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newbie (and oldie) rendezvous

Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 9:47 pm
by kildarian
2 yr relatively inexperienced owner of a "less than pristine" 32' GB. Proud of what I have. Philosophy is use it, not part of the "paint" it brigade. Apologies to the purists. I actually admire you but cannot get there!

Any like GB owners interested in a July/August get-together somewhere in the Gulf Islands (probably Bedwell) More wine talk than bright work!

Let me know.

Kildarian.

Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 3:16 am
by rgbrooks
i like you philosophy. In the classic car world they refer to it as "patina" and many of the well preserved original cars are worth more than their highly restored brethren. If I can get my boat in the water by then I would love to join you.

Rob

Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 9:41 am
by GB42-267
Welcome to the exclusive ugly duckling club where only the "less than pristine" vessels are allowed. :D I'm trying my best to work my way to expulsion from this club, but I'm only making slow progress. At least, I have several coats of fresh varnish on my once bare wood and my decks are showing evidence of improvements. Like you, my priority is to "use it" whenever the opportunity arise.

Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 9:52 am
by Richard Werner
Some sort of get together in the summer would be great.

Many years ago someone organized a 32 rendezvous and it was great fun to see the many variants.

I keep working to make ours pristine, but it is a never ending task.

Rich
GB32-277 - 1972

Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 10:39 am
by JoMeKe
Kildarian,

Sure would love to see you and your 32 at the Rendezvous in May at Roche Harbor. Though there are certainly some pristine boats there, there are plenty of well-used examples as well. And a good assortment of 32's. We often even have a Chanteyman or two (pre-"Spray" American Marine boat). Great place to wander the docks, learn a little GB history and enjoy the camaraderie.

I remember the 32 rendezvous back in 2004, I believe, in Poulsbo. It was right after we purchased our 1977 32. Great event, if a bit wet. I think Tony Ward-Smith was one of the organizers.

Love to meet up in the summer. At this point, our cruise is set for Aug 1-10. Our only goal is to revisit Victoria as it's been 7 years. Beyond that, we will likely stay in the San Juans and southern Gulfs.

As to not "getting there", it's a lot like trawler cruising—the joy is in the journey. Don't sweat it. Enjoy!

Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 10:45 am
by grich737
Ken you forgot to mention the wine party is pretty good to hope to see everyone there its a great time Greg

Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 11:55 am
by JoMeKe
And this year we'll have bonfires on the beach Thursday evening after cocktail hour—a first. It's shaping up to be a really fun weekend....again.

Posted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 11:32 am
by John Caples
Xanadu can't make the rendezvous in May this year, but will be out and about in June, July, and August. We always enjoy meeting up with other GB's. Our goal is to explore Seymore and Belize Inlets north of the Broughtons in late July, so we will be passing through the Gulf Islands a couple of times.

John Caples
GB 42-212 Xanadu
Olympia, WA

Posted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 12:02 pm
by grich737
John that's to bad you have the best 42 woodie I have ever seen

Posted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 1:31 pm
by John Caples
Thanks, Greg, you are too kind. Like any 43 year-old boat, Xanadu does have a few rough edges, but I am lucky to have her.

John

Posted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 12:34 pm
by Keijo Isomaa
If I can finish 3 projects (replacing all engine instruments, replacing exhaust elbow, solving coolant in oil problem) we'd love to join the group.

Keijo and Susan

Posted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 2:15 pm
by Tom Overs
Keijo Isomaa wrote:If I can finish 3 projects (replacing all engine instruments, replacing exhaust elbow, solving coolant in oil problem) we'd love to join the group.

Keijo and Susan


There are a couple of ways to get water in the oil but...... the most common is the oil cooler.

Good luck

Tom.

Posted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 4:06 pm
by Bob Lowe
The oil cooler is typically raw water cooled on the FL engines and many others.

If so and if you have coolant in the oil, I would be looking at the head gasket, head and/or block as most probable source. :(

Posted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 9:57 pm
by Keijo Isomaa
I went through this about three years ago (coolant in oil). Had the head gasket changed and that has been okay for over 300 hours.

Now I have the same problem. Wet sleeves on this engine (Dagenham with 5200 hrs.) so it might be that. Or the manifold. Or head gasket again. Pressure tested system last week - down 3 psi in 30 minutes and driving coolant into oil again.

Maybe compression test and leakdown test next.

Have also had a myterious random coolant loss issue for some time (not into oil). This is a long story.

I know coolant loss into oil has been covered extensively on this site and I've probably read it all. But it remains a mystery.

Posted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 9:58 pm
by Keijo Isomaa
And, yes, the oil cooler is raw water cooled.