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by Tom H
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: The Lighter Side
Topic: Regular Person
Replies: 1
Views: 123

Regular Person

I WAS A REGULAR PERSON I used to think I was just a regular person, but I was born white, which now, whether I like it or not, makes me a racist & responsible for slavery I am a fiscal & moral conservative, which by today's standards, makes me a fascist because I plan & support myself. I...
by Tom H
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Where is the likely place for fuel leaks?
Replies: 7
Views: 384

Re: Where is the likely place for fuel leaks?

Rod the "rubber" tubes, note the different size opening on each end, connect the high pressure fuel delivery rail to each of the fuel injectors. They are secured with a spring clamp on each end. This is how my '76 Ammarine 6404Ds are set up. (See picture showing three of the six injectors)
by Tom H
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Boat Insurance
Replies: 1
Views: 145

Boat Insurance

Have been insured with BoatUS since I bought Schatzi in 2003. She is of 1976 vintage so not everyone is interested in providing coverage. In the years I have owned Schatzi I have never had a claim and I thought my rates were fair due to the credit for no claims that BoatUS provided. Then things chan...
by Tom H
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: American Marine News
Replies: 1
Views: 400

Re: American Marine News

When GB was still active in supporting existing owners they had a download site for American Marine News issues. I downloaded all available AMN articles as PDF files and have them on my hard drive. I have 83 of them and if you would like any please let me know and I will be happy to send.
by Tom H
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Where is the likely place for fuel leaks?
Replies: 7
Views: 384

Re: Where is the likely place for fuel leaks?

I agree with the leak being on the pressurized side of the system. I would check all the rubber connectors on the fuel injection line. The rubber dries out, clamps vibrate loose, etc. and the fuel will run down the side of the engine and can be hard to spot. Take a clean Kleenex and lightly wipe alo...
by Tom H
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Ammarine 6404 injectors
Replies: 4
Views: 632

Re: Ammarine 6404 injectors

Mine is 1976 GBCL 482. Had my injectors replaced when I blew a head gasket on my 6404 Ammarine (starboard side). Got extra connection boots and they came in handy when one cracked and leaked fuel a few years later. Fifteen minute repair vs. a week waiting for parts. :D I mentioned the head gasket be...
by Tom H
Sat May 25, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Windshield Washer on GB 32
Replies: 3
Views: 492

Re: Windshield Washer on GB 32

My gb42 uses the domestic water system for windshield washing. It is pressurized by the onboard water pump and is activated by opening a valve located under the starboard step where the manual bilge pump is located. My boat is a '76 vintage so this system must have been modernized by now.
by Tom H
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: The Lighter Side
Topic: Little Johnny
Replies: 1
Views: 2625

Re: Little Johnny

Needless to say-I like it. Thanks LOL.
by Tom H
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Interior plywood replacement on a fibreglass boat
Replies: 6
Views: 1129

Re: Interior plywood replacement on a fibreglass boat

My rear hatch also leaked and rotted out the area below and a little left and right of the bottom of the hatchway. When I removed the bad parts I found the construction of my rear wall was basically a double wall with about a 1/2" open spacing between the fiberglass outer shell and the interior...
by Tom H
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: bathroom cabinets sliding door removal
Replies: 11
Views: 2008

Re: bathroom cabinets sliding door removal

Had the same issue on my '76 42' GBCL. Got the doors out pretty easily but the little plastic slides at the top just fell apart. Found a similar item at Home Depot but these were aluminum and had a round top, the part that slides up and down. Filed a flat profile on the aluminum part that would fit ...
by Tom H
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Lazarette hatch gas struts
Replies: 2
Views: 785

Re: Lazarette hatch gas struts

I too have two large hatches that I would like to equip with gas struts. No idea on what equipment is required or what the installation criteria is. Also would like to hear from people who have done this.
by Tom H
Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Specifications
Topic: '69 GB Picture
Replies: 1
Views: 1186

'69 GB Picture

This appeared in Soundings and a friend sent it to me and I thought I would share.
by Tom H
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Dock Talk
Topic: Wow, great response.
Replies: 5
Views: 3967

Wow, great response.

Trey Gowdy , South Carolina Congressman, recently responded to a reporter about the military in response to a question from a CNN reporter about the DoD ban of transgenders from joining the U.S. armed forces. As Trey typically does so very well, he nailed it rather succinctly. > > Question: How can ...
by Tom H
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Specifications
Topic: Windshield wiper and washer
Replies: 2
Views: 605

Re: Windshield wiper and washer

My '76 42GB has two pull switches at the top of the DC panel. My boat has a wiper for port and starboard windows, none in the center. My washer control is a valve located under the starboard door step. Lift the step up and next to the manual bilge pump there is a shutoff valve that when opened pumps...
by Tom H
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: The Lighter Side
Topic: A Positive Attitude
Replies: 2
Views: 1654

Re: A Positive Attitude

Funny, funny. Need more humor in our lives and a positive attitude. Thanks for sharing.