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Old 01-06-2016, 07:39 PM   #1
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La Perouse

I've seen you mention in several threads now that you have had some work done on your PNW cabin cruiser. Care to share the experience?
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Old 01-06-2016, 09:06 PM   #2
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I'll be happy to share the bill, which was somewhat north of $9,000.

The project took about four months although much of that time was waiting for parts or my schedule to free up to test things. I took yesterday off and we and the yard conducted the final sea trial and the boat is now happily back in it's slip. It's filthy from all the time in the yard but the problem's finally been solved and fixed. It stemmed from a weakness in the boat's mechanical design and snowballed from there.
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It stemmed from a weakness in the boat's mechanical design and snowballed from there.
That could cover a multitude of sins. We need a few more hints.
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Don't tell em Marin. BTW, the new canoe stern does add to the looks!
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Old 01-06-2016, 10:37 PM   #5
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It turned out to be a very complex problem with multiple steps to troubleshoot and eventually find the solution. It was a design issue as much as a component issue and would take far too much time to describe here in an easy to follow manner. It happened, we and the yard dealt with it, and it is (hopefully) behind us once and for all now.

PS--- Sunchaser, it is quite an improvement isn't it? Too bad American Marine didn't think of it in the first place when they designed the Grand Banks.
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What, Marin lost for words? Unable to write up a description? A strange start to the new year indeed.
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Old 01-06-2016, 10:51 PM   #7
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I suspect it has taken a lot longer to not explain it than to explain it.
Never mind, other GB36 owners may discover the defect the life threatening way for themselves. Being outside the group at risk I`m not, but to those who are, commiserations, and please take care.
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Old 01-06-2016, 10:56 PM   #8
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Fair enough then, glad it's dealt with and your back on the water.
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I suspect it has taken a lot longer to not explain it than to explain it.
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Be nice if that had been the case. While this specific issue is unique to certain GBs, the overall situation can be applicable to any number of boats with the same configurtation.

What I will say in all seriousness is have Rescue Tape on board, the genuine article, not a knockoff, and know where it is and how to use it. It kept a very bad situation from becoming an extremely bad situation.
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Who knows if this mystery, potential life threatening condition affects our boats if you're hesitant to share the condition. I was under the impression one of the greatest values of TF was to share info.
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I was going to suggest Zeus drives to get away from shaft logs altogether but 9 grand and a roll of Rescue Tape isn't bad.
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... While this specific issue is unique to certain GBs, the overall situation can be applicable to any number of boats with the same configurtation(sic)
I see, the condition which potentially affects many boats must remain a tightly held secret.
I know, it`s a game...play on Narcissus.
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I'm not going to write this up because it was a very complicated, drawn out situation and I'm simply not interested or motivated enough to take the considerable time required to explain all the events properly.

It's been dealt with and that's that. I see no value in spawning a bunch of armchair opinions, theories and speculation from people who had no involvement in the situation whatsoever and so know nothing about it.

There is the lightweight, entertaining and irrelevant internet world and there is real life. Some people might like to blabber everything about their lives to the general public but I am not one of them, sorry. This particular experience, like every important aspect of our lives, is nobody's business but our own.
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" This particular experience, like every important aspect of our lives, is nobody's business but our own."

Except perhaps for the similar GB boats , or other brands with a similar "flaw" to fix.

The hardest mysteries to solve are always the most interesting.
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Perhaps it is a major and continuing problem that Marin does not want on the public record when he sells the boat. Caveat emptor!
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Perhaps, legal action is involved and he doesn't want to spill the beans or perhaps jeopardize the case.
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Shame he owns a dependable diesel cruiser instead of a trawler like some of us....
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Remember Marshall McLuhan who said, "The medium is the message"?

Sorry Marin, but if you are as prolific as you are on an internet forum, and particularly because you are so quick to chastise, belittle, and be judgmental of others, you will not be able to just walk away from this one.

Perhaps it was something that should have been attended to earlier, and wasn't.
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Greetings,
I thought personal attacks were relegated to OTDE.
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I thought personal attacks were relegated to OTDE.
How many people has Marin accused of not being as smart as his dog? If he slings it, he should be able to take it
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