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by Marin Faure
Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Valve problem
Replies: 10
Views: 1598

Re: Valve problem

JP- Thanks much for the info. I'll make note of it for future reference.
by Marin Faure
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Valve problem
Replies: 10
Views: 1598

Re: Valve problem

Thanks, Rod. I'm told another name for the type of valve we have is "globe valve." In any event, a search under both names doesn't bring up a valve like the Danfoss units we have on our boat. Since the customer service contact I was given at Danfoss had never seen or heard of this valve, m...
by Marin Faure
Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Valve problem
Replies: 10
Views: 1598

Re: Valve problem

Thanks, Bob. All good suggestions. The valve developed this problem after we had the tanks checked for a water problem. Turned out the probable cause was my neglect of the gaskets on the deck fills which were in pretty bad shape. And as you know, it rains a fair amount up here. The fuel polishing co...
by Marin Faure
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Valve problem
Replies: 10
Views: 1598

Re: Valve problem

Thanks, Bob. Your suggestion of a SS ball valve makes sense. However there’s a clearance issue that makes a 90-degree valve like the Danfoss a good solution if I can find another one. I don’t know yet if the one that’s giving us a problem can be repaired.
by Marin Faure
Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Valve problem
Replies: 10
Views: 1598

Re: Valve problem

Sent a PM in reply, thank you very much.
by Marin Faure
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Valve problem
Replies: 10
Views: 1598

Valve problem

No, not that kind of valve. I need to fix or replace the valve in the photos. It’s a Danfoss valve, we believe a diaphragm type. It’s the gravity fuel transfer valve on one of the four saddle tanks in our boat and allows fuel to flow to the day tank. The problem is it no longer shuts off tight. Even...
by Marin Faure
Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: 1973 GB36 wiper blades
Replies: 8
Views: 4301

Re: 1973 GB36 wiper blades

Here is what I ultimately determined. To replace the original straight blades on our boat, NAPA 6-1450 Heavy Duty on the port window and 6-1350 on the starboard window work great using the adapter that comes with each blade. On one of our stock arms the clamp that locks the adjustable end of the arm...
by Marin Faure
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: 1973 GB36 wiper blades
Replies: 8
Views: 4301

Re: 1973 GB36 wiper blades

Thanks much. I’ll check those out.
by Marin Faure
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: 1973 GB36 wiper blades
Replies: 8
Views: 4301

1973 GB36 wiper blades

I am trying to find a source for the stock wiper blades that were installed on our boat. We replaced the center wiper with a pantograph arm but the port and starboard arms are stock. I tried Fisheries Supply but no luck. I’ve had a couple of suggestions— GreatLakesSkipper.com and A&M Equipment i...
by Marin Faure
Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: dinghy mounted on swim step davits - safe system?
Replies: 8
Views: 2726

We have a 9' Livingston on Weaver davits on the original swimstep of our 1973 GB36. No problems over the last 19 years. The 4hp motor is mouted using a swivel mount. However we would not mount any heavier dingy/motor combination on this swimstep. As it is we use a short Dacron line (no stretch) betw...
by Marin Faure
Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Picture Rusted fuel tank
Replies: 14
Views: 2420

It looks real bad to me but others on this forum have far more experience with this sort of thing than me. The tanks on our 1973 GB36 had been replaced the year before we bought it.
by Marin Faure
Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: General Information
Topic: Logo Progress
Replies: 43
Views: 10780

You could bed them in something like Dolfinite. I would be inclined to put a nylon washer on each mounting screw.
by Marin Faure
Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: Paravane and poles on a GB
Replies: 3
Views: 1546

I have seen them on a GB42. As I recall they required a pretty strong system to support them. They were not simply deployed from the mast. There is also a GB42 in our marina that has been turned into a commercial salmon troller complete with trolling poles, supports and gurdies. Again, this required...
by Marin Faure
Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: Understanding refrigeration on 1982 GB 42
Replies: 3
Views: 1547

It is common for a smaller cruising boat like a GB to have refrigeration that operates on both AC and DC. Under-counter units from Norcold, Novacool, Isotherm, etc. typically run on both. On our boat the undercounter Norcold has a breaker on both the AC and DC panels. We have run our refrigerator 24...
by Marin Faure
Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Where are my Zincs?
Replies: 4
Views: 1369

May not be relevant to your engine but on the FL120 the only zinc on the engine is a pencil zinc inserted in the engine coolant heat exchanger on the rear of the engine. Some versions of the small oil and transmission fluid heat exchangers used pencil zincs, others do not. Our cupro-nickel exchanger...