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by oldersalt
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Amber indicator lenses
Replies: 7
Views: 1279

Re: Amber indicator lenses

Chuck, et al The red LEDs that I used to replace the burnt-out/dead little indicator lights behind the yellow lenses were these, from Amazon. Alpinetech 6mm 1/4" Red 12V LED Metal Indicator Pilot Custom Dash Light Lamp with Black Body PLB-6 Remember, these replace the lens and the tiny light be...
by oldersalt
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Photos - Repairs & Outfitting Projects
Topic: Blinds dress up the interior
Replies: 10
Views: 4029

Re: Blinds dress up the interior

On our 1990 GB 32 we replaced the curtains with aluminum mini blinds from Poseiden. Little strings hold them in place so there is no rattling. They go up entirely into the valence and disappear, so visibility from inside the boat is dramatically improved. They work great for both privacy and heat/li...
by oldersalt
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Amber indicator lenses
Replies: 7
Views: 1279

Re: Amber indicator lenses

On my 1990 GB 32, some of the tiny "grain-of-wheat" alarm bulbs (with the yellow lenses) had died. I couldn't even get the tiny bulbs out of the tiny sockets, much less find a replacement for them. I ended up finding (on Amazon) some small red LED lights that fit the holes in the panel. Ha...
by oldersalt
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Replace Front Window with Aluminum Frame?
Replies: 1
Views: 817

Re: Replace Front Window with Aluminum Frame?

I found the answer myself, finally. The window comes out from the inside. You have to remove the teak framing around the inside of the window, including drilling out/removing some bungs. Then carefully remove all the caulking and/or rubber gaskets. Yuck.
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by oldersalt
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: bronze rub rail removal
Replies: 11
Views: 2303

Re: bronze rub rail removal

You need a screw extractor by "Armstrong..." Sorry, this looks you need to do it the old fashioned way, just get them out one by one. The suggestion above to use a bit brace is a good one. You can lean into the brace while cranking in reverse and the screw will come out probably faster tha...
by oldersalt
Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Replace Front Window with Aluminum Frame?
Replies: 1
Views: 817

Replace Front Window with Aluminum Frame?

Hi all, My 1990 GB 32 (#834) has very nice Aluminum window frames all around, newly repainted as it happens. The other day a big crack appeared in the port-side big fixed windshield. Bummer. To replace it, does the exterior aluminum frame have to come off? If so, how? Thanks for your help. Oldersalt...
by oldersalt
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Specifications
Topic: GB 32 fuel capacity
Replies: 6
Views: 2149

Re: GB 32 fuel capacity

The fuel tanks on my 1990 GB 32 have the original labels....127 US gallons per tank
by oldersalt
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Looking for a good Lehman mechanic in N. California
Replies: 3
Views: 1420

Re: Looking for a good Lehman mechanic in N. California

Greater SF Bay Area. Chuck Thompson of Chucks Marine. 925) 296-0765‬. chucksmarine@comcast.net
One of the best around. Has been taken care of my diesels for over 20 years. Currently taking care of my 1990 Ford Lehman sp 135. Treats the boat like it was his own.
by oldersalt
Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: West Coast Cruising
Topic: New Year's Day Cruise on SF Bay
Replies: 0
Views: 16187

New Year's Day Cruise on SF Bay

My YC did a "circumnavigation" of Alameda Island on New Year's Day so we could all claim our first cruise of 2019. Some pretty shallow water around the SE side of the island...down to about 6' but nobody ran aground, happily. The 2.5 hour, 15 mile trip has been compressed to about 40 secon...
by oldersalt
Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Photos - Repairs & Outfitting Projects
Topic: Replacing Waste Tank Pickup Tube
Replies: 1
Views: 1777

Replacing Waste Tank Pickup Tube

OMG!--a manufacturing defect on a Grand Banks! Just kidding; this is the best-built boat I have ever owned. But, the 25-gallon heavy-duty plastic holding tank on my 1990 GB 32 (#834) WAS built with an internal pickup tube made of metal which completely corroded after 29 years. Only a couple of gallo...
by oldersalt
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: For Sale: Window Curtain Tracks
Replies: 1
Views: 1773

Re: For Sale: Window Curtain Tracks

No longer available as of 12/1/18
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by oldersalt
Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: For Sale: Window Curtain Tracks
Replies: 1
Views: 1773

For Sale: Window Curtain Tracks

These curtain tracks fit up inside the valences on my 1990 GB 32, but I suspect they will fit many other models. I have tried to attach a photo but just in case, each track is 5/8" wide, 1/4" high, U-shaped, with little 1/4" lips, making the opening about 1/4" wide. They are desi...
by oldersalt
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Holding Tank Not Fully Emptying
Replies: 9
Views: 4429

Re: Holding Tank Not Fully Emptying

Gordon Seattle, Wow! What a great write up! Thank you so much. The setup on my 1990 GB 32 is probably very similar (and I will soon find out!). And I'm trying to figure out how I will handle the low clearance (maybe 6-8 inches) between the top of the tank and the underside of the deck... Thanks a bu...
by oldersalt
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Holding Tank Not Fully Emptying
Replies: 9
Views: 4429

Holding Tank Not Fully Emptying

I have a 1990 Grand Banks 32. 25-gallon heavy duty plastic tank. When using the dock pumpout it only empties to about the 50% level. My level indicator (external) works so I know that when the dock pump stops pulling anything else out, I can put about 10 gallons of water back in before the tank is f...
by oldersalt
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: West Coast Cruising
Topic: 2-Month PNW Cruise
Replies: 0
Views: 3026

2-Month PNW Cruise

We are back in Anacortes after two months cruising the San Juan and Gulf Islands. In a few days Pacific Star goes back on a truck and heads back to her home berth in Alameda. Feel free to retroactively follow our blog at Pacificstaradventures.com. We had a great time and, with the exception of some ...