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by Sleepah
Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:03 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Adding a shore water connection/regulator on stern combing
Replies: 13
Views: 961

The inlet fitting mentioned already incorporates a pressure regulator in it's design. But a pressure regulator merely reduces the water pressure it does not stop it. If a hose burst you could sink your boat! I have seen it happen.
by Sleepah
Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:11 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Adding a shore water connection/regulator on stern combing
Replies: 13
Views: 961

If a hose bursts on the pressure side when hooked to shore water, you could sink your boat! So be darn careful. Hardware stores sell garden hose devices that shut off the water after set number of gallons or time. They are intended for shutting of lawn sprinklers. I use one to shut of water when I t...
by Sleepah
Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:58 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Sheared Engine Mount Bolts
Replies: 7
Views: 692

I have many years in the boat business behind me and can say that this is a very common occurence. Ask some experienced diesel mechanics for their advice. Call Bob Smith at ADC. Also check the quality of the bolts and lags used. SS is a real no no in this application and frequently seen.. I've seen ...
by Sleepah
Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:04 am
Forum: Specifications
Topic: Spray's original engine
Replies: 9
Views: 1716

I know I'd be happier with our boat if it had one or two 270 hp engines instead of two 120 hp engines. _________________ Marin, I'm really amazed that you would prefer more horsepower in your GB. I believe that our 120hp Lehmans are the very best features of our GB's. One pleasant day I was headed u...
by Sleepah
Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:52 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Bottom Paint
Replies: 6
Views: 711

Thanks all. I am really interested in the different brands of paint and how they last; especially the three Interlux paints that I mentioned. I am hoping to get 3 years out of this job. I like the idea of a hydraulic stool which I will definitely look into getting. And I'll get the yard to block her...
by Sleepah
Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:48 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: GB 36 Looking for owner in CT to show boat to a sailor
Replies: 2
Views: 658

Al,

I moved from sail to a GB-42 in 2005 and have cruised from Maine to the Bahamas since. My boat is now kept in Florida.

But I would be glad to answer any questions or concerns you have via this forum, email or the phone. I am currently in Massachusetts until 9/25 or so.

by Sleepah
Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:41 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: GB 36 wanted to buy
Replies: 2
Views: 685

I went looking for a GB-36 and wound up with a 42. I'm glad I bought the 42 as it is much roomier and not that much more difficult to maintain. I would also advise you to carefully consider the options on the boat and how they fit with your intended use. Most GB's have 110v galleys and are intended ...
by Sleepah
Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:06 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: water meter
Replies: 13
Views: 947

Stretch has it.

But I know how to make it into an audible audible alarm since it is a real bother to walk all the way to the stern and to lean out to see my chines. If Stretch added an aft cabin, he could hear the water slapping under the chine as he slept!
by Sleepah
Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:59 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Better Power
Replies: 5
Views: 612

I'm flying blind here but would an electric water pump be able to replace your troublesome mechanical water pump?

If it is the circulating pump, this may be impossible but if it is the raw water pump..............I wonder.
by Sleepah
Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:44 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Synchronizer on twin eng Lehman GB-42
Replies: 2
Views: 231

I just learned how to post a photo! I appologize because the photo has nothingto do with my post.

But it was fun and easy to do.
by Sleepah
Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:43 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Synchronizer on twin eng Lehman GB-42
Replies: 2
Views: 231

Synchronizer on twin eng Lehman GB-42

I have an old GB-42 with twin 120hp Lehmans with Velvet drives. I always understood that the transmissions have different final drive ratios and have observed that my props have different pitches to theoretically account for this. Does this prop pitch difference zero out the different gear ratios re...
by Sleepah
Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:36 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Bottom Paint
Replies: 6
Views: 711

Bottom Paint

This fall I will be hauling my '73 GB-42 (FG) for bottom paint and an insurance survey. The last time I did this was in the spring of 2007 at which times I put 3 coats of bottom paint on. This bottom job lasted until the early spring of 2012, that's 5 years! Since then I have had to hire a diver to...
by Sleepah
Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:32 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Source for fuel, water and holding tank deck plate o-rings
Replies: 12
Views: 788

I have old O-rings (1973 boat) and always coat them liberally with petroleum Jelly. This is a temporary fix that I have used permanently. No leaks that I know of.

The caps do sit a little proud of the deck which means they are probably not OEM. Meaning the O-rings
by Sleepah
Mon Jul 23, 2012 4:16 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Shaft RPM Sensor
Replies: 14
Views: 1201

Thanks Bob and Jeff,

I went to the Aetna site and in looking around I found that they sell dual conductor TWISTED wire. I'm betting that this may be my problem.

What do you guys think?
by Sleepah
Mon Jul 23, 2012 6:31 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Shaft RPM Sensor
Replies: 14
Views: 1201

Bob,

Do you know of a source for the tach generators. Perhaps i should wire the tacks to my alternators and be done with it.

:P