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by Cilibraise
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Great Lakes Cruising
Topic: 2019 Great Lakes Grand Bnaks Assoication Rendezvous
Replies: 0
Views: 1572

2019 Great Lakes Grand Bnaks Assoication Rendezvous

The Great Lakes Grand Banks Associations will be holding its annual summer Rendezvous this year, 2019, in Harbor Springs, Michigan. Dates for the Rendezvous are Aug 8, 9, 10. Harbor Springs is one of the premier harbors in the Great Lakes. For additional information visit the GLGBA website: www.glgb...
by Cilibraise
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Specifications
Topic: mast and boom capacity
Replies: 2
Views: 1751

Re: mast and boom capacity

I have a '85 GB49, I can safely lift my 250lb tender. The anchor points on the cabinet/flybridge may the weakest points in the system. You would have to check the integrity of the backing plates and the fiberglass around the anchor points. The equivalent length of the lever arms for the anchor point...
by Cilibraise
Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Great Lakes Cruising
Topic: 2018 Great Lakes Grand Banks Rendezvous
Replies: 0
Views: 4515

2018 Great Lakes Grand Banks Rendezvous

The Great Lakes Grand Banks Association is planning a Rendezvous in the North Channel this summer (2018). The pre-rendezvous will begin at Detour, MI on Juy 16, traveling east in the North Channel, with stops at Meldrum Bay, Ont and Little Current, Ont. The Rendezvous will be held at the Killarney M...
by Cilibraise
Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Blinds in an Eastbay?
Replies: 3
Views: 1078

Re: Blinds in an Eastbay?

We have Al venetian blinds on all the large windows on our GB49. Rattling is prevented by a pair of thicker SS wires running thru holes in the blinds. The top of each wire is attached to the upper bracket of the blind and the lower end is attached to the a pair of small brackets at the bottom of the...
by Cilibraise
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Fuel Tank Sight Glass
Replies: 4
Views: 1241

plastic tubing for fuel level sight glass

you must use tubing that is compatible with diesel fuel and that does not fog over time. it must not break from an impact this is a link for nylon tubing (with specs) https://www.mcmaster.com/#standard-plastic-and-rubber-tubing/=1bhe2nb this is a link for tygon tubing (with specs) https://www.mcmast...
by Cilibraise
Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Grunert 120volt system.
Replies: 3
Views: 1069

using the generator

You did not mention how much power your generator can provide. I have a similar refrigeration system and I can run it easily with my small 5kw Northern Lights generator. I must be careful when switching from shore power to the generator if the refrigerator was running. If the refrigeration was runni...
by Cilibraise
Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Upper helm engine start and stop button rubber covers
Replies: 3
Views: 852

Upper helm engine start and stop button rubber covers

I have a 1985 GB49. The rubber covers for the upper helm engine start and stop buttons are crumbling apart. Is there a source available to replace the rubber covers.
by Cilibraise
Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Holding Plate Refrigeration
Replies: 5
Views: 1081

holding plates

A holding plate is a reservoir for "coldness". It is a box that is filled with a fluid that freezes at a very, very low temperature. Salt water could be such a fluid. Fluids like water (or salt water) can absorb a lot of energy (heat) before they increase their average temperature by one d...
by Cilibraise
Tue May 16, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: removal of flybridge port or stbd plastic inner panels
Replies: 0
Views: 865

removal of flybridge port or stbd plastic inner panels

I have a 1985 GB49. I would like to temporarily access the inside of the port and stbd sides of the flybridge from the inside of the flybridge. There appear to be large square plastic panels on the inside of the flybridge. These panels look like they are held in place with 1 inch wide frame plastic ...
by Cilibraise
Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Great Lakes Cruising
Topic: 2017 Great Lakes Grand Banks Association Rendezvous
Replies: 0
Views: 1362

2017 Great Lakes Grand Banks Association Rendezvous

The Great Lakes Grand Banks Association will be holding its annual summer rendezvous in Mackinaw City, Michigan from Aug 3 to Aug 5. All GBs visiting the area or doing the loop are welcome to attend. Visit www.glgba.org for details.
by Cilibraise
Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Events Announcements
Topic: 2017 Great Lakes Grand Banks Association Rendezvous
Replies: 0
Views: 1325

2017 Great Lakes Grand Banks Association Rendezvous

The Great Lakes Grand Banks Association will be holding its annual summer rendezvous in Mackinaw City, Michigan from Aug 3 to Aug 5. All GBs visiting the area or doing the loop are welcome to attend. Visit www.glgba.org for details.
by Cilibraise
Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:08 am
Forum: General Information
Topic: Stabilzers and maneuverability
Replies: 4
Views: 1029

GB49

We have owned the boat since 1998. We have enjoyed the boat over the years. It is very comfortable and easy to work on, not too many tight spaces. We normally keep the boat in the Great Lakes, but have taken it to New England and did the Great Loop. The only problem is the boat's deeper draft, about...
by Cilibraise
Tue Apr 12, 2016 8:48 am
Forum: General Information
Topic: Stabilzers and maneuverability
Replies: 4
Views: 1029

stabilizers

We have a GB49 with stabilizers and have no problems docking, but remember to set the stabilizers into the center mode when approaching the dock or making tight turns in the marina fairways
by Cilibraise
Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:34 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Is one 8d battery enough?
Replies: 12
Views: 981

Batteries

You have a lot of batteries. The configuration for the batteries depends on how you use the boat. Do you keep the boat at a dock with shore power connected to keep the batteries charged or are you on a mooring? Do you do a lot of anchoring for multiple days or do you usually travel to towns with doc...
by Cilibraise
Mon May 19, 2014 8:09 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Antifreeze capacity
Replies: 8
Views: 719

diesel coolant

Diesel coolant is specially formulated to minimize cavitation of the coolant passage walls around the cylinders and heads. The shock waves produced by diesel combustion is significantly higher than those produced by gasoline spark ignition. Cavitation occurs at the negative pressure portion of the s...