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Old 10-19-2015, 07:49 AM   #16
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City: Lottsburg, Va
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Amazing Grace
Vessel Model: Ocean Alexander 52 Sedan
Join Date: Dec 2007
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Marin, fellow GB owner, may chime in here, but the known "GB issues" are centered around the teak deck. The old style installation with thousands of screws placed a premium on maintenance; replacing the bungs and keeping an eye on the seam chalk. If this was not done, rusted fuel tanks were a near certainty and core problems would likely follow; this is not unique to Grand Banks. However; if owners paid attention to the decks, they can last 30+ years. The decks were glued own beginning between 2000-2002. Our decks were clearly mistreated by a PO, chemically cleaned resulting in some "grooving" that will shorten the useful life. But the plugs were maintained as were the seams so we have no tank issues. So how long will our decks last? beats me but they there is enough wood remaining to replace bungs without requiring recutting of the seams.
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