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by Old Frog
Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Cutlass Bearing Replacement Criteria
Replies: 9
Views: 1336

Attached is a picture of the shaft stuffing box. The details are a bit washed out, but from the appearance & understanding the boat is coming from warm salt waters, when the boat is on land, you might want to disconnect the lube water hose at the Tee connection where it connects to the raw wate...
by Old Frog
Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Cutlass Bearing Replacement Criteria
Replies: 9
Views: 1336

Understanding that Am. Marine changed construction & engineering details along the production runs, over time, & with engine changes, my understanding & experience is that there are usually three (3) cutlass bearings in the system with one being approximately mid length in the shaft log ...
by Old Frog
Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Cutlass Bearing Replacement Criteria
Replies: 9
Views: 1336

What are the engine hours? What was the use area & water quality? Packing gland system & condition? Have you checked the water volume/flow going into the shaft log (needed to lubricate the forward & intermediate bearings)? In the absence of that info, from the outside looking in: At a 1/...
by Old Frog
Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Saving a leaky teak deck?
Replies: 16
Views: 2054

Keep in mind, you are dealing with 49 year old decks. I question if GB ever intended them to last this long. Teak oil can, in some instances work against your efforts by drying the overlay out. Some oils collect dirt, darken the overlay increasing the wood temperature promote drying. In some instanc...
by Old Frog
Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Newbie Prop Question(s)
Replies: 20
Views: 2224

Makes more sense. I would not be surprised if you twisted a slightly out of pitch (diver might not be able to pick it up) or dinged an edge (which he should be able to. As a suggestion, unless you know that your spares are in good, trued condition, send them out for to a check/reconditioning. That w...
by Old Frog
Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Newbie Prop Question(s)
Replies: 20
Views: 2224

Presumably, the surveyor had reason for opining that the slight vibration was from the port prop. Did he provide an estimate out how far out the blades were from his field measurement? If so, how far off were they? How worn are the cutlass bearings? Or age/hours? From the outside looking in: Before...
by Old Frog
Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Newbie Prop Question(s)
Replies: 20
Views: 2224

Presumably, the surveyor had reason for opining that the slight vibration was from the port prop. Did he provide an estimate out how far out the blades were from his field measurement? If so, how far off were they? How worn are the cutlass bearings? Or age/hours? From the outside looking in: Before ...
by Old Frog
Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Grand Banks Logos
Replies: 92
Views: 33505

Barry, Thanks again for your work on this. Email sent.
by Old Frog
Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Need a marine electrician
Replies: 5
Views: 871

Re: Need a marine electrician

I possess a fair amount of trepidation when it comes to doing electrical work on our boat and I would greatly appreciate any referrals for a marine electrician in the Everett area that could accomplish this for me. Thanks in advance! +1 on using an ABYC Certified technician. While I do not know him...
by Old Frog
Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Cast Bronze Stanchion posts for sale
Replies: 11
Views: 2391

PM sent, Please let me know what remains after you fill Barry's request. I am especially interested in the braced ones along the transom & gates.
by Old Frog
Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Grand Banks Logos
Replies: 92
Views: 33505

Thank your for you time & efforts on this.
by Old Frog
Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: Buying Recommendations GB 42
Replies: 14
Views: 2082

The Ammarine Deere engines are very robust. IHMO, I would not shy away from a boat because of them. Personally, I would seek out a boat with either Lehmans or the Deere engines (simply because of engine space access) but would let the service & maintenance history guide me. The engines & eng...
by Old Frog
Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: SIMRAD
Replies: 4
Views: 747

If you have not removed the survey contingency yet, include in your negotiations that request that the seller prove the component operation, repair if needed & orient you to the boat. If you have accepted the boat or survey, time to start crawling through the boat or hire a competent vendor to d...
by Old Frog
Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: Insurance for a Wooden Boat
Replies: 7
Views: 1215

Just another caution on insurance, that you make sure you understand your coverages. Be sure you understand the difference between "Yacht" coverage and "Boat" coverage, which is more similar to auto insurance, like State Farm and Allstate, with less coverages. Talk with an agent...
by Old Frog
Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Mid/late 70's (late 400 hull nos) forward shaft bearing?
Replies: 5
Views: 907

Thank you for the replies. The information does help. While this is the 1st time I have actually done the work, I understand that the 3rd (forward) bearing has been a matter of debate for decades with some denying/doubting their presence. Personally, I have seen the results GB shaft log tube fractur...