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by Marin Faure
Wed Apr 07, 2004 6:54 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Thermostat
Replies: 2
Views: 387

Our boat is exactly the same. The starboard Lehman 120 is plumbed to the 10 gallon hot water heater in the aft head, the port engine has no tap off its cooling system. The starboard engine ALWAYS runs cooler than the port engine except at cruise rpm (1,600-1,700), when both engines run at the same t...
by Marin Faure
Wed Apr 07, 2004 6:38 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Varnish or 5-year clear prep
Replies: 2
Views: 341

If you leave some of the wood bare and only varnish part of it, it will not take long for moisture to migrate in under the varnish and lift it. I would guess that your new varnish job on the sides and top would be shot inside of a year, particularly in a wet climate like the Pacific Northwest.<P>C. ...
by Marin Faure
Mon Apr 05, 2004 7:02 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: GB 36 dinghy suggestions
Replies: 37
Views: 2345

We went through the "what kind of dinghy" decision after buying our GB36 five years ago. The boat came with a wonderful little Montgomery sailing dinghy on the aft cabin top which we have retained. It's fun to sail and it makes a great storage "locker" for the crab pot, etc. But we wanted something ...
by Marin Faure
Tue Jan 27, 2004 5:44 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Refinishing Teak Trim
Replies: 7
Views: 364

We're in the process of refinishing all the exterior teak trim on our boat. So far we have done the caprails, handrails, grabrails, and trim strips around the main, cuddy, and aft cabins and the base of the flying bridge. <P>We have done it all with the wood in place. We tape the fiberglass on eithe...
by Marin Faure
Thu Jan 15, 2004 6:25 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Varnishing--Advice & Questions.
Replies: 4
Views: 250

We swtitched from varnish to Bristol a couple of years ago, and in our climate at least (PNW) the results are pretty impressive. While Bristol takes a bit of getting used to in terms of its application technique, in our experience it is far more resitant to UV and weathering than varnish. The only p...
by Marin Faure
Thu Jan 15, 2004 6:12 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Leaking Aft Hatches
Replies: 8
Views: 444

In re-reading my post regarding our "drip stop," I realize I may not have made my explanation as clear as it could have been. The bronze straps we added to the longitudinal edges of the center hatch are screwed down on top of the teak decking on the hatch. With all the hatches closed, the new bronze...