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by Marin Faure
Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: 1973 GB36 wiper blades
Replies: 8
Views: 3826

Re: 1973 GB36 wiper blades

Here is what I ultimately determined. To replace the original straight blades on our boat, NAPA 6-1450 Heavy Duty on the port window and 6-1350 on the starboard window work great using the adapter that comes with each blade. On one of our stock arms the clamp that locks the adjustable end of the arm...
by Marin Faure
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: 1973 GB36 wiper blades
Replies: 8
Views: 3826

Re: 1973 GB36 wiper blades

Thanks much. I’ll check those out.
by Marin Faure
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: 1973 GB36 wiper blades
Replies: 8
Views: 3826

1973 GB36 wiper blades

I am trying to find a source for the stock wiper blades that were installed on our boat. We replaced the center wiper with a pantograph arm but the port and starboard arms are stock. I tried Fisheries Supply but no luck. I’ve had a couple of suggestions— GreatLakesSkipper.com and A&M Equipment i...
by Marin Faure
Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: dinghy mounted on swim step davits - safe system?
Replies: 8
Views: 2494

We have a 9' Livingston on Weaver davits on the original swimstep of our 1973 GB36. No problems over the last 19 years. The 4hp motor is mouted using a swivel mount. However we would not mount any heavier dingy/motor combination on this swimstep. As it is we use a short Dacron line (no stretch) betw...
by Marin Faure
Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Picture Rusted fuel tank
Replies: 14
Views: 2224

It looks real bad to me but others on this forum have far more experience with this sort of thing than me. The tanks on our 1973 GB36 had been replaced the year before we bought it.
by Marin Faure
Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: General Information
Topic: Logo Progress
Replies: 43
Views: 9980

You could bed them in something like Dolfinite. I would be inclined to put a nylon washer on each mounting screw.
by Marin Faure
Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: Paravane and poles on a GB
Replies: 3
Views: 1356

I have seen them on a GB42. As I recall they required a pretty strong system to support them. They were not simply deployed from the mast. There is also a GB42 in our marina that has been turned into a commercial salmon troller complete with trolling poles, supports and gurdies. Again, this required...
by Marin Faure
Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: Understanding refrigeration on 1982 GB 42
Replies: 3
Views: 1347

It is common for a smaller cruising boat like a GB to have refrigeration that operates on both AC and DC. Under-counter units from Norcold, Novacool, Isotherm, etc. typically run on both. On our boat the undercounter Norcold has a breaker on both the AC and DC panels. We have run our refrigerator 24...
by Marin Faure
Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Where are my Zincs?
Replies: 4
Views: 1243

May not be relevant to your engine but on the FL120 the only zinc on the engine is a pencil zinc inserted in the engine coolant heat exchanger on the rear of the engine. Some versions of the small oil and transmission fluid heat exchangers used pencil zincs, others do not. Our cupro-nickel exchanger...
by Marin Faure
Sun Apr 09, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Fuel Tank Removal
Replies: 12
Views: 5380

A typical fuel tank replacement for GBs is to have the tanks cut up in place and removed in pieces. They are then replaced by smaller tanks that can be installed without having to remove engines, etc. This was done on our boat by the previous owner with the original three 150 gallon tanks cut up and...
by Marin Faure
Sun Apr 09, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Headliner cleaning
Replies: 3
Views: 921

We've had pretty good luck removing stains from our 1973 headliner with a damp Mr. Clean Magic Eraser.
by Marin Faure
Fri Apr 07, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: Photos - Repairs & Outfitting Projects
Topic: Teak face lift (or just being cheap).
Replies: 17
Views: 6097

I feel the advantage of having countersunk screws covered with plugs is that, assuming the plugs are a tight fit, it is more resistant to moisture intrusion and subsequent finish lifting. When we remove a handrail, window frame, etc. for refinishing back to bare wood we paint the stripped and finish...
by Marin Faure
Fri Apr 07, 2017 3:03 am
Forum: General Information
Topic: Fueling One or Both Tanks
Replies: 2
Views: 1151

Re: Fueling One or Both Tanks

Would there be an issue with putting 100 gallons in one tank rather than 50 gallons in each? Would the tanks balance out over time through the crossover? Maybe. If the boat remains level the tanks will equalize. However, if the boat takes a bit of a list the tanks may equalize to the list, with mor...
by Marin Faure
Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: Logo Progress
Replies: 43
Views: 9980

OK, so I have the logo's in my grubby little paws thank you very much Barry! Now...where to put them on a 42' Classic....hmmm... seems like the only place would be centered on the cabin exterior wall, aft of the salon windows. If you like the name plates that American Marine/GB put on some of their...
by Marin Faure
Thu Mar 30, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Simple Swim Platform Repair
Replies: 6
Views: 1395

As I understand it Titebond III is what to use in wet situations. The earlier iterations of Titebond have some water resistance but it's not as effective as Titebond III. We use III to glue deck plugs in place. As an alternative you could epoxy the filler plug in place.