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by GB42-267
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Photos - Repairs & Outfitting Projects
Topic: NEW RUDDERS
Replies: 9
Views: 1530

Re: NEW RUDDERS

Yes, I installed them a few years ago and I’m very happy with the result. Since I have twin engines, I still use the engines as a primary means of docking. Articulating rudders would have added to the complexity of the whole setup, but If I had a single engine, I would definitely have considered an ...
by GB42-267
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Photos - Repairs & Outfitting Projects
Topic: 1971 grand banks i saved
Replies: 8
Views: 906

Re: 1971 grand banks i saved

This is a hell of an impressive restoration and a testament to the quality, skill and labor that went into these boats
by GB42-267
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Call water return line question
Replies: 27
Views: 1640

Re: Call water return line question

The water finally gets flushed out from the shaft log and upper cutlass bearing.
by GB42-267
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Call water return line question
Replies: 27
Views: 1640

Re: Call water return line question

Yes, it will be water flowing to the shaft log seal area when the engine is running. Even if this flow is interrupted and the passage clogged, it will be water in the area around the seal/stuffing box but it will be quite stagnant since there is no flow of a fresh supply of water. I suggest you remo...
by GB42-267
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Call water return line question
Replies: 27
Views: 1640

Re: Call water return line question

No, disconnect the hose from the raw water pump and hook the circulation pump discharge hose to the oil cooler raw water inlet, you won't gain anything by going through the pump. If you wish to include the pump in the loop you will have to remove the impeller. Disconnect the raw water hose discharge...
by GB42-267
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Call water return line question
Replies: 27
Views: 1640

Re: Call water return line question

"I was going to run 5 gallons of barnacle buster through the engine. will this do any damage to that fitting. I intend on flushing freshwater after that." No, barnacle buster shouldn't hurt anything since it's a fairly mild solution unless the hose barb is regular brass and in bad shape to...
by GB42-267
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Call water return line question
Replies: 27
Views: 1640

Re: Call water return line question

Do not disconnect it. This is required to keep a good supply of water to the upper part of your shaft log. Besides, you will experience an exiting few minutes when the water comes rushing in since it's below the waterline and you will need to plug it if disconnected.
by GB42-267
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Call water return line question
Replies: 27
Views: 1640

Re: Call water return line question

It provides a fresh supply of water to the shaft log. Since there is practically no circulation in this area, the water get stagnant and oxygen starved. This is not very good for your shaft since stainless steel will develop crevice corrosion and require a steady supply of oxygen rich water to preve...
by GB42-267
Mon May 20, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Photos - Repairs & Outfitting Projects
Topic: Mechanical system to raise forward-hinged mast
Replies: 5
Views: 1731

Re: Mechanical system to raise forward-hinged mast

As a follow up to this thread, I have attached a few drawings to illustrate how to use the boom as a gin pole to assist raising the mast. This is the current arrangement I have and some PO decided to hinge the mast 3ft above deck which makes it very heavy to rise. I've been lifting the mast by picki...
by GB42-267
Sun May 19, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Navigation Lights trip breaker
Replies: 1
Views: 386

Re: Navigation Lights trip breaker

Check for continuity to ground, it should be none. Then check the amp draw with the circuit energized. If these tests check out good, you may have a “tired” breaker, and replace it. Over time, the contacts will develop pits and burns which in turn will reduce the effective contact surface and increa...
by GB42-267
Sun May 19, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: WINDLASS AMP DRAW
Replies: 4
Views: 668

Re: WINDLASS AMP DRAW

I suggest using a clamp on Amp meter while running the winch, your electrician should be able to do this and then size the breaker to match the amp draw. I don't really understand why the electrician didn't already test this instead of just making an unsafe statement without any further explanation....
by GB42-267
Fri May 03, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Photos - Repairs & Outfitting Projects
Topic: Mechanical system to raise forward-hinged mast
Replies: 5
Views: 1731

Re: Mechanical system to raise forward-hinged mast

The boom on this vintage GB is mounted at the mast clamp at the deck level. If there are two people onboard when raising the mast, one should grab onto the lines and pull on suspending the boom while the other walk the mast in a vertical position. If single handed, it’s a bit more difficult and pure...
by GB42-267
Thu May 02, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Photos - Repairs & Outfitting Projects
Topic: Mechanical system to raise forward-hinged mast
Replies: 5
Views: 1731

Re: Mechanical system to raise forward-hinged mast

I have only seen mast hinges on these boats above the stainless railing. This makes the wooden mast very difficult and heavy to erect when folded forward since the mast is lifted at a point closer to the hinge. Think lifting a pole from the end VS grabbing it lets say a couple of feet from the end. ...
by GB42-267
Thu May 02, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: copper tube
Replies: 5
Views: 749

Re: copper tube

That's most likely a drain tube from your window channel.
by GB42-267
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Cruising Forum
Topic: Towing the tender
Replies: 7
Views: 3818

Re: Towing the tender

I have a tow bridle rigged up as the attached photos. It basically consist of a 5/8" three strand hard laid nylon line with an eye splice on each end, hooked over the aft Port & Stbd cleats. The center have a small eye for a snap hook for the tow line, which is shortened significantly in cl...