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Old 10-02-2018, 08:40 PM   #1
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GB 32 Total height for transport.

Good evening everyone. We finally pulled the trigger on a sweet GB 32 1974 located in Savannah, GA. We are planning to ground transport the boat to Apalachicola, FLA. The boat Survey showed an “air draft” of 13’ 9”. Is this a reasonable height from keel to fly bridge, minus mast and Bimini? The transporter is asking. Any comments are appreciated. Thanks
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Air draft PLUS draft would be the closer measurement.
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Old 10-02-2018, 08:58 PM   #3
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Air draft is height above water. 13'9" seems about right.



Hull draft is everything below the water. In some instances, this can include running gear, but I wouldn't count on it. You always need a little leeway to keep off the bottom.
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Go to Grand Banks Owner's Resources and look at the archives for the engineering drawing of a GB32. The bottom of the keel to the top of the flying bridge wind screen on a GB42 is 13’ 4”. This is with the mast and what ever else removed. I imagine a GB32 is a bit less.

You’ll have to add a few inches to get the keel off the ground on the trailer. Try contacting a reputable boat hauler. They probably have the dimensions of your boat from past experience.

Good luck!
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Congrats on your new boat.
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I couldn’t stand myself! I went to Grand Banks Owner's Resources and looked at a manual for a member’s GB32 (hull #277). The bottom of the keel to the top of the flying bridge wind screen (venturi) is 13’-9”. The venturi is easy to remove which will give you about one foot less in height.

Edit: Although the GB site noted above is a good source of information specifically related to Grand Banks boats, Trawler Forum is the place to go for all boating systems and exchange of ideas. Not affiliated, just a happy customer!
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Thanks for the replies. This is a great site.
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