Hull number sequence?

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Postby djleu » Tue Mar 03, 2015 5:12 am

Hi Boyd,

We have standard port lights but not sure what you see near the aft cabin. Could it be the flash of red? That is a red plastic gas container for the fishing/crabbing/shrimping machine that is also our tender, "Rubber Ducky." My co-captain tolerates my vices. I am one lucky guy!

The superstructure in this photo is a bit of an illusion. The photo was taken at the dock in Fossil Bay, Sucia Island. The piling, behind our boat, had some signage on it. The piling and the signage lined up with our mast, giving it an incredibly aggressive stance. Nevertheless, I like the photo. Taken by a good Vancouver friend who is also a professor at Columbia University and a great photographer. He caught the morning light on our boat, just right, I think.

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Don
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Postby Boyd Godfrey » Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:07 am

Don, thanks for the reply. It just looked to me that the aft windows appeared not as "tall" as all others I've seen. Possibly an optical illusion.
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Postby djleu » Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:15 am

Ah, I understand your question now. Yes, I think it may be the angle or maybe I altered the dimensions of the photo somehow. Standard items all around. I am not smart enough to make any changes!

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Don
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Postby FrugalWife » Tue Mar 03, 2015 1:05 pm

Interesting comment on the aft cabin windows. 2-3 years ago I moored next to a 36 that also had smaller aft windows. I commented to the guy about them but got a "what are you talking about" look so I didn't pursue it further. I'm guessing there must have been a mostly not ordered optional sized window?
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Postby JoMeKe » Tue Mar 03, 2015 2:09 pm

I don't believe there was an option for smaller windows at that time. I think what Boyd is seeing is the result of slow evolution over the period of the 32 years between his 42 and Don's. GB changed window frame material, detailing and adjusted sizes over time, among other design details.
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Postby AndyMac » Tue Mar 03, 2015 7:24 pm

I'm not sure of the correct timing of wood to glass but our boat is 1977 GB36 hull 536 and she is glass
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Postby Sleepah » Fri May 22, 2015 12:51 pm

I'm not sure about the wood to glass hull numbers either. My 42 is #362 and I have always thought it was the 7th glass one. Boyd numbers makes my boat the tenth built. As I recall, my source was an article on the history of the GDB-42 in "PASSAGEMAKER". I'll look for the article and reply later. :roll:
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Postby GB42-267 » Sat May 23, 2015 11:50 am

Slightly off topic, but this may be of interest to some.
FROM WOOD TO FG HULL:
GB 32 hull # 427, onward
GB 36 hull # 636, onward
GB 42 hull # 353, onward
There was a time period where Grand Banks made fiberglass hulls in Singapore and Wooden hulls in Hong Kong simultaneously. They also completed some older wooden models with a lower hull number later than some with a higher number (sounds confusing?). That's why we have some vessels with a lower number with a build date newer than one with a higher number. Once the keel was laid it was assigned a hull number, if for whatever reason this hull was completed late it would have a newer build date. It simply means the completion date and have nothing to do with when construction started.
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Postby jim grigg » Tue Jun 16, 2015 6:31 pm

I have a GB 32, hull #61. Some of my paperwork says she's a 1967, and some says 1968. Any one know a sure way to find out?
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Postby Bob Lowe » Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:01 pm

The keel was probably laid in 1967 and the boat was perhaps first sold OR perhaps first titled/documented in 1968. What difference would it make?

I owned a 1967 GB32 hull 67 so her keel was laid 6 keels later than yours. :)
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Postby jim grigg » Wed Jun 17, 2015 2:12 pm

Thanks Bob. The only difference is on the registration certificate.
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Re: Hull number sequence?

Postby Averybill » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:29 pm

Wow cruising through older posts. Based on the above posts regarding hull number sequence I have the second GB 32 with a fiberglass hull. I am honored!
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Re: Hull number sequence?

Postby Averybill » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:39 pm

error :roll: on the second post.
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Re: Hull number sequence?

Postby Berger » Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:14 pm

My fiberglass 1977 hull is #520
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