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by Batistick
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Crazy Question
Replies: 3
Views: 1798

Re: Crazy Question

I believe this was attempted a few years ago on a GB42, someplace in Florida. I recollect that after some articles on the subject there was no more discussion. A year later I saw a listing for sale for a GB42 with NO engines.
by Batistick
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Circut Breakers
Replies: 7
Views: 2192

Re: Circut Breakers

Why did I think that replacing circuit breakers? No good reason except well wishing dockside friends. I will definitely start my trouble shooting with the ideal presented above. And looking for other leads from the boaters on this site. Thanks all. Jim
by Batistick
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Circut Breakers
Replies: 7
Views: 2192

Circut Breakers

I have a 1985 GB42 that is having problems hooking up to 50 amp power in relative new marinas. I play the game of changing power cords, turning breakers on and off and finally get a connection. I am looking at several alternatives including the "nuclear" option, going with an isolation tra...
by Batistick
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Auto pilot replacements
Replies: 2
Views: 1766

Auto pilot replacements

I have a 42 GB classic with a vintage Robertson auto pilot. It’s time is up and a replacement is in order. However I have no idea which manufacturers are the best in class regarding reliability,maintainability and ease of use. I do not require interfacing with other systems. I just want to set a cou...
by Batistick
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Auto pilot replacements
Replies: 2
Views: 1972

Auto pilot replacements

I have a 42 GB classic with a vintage Robertson auto pilot. It’s time is up and a replacement is in order. However I have no idea which manufacturers are the best in class regarding reliability,maintainability and ease of use. I do not require interfacing with other systems. I just want to set a cou...
by Batistick
Wed May 16, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Replacing Teak Deck
Replies: 9
Views: 4738

Re: Replacing Teak Deck

Responding to Hyperion, once I take the screw out I simply drill down TO the fiberglass under the teak using the same size drill as the bung. I think that 3/8 is about the depth that I need to hold the bung in. Taking the screw out makes it likely that you will meet the 3/8 inch benchmark. They appe...
by Batistick
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Replacing Teak Deck
Replies: 9
Views: 4738

Re: Replacing Teak Deck

There are many places that can do the job, one of which is Atlantic Yacht Basin at mile 12 of the intercoastal. Cost could exceed $15,000 depending how hard it is to remove old deck. However make sure that this is where you want to spend your money. Is it a glass 42 or wood? I have a 1984 GB and I R...
by Batistick
Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: keel drain
Replies: 12
Views: 2701

water in keel

I had a similar problem. My 1985 GB42 had a drain in the keel, about half way between the stern and the bow of the boat. I never opened the drain. I then had a split in the aft portion of the keel, either by an aggressive grounding (single engine, so the keel hits first) or a split because of freezi...
by Batistick
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Lower Helm Seat
Replies: 6
Views: 1664

try this

Director chair was very hard on my back. smaller chairs were uncomfortable. I bought one of these. It does not attach to the floor and can be moved around.. Many adjustments. Heavy

http://www.texaswheelworks.com/pilot-chairs.html
by Batistick
Sun Aug 27, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Deck Finish
Replies: 12
Views: 2193

sudsey amonia

I never heard of this stuff, but a veteran varnisher and maintanence person in Delta Va recommended SUDSY AMONIA. I have used it with a little Dawn mixed in and it works well with out abusing the teak.
by Batistick
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: wiring AC
Replies: 12
Views: 1474

why?

I suspect you are not getting proper coolant water flow. I had the same problem even with a new pump. Finally found that the hose leading from the water intake was old and partially collapsing when the pump was calling for water. Replaced pump, cleaned the strainer and all is good.
by Batistick
Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Anco wiper blade replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 1013

As a point of interest I gave up on windshield wipers on my GB 42 and use rain-x exclusively. I would never go back.
by Batistick
Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: camera to view following boats
Replies: 15
Views: 2748

"after further review" I believe it is more like 600 feet. I see movement beyond that.
by Batistick
Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: camera to view following boats
Replies: 15
Views: 2748

I can see around 1000 feet, enough to see a Sea Ray closing in at 30 knots. I can't read their registration numbers, but do see the boat
by Batistick
Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: camera to view following boats
Replies: 15
Views: 2748

backup camera

Thanks for the input. I finally selected a camera and monitor system from eRapta found on Amazon for $119 camera monitor and cables. Supports two cameras so I may add one in the engine room. Fairly easy to install. Biggest problem was trying to snake it through the run from under the fly bridge to t...