Ive just become Grand Banks owner, a 1971 GB 36 Wood boat which is in need of serious TLC, the boat looks fine but has a couple of issues which need addressing, she has been boathouse kept for the last 15 years and stored out of the water for the last six months. Monday is going to be launch day.
The boat was an Estate Sale, unfortunately the previous owner passed away suddenly. Its going to be a sharp learning curve especially as this is my first power boat (ex sticks and rags man). If anyone can give me a few pointers as to what issues I can expect during the launch. I already know the batteries are in poor condition and will be replacing them. The hull seams are open but not excessively, I have two high capacity bilge pumps ready (1x2,000 & 1x3,000 gph) along with the two pumps already on the boat. If there is anyone in the Everett area who can visit and run me through the systems and procedures that would be greatly appreciated.
Any input will be gratefully received