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by bill.read
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: General Information
Topic: Grand Banks Classic Davits
Replies: 1
Views: 117

Re: Grand Banks Classic Davits

We have been using St. Croix 350 davits for the past 6 years without any issues on our GB 36 CL. Last year we replaced our 9' 6" w/4hp dinghy, weighing approximately 150 lbs with one that is 18" longer and 75 lbs heavier, 11'2" w/20hp, and found the manual raising of the dinghy stern ...
by bill.read
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Oman 7.5 raw water impeller replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Re: Oman 7.5 raw water impeller replacement

From researching various boating threads regarding your generator, it appears that inadequate sealing may be the cause of your problem. If you are using after market impellers, the manufacture specifications may not be the same as Onan's. Another cause may be the wear plate,(131-0158) rear is worn a...
by bill.read
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Oman 7.5 raw water impeller replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Re: Oman 7.5 raw water impeller replacement

What is the model # of your generator?
by bill.read
Tue May 14, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Removing flying bridge teak toe rails
Replies: 6
Views: 831

Re: Removing flying bridge teak toe rails

I removed the fly bridge on our 1987 36 Classic as part of the preparation for shipping by truck from Maryland to Washington. The adhesive was disolved using acetone. Fill a squeeze bottle with the acetone and saturate the screw hole, allowing time to soften, then insert a putty knife gently underne...
by bill.read
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: 82GBMY - Garmin 4212 No Depth reading
Replies: 1
Views: 385

Re: 82GBMY - Garmin 4212 No Depth reading

I also have the Garmin 4212 installed. The depth sounder is connected to a "black box" which connects to the NMEA 2000 network. The following link has the instructions for installing the P79 inhull transducer. http://www.airmartechnology.com/uploads/InstallGuide/17-217-01.pdf

Good luck...
by bill.read
Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Specifications
Topic: Tank fill float
Replies: 4
Views: 793

Re: Tank fill float

Our boat has only one hose bib and is located near the steps leading to the flybridge. The documents show only one hose bib for my classic 36. Just reinforces the statement that no two Grand Banks are alike. As a side note, is your boat moored at Anacortes Marina? We will be occupying slip C-4 start...
by bill.read
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Specifications
Topic: Tank fill float
Replies: 4
Views: 793

Re: Tank fill float

The faucet on the port side by the step is a faucet, not a water inlet source. It should be connected to the cold water supply side of the fresh water pump/accumulator. I am not certain what or if damage would occur by back filling the tanks with 40-60 lbs of pressure from a city water supply. I hav...
by bill.read
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Photos - Repairs & Outfitting Projects
Topic: Interior teak maintenance
Replies: 2
Views: 782

Re: Interior teak maintenance

We use Murphy's Oil Soap Wood Cleaner for cleaning and when necessary applying Guardsman Clean & Polish for Wood Furniture.
by bill.read
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Reworking DC system on 36, What's the purpose of Solenoid Panel
Replies: 8
Views: 1222

Re: Reworking DC system on 36, What's the purpose of Solenoid Panel

I concur with wkearney99 having experienced simultaneous 8D failures on both batteries, but with enough charge in combining to allow me to get to safe harbor. What benefit do you see in redesigning a system that is meant to provide a backup option? If you are concerned with battery discharge, instal...
by bill.read
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Events Announcements
Topic: PSGBOA 2019 Rendezvous Registration Closing Date
Replies: 0
Views: 2735

PSGBOA 2019 Rendezvous Registration Closing Date

Join 78 registered Grand Banks for a Grand time....registration is closing soon. *** FINAL REMINDER: Registration Closes April 22 *** >>> For those who have already registered, we look forward to you joining us! Need to cancel your registration? Please do so prior to April 22, after that your regist...
by bill.read
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Cruising Forum
Topic: Rib vs soft bottom
Replies: 7
Views: 1360

Re: Rib vs soft bottom

Jim, I have had wooden roll ups, inflatable soft bottom, fiberglass RIB, and aluminum RIB. For me, I'll never go back to a soft bottom and additonally a solid floor is worth the extra cost. Last year we purchased a Highfield Classic 31 w/20 hp FI Suzuki and it is a pleasure to use. Check out this si...
by bill.read
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Events Announcements
Topic: Early Registration for PSGBO 2019 Rendezvous Closing Soon
Replies: 0
Views: 1538

Early Registration for PSGBO 2019 Rendezvous Closing Soon

*** FINAL REMINDER: Early Bird Rates - Register and Pay by March 13! *** >>> For those who have already registered, please make sure you postmark your payment to PSGBOA by March 13! <<< Still haven't registered for this year's Grand Banks Rendezvous? What are you waiting for?! On-line registration i...
by bill.read
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: 36 Classic Holding Tank Replacement
Replies: 1
Views: 706

Re: 36 Classic Holding Tank Replacement

Has the holding tank failed? See the attached file for the construction drawing.
by bill.read
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Caprails 2pac or let go silver
Replies: 5
Views: 1293

Re: Caprails 2pac or let go silver

Attached photo shows Cetol after 3 years in the Pacific Northwest. Removed previous finish to bare wood, 3 coats Cetol Marine Natural, 5 coats Cetol Marine Gloss. It doesn't have the classy look of a well done marine varnish, but the reduced maintenance of Cetol makes it a worthy substitute.
by bill.read
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Events Announcements
Topic: Early Registration for PSGBO 2019 Rendezvous
Replies: 0
Views: 1607

Early Registration for PSGBO 2019 Rendezvous

2019 Grand Banks Rendezvous – Registration NOW OPEN Join us at the 2019 Grand Banks Rendezvous in Roche Harbor! Copy and paste to access registration form: https://psgboa.wufoo.com/forms/m1e06wa00970hmo/ It’s time to escape the everyday grind and find your rhythm somewhere special! A Groovy Grand Ba...