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by Gordon Seattle
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Yard for Hull Repainting
Replies: 5
Views: 296

Re: Yard for Hull Repainting

Thanks Bjorn and Ken - looks like CSR should definitely be on my list. I'll check our NW Marine Fiberglass too.
by Gordon Seattle
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Yard for Hull Repainting
Replies: 5
Views: 296

Re: Yard for Hull Repainting

She's a glass boat in pretty good shape so no need for paintwork above the waterline.
by Gordon Seattle
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Yard for Hull Repainting
Replies: 5
Views: 296

Yard for Hull Repainting

I'm looking for recommendations for a good yard (or ones to avoid) in the Puget Sound area for hull repainting on Raven. I'm looking to have several layers of old paint removed, a new barrier coat applied and then anti-fouling.

I'd appreciate learning about other owner's experiences.

Thanks.
by Gordon Seattle
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Holding Tank Not Fully Emptying
Replies: 9
Views: 758

Re: Holding Tank Not Fully Emptying

Oldersalt, You ask, could you really have 15 gallons of sludge in your tank? The answer is probably yes. Because the corrosion of the tank pick-up tube was gradual over a considerable time, I found that I had essentially years of accumulated sludge in my holding tank. So ... in addition to having to...
by Gordon Seattle
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Holding Tank Not Fully Emptying
Replies: 9
Views: 758

Re: Holding Tank Not Fully Emptying

Here's the write up of my holding tank repair project.
by Gordon Seattle
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Holding Tank Not Fully Emptying
Replies: 9
Views: 758

Re: Holding Tank Not Fully Emptying

Oldersalt, I went through exactly what you are experiencing on my 94 GB 42 Classic. Except, I only had about 5 gallons of usable space in my holding tank. The problem was that the discharge tube that ran into the tank (which was made of copper pipe) had completely corroded so that it only went a few...
by Gordon Seattle
Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Electronic Transmission and Engine Controls
Replies: 4
Views: 475

Re: Electronic Transmission and Engine Controls

JP - Can I ask how long you have had the Glendinning controls?
by Gordon Seattle
Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Electronic Transmission and Engine Controls
Replies: 4
Views: 475

Electronic Transmission and Engine Controls

I'm considering changing the original Morse cable controls on my Twin Disc transmissions and Caterpilar engines on my 1994 GB 42 Classic for electronic, single lever controls. I would be very interested in learning about other GB owners' experiences in making this change, including what brand of ele...
by Gordon Seattle
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: West Coast Cruising
Topic: 2018 Summer-- Cruising the Inside Passage
Replies: 5
Views: 1445

Re: 2018 Summer-- Cruising the Inside Passage

Mike,

Wondering where you will be this weekend and next week? Raven is heading to Cap Sante (Anacortes) July 1st and then into the San Juans for most of next week. Hope to be in Friday Harbor Tues and Weds. Love to connect if you're in the area.

Gordon
by Gordon Seattle
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Swim Platform Replacement with Pictures
Replies: 3
Views: 680

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: 663

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: 5
Views: 1445

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: 803

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: 803

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: 803

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...