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by dstong
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Painting Over Original 1985 Gelcoat - Color Match
Replies: 3
Views: 252

Painting Over Original 1985 Gelcoat - Color Match

Happy New Year to everyone! Can’t believe we’ve had Freedom - 1985 Fiberglass GB 42 Motoryacht - for 12 years now! Best 12 years of my life!!! Looking for some help/advice... Need to do some minor fiberglass repair on the three front forward panels below the flybridge and above the eyebrows/forward ...
by dstong
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: KVH TracVision 4
Replies: 9
Views: 3467

Re: KVH TracVision 4

Kevin, thanks for the response...sorry for the delay in responding. Been going crazy with work and sailboat racing so a little distracted. Let me talk to the boss (home boss, not work boss!) and get back to you.

Thanks, Dave.
by dstong
Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: KVH TracVision 4
Replies: 9
Views: 3467

Re: KVH TracVision 4

Cruising, I am very interested. What is the price range?

I have a GB 42 Motoryacht, 1985 version, and this would be perfect!

Dave
by dstong
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Circut Breakers
Replies: 7
Views: 2036

Re: Circut Breakers

I literally had the exact same problem on my 1985 GB Motoryacht when we would stay at a brand new marina up in Newport Beach CA. I didn't really know what to do...tried different cords, different shore outlets, different order of plugging in, turning on, everything!!! Almost as an afterthought, I ha...
by dstong
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Generator Battery Tender/Trickle Charger
Replies: 7
Views: 2662

Re: Generator Battery Tender/Trickle Charger

Thanks everyone...very helpful and informative. Very much appreciated!

-Dave-
by dstong
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Generator Battery Tender/Trickle Charger
Replies: 7
Views: 2662

Re: Generator Battery Tender/Trickle Charger

Generator battery is an Interstate 4D - dedicated to the generator only. Battery is charged via alternator...don't know what size...whatever is "standard" with Northern Lights smaller generator. Question is/point is - generator can go unused for a couple or three months. During this time b...
by dstong
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Generator Battery Tender/Trickle Charger
Replies: 7
Views: 2662

Generator Battery Tender/Trickle Charger

Good morning and Happy New Year! So, my generator is used infrequently...say two or three times a year for a week +/- when we venture up or down the coast or over to Catalina. Otherwise we are on shore power and taking day cruises. When I remember I will run the generator monthly or so for a half an...
by dstong
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Replacing domestic fresh water pump
Replies: 7
Views: 3827

Re: Replacing domestic fresh water pump

Sorry this has taken so long...

I went with a Jabsco Par-Max Plus 60 PSI and have been very happy...sinks, showers, etc. all work great.

-Dave-
by dstong
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Replacing domestic fresh water pump
Replies: 7
Views: 3827

Re: Replacing domestic fresh water pump

It turns out that I had a backup stored on the boat, also bought a new backup...I forget the specifics of both at the moment...but will double check both this weekend when we are down at the boat and report back. I am very happy with my current/replacement pump. I feel better than my prior. Stay tun...
by dstong
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Freezer Compressor Location
Replies: 3
Views: 1921

Freezer Compressor Location

Took about ten years, but finally figured out that having the compressor unit of my old Tundra freezer located in the engine room is not a good idea. Works fine, until you cruise somewhere and the engine room gets very warm and the poor Tundra freezer doesn't work very well and your ice cream pretty...
by dstong
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Freezer Replacement - How Do I Get It Out?
Replies: 4
Views: 2197

Re: Freezer Replacement - How Do I Get It Out?

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by dstong
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Freezer Replacement - How Do I Get It Out?
Replies: 4
Views: 2197

Freezer Replacement - How Do I Get It Out?

Ready to replace my old Tundra freezer with new Vitrifrigo freezer...Seals worn out, not working well - got my money's worth. Was measuring for new unit and it should "slide right in" to same space. Problem is... I'm not sure I can get the old one off the boat or the new one on the boat/ou...
by dstong
Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Replacing domestic fresh water pump
Replies: 7
Views: 3827

Replacing domestic fresh water pump

Replacing my Shurflo 5.0 GPM 60 PSI fresh water pump that has worked well for years, but broke this weekend - not working consistently, overheating (super hot to touch). Time for a new one... So, what is normal/acceptable for my 1985 GB Motoryacht? 5.0 GPM, 60 PSI? Can I move up to 6.0 GPM, remain a...
by dstong
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Paint & Varnish
Replies: 5
Views: 2479

Paint & Varnish

Doing some painting and varnishing in my quarter berth...Interlux Brightside polyurethane Grand Banks Beige with flattening agent and interior spar varnish on trim and window trim...would you do paint first, then varnish, or vice versa? Question has to do with taping off whichever one I do first and...
by dstong
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Engine Stop Button
Replies: 2
Views: 1566

Engine Stop Button

Quick/easy question...

1985 GB Motoryacht w/Lehman 135's...

Engine kill buttons are normal OFF, momentary ON when depressed? Just confirming.

Thanks, Dave