GB 36 Production

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GB 36 Production

Postby Bob Greenhaus » Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:41 pm

Does anyone know the hull number of the last GB 36 and/or when she was produced?
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Postby babybanks » Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:07 pm

And... If I may add to the question, does anyone know the Hull Number of the last 36' Woody and the Hull Number of the first 36' Fiberglass GB?
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Postby Bob Greenhaus » Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:43 pm

I've learned that the last 36 was produced in 2001, but I don't know the last hull number.
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Postby GB42-267 » Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:42 am

I don't know the years the switch took place, but for a while fiberglass and wood production overlapped for a while. Below is the hull numbers from where the last woody and the first fiberglass hulls were produced.

FROM WOOD TO FG HULL:
GB 32 hull # 427, onward
GB 36 hull # 636, onward
GB 42 hull # 353, onward
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Postby jmcj » Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:53 pm

Not sure of your source Bjorn but Unicorn V is a 36 with a build date of 1981 has hull no. 633. I Have checked the 36GB info with a good friend who owned hull no. 439 (which was glass) and having a build date of 1974. Apparently the switch over occurred mid 1973, although those pre /74 glass hulls were documented as 1974. He operated a GB dealership here in Vancouver for many years. According to him the last 36 was built in 2004. There may well be contrary information out there. Speak up!
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Postby Bob Greenhaus » Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:57 pm

My brother's fiberglass 1974 36CL is number 609. It's not the first in fiberglass so the switch must have been earlier than that.
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Postby Bob Greenhaus » Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:00 pm

jmcj, I've had brokers tell me that the last 36 was built in 2003 but I have an old email from Ken Loh at GB advising that the last 36 was produced in 2001.

The last 42 was built in 2005. I know the boat well. It just changed hands.
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Postby babybanks » Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:23 pm

My 36 foot woody is a 1973 and is hull number 342. I always figured mine had to be close to the end of the wooden GB 36s that were built.
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Postby JoMeKe » Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:29 pm

Bob,

In 2016, we sold what we understand was one of the last 36s built. She was a 2001, hull 1134. Not sure she was the absolute last one, but close.
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Postby jmcj » Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:28 pm

It doesn't really add up does it Bob. Your brother's and ours were apparently built 7 years apart but in that period only 30 were built. It may be, but does seem a bit light (at 4-5 per year) doesn't it? Of course in those days they really did fondle them with great (more?) love and care didn't they?
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Postby reverendbob » Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:40 am

jmcj wrote:It doesn't really add up does it Bob. Your brother's and ours were apparently built 7 years apart but in that period only 30 were built. It may be, but does seem a bit light (at 4-5 per year) doesn't it? Of course in those days they really did fondle them with great (more?) love and care didn't they?


Doesn't seem right, but wasn't Grand Banks building those odd ducks that looked like a clumsy East bay, they had those soon to be obsolete GM engines, and can't think of the name of them. :oops: Maybe production for the 36's thinned out those years? My Boat was one of two built in April.
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Postby Bob Greenhaus » Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:18 am

JoMeKe wrote:Bob,

In 2016, we sold what we understand was one of the last 36s built. She was a 2001, hull 1134. Not sure she was the absolute last one, but close.


Was that the Canadian flagged, single engined, CL that sold in June or July of '16? That looked like a nice boat.
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Postby Bob Greenhaus » Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:29 am

jmcj wrote:It doesn't really add up does it Bob. Your brother's and ours were apparently built 7 years apart but in that period only 30 were built. It may be, but does seem a bit light (at 4-5 per year) doesn't it? Of course in those days they really did fondle them with great (more?) love and care didn't they?


Sorry. My bad. I read my brother's old-style HIN incorrectly. He's got hull number 476, built September of '74.

Other data points:

476 - September '74
790 - July '87
896 - July '89
1123 - November ’97
1128 - May 2000
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Postby reverendbob » Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:33 am

Bob Greenhaus wrote:
jmcj wrote:It doesn't really add up does it Bob. Your brother's and ours were apparently built 7 years apart but in that period only 30 were built. It may be, but does seem a bit light (at 4-5 per year) doesn't it? Of course in those days they really did fondle them with great (more?) love and care didn't they?


Sorry. My bad. I read my brother's old-style HIN incorrectly. He's got hull number 476, built September of '74.

Other data points:

476 - September '74
790 - July '87
896 - July '89
1123 - November ’97
1128 - May 2000


1066 - April '94 :D
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Postby GB42-267 » Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:18 pm

Not sure of your source Bjorn .........

It's from an old issue of Spray magazine V3N1 (Spring issue 2003). I assumed the info to be correct since it's the official magazine put out by American Marine.

However, when I tried to relocate the article, I ran across a correction in issue #V3n2 where it's stated that the last wooden 36 CL ever built was hull #365.

Further, in issue #V5n3 I also rann across an article dedicated to the 42 CL, and the last one ever to be produced was hull #1560 and delivered to a George Williams form CT.

It used to be a link on the official Grand Banks site for archived issues of Spray Magazine, but I can't find it anymore. I have most of them downloaded to my computer but I'm not sure my collection is complete, especially the earlier issues.
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