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by Imaginethat
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Matching gel coat color
Replies: 2
Views: 370

Re: Matching gel coat color

Great timing, thanks! I was just at the store a few weeks ago looking at color chips trying to figure out which colors to try to match my '74 GB63 for a flybridge paint job in the spring (original gel or subsequent coating is all cracked). I'll use high build epoxy primer to fill and smooth, them pr...
by Imaginethat
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Re-power GB32 with a John Deere 6414?
Replies: 4
Views: 493

Re: Re-power GB32 with a John Deere 6414?

I put a Perkins 4-236 in my 39,000 lb 44' sailboat and loved it. I'd bought a pair that were taken out of a trawler after one threw a rod so had lots of spare parts, and new parts were easily available throught the local marine diesel shop. I didn't have a single problem with in in 2 years cruising ...
by Imaginethat
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Photos - Repairs & Outfitting Projects
Topic: Teak deck removed!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 2101

Re: Teak deck removed!!!

That looks fantastic! I'm about to start the same on my 1974 36CL. Previous owners liked sanding, so the deck is down to 1/8 to 1/4" in some areas and long overdo for removal. How hard was it to scrape/clean the old bedding and prep for paint? What did you use? Did you put down a layer of fiber...
by Imaginethat
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Transmission cable? or Bigger Problem!
Replies: 4
Views: 1213

Re: Transmission cable? or Bigger Problem!

Velvet drives are pretty bulletproof and would rarely fail in a way that makes any grinding noises. It's remotely possible the planetary reverse or reduction gears have broken, but extremely rare. The shifting of these transmissions is acomplished with hydraulic clutches ( the shift lever controls a...
by Imaginethat
Sun May 26, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: captains chair
Replies: 7
Views: 2103

Re: captains chair

I've been on the hunt for something sturdier than the standard sideways collapsible directors chairs to use as a helm seat on my 36 classic. The Totally Bamboo model linked above looks perfect! While poking around for more information, I found they have another model that is similar but has some cur...
by Imaginethat
Wed May 15, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Ammarine 6404 injectors
Replies: 4
Views: 1294

Re: Ammarine 6404 injectors

And don't overtighten the fuel lines!
by Imaginethat
Wed May 15, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Ammarine 6404 injectors
Replies: 4
Views: 1294

Re: Ammarine 6404 injectors

There are not difficult to remove... unless they're stuck. There are pullers available (try searching for pencil injector puller, John Deere 4020 if you need to narrow it down). Definitely get new return line connection boots. The injection shop should have them, and can recommend whether the inject...
by Imaginethat
Tue May 07, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Ammarine 404 exhaust riser / exhaust manifold coolant passage question
Replies: 0
Views: 1036

Ammarine 404 exhaust riser / exhaust manifold coolant passage question

Hi all, I've got a cracked weld in one of my risers (SS box construction) and am planning to remove it to inspect/grind/re-weld or worst case, cut apart and copy to make a new one... my question is whether the exhaust riser has open coolant passages that are sealed by the riser flange - i.e. weather...
by Imaginethat
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Taps on top of fuel tanks
Replies: 1
Views: 951

Re: Taps on top of fuel tanks

Originally, copper fuel supply lines to the engine(s) were connected to those taps. Their purpose was to be able to shut off the fuel "at the tank", necessary if you want to draw from only one tank on a twin engine boat, and awfully nice when changing filters to stop fuel flow. It looks li...
by Imaginethat
Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Fuel issue
Replies: 5
Views: 1833

Re: Fuel issue

Single or twins?
Some fuel return ports have dip tubes to the bottom of the tank to keep return fuel from splashing/aerating, which might explain the siphoning. Picture of your fuel manifold would help a lot.
Pete
by Imaginethat
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Steering cable wheels or blocks
Replies: 3
Views: 1605

Re: Steering cable wheels or blocks

The name for it is "cable sheave", which will help with your search. You should be able to get one from industrial suppliers like Grainger or McMaster Carr, or specialty places like this: http://www.bearequipment.com/products/sheaves/ or https://www.redwoodplastics.com/products/sheaves-pul...
by Imaginethat
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Specifications
Topic: GB36 hull form drawings or 3D model? (for planning trailering)
Replies: 0
Views: 1936

GB36 hull form drawings or 3D model? (for planning trailering)

I'm looking at putting my 1974 GB36 on a trailer to bring home for some projects this winter (replacing teak deck, interior mods, etc.) to have it next to my workshop. There is a suitably heavy boat hauling trailer available for sale locally, but I need to determine if the boat will fit before pulli...
by Imaginethat
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: oberdorfer 402-M
Replies: 3
Views: 1970

Re: oberdorfer 402-M

What's wrong with your old pump? I just rebuilt both of mine for under $150 in part (each). I also came up with a simple way to modify the $30 lip seal (that doesn't come in $100 rebuild kit) so that it can be pushed out without destroying it. If you need help rebuilding yours I'd be happy to do it ...
by Imaginethat
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Loose engine mounts
Replies: 4
Views: 1874

Re: Loose engine mounts

Nope, loosening adjustment nuts have nothing to do with wood or glass. Yards fault - They probably didn't tighten the top nuts after alignment or didn't put lockwashers where they should be.
by Imaginethat
Sun May 13, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: ammarine 404 engine mounts... anyone else's welded?
Replies: 7
Views: 2263

Re: ammarine 404 engine mounts... anyone else's welded?

Thanks guys. Tom, that's and interesting mount (aside from your boat being upside down! ;)
I've never seen one with the compliant ("squishy") assembly at the top and a rigid base. Usually the base has the rubber bits.