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by Paul Headland
Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Foam replacement on generator sound shield.
Replies: 5
Views: 1563

Re: Foam replacement on generator sound shield.

Just done that on my 11Kw Onan. Used "Quietlife 23mm Soundproofing with Polymeric Barrier & White Cloth". Rather than glue or self adhesive I bolted it to the panels using large plastic washers with the nuts inside. I like the white cloth, makes it brighter inside when only one side co...
by Paul Headland
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Cutlass Bearing
Replies: 7
Views: 2638

Re: Cutlass Bearing

Yes, mine are on the in board side. They are countersunk so will be flush with the mount.
by Paul Headland
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Bow Thruster Installation for Wood GB42CL
Replies: 3
Views: 1570

Re: Bow Thruster Installation for Wood GB42CL

Thanks Martin, that looks nice & strong.

Is there any reinforcing on the inside of the hull to the tunnel as well?

Paul
by Paul Headland
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Bow Thruster Installation for Wood GB42CL
Replies: 3
Views: 1570

Bow Thruster Installation for Wood GB42CL

What sort of tunnel material and are bronze flanges required on the hull exterior to seal to the wood hull? Is additional strengthening to the hull needed? Would the tunnel be above/below sole height? Just thinking about this at the moment but would like some actual installation experience. Thanks, ...
by Paul Headland
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Groco Sea Strainer Replacement
Replies: 12
Views: 4598

Re: Groco Sea Strainer Replacement

The disadvantage of a seperate strainer is you can't quickly push a rod through to clear a plastic bag partly sucked into the though hull.

My view, but I have had to do that a couple of times in the last 10 years.
by Paul Headland
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Hull out prep
Replies: 3
Views: 1553

Re: Hull out prep

Hi Dean, yes the inner plate is part of the tube, all bronze, so I replaced the bolts with 6" by 3/8" bronze. I cut them as needed as the outer ones are shorter of course. Mine had the same rounded coach heads but with the shoulders under the heads so I just filed the holes to fit to the o...
by Paul Headland
Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Hull out prep
Replies: 3
Views: 1553

Re: Hull out prep

Bit of info here. You may have to copy the link as i couldn't seem to make a proper link ... http://www.grandbanksowners.com/gbb/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=19016&p=108746#p108746 I didn't take the tube out, it didn't want to move so as that wasn't my actual issue I left it alone. But this may help ...
by Paul Headland
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Swim Platform Replacement with Pictures
Replies: 3
Views: 1825

Re: Swim Platform Replacement with Pictures

Looks great. I installed the same about 12 years ago, never regretted it, great company.

@denogail what is the exact process to bleach out the black marks, never had the guts to try that?
by Paul Headland
Thu May 17, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Woodwork at rudder mounting
Replies: 6
Views: 2280

Re: Woodwork at rudder mounting

Good question. It's a two person job. You only need a vehicle if you have to move far for maybe storage. I thought it would be similar to a prop but its at least twice the weight if not more. I was unable to lift it by myself at all, luckily the folks at he yard in Cannes are very helpful (read youn...
by Paul Headland
Mon May 14, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Woodwork at rudder mounting
Replies: 6
Views: 2280

Re: Woodwork at rudder mounting

Glad it helps. Yes it does, that's the end of it in my first pic. Let us know what you find is the best way to remove the tube. The bearings in the tube were remade in our original refit in 1987, they are still perfect. In the top pic I have removed the lower one, it just slides out and has a lip to...
by Paul Headland
Sun May 13, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Woodwork at rudder mounting
Replies: 6
Views: 2280

Re: Woodwork at rudder mounting

By the way the rudder is **??** heavy!

If you do remove the rudder tube assembly I would like to hear how difficult it was.

The tube & plate inside the hull is a single bronze casting. Well built these boats were!
by Paul Headland
Sun May 13, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Woodwork at rudder mounting
Replies: 6
Views: 2280

Re: Woodwork at rudder mounting

Just did some work on this last month. The square heads holding the rudder tower will be screws. I use stainless. There are bolts through the tower & the heavy cross wood frame. The four bolts holding the rudder tube go through the block & hull. They have round heads on the bottom with a bro...
by Paul Headland
Sat Apr 28, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Rudder shaft hull flange is rotted away on woodie
Replies: 2
Views: 1366

Re: Rudder shaft hull flange is rotted away on woodie

Hi, mines a twin & are flat plates, but I have just had one off to get at a seam that ran underneath on the port side. Mine were ok, they were just bronze nothing fancy. Not particularly thick either. The bolts are also bronze. Any metalworkshop that deals in bronze will be able to make you a ma...
by Paul Headland
Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Dock Talk
Topic: What's happened ?
Replies: 27
Views: 9438

Re: What's happened ?

Bob the view unread posts since last visit button seems to have disappeared. It was there after the update but I can no longer find it.

Thought I would ask in case it's just me...

Paul
by Paul Headland
Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Rudder Gland Packing size
Replies: 2
Views: 1341

Re: Rudder Gland Packing size

Thanks Bob, 5/16 rings bell somewhere in my aged brain 8)