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by Gordon Seattle
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Swim Platform Replacement with Pictures
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Re: Swim Platform Replacement with Pictures

I've got to get me one of those! Saw one in person on another boat at the Puget Sound Grand Banks Owners Rendezvous this spring. Butler does a fantastic job.

The transom on Raven was revarnished this year and now the swim step is letting down the side.
by Gordon Seattle
Tue May 29, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: refrigerator not cold enough.
Replies: 3
Views: 199

Re: refrigerator not cold enough.

We had a similar problem last year with our Grunert 110 volt AC cold plate fridge. Turned out it was just a leaky fitting in the refrigerant line that let most of the refrigerant leak out. We found an experienced marine refrigeration serviceman to diagnose the problem and he it fixed it in minutes, ...
by Gordon Seattle
Sun May 27, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: West Coast Cruising
Topic: 2018 Summer-- Cruising the Inside Passage
Replies: 2
Views: 273

Re: 2018 Summer-- Cruising the Inside Passage

In August, we'll be leaving our homeport in Seattle and heading north. We'll head first to toward the Broughtons and then work our way south through Desolation Sound, etc. with an expected return to Seattle in mid-September. Hope our paths will cross!
by Gordon Seattle
Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Re-bedding deck fills
Replies: 5
Views: 470

Re: Re-bedding deck fills

Thanks Orin, That looks like an excellent solution. Too bad the factory didn't do something like that originally.
by Gordon Seattle
Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Re-bedding deck fills
Replies: 5
Views: 470

Re: Re-bedding deck fills

Robert, I was able to find access panels beneath the settees on each side of the boat so I could access the upper hose clamps. Unfortunately, the hose looks pretty bad (cracks around where the clamps compress it) so I figure If I'm going to take this all apart, I might as well replace that 24 year o...
by Gordon Seattle
Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Re-bedding deck fills
Replies: 5
Views: 470

Re-bedding deck fills

There appears to be water leaking in from the deck at my fuel fills on my 1994 Classic (occasional water on the tank tops). Could someone describe in detail how to loosen/remove the fuel fill flanges and re-bed them on the teak deck? Is it necessary to remove the hose from the top of the fuel tank t...
by Gordon Seattle
Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Temporary mast and boom support
Replies: 7
Views: 750

Re: Temporary mast and boom support

Thanks folks for all your input. I was fortunate that another GB 42 owner at my marina had a nice yoke set up that he lent me for this job.

I love that us GB owners help each other out!
by Gordon Seattle
Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Temporary mast and boom support
Replies: 7
Views: 750

Jim,

Your approach sounds like one I'd definitely like to see. Thanks!

Gordon
by Gordon Seattle
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Complete Grand Banks Dash Panel for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 722

Please PM me. I would like to purchase this set of guages.
by Gordon Seattle
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Temporary mast and boom support
Replies: 7
Views: 750

Temporary mast and boom support

Raven, GB 42-1293, Classic, is soon off for some brightwork that will put her in a boathouse (she usually lives outside all the time). I'll need to construct a yoke to support the mast and boom (with radar) when I hinge it back to fit in the boat house. I'm looking for something simple but sturdy. P...
by Gordon Seattle
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Removing Teak Transom Steps
Replies: 4
Views: 481

denogail - good tip on the replacement screws and on getting the old finish out of the grooves.
by Gordon Seattle
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Removing Teak Transom Steps
Replies: 4
Views: 481

So screws, not bolts. That would be great since a nut on a through bolt would be behind the water tank.
by Gordon Seattle
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Removing Teak Transom Steps
Replies: 4
Views: 481

Removing Teak Transom Steps

Going to have the transom teak on Raven refinished this year. A question: how are the teak steps attached to the transom? Through bolts? Screws? Fasteners and adhesive or just fasteners?
by Gordon Seattle
Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Simrad 36 mile Radar System for Sale
Replies: 4
Views: 981

My Simrad CR44 ChartRadar has a single display that integrates a GPS chartplotter and RADAR. Chart and RADAR can be displayed on a split screen but the RADAR does not overlay the chart.

With NMEA 0183 interface, you could also add a depthfinder and even a wind gauge.
by Gordon Seattle
Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Simrad 36 mile Radar System for Sale
Replies: 4
Views: 981

Klcapp, If you're interested in a used Simrad system, I have a CR44 with an open array transmitter (which needs repair) that includes dual color displays (lower helm main unit and a Flybridge repeater) that you could have for $500. I'm in Seattle. If you're interested, I can PM you with pictures and...