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by Mike Massingill
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: how is the step up to the swim step gate attached?
Replies: 2
Views: 816

Re: how is the step up to the swim step gate attached?

Does this apply to fiberglass hulls also?
Is there any glue involved or just bedding compound?
by Mike Massingill
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Rubber gaskets
Replies: 0
Views: 1397

Rubber gaskets

I think I may have found a supplier for all the boat gaskets.

Steele Rubber Products. Go to the marine section with the profiles.

Looks to have door gaskets, window gaskets, engine hatch hackers, and Lewmar gaskets.

Lots of different profiles.
by Mike Massingill
Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Sea Star hydraulic steering
Replies: 1
Views: 1560

Re: Sea Star hydraulic steering

Traced leak to Garmin auto pilot pump. Cost more to fix but much easier.
by Mike Massingill
Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Source for rollers on salon door bottom
Replies: 11
Views: 5491

Re: Source for rollers on salon door bottom

I replaced mine when I refinished the door. They are a Bakelite construction, had a flat spot that made the for not roll on the track. Picked up nylon washers at hardware store and glued a stack with 5200. Rolls like roller skates, so door has to latch open now. My shaft was 1/2" diameter was 1...
by Mike Massingill
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Photos - Repairs & Outfitting Projects
Topic: Blinds dress up the interior
Replies: 10
Views: 4309

Re: Blinds dress up the interior

Thinking about this.
Do they rattle?
Are they held down to restrict movement?
Are they wood, plastic, or metal?
by Mike Massingill
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Photos - Repairs & Outfitting Projects
Topic: New nameplates
Replies: 2
Views: 1360

Re: New nameplates

Gotta be teak. Look at your trim in your picture.
by Mike Massingill
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Photos - Repairs & Outfitting Projects
Topic: First try at Awlwood
Replies: 31
Views: 11710

Re: First try at Awlwood

I just refinished the helm door inside in satin.

Used yellow thinned 50/50 with clear and nailed original interior color. Only used three coats of satin since it is interior. Will post pics soon.

Buffed out all the hardware.
by Mike Massingill
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Replacement of wiper blades for 1990 GB36 CL
Replies: 3
Views: 1370

Re: Replacement of wiper blades for 1990 GB36 CL

I just replaced three windows, everything but motor and mounting box from AM Equipment.

Good service. You can see what I got on my blog, grandbankschoices. I have old parts available, but I consider them trash.
by Mike Massingill
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Photos - Repairs & Outfitting Projects
Topic: Window Frame Refinish
Replies: 28
Views: 9209

Re: Window Frame Refinish

I pulled all six small frames in six hours. They came off by hand. The finish was weathered enough to flake off. No rot anywhere. My guess is they were originally bedded with silicone, it is still very pliable, and pretty much just pulls off and out. I am planning on going back with polyurethane, un...
by Mike Massingill
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Photos - Repairs & Outfitting Projects
Topic: First try at Awlwood
Replies: 31
Views: 11710

Re: First try at Awlwood

I agree, but it is a tight joint, just thermal expansion. I think the trick is to regularly maintain that spot, less than the size of a dime.

After three plus years finish is like new. I will post pictures later of salon and helm doors, plus satin finish.
by Mike Massingill
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Ford Lehman 135, fuel leak in drip pan when not under way
Replies: 3
Views: 1659

Re: Ford Lehman 135, fuel leak in drip pan when not under way

Cause the fuel pump on the non prs side is sucking when running. Fuel pump diaphragms is worn enough to leak. Replace one and see if it goes away.
by Mike Massingill
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Sea Star hydraulic steering
Replies: 0
Views: 1867

Sea Star hydraulic steering

Our 92 GB Europa has a steering leak. After eight hours of running it will leak 1/4 cup of fluid. By process of elimination, it has been narrowed down to a place in the bridge where the auto pilot pump hoses and hydraulic lines meet. The A/P hoses are plastic, the original manual lines are copper or...
by Mike Massingill
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Sea Star hydraulic steering
Replies: 1
Views: 1560

Sea Star hydraulic steering

Our 92 GB Europa has a steering leak. After eight hours of running it will leak 1/4 cup of fluid. By process of elimination, it has been narrowed down to a place in the bridge where the auto pilot pump hoses and hydraulic lines meet. The A/P hoses are plastic, the original manual lines are copper or...
by Mike Massingill
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: 92 Grand Banks 36 Europa
Replies: 0
Views: 1782

92 Grand Banks 36 Europa

We have a 92 Grand Banks that has just developed a leak in the port front window. Boat is in it's shed, and plans are to rebed all windows in about a month. I am looking for information as to what adhesive/sealant I might expect to encounter. I doubt the frames have been off before. Will replace win...
by Mike Massingill
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Photos - Repairs & Outfitting Projects
Topic: Window Frame Refinish
Replies: 28
Views: 9209

Re: Window Frame Refinish

What year was your boat?

I have a 92, trying to find out what adhesive I can expect, and how easy it will come off.