2016 4:31 pm
Forum: Photos - Repairs & Outfitting Projects
Topic: Bonding thru-hull
Replies: 17
Views: 3450

I meant anode, sorry about that! I just had to take up my floor boards in the aft cabin this past weekend, another wiring issue from pervious owners. I was able to see my bronze, and it did look ok. I'm in fresh water now, so I expected it to look fine. However the previous burning on some of the wo...
by relay_guy
Sun Mar 13, 2016 10:00 am
Forum: Photos - Repairs & Outfitting Projects
Topic: Bonding thru-hull
Replies: 17
Views: 3450

Sounds good Stan. One of the keys is to have the proper amount of Zinc. That requires a corrosion survey. But here on the Columbia you are probable using aluminum cathodes so not much to worry about.
I might hit you up for some of those screws. Where are you moored now?
Pat