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by Bruce Decker
Thu Aug 09, 2012 4:30 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: GB teak grate in shower needs replacing/repair
Replies: 22
Views: 1864

The part # is 1588A731, "Harsh Environment Plastic Piano Hinge1/8x2" white. Try this link - http://www.mcmaster.com/#catalog/118/2982/=is17js

Hope that helps.
by Bruce Decker
Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:34 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: GB teak grate in shower needs replacing/repair
Replies: 22
Views: 1864

FYI on the window hinge issue, Just purchased a length of seamless plastic hinge from McMaster Carr. I used the white heavy duty. I saved the old hinge and used it as a template for the screw holes per the advice of someone else on this awesome site. Worked like a charm. Was able to re-use all the o...
by Bruce Decker
Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:20 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Rub rail needed
Replies: 14
Views: 1043

Rub rail needed

Wondering if anyone has 18-24" of standard brass 1x3/16 rub rail available. Would like to repair an old injury this winter. Or contact info where to purchase new. Thanks.
by Bruce Decker
Thu May 03, 2012 9:32 pm
Forum: East Coast Cruising
Topic: Erie Canal
Replies: 2
Views: 2196

NYS operates a website http://www.canals.ny.gov/index.shtml for all things Erie Canal. If you have never been on the NYS canal system it is worth the trip. Very very relaxing and slow - not everyone's cup of tea but Pam and I find it just lovely. Lots of free or really inexpensive places to tie up t...
by Bruce Decker
Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:25 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: UP AND DOWN?? Windlass
Replies: 23
Views: 1316

You all rock! I tried to set up a snubber but did not grasp the correct angles of the chain etc. Of course your usual clear explanation of all things nautical has cleared up the issue. Thanks so much to all of you for your collective knowledge and your willingness to share it!
by Bruce Decker
Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:39 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: UP AND DOWN?? Windlass
Replies: 23
Views: 1316

How and where does one rig a snub line (or snubber) on a GB? What type of line is used, what type of ends and where should it be attached? Thanks.
by Bruce Decker
Sun Mar 18, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: 1980 Marine Trader info needed
Replies: 6
Views: 630

1980 Marine Trader info needed

Good friends of mine are considering purchase of a 1980 Marine Trader 34' single Lehman 120 w/ bow thruster. Anything specific to look out for other than the usual stuff associated w/ a 30+ yr old trawler? Are these boats somewhat comparable to a GB or not even in the same ball park? I believe it's ...
by Bruce Decker
Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:34 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Water in Keel
Replies: 5
Views: 647

I assume you have a hollow fiberglass keel. My keel has hard foam in it that absorbs quite a bit of water during the season. I installed two drain plugs to drain the water that mysteriously seeps in during the summer. The water drains for one - two months, just a slow drip but finally stops after a ...
by Bruce Decker
Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:42 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Winterizing GB 42
Replies: 3
Views: 768

Asuming you are on the hard for the winter make sure you can drain the hollow keel. I installed drain plugs for this purpose. On a boat of your vintage I would be suprised if there was no water that had seeped into the keel. Once it freezes there is a very good possibility the keel will crack open -...
by Bruce Decker
Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:45 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Water in the bilge when hauled for winter
Replies: 6
Views: 503

You need someone to winterize your baby and do it quick! Or you will have big big headaches in the spring. You might need to pay the yard that hauled your boat to do it. There are so many systems that need attention - don't wait.
by Bruce Decker
Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:34 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Water tank deposits
Replies: 13
Views: 994

Roger - do you use your tanks as drinking water or just for other uses? Is there an issue w/ all the magnesium dissolving into your water? Or am I not understanding the whole chemical/electrical process here? My tanks are aluminum and when we winterize there is plenty of calcium chloride (?) crystal...
by Bruce Decker
Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:20 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: What was this light for?
Replies: 12
Views: 997

You know Roger, I always wondered why we were always so wet whenever we were on the boat. Thanks for clearing that up. :oops: We do indeed have a halon system so this makes sense. Not sure how it was hooked up or if it ever was. BTW on a completely side topic, my understanding about using "a&qu...
by Bruce Decker
Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:39 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: What was this light for?
Replies: 12
Views: 997

What was this light for?

Any one have an idea what the tiny lamp in the center of the instrument console is for? It has one black wire coming from it that is no longer connected to anything. Thanks.
by Bruce Decker
Sun Oct 02, 2011 8:55 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: lowering the mast
Replies: 18
Views: 1991

Why didn't you call me I would have helped you guys out!! :wink:
by Bruce Decker
Sun Oct 02, 2011 8:48 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Hull drain and vent covers
Replies: 10
Views: 828

It sounds like you are refering to a clam shell vent. Any boat supply place will have them. They come in a multitude of sizes. I needed to replace some that were missing, so I purchased the stainless ones and painted them white to match the originals. Mine cover the fuel tank vents. I attached them ...