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Old 05-20-2015, 05:30 PM   #1
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1974 GB 53 Alaskan pilothouse conversion

This is a 1974 wood 53 Grand Banks Alaskan. The pilothouse has a bench seat with the small Captains quarters aft of a bulkhead with sliding window(single berth, desk and sink). Does anyone have advice on converting this to a larger open area surrounding a table?
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Old 05-20-2015, 05:37 PM   #2
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Best way to start will be with some pics of what you have......LOTS of good advice available here, but every one of them will want to see pics first. Good Luck and welcome to the forum!
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Old 05-21-2015, 03:33 PM   #3
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Here are photos. The bulkhead between the pilothouse bench seat and the Captain's cabin has a sliding window opening between them. The Captain's quarters has an aft athwartship berth, port side counter and sink. There is a pilothouse ladder to the bridge making the conversion to a table with seating awkward.
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Well there aren't a bunch of options, it's a pretty small space. The Skipper's bunk is over the galley so you can't move that, just leave it alone. Remove the wall with the window and the vanity/sink in the captains cabin and build a new raised seat with table. As the Grand Banks drawing below.....

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Dear Tad , very much interested in your 2015 post with the Alaskan 55 original drawings, I'm now buying a A 55 from 70/71 and looking for maximum info about the ship that's why I've subscribed to your forum. If you have more layout of these models I would be pleased to have one copy. Very best rgds.
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Thanks a lot for your welcome, I'm sorry but I didn't know where to introduce myself, I do to know.
Frenchman aged 64 , After having some Riva runabout during the past 30 years I'm now passing trough the Trawlers and I've chosen GB, particularly one Alaskan (I'm presenting negotiating) it's a 55 and I'm looking for all the info and drawings ... I can get from the forums. That's why I've suscribed in this forum;
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Thanks a lot for your welcome, I'm sorry but I didn't know where to introduce myself, I do to know.
Frenchman aged 64 , After having some Riva runabout during the past 30 years I'm now passing trough the Trawlers and I've chosen GB, particularly one Alaskan (I'm presenting negotiating) it's a 55 and I'm looking for all the info and drawings ... I can get from the forums. That's why I've suscribed in this forum;
Very best reds
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Salut Norbert, et bienvenue à bord.

Some pictures from my Grand Banks / Alaskan / American Marine Ltd's personal collection. Hope that would help.
Pics #8 & #9 : dealer commercial brochure from American Marine Ltd.
Pic #10 : my husband's parents aboard an Alaskan 55, long time ago.

Please keep us posted about your vessel.

Congratulations, Bon Vent et Bonne Mer !

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Thanks a lot, Pilou it's very helpful, and also enthusiastic to read . I'm for the moment negotiating the "beast" and if I succeed I Will post pictures of the GB.
Very bets regards to you. Merci beaucoup.
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Thanks a lot, Pilou it's very helpful, and also enthusiastic to read . I'm for the moment negotiating the "beast" and if I succeed I Will post pictures of the GB.
Very bets regards to you. Merci beaucoup.
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Avec plaisir ! Bonne chance and best wishes.

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