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by Chesapeake
Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: for the woodies: paying seams
Replies: 6
Views: 952

Re: for the woodies: paying seams

The cotton is there to give rigidity to the hull by keeping the planks from working as the hull flexes underway. When the boat goes back it the water, the planks swell and the cotton crushes into the edges of the planks making everything tight. And yes, the seam compound is there to protect and reta...
by Chesapeake
Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Battery Charger Replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 814

Re: Battery Charger Replacement

I have a Samlex charger for the start batteries, and an Aims Power inverter/charger for the house bank. Both work flawlessly.
by Chesapeake
Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Where to Find Bronze Verticle Stanchions for an 82 GB
Replies: 3
Views: 472

Re: Where to Find Bronze Verticle Stanchions for an 82 GB

I've got some that are longer and could be cut down if you can't find the right ones for you boat.
by Chesapeake
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Foam replacement on generator sound shield.
Replies: 5
Views: 1614

Re: Foam replacement on generator sound shield.

Tom, I've used Soundown Acoustic Foam. Spendy, but it holds up.
by Chesapeake
Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Flybridge teak replacement
Replies: 15
Views: 2261

Re: Flybridge teak replacement

Parry, I've seen three GB 36' with the plates secured, two where the headliners were removed. There may be other GB's out there with a different set up, but in any case it seems to make sense that the hidden part would be secured to avoid having fasteners fall. Plus, an unsecured nut could easily ju...
by Chesapeake
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Flybridge teak replacement
Replies: 15
Views: 2261

Re: Flybridge teak replacement

There is usually a threaded backing plate that is secured with screws to hold it in place when the mounting bolts are removed from above.
by Chesapeake
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: WABASTO HEATER PROBLEMS
Replies: 4
Views: 1176

Re: WABASTO HEATER PROBLEMS

If you took a wave and got sea water in the exhaust, that could cause your symptoms as well due to no draft shut down. Remove the plug at the low spot on the exhaust and see what comes out.
by Chesapeake
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Ford Lehman air filter replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 3096

Re: Ford Lehman air filter replacement

K&N RC-4570 is a good fit. 2-7/8" ID, and it's offset so you can vent the crank case into the top of it if you want. I like Bjorn's idea for venting though!
by Chesapeake
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Higher temperature in port engine
Replies: 11
Views: 3749

Re: Higher temperature in port engine

Not to confuse things, hopefully, but that port temp looks pretty normal for a 6BT @ 2200 rpm's. If anything, the stbd is running cold. Is your stbd motor plumbed to a hot water heater heat exchanger? You still might benefit from boiling out the exchangers anyway, but see if you can get an IR thermo...
by Chesapeake
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Photos - Repairs & Outfitting Projects
Topic: Found rot in cabin top
Replies: 4
Views: 1416

Re: Found rot in cabin top

Really nice work Rod!
by Chesapeake
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Starboard Rudder Bracket
Replies: 4
Views: 1532

Re: Starboard Rudder Bracket

Don, Pics attaches. Hopefully..
by Chesapeake
Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: 3 way valve operation
Replies: 7
Views: 2144

Re: 3 way valve operation

Counterclockwise. If the waste is now going to the holding tank, the handle points to the hose in use. Align it with the overboard hose. If that’s where you had it before and it didn’t work, then there is an obstruction somewhere between the valve and overboard. Is the though hull valve for the disc...
by Chesapeake
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Starboard Rudder Bracket
Replies: 4
Views: 1532

Re: Starboard Rudder Bracket

Don, I replaced both my rudder brackets with stainless steel, and have one good one available. The other was rusted out. The bracket can be done with the boat in the water, but not the packing. Put a couple hose clamps on the rudder post just above the packing nut to keep it from dropping. PM if you...
by Chesapeake
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Stewart Warner Ammeter Gauge
Replies: 6
Views: 1778

Re: Stewart Warner Ammeter Gauge

Unless your ammeters were upgraded or rewired at some point, the original set up didn't have shunts. It was a pass through directly from the alternator output. Below is a link to a DC schematic for your vintage from the "manuals" list on the site. Doesn't solve your problem, but hope that ...