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Old 12-04-2020, 08:19 PM   #1
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This Old Grand Banks

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I just joined and I am about to embark on the ownership of a 1967 Grand Banks 32. I am planning on doing a sea trial and buyer inspection very soon (survey has been done). I am wondering if I'm missing anything from the list below. Any help would be greatly appreciated !!

EXTERIOR EQUIPMENT
- [ ] Running lights check to see if work
- [ ] Windlass works as intended

SAFETY EQUIPMENT
- [ ] Flares
- [ ] Life Jackets Count
Fire extinguishers
- [ ] Check Pressure
- [ ] Check Date

INTERIOR EQUIPMENT
- [ ] All windows able to open, open and operate freely
Interior lighting works
- [ ] V-berth
- [ ] Main Cabin
- [ ] All drawers in furniture are operable
- [ ] Check underneath cabin settee

ELECTRONICS
- [ ] VHF works as intended
- [ ] Radar works as intended
- [ ] Depth Sounder works as intended

PLUMBING/GALLEY/HEAD
- [ ] Vacuflush toilet working condition
- [ ] Head sink works and has pressure
- [ ] Galley sink has pressure
- [ ] deck key, water deck plate accessible
- [ ] deck key, sewer deck plate accessible
- [ ] Oven works as intended
- [ ] Refrigerator gets cold

DOCUMENTATION
- [ ] All documentation from owner is onboard
- [ ]

ENGINE
- [ ] Starts with out issue
- [ ] Wet exhaust is clearly visible from the stern
- [ ] No alarms are persistent
- [ ] Maintains normal operating temperatures(see lehman manual for proper operating temps)
- [ ] Bilge pumps work
- [ ] No sounds of squeaky belts etc.
- [ ] deck key, fuel deck plates open
- [ ] Get oil sample after sea trial

SEA TRIAL
- [ ] Helm is free and correct
- [ ] Engine answers change in power appropriately
- [ ] Engine shifts from gears appropriately
Running engine at high speed observe temperature
- [ ] Is it within operating limitations
- [ ] Does temperature fall back to normal range once power is reduced
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Old 12-04-2020, 08:25 PM   #2
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You have left out a very important section

Hull
Ribs
Stern
Decks
Window frames
Door frame
Cabin house
fly bridge
Stem
Stringers
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Old 12-04-2020, 08:48 PM   #3
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Welcome aboard. First, if the survey that was done was a good survey done by a surveyor that is competent in surveying wooden boats, then your inspection list has already been done. You inspection should be to decide if you want the boat or not. All the technical details should have been covered in the survey, unless you are a surveyor.
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Old 12-04-2020, 08:56 PM   #4
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Welcome aboard. First, if the survey that was done was a good survey done by a surveyor that is competent in surveying wooden boats, then your inspection list has already been done. You inspection should be to decide if you want the boat or not. All the technical details should have been covered in the survey, unless you are a surveyor.
Thanks for the reply,
Yes, the boat was surveyed by someone who specializes in wood boats and fasteners were pulled etc. The boat is still being used since the survey and its more a list to make sure it still is and give me peace of mind before I hand over the check. The out of water survey covered that the electronics turned on, but did he make sure every feature is working for each electronic, no.
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Old 12-04-2020, 11:35 PM   #5
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Does not sound like you had the boat surveyed. Sounds like some one else had it surveyed and shared the survey with you. I would never buy a boat with out having it surveyed for me. You probably were shown an insurance survey, I want a buyers survey.
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Old 12-07-2020, 11:55 AM   #6
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We are the owners of a 198oís GB 36. Suggest you have oil samples from the engine and transmission. If you have the old style exhaust riser, remove it and inspect that the dam inside has not corroded allowing water to enter cylinder #6. Good luck with the buying process.
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Old 12-13-2020, 04:43 PM   #7
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Check the fuel tanks for rust and the cabin sides below the windows for soft spots, in and out. Also check for rot below the steps that lead down to the aft cockpit.
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Old 01-19-2021, 09:49 PM   #8
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It's been a while since my last post and thought I'd give an update. The good news is that I'm now the proud owner of a 1967 GB 32. It took us a little longer than expected to get a weather window to bring the boat across Puget Sound and through the locks to Lake Union. I grew up on several GB's my grandfather owned one being a 32 and the crossing sure brought back a lot of memories. She is now happily moored a little more than a mile from my house which I'm hoping will result in ease of access and productivity in getting projects done. I've been working my way back from the bow opening all the nooks and crannies up taking pictures and removing items that the previous owner forgot. The plan once this is done is to work on repainting the interior and doing brightwork until the temperatures warm up to shift to the exterior work. Looks like I'll have to get a place to host images but I did make a little youtube video for my wife who wasn't able to make it to the walkthrough before purchase and can be found https://youtu.be/P0V2Vk_sUos
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Hi rainydayfisher
Welcome aboard!
pssst. you link doesn't work.......
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Old 01-19-2021, 10:01 PM   #10
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Congrats on your new boat. I donít envy you the work on maintaining a woodie, but enjoy and have fun.
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Old 01-19-2021, 10:40 PM   #11
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Old 01-19-2021, 11:59 PM   #12
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was or is in a boathouse? Has great potential, needs hours of DIY for the cosmetics.
Mine is 1971 woodie. If the hull needs little or no work then the house is carpenter work and then house painter work. Much easier than repainting a glass boat, most would have to pay someone to do that. Keep posting progress with photos of course. And slow down taking the videos.
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Congratulations, she looks great!

Hull number 54 makes her a real heritage piece, look after her.

The decks seem to be in great shape, at least as seen through the video. And so does the brightwork although some of the gunwales and hand rails appear sanded but unvarnished. Work-in-progress?

The paint on the house and hull is in pretty bad shape. You need to thoroughly check for rot (and fix it) before you re-paint.

Enjoy!
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Old 01-20-2021, 05:38 PM   #14
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Congratulations on your Grand Banks 32í, a lovely and pleasant boat.

Guess what ? The Grand Banks 32í hull #1 is still sailing.

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My first suggestion is to invest in a couple of gallons of Clear Penetrating Epoxy. Use it liberally all around the areas where you will be removing the rotten wood (I see LOTS of rot on the flying bridge sides). Then, when you are cutting the replacement plywood, soak that in CPES before you install it. I did this on my 1972 GB42 woodie ONLY ONCE, and the fixes lasted from 1986 until 2015 when I sold her - she was always being mistaken for a fiberglass boat. Be aggressive in prodding the suspect areas and removing the bad stuff now so you don't have to fight it later. I slathered on CPES on any bared wood except the decks, and it was especially good at holding the varnish on handrails and Awlgrip to cabin sides.

And congrats on a nice looking boat.
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was or is in a boathouse? Has great potential, needs hours of DIY for the cosmetics.
Mine is 1971 woodie. If the hull needs little or no work then the house is carpenter work and then house painter work. Much easier than repainting a glass boat, most would have to pay someone to do that. Keep posting progress with photos of course. And slow down taking the videos.
A friend of mine is contemplating a 42 woody GB. He's an ex-fisherman with a world of knowledge of wood bottoms, owns two boats with them and the yard (Canoe Cove) who understands them (and him). He's about to cash in his two commercial vessels (for very little) and settle in with one, or similar yacht woody(if it has a 1/2 bath). There's a 42 GB in Seattle @$29K. And they need the boathouse.

For older boaters like myself - we think maybe run them a year or two and then live with/on them. My own theory is - if they're mobile right now- go for it. They can always become spooky little cabins on a boat-access shore, hauled-up and outliving us all. You can't build on these beaches, but this ain't a house...
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