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by Fboykin
Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Foam replacement on generator sound shield.
Replies: 5
Views: 2463

Re: Foam replacement on generator sound shield.

I replaced the foam on my Westerbeke sound shield 3 years ago. I used products from Dynamat.com. Great stuff! Definitely made a big difference and stuff has stayed put just fine. Boat is in Ft. Myers and shield gets pretty hot in the summer. I used Dynamat Xtreme as the first layer, followed by thei...
by Fboykin
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Specifications
Topic: Rocna Anchor - GB42 Classic
Replies: 4
Views: 3297

Re: Rocna Anchor - GB42 Classic

I have a 2000 year GB42 Classic. I replaced a 45 lb CQR (w/bent shank) with a 33kg Rocna Vulcan. Anchor clears everything on my bow pulpit. I have a Lofrans windlass too and it all seems to work fine. Although I've only anchored with it a few times, I can tell the anchor really seems to bite in and ...
by Fboykin
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Lighted Gauges
Replies: 17
Views: 5330

Re: Lighted Gauges

What brand of gauges do you have? have VDO gauges and I can dig out the info on where I found red replacement bulbs for mine.
by Fboykin
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Refrigerator shelf bracket
Replies: 2
Views: 2123

Re: Refrigerator shelf bracket

I got lucky! Someone replied to my post on the Grand Banks Facebook page with the information I needed. I was able to order 6 (love having spares) for about 1.75 each plus freight. I don't have the info with me, but contact me if you need to replace yours and I can give the contact info.
by Fboykin
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Refrigerator shelf bracket
Replies: 2
Views: 2123

Refrigerator shelf bracket

Well, it had to happen at some point, I guess. Somehow the service guy and I lost one of the stainless steel bracket clips that hold the shelves up in the refrigerator and freezer (separate units) in my 2000 Grand Banks 42 Classic. The bracket has a rubber bumper that goes on it - stamped LAMP. Ther...
by Fboykin
Thu May 31, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: VDO Gauges
Replies: 4
Views: 2425

Re: VDO Gauges

I have a 2000 GB 42, bought used fall of 2016 - VDO Gauges throughout. Lauderdale Speedometer has been great! Rebuilt my 2 lower helm tachs (couldn't read engine hours). Also rebuilt fly bridge [ort water temp gauge as it was reading too high (swapped gauges to check). Just got a new replacement wat...
by Fboykin
Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Indicator Light?
Replies: 7
Views: 2467

Re: Indicator Light?

Radio Shack online still lists that bulb part number (#2721143). On sale $1.50/pair. I bought a lifetime supply a few months ago. Just checked the RS website and part is still listed as in stock.
by Fboykin
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: warning (idiot lights)
Replies: 7
Views: 2187

I can't help with a source for the covers, but the bulbs are available from Radio Shack. 12V 75mA Incandescent Flashlight Bulb. Part # 2721143. They're on sale - 2 bulbs for $1.50. Here are the specs:
Base type E5
Around 1000 HRS life
12 Volts
75mA
Package of two.

I bought a lifetime supply!
by Fboykin
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Photos - Repairs & Outfitting Projects
Topic: Anchor winch revisited
Replies: 5
Views: 3690

WOW! One heck of a nice job and a great video. Excellent photos. You're extremely good with tools and really good at working out the details of a project! I'm sure it's a great addition to your GB.
by Fboykin
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Using a Makita 3-3/8" saw to re-groove teak seams?
Replies: 12
Views: 3246

I just did that w/ a couple of chisels. I placed them in a large shop vise and bent the handle over with a very heavy hammer. I tightened the blade in the vise and beat sideways on the handle tip until the shaft was at about a 45 degree angle. This lets you hold the handle with the blade flat agains...
by Fboykin
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Using a Makita 3-3/8" saw to re-groove teak seams?
Replies: 12
Views: 3246

Thanks for the two great comments. Really appreciate the detailed information!
by Fboykin
Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Using a Makita 3-3/8" saw to re-groove teak seams?
Replies: 12
Views: 3246

Ha! I'm not sure I'm sounding like I know what I'm doing...and lots of times the tone doesn't come across in posts (or texts). Just to be clear, though, are you saying you used your Fein to cut your seams deeper? From what I've found online, folks use the Fein to remove the old caulk with that caulk...
by Fboykin
Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Cleaning Inside Teak
Replies: 8
Views: 2383

Agree. The premix in the spray bottle is quick and easy to use. Sometimes I do mix up the concentrate if I need to deep clean the floor or around the base of the bulkheads.
by Fboykin
Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Using a Makita 3-3/8" saw to re-groove teak seams?
Replies: 12
Views: 3246

Fein tool is excellent - already have one. Also have their blade that removes old caulk. But I think I'll also have to deepen the seams. The posts I've read say if bungs are missing (a number of mine are gone) and decks have been sanded (previous owner sanded), then it's likely the seams are now too...
by Fboykin
Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Using a Makita 3-3/8" saw to re-groove teak seams?
Replies: 12
Views: 3246

Using a Makita 3-3/8" saw to re-groove teak seams?

This is an old topic, but hopeful that my questions will get picked up. I'm about to tackle my deck (new to me 2000 GB 42 Classic). Numerous screws are exposed so I'm thinking the seams need deepening and just got a small Makita saw to do that. My questions concern the "shoe" that Bob Lowe...