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Old 10-16-2016, 01:23 AM   #1
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Cool Grand Banks

New member from Australia, are there others from Australia.

Two questions: 1. Need a new step for the back transom any ideas?

2. any help on stoping the water slapping noise in the bow,

heard from the state rooms.?
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Old 10-16-2016, 02:40 AM   #2
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Welcome kathyg25. I`m sure I`ve seen a "Lahaina",but it may have been an older timber Halvorsen.
There are plenty of Australian members on TF. We even have a "Down Under" cruising and events section.
Your transom step probably needs a carpenter but if you post a pic it may facilitate ideas. Use the Search facility to look for help posting pics.
Water slap noise in the bow cabin is likely a design issue. My previous boat had it, this one does not, and I`m glad. Short of internal soundproofing I`m not sure there is a solution. Maybe the Grand Banks Forum in USA can help.
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Old 10-16-2016, 03:31 AM   #3
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1) Have a copy made of the ones that come standard on a GB.

2) Sleep in the aft cabin. If that's not an option there is not much you can do easily other than try the swim noodles around the bow trick while at anchor.
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Old 10-16-2016, 10:42 AM   #4
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Old 10-16-2016, 11:18 AM   #5
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Welcome aboard, Kathy. Lots of Aussies here. Here's a link to the Down Under Cruisers section.

http://www.trawlerforum.com/forums/s40/

I use earplugs if it's noisy. I can still hear alarms and ringtones, but it sufficiently muffles the water slap for me. Much cheaper than modifying the hull!
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Old 10-16-2016, 12:12 PM   #6
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I have always believed the GB swim step (factory supplied) is deficient. 1 - it is way too narrow and 2 - it is way too poorly built and is quite vulnerable to crush damage.

Walk the docks, look at other swim steps, pick one that is wide enough to walk around on it comfortably, pick one that is well enough built to withstand backing into a piling without crumbling, get it built. You will need longer SS supports, and you may wish to mount it a little higher off the water, to give you a better support angle on the brackets without driling holes in the transom below the water line.

All of this is easily done. I did so on my C & L 44. I went from a 21" to a 34" wide swim step that is now mounted 10" off the water (full load WL) on SS brackets made from 1/4" flat bar on 2"pipe angled supports. I have no holes below the WL to fasten the brackets. I did this in about 2000, for about $1500. I have had no regrets.
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I have always believed the GB swim step (factory supplied) is deficient. 1 - it is way too narrow and 2 - it is way too poorly built and is quite vulnerable to crush damage.

I may be wrong but I thought he was talking about the steps that are mounted on the transom. Not replacing the swim platform itself.
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Old 10-16-2016, 05:40 PM   #8
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Red face kathyg25

Wow look at all the replies. This is my first attempt at on line forum, and my
wife Kathy set it up for me as such I have the name Kathy g. I will see what I can do about changing that to Kevin. - So I hope I get as many replies next time
seeing I'm not a girl.

Any way I am still on the hunt for a step and by the look of it the ear plugs sound the cheapest option.

Thanks for the info on the Aussie connection. Kevin G
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If you want your name changed, just report your post and tell us in the comment box, including your requested name. We have a name-change guy sitting around the breakroom all day doing absolutely nothing while waiting for someone to request a name change. It'll give him something to do.

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Old 10-16-2016, 07:02 PM   #10
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Thanks is this the comment box I change the name
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Kenny G. I love jazz. No wait you said KEVIN. Oh. Any relation?
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Old 10-16-2016, 07:38 PM   #12
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sorry i can't sing, but love Kenny G also
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Old 10-16-2016, 07:41 PM   #13
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can I change the kathyg25 to KevinG
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Kathy, (that's still your official name, right?)

In the bottom port corner of your post, there's a symbol with a "!" inside a red triangle. When you click it to report your own post, it opens up a page with a comment box to describe your issue. This starts a discussion topic in the back room of this website, where we have all our parties...behind the big Emerald Curtain.

As an alternative, you can always click the CONTACT US link at the bottom of each webpage. This wakes up the folks in the front office where they have all the meetings. This might result in a slower response because the boss doesn't like to be woken up before noon. I'm told it's a long story...
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Old 10-16-2016, 08:18 PM   #15
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Thanks I have replied every where now so some one will find it and sort me out.
any how whats it matter if I have a girls name!!
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No worries. You woke up Stanley. He's on it at glacial speed.
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Hi Kevin,

If you havent already tried the GB factory, contact this guy (he runs the parts store, and he has had the factory make some teak parts for me from time to time) - Nazri Abu <nazri_a@grandbanks.com>

The parts I have ordered have always turned up with no hassle and they match the existing surrounds.

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Old 10-16-2016, 09:29 PM   #18
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Yes thanks, I did contact him on another item I was looking for and he was very helpful
I must try him again now, the original step is way too small, perhaps they may make a bigger one. Though I have been on the GB site and nothing there. I will try him again.
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Yes thanks, I did contact him on another item I was looking for and he was very helpful
I must try him again now, the original step is way too small, perhaps they may make a bigger one. Though I have been on the GB site and nothing there. I will try him again.
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Making a new larger step is a very simple carpentry project. Any decent boat yard, shipwright or wood worker could make you one.
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Old 10-16-2016, 09:59 PM   #20
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Yes I have to try harder to to get this step. If Nazri is no help I will get one made Thanks Kevin
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