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Old 02-20-2012, 06:39 PM   #1
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prop size and shaft, rudder

I am looking at buying a GB 50 built in 1971 and the shaft,stuts, prop's and rudder are gone stolen while at the yard does anybody know what they had on them I need sizes and pitch, it has Cat 3160 210 hp at 1800rpm does anybody know what the trans ratio is also.
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Old 02-20-2012, 06:56 PM   #2
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try Boatdiesel.com They have a calculator for prop size and pitch, and they will know what your engine and trans need.
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RE: prop size and shaft, rudder

The shaft stuffing box or rudder stuffing box might still be in place, as they take longer to remove with a sawsall.

Measure them?
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RE: prop size and shaft, rudder

Check the gearbox for the ID tag.
The ratio should be on that.
Boat diesel will give you all the reccomended shaft sizes and you can work out the prop size there as well.
That is once you pay up.
The GB owners forum would also be a great help in your quest for info.
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RE: prop size and shaft, rudder

Olesouth -- I trust you are a good carpenter, electrician and plumber? A 40 year old GB will require a lot of time, skills and $$ to bring it back to life. This is a great time to buy running vessels in good condition, have you considered alternatives to the GB? I sold a 1971 woodie 25 years ago because the go forward costs would be quite steep. I shudder to think what that vessel would require today.
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RE: prop size and shaft, rudder

Try the* G.B.* Forums.** There are likely several folk that can fill you in from their own or neightbour's boats.

http://gbbeacon.com/phpBB2/index.php

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I'll second the suggestion about Boatdiesel although the G.B. may be better in this case.

http://boatdiesel.com/

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Good luck and have fun
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RE: prop size and shaft, rudder

thank you guys I tried the GB web page first but not much help there not to many readers.
and Yes they stool the log's, and struts stuffings, so from the back of the trains its all gone,

engine are cat 3160 210 hp at 2800 rpm
gear is 2.91:1
full displacment at 30 tons
48' at water line
50' over all.

and yes I have been in the wood business all my life I have done one wood boat (110') 15 years ago. I have several antique restoration shop. so fixing broken crap is what I do.
same thing just bigger.
so I am looking for all the above along with thru hull's ( they got those too)
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