Originally Posted by caltexflanc
Just curious, does GB keep archives of the boats it has built?
They don't seem to, at least not for boats past a certain age. The parent company (American Marine) drifted in and out of bankruptcy so many times that it would not surprise me that a lot of records simply disappeared. When members of the GB forum have said they've asked for information about their (older) boats, they have said that while GB is polite in their reply the company has little or no information for them.
They had enough information to write the history section on their website (for example, that the first fiberglass GB36 was hull 360) but with regards to specific information on specific older boats they do not seem to have it.
We are lucky in that all the previous owners of our boat kept all the original manuals intact. So we have everything that would have come with the boat when it was new---- operations, wiring schematics, engine books, etc. And a lot of this is available on the GB owners site, too, in the "manuals" section where members have loaded the info from their own boats.