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by Marin Faure
Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Redo Teak Seams or Screws First?
Replies: 18
Views: 3187

I apply the CPES after I have cleaned out and sanded the grooves. I don't tape the grooves for this step. I apply the CPES with a small brush. While I do my best to stay inside the grooves I don't worry about the occasional slop over or drip although I wipe them off as soon as they occur. UV light b...
by Marin Faure
Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Ford Lehman engine removal options
Replies: 3
Views: 893

Don't know if this applies to your boat but on the earlier fiberglass GBs the main cabin overhead has a "pre-cut" hatch to facilitate the removal of the engine(s). While I have never seen this feature in person (our boat has one apparently but it's hidden by the headliner), my understandin...
by Marin Faure
Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: "Classic" ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1892

As is mentioned above a book on the history and models along the line of some of the Chris Craft and Trumpy boats would be very interesting....Marin that would be a good project for you as I know you have the experience in research and writing about boats. I'm quite surprised there hasn't been a bo...
by Marin Faure
Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: "Classic" ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1892

Got it. I think. So a 1985 GB 42 with an aft cabin (center queen style) and no full width deck above/side and aft decks all around, main salon/galley and a forward V birth is a.....Classic? If I'm interpreting your post correctly, a GB42 tri-cabin with an aft cabin that is the same width above deck...
by Marin Faure
Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: "Classic" ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1892

Ken-- I was mistaken in saying GB applies the term "Classic" to their older models. They use the term "Heritage" as you point out. However other publications, forums, boat brokerages, classified ads, etc. have used the term "Classic" to describe the older GB line. This ...
by Marin Faure
Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: General approach to bringing decks back..
Replies: 16
Views: 1881

The adhesives necessary for gluing deck planks down securely enough to last many years under the stresses this kind of deck undergoes as a result of heat, cold, moisture, dryness, and being walked on a lot were not available in the 1960s-1980s. Screwing the deck planks down was the most reliable met...
by Marin Faure
Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: "Classic" ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1892

My understanding is that American Marine came up with their own names for their various Grand Banks configurations. The tri-cabin was called the Classic. The configuration of main cabin and forecabin but no aft cabin was called the Sedan. A sedan with the added feature of covered side and aft decks ...
by Marin Faure
Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: General approach to bringing decks back..
Replies: 16
Views: 1881

Re: bungs

I DO NOT replace the screw. Having helped others remove a teak deck, I have no concern what-so-ever that the teak strips will lift, nor am I worried about water intrusion into the fiberglass under. I think the success of that method will depend on the age of the boat and the process and materials u...
by Marin Faure
Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: Thrusters Question
Replies: 9
Views: 2251

I think Tom summed it up very well. The GB36 we chartered was a single with a bow thruster. Given our lack of experience at the time, the bow thruster was a major factor in keeping us out of trouble on windy days. When we decided to buy a GB36 of our own we didn't care if it was a single or a twin. ...
by Marin Faure
Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: General approach to bringing decks back..
Replies: 16
Views: 1881

If I have this many questions before I even own the boat then....I'm going to be real trouble in a month or two... No worries. As you probably learned from your sailing and house restoration experiences, a lot of questions answer themeselves once you're confronted with the actual boat and the actua...
by Marin Faure
Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: GB 32 Steering
Replies: 11
Views: 1117

When you say pulls to port, is this when the wheel is centered? If you turn the wheel to counter the turn to port, does the boat then track straight when you let go of the wheel? Or if you turn the wheel until the boat tracks straight does it start to turn to port when you let go of the wheel? If it...
by Marin Faure
Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: General approach to bringing decks back..
Replies: 16
Views: 1881

Our 44 year old deck has been over-sanded and/or over treated with teak restorer by previous owners so it varies from close to to at its minimum workable thickness. When a plug goes missing it's usually because it's become too thin. In these cases I remove the screw, drill/countersink/bore the hole ...
by Marin Faure
Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: New owner cost estimates..
Replies: 7
Views: 887

They may have been referring to aerobic bacteria. Aerobic bacteria break down waste and produce CO2 in the process, which is odorless. Anaerobic bacteria also break down waste but they produce gasses like sulfur dioxide which is the "sewer smell." If one can get aerobic bacteria growing in...
by Marin Faure
Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Specifications
Topic: GB 32 options available from factory?
Replies: 7
Views: 4252

This boat in the Yachtworld link has been around this area for years. I recall seeing photos of it on a boating forum back in the 2000s. I think someone saw it in a yard in Oak Harbor and posted photos asking what it was as it looked somwhat like a Grand Banks. Here is a post I wrote to another foru...
by Marin Faure
Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: General approach to bringing decks back..
Replies: 16
Views: 1881

I actually quite enjoy replacing deck plugs. But then one reason we bought our old boat was to provide a kind of hands-on hobby. Like working on the finish on our exterior teak, I find it kind of relaxing as it's a task I can do while thinking about other things. It's also a task I can do when we're...