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by Cruising
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Photos - Repairs & Outfitting Projects
Topic: Rail fender accessory protects varnished bulwarks cap rail
Replies: 1
Views: 185

Re: Rail fender accessory protects varnished bulwarks cap rail

Cruising wrote: > Last summer we purchased cup holders manufactured by Snapit. They are > excellent for holding drinks, etc. on the bridge. This summer I started > thinking about a modification of their product to attach fender lines to > the rail. My interest was to insure the fender line didn’t de...
by Cruising
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Photos - Repairs & Outfitting Projects
Topic: Rail fender accessory protects varnished bulwarks cap rail
Replies: 1
Views: 185

Rail fender accessory protects varnished bulwarks cap rail

Last summer we purchased cup holders manufactured by Snapit. They are excellent for holding drinks, etc. on the bridge. This summer I started thinking about a modification of their product to attach fender lines to the rail. My interest was to insure the fender line didn’t destroy the varnished fini...
by Cruising
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Interior water condensation or leak?
Replies: 6
Views: 314

Re: Interior water condensation or leak?

That’s an interesting observation..... the 5’ length of trim was replaced when the deck was re-seamed. If one of those screws was tightened too much I could see that as an issue. If I can validate this I would think a proper remedy would be to drill out those holes, fill with epoxy and re-attach tri...
by Cruising
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Interior water condensation or leak?
Replies: 6
Views: 314

Re: Interior water condensation or leak?

I had the boat re-seamed in Ft. Lauderdale,FL by Jeff Gibbs Teak. He’s well known in the area. He did replace the corner molding which was cracked. Perhaps I should pull this molding first to inspect underneath. My cruising time is about 4-6 hours at a time. I don’t run the blowers while I run the e...
by Cruising
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Interior water condensation or leak?
Replies: 6
Views: 314

Interior water condensation or leak?

This season I have noticed a reoccurring stain on the port side ceiling in the-berth. This is our second season with the boat.(In the northeast) The boat lived in CA for most of its life. I’m thinking it is not a water leak per se because the staining doesn’t occur during a heavy rain and I see no e...
by Cruising
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Crazy Question
Replies: 3
Views: 541

Re: Crazy Question

I too have thought about this. I believe the technology is there and is being marketed right now. It would seem that the GB would be the perfect boat to install an electric drive. Lithium batteries could certainly take up a good portion of fuel tank space. I dare say the battery weight might be less...
by Cruising
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Conversion of V-berth to walk around double bed
Replies: 2
Views: 431

Conversion of V-berth to walk around double bed

Our 2003 GB 42EU has a v- berth and double in the port stateroom. Has anyone converted an exiting v berth to a double bed?
I am considering undertaking this and would be grateful to gather as much info as possible.
by Cruising
Wed May 29, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Coolant loss from heat exchanger
Replies: 5
Views: 724

Re: Coolant loss from heat exchanger

Agreed. If you see no evidence of a leak the first item to check is the heat exchanger. Chances are coolant is being pumped into the raw water side of the system. This can be checked quite easily by removing the hose where the raw water is injected into your exhaust riser. Utilizing a 5 gallon bucke...
by Cruising
Tue May 14, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Specifications
Topic: Mechanical system to raise forward-hinged mast
Replies: 1
Views: 1044

Re: Mechanical system to raise forward-hinged mast

Ken-
I’m not sure how far the mast needs to be dropped but have you considered the use of a Bansbach gas spring cylinder? Installation might require slight modifications but I feel this might be an interesting approach. Good luck!
by Cruising
Thu May 02, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Refrigerator Removal tips/ help
Replies: 13
Views: 3981

Re: Refrigerator Removal tips/ help

Thank you! We’ll be spending 6 weeks aboard this. Summer and desperately needed a better refrigerator/ freezer set up.
by Cruising
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Refrigerator Removal tips/ help
Replies: 13
Views: 3981

Re: Refrigerator Removal tips/ help

Completed Project!
by Cruising
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Refrigerator Removal tips/ help
Replies: 13
Views: 3981

Re: Refrigerator Removal tips/ help

Getting close to finishing the project. Installing Isotherm freezer 55 in cabinet under the bar and replacing refrigerator with Isotherm 160. Attached are some prelim photos. I’ll post finished pics next month. The freezer took a little doing. It’s impossible to remove the bar/cabinet as it’s not on...
by Cruising
Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: Crusing RPMs on a Cummins 210
Replies: 2
Views: 2331

Re: Crusing RPMs on a Cummins 210

Max torque on a decidedly is typically 75% of max rated rpms. So based upon this calculation 1800 RPM would yield max torque. But since our boats are a semi displacement hole and we typically run in displacement mode the max torque is not required as we don’t lift the boat to plane. We have a 42E w/...
by Cruising
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Can't loosen bolt on exhaust elbow
Replies: 5
Views: 1812

Re: Can't loosen bolt on exhaust elbow

Use Kroil. Spray a couple of times a day for three days. Don’t touch the bolts!
The third application should do it.