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by AllanKay
Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Cruising Forum
Topic: Pets Aboard
Replies: 17
Views: 5315

Re: Pets Aboard

I taught my puppy Scotty to use her artificial grass pads during the off season. She refused unless forced to. I expected the worst when going aboard the boat for the first time with her. To my surprise, she took to the pad without a hitch. There were simply no other options and she knew it somehow....
by AllanKay
Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Cruising Forum
Topic: Old Age: Getting off and on
Replies: 0
Views: 58

Old Age: Getting off and on

I sold my GB 42 Classic because it simply was too much work for me. We all know the effort required. So, now I am shopping for a newer boat with plastic and stainless steel everywhere. Some years ago, my wife broke her leg below the knee by jumping down from a high-deck boat. She is gun-shy of anyth...
by AllanKay
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Higher temperature in port engine
Replies: 11
Views: 2987

Re: Higher temperature in port engine

I had the same issue since buying this boat 2015. Although I changed impeller, cleaned out my heat exchanger, changed coolant, properly refilled to get air out, changed thermostat, etc.... nothing worked ... port ran up to 10 degrees hotter. I even bought a candy thermometer for checking the reading...
by AllanKay
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Grand Banks 42
Replies: 0
Views: 1236

Grand Banks 42

Sold - This is a 1977 Grand Banks Classic 42. Located in Seattle, WA, at Elliott Bay Marina. Contact via email allandki @ yahoo.com.
by AllanKay
Sun May 05, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: New problem for me - fuel tanks
Replies: 18
Views: 4490

Re: New problem for me - fuel tanks

Here is an alternative solution for you. They say it drops down inside your existing tank and uses it as a cribbing. Call the manufacturer for questions. Good luck.

http://atlinc.com/pdfs/Marine/DS607-marine_installation.pdf
by AllanKay
Sat May 04, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: New problem for me - fuel tanks
Replies: 18
Views: 4490

Re: New problem for me - fuel tanks

Curious how you are told to replace the fuel tank that isn't leaking? Did the person use a thickness gauge of some sort? ... and then it only gauges the immediate point. All steel tanks have some rust and flaky rust isn't unusual.
by AllanKay
Fri May 03, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Salon floor Supports
Replies: 10
Views: 2567

Re: Salon floor Supports

Assuming your window washer control is under the stbd door step as is mine, then I think a small leak could travel under the teak flooring. This happened to me recently due to freeze damage and the water isn't visible until enough flows continuously to be observed. A slight drip may never be observe...
by AllanKay
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Specifications
Topic: Tank fill float
Replies: 4
Views: 1603

Re: Tank fill float

Someone installed the tank fill as there are hose scraps left behind under the cabin sole aft. I come back aboard late May this year and you may be gone but I will check C-4. Only here this week as an escape from tedium. BTW this winter freeze broke my galley sink sprayer and cracked the bronze valv...
by AllanKay
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Specifications
Topic: Tank fill float
Replies: 4
Views: 1603

Re: Tank fill float

No, my boat has two hose bib and one is solely for filling tanks. The other is for a pressure regulated hose connection so the boat has city service. It beats tank water with its chlorine smell. Afterthought- system pump is off when connected to city service and the hose bib can be used for wash dow...
by AllanKay
Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Anchor damages bow
Replies: 12
Views: 3700

Re: Anchor damages bow

Have you also a Doc Freeman's Seattle Marine Hardware windlass (out of business and no parts)?
by AllanKay
Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Anchor damages bow
Replies: 12
Views: 3700

Re: Anchor damages bow

So I am not alone. Bringing it up it doesn't hit unless in swell. Lowering your way it still pendulums under and hits. I lower it with a line slip around the pulpit rail and through the hole at the crown, lowering just far enough to eliminate a pendulum swing. I consider buying another anchor but it...
by AllanKay
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Specifications
Topic: Tank fill float
Replies: 4
Views: 1603

Tank fill float

[attachment=0]Tankfloat.JPG[/attachment] This was aboard my boat but prior owner had no clue about its function. It is a water tank fill mark float so when full it appears in the tank pipe. I have a faucet for filling on port side at the ladder up and this allows me to wait at the valve. File under ...
by AllanKay
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Anchor damages bow
Replies: 12
Views: 3700

Re: Anchor damages bow

Yes, I have done as you describe but this 60# lump of steel isn't soft on the system at the end of chain. I have released the brake and then I get a pile of chain. I am hoping someone dealt with this same setup. Thx
by AllanKay
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Anchor damages bow
Replies: 12
Views: 3700

Re: Anchor damages bow

Back aboard and resuming this post by attaching pictures of the anchor and the chain path. It is possible the multiple pulley path on my boat chain just does not let it pay out fast enough? If first pile up 2 ft chain and push over the anchor it drops straight down but with a bang. Anchor is Axton 6...
by AllanKay
Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Interior plywood replacement on a fibreglass boat
Replies: 6
Views: 1928

Re: Interior plywood replacement on a fibreglass boat

You spoke of an outer glass shell so I figured perhaps adopt the technique but you are the boss. Good luck.