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dmooch 02-15-2018 08:08 PM

Grand Banks Specialized surveyor
Hi all,
AM looking for s surveyor who happens to be a "specialist" with Grand Banks and Ford-Leyman engines. I have an accepted offer on a GB 42 Classic in Maine and am looking for a top notch individual. Any recommendations?
Much appreciated...

Bigsfish 02-15-2018 09:05 PM

Any good surveyor could do the hull. Look for a good mechanic for the engine survey.

BruceK 02-15-2018 09:43 PM

You almost certainly need 2 people.
Try the GB Owners Forum for a hull surveyor. Someone here could post a link for you.
The Ford Lehman is your basic simple normally aspirated diesel,unless you have the turbo version and not the common 120 or 135hp versions,which any decent mechanic could do.
Among known issues,coolant passage silting around no.6, raw water pumps with drive tang which can break without warning,(updated version available). Check if the coolant overflow tank has been updated and an overflow bottle fitted(ADC kit available)
Maybe American Diesel Corp,successors to Lehman,would know who in Maine buys lots of Lehman parts.
Of course, you could ask the broker for suggestions, but...:nonono::whistling::rolleyes::D

Giggitoni 02-15-2018 10:37 PM

Grand Banks Owner's Resources

firstbase 02-18-2018 07:18 AM

Did the same search when I bought our boat last year. One size doesn't fit all is what I found. Used two people, both "experts" in their own area and was glad I did. Two separate processes, engine and hull. The people I found were strong on one and could get around on the other but not to the expert level I was looking for. My newb advice, use two people.

Bigsfish 02-18-2018 05:44 PM


captcarp 02-18-2018 06:34 PM

Gene Barnes, Marblehead Massachusetts for boat survey and John Pride in Maine for engine/generator/drive train survey. Used them both on several surveys. Gene has loads of experience with GBs.

captcarp 02-18-2018 06:34 PM

Send me an email and Iíll provide contact info.

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