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Old 11-10-2020, 10:28 PM   #1
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Hello to all,and that's for welcoming me to the forum.
I'm "almost "68(in January) and have been boating since the very early 90's. I have owned everything from a 40ft,1947matthews SedanA,to my current Trawler, a 1969,42ft wooden Grand Banks, hull #125,that was actually built for Mr Robert Newton, founder, owner, and CEO of American Marine Ltd (Grand Banks),and was built as his retirement gift, as certified by Anthony (Tony)Fleming (Fleming Yachts).
I'm currently located in Florence Alabama, and plan on restarting the loop late next spring.
She is powered by twin 4/53 Detroit Diesels, holds 800 gallons of fuel,and has a cruising range of 3200-3400 miles.
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Hello to all,and that's for welcoming me to the forum.
I'm "almost "68(in January) and have been boating since the very early 90's. I have owned everything from a 40ft,1947matthews SedanA,to my current Trawler, a 1969,42ft wooden Grand Banks, hull #125,that was actually built for Mr Robert Newton, founder, owner, and CEO of American Marine Ltd (Grand Banks),and was built as his retirement gift, as certified by Anthony (Tony)Fleming (Fleming Yachts).
I'm currently located in Florence Alabama, and plan on restarting the loop late next spring.
She is powered by twin 4/53 Detroit Diesels, holds 800 gallons of fuel,and has a cruising range of 3200-3400 miles.
Welcome.

Four miles a gallon on Detroits is pretty mighty!
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Old 11-10-2020, 10:50 PM   #4
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Welcome aboard. Would enjoy a picture of your GB, and one of the engine room.
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This is what the two previous owners have told me. I also have a 40 gallon "day tank"that is used for traveling that day. Also,this boat has a 3.91/1 velvet drive on each side,and with smooth conditions, i can run at about 1/3 throttle and maintain 9mph(approximately 7.6k).
Any more throttle than that, and all I'm doing is pushing water.....and wasting fuel.
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This is what the two previous owners have told me. I also have a 40 gallon "day tank"that is used for traveling that day. Also,this boat has a 3.91/1 velvet drive on each side,and with smooth conditions, i can run at about 1/3 throttle and maintain 9mph(approximately 7.6k).
Any more throttle than that, and all I'm doing is pushing water.....and wasting fuel.
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Old 11-11-2020, 10:33 AM   #9
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Here are a few of my engine room,and the boat.
My Engine room needs cleaned and my engines need repainted. I'm going to Detroit Diesel green. White shows way to much dirt.
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Here is a pictures of some paperwork found in my boat.
It shows a letter from Tony Fleming (Fleming Yachts) who was ,at the time of the letter,technical director of AMERICAN MARINE LTD (Grand Banks).
Alsi,the General Index(abstract of title)from the DOT (as it was back then)and the US Coastguard, showing where and when my boat was built. And,also who it was built for. Mr Robert Newton.
She has been neglected over the past 5-6 years, and was also damaged by a Tornado.
I am now in the process of rebuilding/ repairing, and restoring her back to her rightful glory.
You have no idea how exciting it is to actually own the boat built for Mr Robert Newton himself. Owning a piece of GB history is just unbelievable.
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