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Old 12-04-2017, 09:05 AM   #1
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1971 GB32 Interior Wood and Plumbing.

Hi Guys,

I bought me a 1971 GB32 Sedan and I'm going to tackle a few interior jobs during this winter. I was wondering if anyone knew what wood was used to for the finishing elements of the trim?

Also, Did all 1970s GB32s come with plastic plumbing in those days?

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Having sailed and owned 3 woody GBs (32'-50') I have only seen teak used as a finish trim and only copper originally used on the water supply. I don't remember what was used on the sink drains.

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Old 12-04-2017, 10:15 AM   #3
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Thanks Tator... I figured it was teak... Is there an alternative to this or will I have to try and source? Bit difficult over here in Ireland.


Also, all of my pipe work is hard black plastic with bronze fittings... Is that possible on a 1971 GB?
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Our 1972 fresh water plumbing is all black plastic with bronze fittings. The wood trim is all teak. With some careful color matching you can stain mahogany to almost match.
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Not sure if cherry wood is available to you, but I have used it many times for cabinets in teak interiors. Sometimes a little stain is needed. I have found most species of mahogany too grainy and reddish.

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Cherry and teak seem to mix quite well for me. Here is a boat I completely gutted and rebuilt some years ago. Nearly all trim/molding pieces are teak and all plywood bulkheads are cherry. All of the teak and cherry were only top coated with satin poly/varnish - no stain.
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Take a look at this site, Grand Banks Owner's Resources. They say Tom Overs started with a bolt and nut and completely rebuilt his GB32. Plus hes in your neck of the woods. Good guy.
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Cherry and teak seem to mix quite well for me. Here is a boat I completely gutted and rebuilt some years ago. Nearly all trim/molding pieces are teak and all plywood bulkheads are cherry. All of the teak and cherry were only top coated with satin poly/varnish - no stain.
This rebuild inspires me. Fantastic job. Very tasteful.
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Thanks Guys for you're very helpful responses...
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boathealer - wow, just wow. very nice work!
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Cherry and teak seem to mix quite well for me. Here is a boat I completely gutted and rebuilt some years ago. Nearly all trim/molding pieces are teak and all plywood bulkheads are cherry. All of the teak and cherry were only top coated with satin poly/varnish - no stain.
Have to say... Very tasty work there...
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Meranti looks much like teak but is about as indigenous to UK/Ireland as teak.
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