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Forum: Grand Banks 11-18-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 300
Posted By Pat T
DavidM, yes 435HP. From what I was told...

DavidM, yes 435HP. From what I was told aftercooler problem on one engine caused the big $ engine failure at about 2400 hours. While he had the boat torn apart anyway he decided to replace both...
Forum: Grand Banks 11-18-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 300
Posted By Pat T
Thanks guys. Draft is listed at only 4 ft 2in....

Thanks guys. Draft is listed at only 4 ft 2in. Yes there are a lot of 80's boat's out there and no doubt some have been taken care of. But we wanted at least a 91 b/c in that year they added a few...
Forum: Grand Banks 11-18-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 300
Posted By Pat T
Purchased 2001 Grand Banks Classic

After more than 1 year of searching we finally took the plunge, completed surveys, negotiated, and formally closed this past Monday.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5r5tGWjD2I

Highlights for...
Forum: Power Systems 11-01-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,616
Posted By Pat T
Great thread! An update - the boat , a 2001 GB 42...

Great thread! An update - the boat , a 2001 GB 42 surveyed well. Hit WOT , boost good, oil analysis good. Yes a few items need attention . Hope to work out few details yet. Every used boat is a...
Forum: Power Systems 10-31-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By Pat T
possible issue with generator

This is for a boat I have offer on. Is a Northern lights 8K. Oil sample indicated positive reaction to test for water and glycol. Potassium is high (K=368) . Owner said he just mistakenly started...
Forum: General Discussion 10-30-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,477
Posted By Pat T
I'm a Dreamer! I'm one who has been on the water...

I'm a Dreamer! I'm one who has been on the water before (past sailor). I started dreaming on this forum over a year ago and now I'm a veteran member! I asked plenty of questions and you guys have...
Forum: Power Systems 10-28-2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 912
Posted By Pat T
Thanks again all. We are now surmising there may...

Thanks again all. We are now surmising there may be a bit over 300 plus hours on the gear oil so maybe all will be ok once I change and check it again as suggested after 50 hours.
Forum: Power Systems 10-28-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 912
Posted By Pat T
Thanks guys for the replies and advice on...

Thanks guys for the replies and advice on posting. Hopefully you can now see the report.
Forum: Power Systems 10-28-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 912
Posted By Pat T
Sorry can't find an easy way to copy analysis but...

Sorry can't find an easy way to copy analysis but equipment is a Marine Gear MG506, 2:1,. At this point I don't know how many hours were between oil changes but the tech said it looked dirty.
Forum: Power Systems 10-27-2020, 10:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 912
Posted By Pat T
CAT oil analysis on gear - yellow flag?

Had CAT oil analysis done on gear for A GB I am considering. It appears that each component tested gets either a green, yellow, or red type of indicator in a box. They don't really tell you how to...
Forum: Power Systems 10-25-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,616
Posted By Pat T
Now that is interesting . Do I assume you also...

Now that is interesting . Do I assume you also bypass the turbos? Tell me more as how you do this. I don't think I will need the 435HP either. I just like the boat and that it is newer (for a GB42...
Forum: Power Systems 10-25-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,616
Posted By Pat T
CAT 3208 failure - how to prevent next time

Looking seriously at GB42 with CAT 3208 (435HP). Engines are rebuilt and have low hours. Original stb engine went bad due to aftercooler issue - water into the engine -don't have the exact story but...
Forum: Grand Banks 10-24-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 272
Posted By Pat T
Thanks, if I am not mistaken it is a PSS...

Thanks, if I am not mistaken it is a PSS dripless? Hope picture quality is adequate .
Forum: Grand Banks 10-24-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 272
Posted By Pat T
Dripless shaft seal recommendation

I just had a survey done on a 2001 GB Classic 42. The bellows on the dripless did not expand enough at high rpm and leaked so surveyor noted. I don't remember what brand but surveyor recommended...
Forum: Grand Banks 10-24-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 803
Posted By Pat T
Thanks for the comments. Now an update: Survey's...

Thanks for the comments. Now an update: Survey's complete, waiting for written reports. Engines are long block remans from Nationwide Parts Distributors Jacksonville (but was told the actual reman...
Forum: Grand Banks 10-01-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By Pat T
Thanks Cruzer. FYI, boat is located on eastern...

Thanks Cruzer. FYI, boat is located on eastern side near Niantic.
Forum: Grand Banks 10-01-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By Pat T
Boat surveyor in CT

Looks like I am closer to ownership of a classic 42.Any recommendations of a boat surveyor with experience on Grand Banks .I have a engine surveyor all picked out. Thanks.
Forum: Grand Banks 09-29-2020, 11:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 558
Posted By Pat T
All good stuff. Thanks so much for your replies....

All good stuff. Thanks so much for your replies. Makes for a great forum and that's why I continually ask for all your advice.
Forum: Grand Banks 09-28-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 558
Posted By Pat T
Proud deck seams need trimming

I have recently looked at a GB Classic with teak decks. All the bungs were in place unlike other boats I have inspected over the past year. The problem was that the seams were a bit too high. I think...
Forum: Grand Banks 09-24-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 803
Posted By Pat T
Thanks . I have hope for these engines....

Thanks . I have hope for these engines. Supposedly they were swapped out engines, so originals were not rebuilt and installed back in. Yes, I had inquired about receipts and who did the rebuilding...
Forum: Grand Banks 09-23-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 803
Posted By Pat T
Grand Banks 42 with Cat 3208 435 HP ?

I am now into my second year of searching for a Grand Banks 42 (or maybe a even a 46) I'm going to look at a 42CL with rebuilt 3208's (435HP). I have read the 375HP version is a better choice and...
Forum: Grand Banks 08-02-2020, 10:24 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,571
Posted By Pat T
WestDave - still looking. My plan was to go for...

WestDave - still looking. My plan was to go for the newer boat with the Cummins . Just did not want to take the chance with the Volvo. Yes that boat is still available and the price has dropped...
Forum: Grand Banks 06-13-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,563
Posted By Pat T
So thanks again all. I am learning more. I feel a...

So thanks again all. I am learning more. I feel a little better about the possibilities of this boat but you understand the feeling about forking over big $$ - you want to be sure as can be. I will...
Forum: Grand Banks 06-07-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,563
Posted By Pat T
Thanks for all the help guys. I might add that...

Thanks for all the help guys. I might add that the survey was done in late Sept. so maybe the bottom was a little dirty and reason for not hitting the 2800 rpm.
Forum: Grand Banks 06-05-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,563
Posted By Pat T
OK, I see that the Hi rpm got to 3010 and 2980....

OK, I see that the Hi rpm got to 3010 and 2980. So doesn't look like these were tuned down.
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