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by bill.read
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: General Information
Topic: New GB Owner
Replies: 2
Views: 257

Re: New GB Owner

Did you purchase the vessel named "Dauntless"? If so, the photos on line show a boat that was taken care of with no obvious signs of issues. Did the launch go successfully? I own a 36 classic, not wood, but could go through the systems with you at some time in the future. I live on the sou...
by bill.read
Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Vintage Deck Pulls?
Replies: 1
Views: 107

Re: Vintage Deck Pulls?

The following link has a deck pull that is within 1/8" of your requirements. https://shop.classic-boat-supplies.com.au/boat-hardware/latches-catches/brass-flush-ring-rectangular/
A little sealant around the edge could make up the difference.
Good luck...
by bill.read
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Mast support pole 1990 GB 36 Classic
Replies: 6
Views: 1427

Re: Mast support pole 1990 GB 36 Classic

You're welcome...I hope it works for your dock neighbors...

Bill
by bill.read
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Mast support pole 1990 GB 36 Classic
Replies: 6
Views: 1427

Re: Mast support pole 1990 GB 36 Classic

Russ, please see the attached files for the mast/boom setup installed on my boat. The hand drawn dimensions are fairly close but not exact due to the mast/boom in its down position. The basic construction is 1/4 " thick, 1 1/2" wide piece of aluminum strap 16 " - 20" long (approx...
by bill.read
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Mast support pole 1990 GB 36 Classic
Replies: 6
Views: 1427

Re: Mast support pole 1990 GB 36 Classic

Our 87 Classic has the hinge on the flybridge and an aluminum crutch. I will take some photos and measurements and be able to post them on Friday or Saturday, Aug. 30-31.
by bill.read
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Higher temperature in port engine
Replies: 11
Views: 2102

Re: Higher temperature in port engine

I agree with J.R. Good "Chesapeake". Our 36 Classic also has twin 6BTs with 820 hours. I clean the heat exchangers using the rodding technique and "Salt Away". Cruising at 1700 RPM both engines are at 182 degrees. Increasing RPM to 2000 increases operating temp to 190 degrees. Yo...
by bill.read
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: General Information
Topic: Grand Banks Classic Davits
Replies: 1
Views: 471

Re: Grand Banks Classic Davits

We have been using St. Croix 350 davits for the past 6 years without any issues on our GB 36 CL. Last year we replaced our 9' 6" w/4hp dinghy, weighing approximately 150 lbs with one that is 18" longer and 75 lbs heavier, 11'2" w/20hp, and found the manual raising of the dinghy stern ...
by bill.read
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Oman 7.5 raw water impeller replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 866

Re: Oman 7.5 raw water impeller replacement

From researching various boating threads regarding your generator, it appears that inadequate sealing may be the cause of your problem. If you are using after market impellers, the manufacture specifications may not be the same as Onan's. Another cause may be the wear plate,(131-0158) rear is worn a...
by bill.read
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Oman 7.5 raw water impeller replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 866

Re: Oman 7.5 raw water impeller replacement

What is the model # of your generator?
by bill.read
Tue May 14, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Removing flying bridge teak toe rails
Replies: 6
Views: 1471

Re: Removing flying bridge teak toe rails

I removed the fly bridge on our 1987 36 Classic as part of the preparation for shipping by truck from Maryland to Washington. The adhesive was disolved using acetone. Fill a squeeze bottle with the acetone and saturate the screw hole, allowing time to soften, then insert a putty knife gently underne...
by bill.read
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: 82GBMY - Garmin 4212 No Depth reading
Replies: 1
Views: 620

Re: 82GBMY - Garmin 4212 No Depth reading

I also have the Garmin 4212 installed. The depth sounder is connected to a "black box" which connects to the NMEA 2000 network. The following link has the instructions for installing the P79 inhull transducer. http://www.airmartechnology.com/uploads/InstallGuide/17-217-01.pdf

Good luck...
by bill.read
Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Specifications
Topic: Tank fill float
Replies: 4
Views: 1329

Re: Tank fill float

Our boat has only one hose bib and is located near the steps leading to the flybridge. The documents show only one hose bib for my classic 36. Just reinforces the statement that no two Grand Banks are alike. As a side note, is your boat moored at Anacortes Marina? We will be occupying slip C-4 start...
by bill.read
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Specifications
Topic: Tank fill float
Replies: 4
Views: 1329

Re: Tank fill float

The faucet on the port side by the step is a faucet, not a water inlet source. It should be connected to the cold water supply side of the fresh water pump/accumulator. I am not certain what or if damage would occur by back filling the tanks with 40-60 lbs of pressure from a city water supply. I hav...
by bill.read
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Photos - Repairs & Outfitting Projects
Topic: Interior teak maintenance
Replies: 2
Views: 1311

Re: Interior teak maintenance

We use Murphy's Oil Soap Wood Cleaner for cleaning and when necessary applying Guardsman Clean & Polish for Wood Furniture.
by bill.read
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Reworking DC system on 36, What's the purpose of Solenoid Panel
Replies: 8
Views: 1846

Re: Reworking DC system on 36, What's the purpose of Solenoid Panel

I concur with wkearney99 having experienced simultaneous 8D failures on both batteries, but with enough charge in combining to allow me to get to safe harbor. What benefit do you see in redesigning a system that is meant to provide a backup option? If you are concerned with battery discharge, instal...