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Old 01-21-2021, 12:42 AM   #1
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My wife and I are entering our 3rd season with our 1978 GB32 "Patience". As sailboaters most of our lives, we have made the change that seems to be fairly common... going for the Trawler design. As with most of our boats, we find the ones with "good bones" but need a bit of TLC. Our "Patience" is no exception and aptly named by the prior owner. Pretty much touching every element of her and hope to both inquire as well as contribute to this Forum (I have a great smelly boat thread to follow). We have cruised the northeast all of our lives but may start to venture south in increments with a visit to our daughter in DC this summer. Currently approaching some deckhouse/flybridge refurb and although first choice is keeping the original gelcoat, we may need to move to a two part paint approach with Alexseal the current technology choice. We are having a hard time understanding what the "official" color is of the GB as all we see is "Grand Banks Beige.... ours looks more white... but... will post on a new thread dedicated to that question! Thanks all for being what looks like an active, friendly forum
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Old 01-21-2021, 02:42 AM   #2
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Old 01-21-2021, 06:40 AM   #3
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Welcome from Narragansett bay. We love our 36. The 32 was the prettiest of all of the vintage Grand Banks in my opinion. My take on the Grand Banks beige is that was the color the interior bulkheads were painted. It’s more like a very light olive green. If you poke around under bunks and the like you will find the Grand Banks beige.
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Old 01-21-2021, 10:23 AM   #4
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Welcome!
I was surprised to read your intro. My wife and I are the proud owners of ‘Giddy’ a ‘74 GB 32. Our slip is on the East Islip side of the Connetquot river, across from the Snapper Inn. I’m surprised we haven’t bumped into you yet.
I wish I could help with your question about gelcoat color. Painting the house exterior is a project on my list also. Grand Banks is a great boat but the gelcoat they used was definitely not the best.
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Old 01-21-2021, 11:23 AM   #6
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Thanks Mike! We know of your beautiful vessel as we typically night over on the river a handfull of times in the summer. We will definitely have to catch up this season! Had the pleasure of meeting Jerry and Jean on Galatea, while researching aft hardtops, great folks and impressive boat. Will keep you posted on color selection, and no doubt other projects as well. Bruce
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Old 01-21-2021, 11:27 AM   #7
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Thanks Charlie, Ah ha!, now I know that color. Odd that I didn't connect the dots there as we do have it internally as you say. Will be further researching the exterior color. Thanks for the welcome and hope to see you in your neck of the woods soon. Bruce
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Old 01-21-2021, 11:56 AM   #8
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Old 01-21-2021, 11:16 PM   #9
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Thanks!
This was the single reference that I had found that noted "Grand Banks White".... I was hoping not to deal with gelcoat as I have no experience there... but, that being said, it would be nice to restore to original... have you had experience with this? Bruce
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I have done small repairs you can roll and tip it then sand between coats three or four coats should last you twenty years in my opinion but I’m not an expert just make sure you prep the surface according to the instructions and be prepared for wet sanding and polishing Hopefully someone with more experience will chime in I would personally go with gel vs paint when the paint fails I think it’s a lot more work
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Thank you. I appreciate the input here. Honestly I have experience with structural epoxy repairs, modifications, etc. (installed bow thruster tube) but the finished product, gel coat or roll/tip of 2 part paint, not so much..... will report on direction Bruce
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We also spend a lot of time on the River. Maybe see you there this season.
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My wife and I have seen your beautiful boat anchored out.
Summer is coming!
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Old 01-22-2021, 07:48 PM   #14
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I painted our flybridge last winter / spring. Rolled and tipped EZPoxy Mediterranean white. Pretty darn close match to the rest of the boats gelcoat. I can tell the difference but nobody else can. You could tint just a little and it would be spot on.
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Welcome! Gotta luv LI south shore! First Freeport then N. Merrick. Born n' bred. Not sure that's in my favor - LOL!

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Sounds like we have a quorum! Summer is coming and much needed... just a few projects to complete prior.....
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Old 01-22-2021, 11:44 PM   #17
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Thanks Charlie. I will look into that color for a match. We are having an aft hardtop made up by Atlantic Towers in NJ and they only offer "Matterhorn" of "Oyster" color wise..... going for the Matterhorn as the Oyster is more towards that GB Beige. Possibly the Med White comes close.
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Old 01-23-2021, 10:04 AM   #18
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I have just completed a US$25,000 total refit of my 1974 fibreglass GB32 hull # 530, including having the entire superstructure repainted. We used 1 coat International Prekote primer, then 3 coats International Toplac "Snow White", single pack. The guys rolled and brushed it. Fantastic result.
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I have just completed a US$25,000 total refit of my 1974 fibreglass GB32 hull # 530, including having the entire superstructure repainted. We used 1 coat International Prekote primer, then 3 coats International Toplac "Snow White", single pack. The guys rolled and brushed it. Fantastic result.
Looks great! I've seen some white paint roll and brush completions where the surface resembles the sheen of a glass mirror... in the sun!
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Agreed, beautiful results on that refit! I'll look for that color as well.
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