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by bill.read
Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Battery Charger Replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 1255

Re: Battery Charger Replacement

Gordon, we have a 50 amp AC input that we use as a 30 amp with the correct cord. The 40 Amp listing is for the 12 volt DC output, not the AC input. Our previous Charles unit was 50 amp DC rated. The following site list the specifications of the unit we installed: https://www.bluesea.com/products/753...
by bill.read
Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Battery Charger Replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 1255

Re: Battery Charger Replacement

I replaced a Charles charger with Blue Seas P12 40 amp with remote. I appreciate the ability to remotely monitor the battery system status of charge stage, charge output, and alerts. The Charles series of battery chargers have been discontinued. The company's focus has shifted to isolation transform...
by bill.read
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: General Information
Topic: Showers
Replies: 4
Views: 3163

Re: Showers

I posted a reply in another section, and will repeat it here. We have a 1987 36 Classic and use the shower almost exclusively while cruising. We prefer the privacy and cleanliness of our shower over the uncertainty of marina facilities. We use micro fiber towels to wipe down the entire head includin...
by bill.read
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Life Aboard
Topic: Showers
Replies: 1
Views: 3356

Re: Showers

We have a 1987 36 Classic and use the shower almost exclusively while cruising. We prefer the privacy and cleanliness of our shower over the uncertainty of marina facilities. We use micro fiber towels to wipe down the entire head including the condensation that occurs on the headliner. The cabinet a...
by bill.read
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Leaking Shaft Stuffing Box
Replies: 3
Views: 1030

Re: Leaking Shaft Stuffing Box

GFO and Flax packing sizes are not necessarily the same. Assuming the shaft size is 1.5", the following lists the sizes to be used and installation practice: Measure GFO Marine Shaft Packing Size Its easy to determine which size GFO fiber packing you need. Just measure distance between A and B....
by bill.read
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: GB 32 Boom Attachment - Which way is up?
Replies: 2
Views: 868

Re: GB 32 Boom Attachment - Which way is up?

Not certain if this will help, but the diagram shows the curve of the boom collar facing downward.
by bill.read
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: General Information
Topic: New GB Owner
Replies: 2
Views: 1095

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: 804

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: 2595

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: 2595

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: 2595

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: 13
Views: 5254

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: 933

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: 1388

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: 1388

Re: Oman 7.5 raw water impeller replacement

What is the model # of your generator?