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Forum: General Discussion 03-27-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 48
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Posted By Bill Blatchford
I understand all that. That is why I have set of...

I understand all that. That is why I have set of props. If someone with a 42 GB classic with JD 135 hp six cylinder engines is looking I can help. One would have to take them to a prop shop for...
Forum: General Discussion 03-27-2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,237
Posted By Bill Blatchford
Lost props

I have a set of 24x24 3 blades 11/2 shaft. Great condition. I repowered used bigger. If interested email bill@blatchford.com
Forum: General Discussion 01-11-2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,342
Posted By Bill Blatchford
We have used the Ross Kelly davit for years. It...

We have used the Ross Kelly davit for years. It mounts on the transom, it lifts with an electric winch. One button UP. One button down. Move the stern. light to the aft rail above the dingy. Put the...
Forum: General Discussion 01-11-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,342
Posted By Bill Blatchford
Check out the 11 foot Whaler and Ross Kelly davit...

Check out the 11 foot Whaler and Ross Kelly davit system in the boats for sale section. We used it on our GB42 for many years. So simple to launch and retrieve. New 20 h 4. stroke engine.
Forum: General Discussion 01-07-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,773
Posted By Bill Blatchford
That sounds like a great way to use your boat....

That sounds like a great way to use your boat. make sure the boat dosen't look too nice they buy a boat instead of the floating home. Do you sell boats as well?
Forum: General Discussion 01-06-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,773
Posted By Bill Blatchford
Why move from beautiful cruising waters to the...

Why move from beautiful cruising waters to the Columbia? We have been very happy having our GB42 in the Pudget Sound for the past 28 years. WE live in Bend Oregon but spend 2-3 months on the boat...
Forum: Harbor Chat 12-22-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,628
Posted By Bill Blatchford
Two good books on fish and our food supply. FOUR...

Two good books on fish and our food supply. FOUR FISH, and FAST FOOD NATION
Our issue is feeding 7 billion people on the planet. I used to be a salmon snob until I read FOUR FISH. There are not...
Forum: Harbor Chat 12-20-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,628
Posted By Bill Blatchford
Was tyhe beef farm raised also?

Was tyhe beef farm raised also?
Forum: General Discussion 12-16-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,831
Posted By Bill Blatchford
I have used an 11 ft Whaler Sport with a 20 hp...

I have used an 11 ft Whaler Sport with a 20 hp engine mounted on a transom Ross Kelly davit for years on our 42 Grand Banks. I am selling this as we are now towing a 17 Whaler. The 11 foot is so...
Forum: General Discussion 12-03-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,306
Posted By Bill Blatchford
Both are beautiful. I would go with the smaller...

Both are beautiful. I would go with the smaller one myself. Easier boat for a couple to operate and less boat to maintain. Expenses go up geometricallth. We have cruised 2-3 months in the Pudget...
Forum: General Discussion 12-03-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,306
Posted By Bill Blatchford
Consider a single engine boat. Diesel engine are...

Consider a single engine boat. Diesel engine are very reliable. Half the machinery to maintain and more room in the engine room.
Forum: General Discussion 12-02-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,306
Posted By Bill Blatchford
sXbank, Great advice. There are lots of boats out...

sXbank, Great advice. There are lots of boats out there for sale with out these problems. Keep looking.
Forum: General Discussion 12-02-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,306
Posted By Bill Blatchford
There are fuel polishing companies that will put...

There are fuel polishing companies that will put large inspection ports in your fuel tanks. With these in place they will determine if you even need new fuel tanks. Easier to do with the engine out....
Forum: General Discussion 12-02-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,306
Posted By Bill Blatchford
repair cost options

You are way low!!!! We just spent just north of $200,000 repowering our 1974 Grand Banks with John Deere 4045s. This included removal of the old engines also JD 6 cylinder. We replace the controls,...
Forum: Power Systems 11-18-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,917
Posted By Bill Blatchford
I hope you are right about the 15 years. My wife...

I hope you are right about the 15 years. My wife and I are 76 years old and plan ob boating for at least 15 more years. We do spend 2-3 months each year on our GB each summer and have for the past 25...
Forum: Power Systems 11-18-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,917
Posted By Bill Blatchford
It is not a typo. It is really a big job.

It is not a typo. It is really a big job.
Forum: Power Systems 11-18-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,917
Posted By Bill Blatchford
Reower older trawler

We just repowered our GB 42 Classic with John Deere 4045s. We removed the original John Deere 6 cylinder engines. This is a big job, removing the old engines, replacing everything from the instrument...
Forum: Boats | For Sale 11-15-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 577
Posted By Bill Blatchford
Boston Whaler

For Sale 11 foot Boston Whaler Sport with a new 20 hp 4 stroke Mercury. This a perfect dinghy for trawlers. It is complete with a Ross Kelly transom mount davit system. WE have used this for years...
Forum: Boats | For Sale 10-09-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,001
Posted By Bill Blatchford
I will post some pictures

I will post some pictures
Forum: Boats | For Sale 10-05-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,001
Posted By Bill Blatchford
Boston Whaler

I have an 11 foot Boston Whaler Sport with a newer 20 hp 4stroke Merc. It is complete with a Ross Kelly davit system for stern mounting. Asking $5,000 in Bend Oregon . Can arrange shipping. it is on...
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