Originally Posted by alleyoop44
Dan, I'm a newbie to the board and am currently looking a buying a GB 46 (Dream Catcher) in FL. Would be interested in hearing more about Sapphire, how you've used her so far & some of the "likes" and "not so much's" about her. Yeah, I know, she's your new baby but that aside.
We bought galley up w 3 staterooms. 1989. Don't like old magazine rack salon table. Will replace with hi-lo. Have fore and aft facing on top of locker box seats on fly bridge.will become helm seats and corner couch somehow. Old cats doing well. Replaced exhuast and cooling hoses. Treated rusty fuel tanks while exh hoses were out and rebedded fills. Lots of older electronics dead and replacing. Has old espar D7 heater...almost no parts left for those...got working with last pump from dealer. Has no ac. Need. Like the decks,ss rails, dinghy davit, garmin 4212. Had to completely rebuild holding tank suction(made ofcopper and it corroded away) and vent setup and the vacuflush pumps..got a super deal though...I have done most work except rehosing all the engines.
Cruises nice at 10-11. Full throttle is 20.5 kts. Mast lowers to fit in boathouse. 40' antennas too. Overall layout cockpit and full side decks nice.
It should serve us well to Puget sound soon and Baja and beyond in a while..
Not sure if we like cold plate fridge and freezer yet..do like little ice maker.
All I can think of right now...