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Old 05-18-2016, 10:32 AM   #81
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Old 05-22-2016, 09:41 PM   #82
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Bob, I saw you cruise by Taylor Dock this afternoon in the sunshine. Best looking GB 32! The sleek lines are very pleasing, and the covered aft deck just belongs there! Well done! Bill
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Wow! Thanks Bill!
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Old 05-23-2016, 01:43 AM   #84
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Waydago...Who needs flybridges anyway..? I'd lose mine in an instant if I could, and then take up the whole top with extra solar panels.

PS. I know I could, but it's cost more to do than is worth it, and it is nice up there sometimes.
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Old 06-11-2016, 10:34 PM   #85
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Hi Bob. I was wondering how you ended up treating your teak rails after stripping them? I have mine almost completely stripped now. I lov and am trying to decide on how to finish them.
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Old 06-12-2016, 08:24 AM   #86
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We used Teak Guard. After sanding the tails were cleaned with their super cleaner and a stiff brush, 24 hours later 2 coats put on with a foam brush, 24 hours after that a light buff with bronze wool and 2 more coats. We have a total of eight coats and a very happy with the look and feel.

It takes 1 bottle of cleaner and 2 bottles of Teak Guard to do the rails and anchor pulpit. We got it on Amazon.

There are some photos on our Facebook page, M/V Ebbtide.
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Old 07-01-2016, 12:37 AM   #87
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Just installed some wooden knobs on the Morse Controls. The were made and given to us by Capt Don on Brassbounder.


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Those look great. Very nice touch.

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Don on Brassbounder! That's a name from the past (Rendezvous actually). We lost touch when I went aluminum and got kicked off the GB site. Please give him my best and remind him I have a drum of gin onboard!? Ken

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Nice pair of balls to go with your woodie. This is perhaps my favorite individual GB boat, you are quite the good custodian of it too Bob.
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Yup this GB 32 is my favorite . It gets sweeter with every post . Great job Bob .
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Old 07-02-2016, 12:23 AM   #92
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Fellas,

Thanks for all the kind words, it is unexpectedly nice to have our work validated!

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Old 07-04-2016, 12:29 AM   #93
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Jill made a Commissioning Pennant for Ebbtide. It is not official or 100% correct but it sure is nice!
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Time to answer a few questions.

1. Rolling motion. Not surprisingly the motion is slightly quicker on the return but the amount of roll is less.

2. Speed. There is no difference.

3. Windage. Not surprisingly it is less but unexpectedly the pivot point in the wind has moved forward about two feet.

4. Fuel economy. No change.

5. Reaction to changes. Very much a positive. We have gone from just another GB 32' to something unique and pleasing.

I guess the bottom line is would we do it again and the answer is yes.

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Thanks for all the kind words, it is unexpectedly nice to have our work validated!

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You deserve it. Great picture. Relaxed and enjoying!
Can't wait to be doing the same!
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You have/are doing a wonderful job. Will be some time before I get opportunity to really spiff out our Tollycraft. You've produced a unique craft.

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Can you see what's wrong with this picture...........That's right..........NOTHING.
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Your boat looks great without the fly bridge but I'm with Boatpoker. My flybridge is one of my favorite things about my boat.

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