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by gsanchez
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Specifications
Topic: Rocna Anchor - GB42 Classic
Replies: 4
Views: 2884

Re: Rocna Anchor - GB42 Classic

According to the Lewmar Delta chart, 25 kg should be plenty for your 42'. I think the Delta is not a bad anchor but, nonetheless, I prefer a new generation anchor such as Spade or Rocna as I believe they are more likely to re-set after a wind-shift in the middle of the night. The windlass should hav...
by gsanchez
Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Specifications
Topic: Haul Out Grand Banks 42 Classic
Replies: 4
Views: 2812

Re: Haul Out Grand Banks 42 Classic

I have never seen "cushions" being used nor think they would serve for anything.

Side forces from the sling would not be large and the bulkhead area would be very solid.
by gsanchez
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: GB 42 classic fuel tank baffles..
Replies: 5
Views: 2966

Re: GB 42 classic fuel tank baffles..

More pics, from a 1979 GB42.

A bit dirtier :(
by gsanchez
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Specifications
Topic: Spade 140 or 160 on a GB42
Replies: 2
Views: 1942

Re: Spade 140 or 160 on a GB42

I have an 88 lb. Rocna which works well in my GB50. Were I richer I would have bought the next size up (121 lbs.)

According to the Spade Anchor guide, for your boat the Spade 100 seems already oversize, which is no bad thing.

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by gsanchez
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Life Aboard
Topic: Anchor Type
Replies: 4
Views: 15056

Re: Anchor Type

The Spade is reputed to be an excellent anchor. More expensive than the Rocna but no rollbar.
by gsanchez
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Mast mounting radar.
Replies: 5
Views: 2640

Re: Mast mounting radar.

An alternative would be a Furuno 1st Watch Wireless Radar that doesn't need a cable. It just needs power and connects to iPads or iPhones wirelessly. Costs around $1k.

You can keep current set-up as a backup.
by gsanchez
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Water ingress and ventalation requirements
Replies: 18
Views: 6001

Re: Water ingress and ventalation requirements

schono wrote: > Gilberto, > > Thanks for your feedback. I was out today, at cruising speed for several > hours, and had water in the forward bilge yet again. > > I will give the seams a good look and try the Polyseamseal. I noticed > there are several different products from Loctite under the genera...
by gsanchez
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Water ingress and ventalation requirements
Replies: 18
Views: 6001

Re: Water ingress and ventalation requirements

Scott, if the water only comes in while the boat is moving, then I would guess the issue is water coming in through the seams of the above-water planks at the bow. This happens to to my boat, particularly at the beginning of the season after a long period of no use. In the course of the season it st...
by gsanchez
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Water ingress and ventalation requirements
Replies: 18
Views: 6001

Re: Water ingress and ventalation requirements

bpbyrne wrote:
> At the risk of contributing to this thread resurrection,is the polyseamseal
> mentioned the locktite stuff or something else?

Yes
by gsanchez
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Overhaul 12 volt
Replies: 10
Views: 3913

Re: Overhaul 12 volt

bsbearden wrote: > > - Replaced the house bank with 4 Trojan 6v batteries. This gives 866 AH > > at 12v. > > Which Trojans? Did they fit in the 8D battery boxes or did you build new ones? > > I was planning to put 3 T-105s in each of them, but that would only give 675 ah. I > like the sound of 866. ...
by gsanchez
Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Overhaul 12 volt
Replies: 10
Views: 3913

Re: Overhaul 12 volt

I updated my 12v system for this summer. Here is what I did. - Replaced the house bank with 4 Trojan 6v batteries. This gives 866 AH at 12v. - Added a Victron inverter-charger: this gives 120 amps for charging the house bank and 3 KW of AC power - Added 3 solar panels for a total of 960 nominal watt...
by gsanchez
Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Engine maintenance videos
Replies: 4
Views: 2627

Re: Engine maintenance videos

Thank you David.

Good tips on these important tasks which, because they are infrequent, it is easy to forget key steps.
by gsanchez
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Specifications
Topic: Boat handling
Replies: 4
Views: 3165

Re: Boat handling

My GB50 responds to the "stbd full rudder and stbd ahead with port back" technique to move sideways. It is not perfect as the bow tends to move sideways a bit faster than the stern and there is a bit of forward motion. I don't often use this but I have successfully resorted to it in a coup...
by gsanchez
Mon May 14, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: GB 42 Europa single engine 03 purchase help
Replies: 3
Views: 3062

Re: GB 42 Europa single engine 03 purchase help

Johann, Yachtworld.com is a good place to see asking prices for grand banks and other boats. I believe actual transaction prices are lower. 42' GBs from the early 2000s in the Mediterranean have asking prices of up to €400k. Single engine trawlers are less popular in Europe than they are in the US. ...
by gsanchez
Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Fresh Water Pump
Replies: 3
Views: 1420

Can you manually turn the pump?