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by Tom H
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Aft Hatch Leaks
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Re: Aft Hatch Leaks

Had similar issue on my '76 GBCL. My hatch rides on two teak guides attached to the sides of the two large teak runners that the hatch sits on. Remove the screws from each guide and slide out. The hatch can now be lifted straight up.
by Tom H
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Dock Talk
Topic: Food for thought
Replies: 5
Views: 5385

Re: Food for thought

Bob Jack, one buys life insurance not because of fear but because it is prudent to protect those that you care about. You think fear is the motivation to protect oneself, however, self reliance is really what it is about. If your home is being broken into waiting 20 minutes for the police to show up...
by Tom H
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: The Lighter Side
Topic: Interesting thoughts.
Replies: 1
Views: 426

Interesting thoughts.

* IF MY BODY IS EVER FOUND ON A JOGGING TRAIL JUST KNOW THAT I WAS MURDERED SOMEWHERE ELSE AND DUMPED THERE. * RESPECT YOUR ELDERS. THEY GRADUATED FROM SCHOOL WITHOUT THE INTERNET. * I'VE DECIDED I'M NOT OLD, I'M 45 -- PLUS SHIPPING AND HANDLING. * WHY DO I HAVE TO PRESS "1" FOR ENGLISH? D...
by Tom H
Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Specifications
Topic: Weight of an early glass GB42?
Replies: 3
Views: 1019

Re: Weight of an early glass GB42?

My 1976 GB Classic glass is listed as 34,000 pounds displacement. I do not know if that includes 650 gallons of diesel and 240 gallons of water or not.
by Tom H
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: The Lighter Side
Topic: Wow, quite the lady.
Replies: 0
Views: 3471

Wow, quite the lady.

In case you think you're old? Jeanne Louise Calment had the longest confirmed human Lifespan on record: 122 years and 164 days. It seems that fate strongly approved of the way Madam Calment lived her life: • Jeanne was born in Arles, France, on 21st February 1875, • When the Eiffel Tower was built, ...
by Tom H
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: The Lighter Side
Topic: Regular Person
Replies: 3
Views: 2132

Re: Regular Person

Maybe I should have posted this under Dock Talk instead of The Lighter Side. "lighten up", "making you afraid", "just looking for some peace". Really? Maybe just a little patronizing? :shock: I don't know if you follow any of the news networks but when you get past the ...
by Tom H
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Circut Breakers
Replies: 7
Views: 1365

Re: Circut Breakers

Had same problem on my '76. I would not trip the pedestal breaker if I kept certain onboard breakers in the off position. Very inconvenient. Turned out the problem was loose connections on my ground bar. Had large number of stacked wires so replaced existing ground bar and added another. Cleaned con...
by Tom H
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Dock Talk
Topic: Food for thought
Replies: 5
Views: 5385

Food for thought

Interesting statistics. This jives with the research of Prof. Lott at the University of Chicago, who is a noted expert on gun laws and stats. Here are some facts. There are 30,000 gun related death s per year by firearms, and this number is not disputed. The U.S. population is 324,059,091 as of June...
by Tom H
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: The Lighter Side
Topic: More humor for the "older" crowd
Replies: 2
Views: 487

More humor for the "older" crowd

Dorothy and Edna, two "senior" widows, are talking at the local coffee shop. Dorothy: "That nice Henry asked me out for a date . . . I know that you went out with him last week, and I wanted to talk with you about him before I give him my answer." Edna: "Well . . . I'll tell...
by Tom H
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: The Lighter Side
Topic: For the "older" crowd
Replies: 0
Views: 637

For the "older" crowd

Nine Important Facts to Remember as We Grow Older · #9 Death is the number 1 killer in the world. · #8 Life is sexually transmitted. · #7 Good health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die. · #6 Men have 2 motivations: hunger and hanky-panky, and they can't tell them apart. If you ...
by Tom H
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Bent Swimplatform Boarding Ladder
Replies: 5
Views: 1406

Re: Bent Swimplatform Boarding Ladder

Thanks for the suggestions. My yard has a pretty good fabricator. Have used him before and was well satisfied. Was hoping to find a replacement ladder thinking it would be less expensive and faster. But then again, what's the hurry. :shock:
by Tom H
Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Bent Swimplatform Boarding Ladder
Replies: 5
Views: 1406

Bent Swimplatform Boarding Ladder

Two weeks ago while on a mooring a sailboat caught my ladder with its bow anchor. The ladder was damaged with the bottom rung ripped of and the frame and base bent (see picture). I have searched the internet as well as OYA at Dickerson Creek, Mr. Shannahan the GB guru, to no avail. My choices are re...
by Tom H
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: The Lighter Side
Topic: Involuntary Muscle Contraction
Replies: 1
Views: 936

Re: Involuntary Muscle Contraction

A must remember joke.
by Tom H
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: John Deere AMMarine 404 Thermostat part question
Replies: 2
Views: 915

Re: John Deere AMMarine 404 Thermostat part question

Saltspray gave a NAPA thermostat part number that I have purchased and used on my 404 AMMarines, it is NAPA STAT 358. They come at various temperature settings, the 180 degree one is a suitable replacement. Grand Banks marinized the Deere 6404 tractor block and designated it an Ammarine 404 engine. ...
by Tom H
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: The Lighter Side
Topic: Regular Person
Replies: 3
Views: 2132

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...