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Forum: General Discussion 11-30-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 1
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Get a good surveyor and then follow him around...

Get a good surveyor and then follow him around asking questions. When I bought my boat years back I borrowed the surveyors moisture meter and did a whole bunch of checking on my own too.
Forum: Power Systems 11-30-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 741
Posted By Scrib
I can't dip the tanks nor do I have any senders...

I can't dip the tanks nor do I have any senders in the tanks. In actuality, I don't need either and have never even tried to add senders. Why? I know how much the engine/boat burns for fuel since...
Forum: General Discussion 11-14-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,811
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Yup, got the 3rd party “offer” to renew my...

Yup, got the 3rd party “offer” to renew my documentation the other day too. Knowing my documentation doesn’t expire til Feb sent the “offer” into the trash.

OP - do you know online renewal is...
Forum: Welcome Mat 11-14-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,358
Posted By Scrib
It’s hard to beat a Downeast boat like an Ellis! ...

It’s hard to beat a Downeast boat like an Ellis! Hailing port says Christmas Cove, staying in the neighborhood or headed elsewhere? I’m on the Sheepscot River.
Forum: Welcome Mat 11-12-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 293
Posted By Scrib
Welcome! I’m a GB 36 owner in ME also but...

Welcome!
I’m a GB 36 owner in ME also but either along the mid-coast it south depending on time of year. PenBay is the greatest for cruising! We’ve spent the last 30 yrs plus cruising during...
Forum: General Discussion 11-04-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,725
Posted By Scrib
Put some paint on it! You don't want to be...

Put some paint on it! You don't want to be crawling around under that trailer trying to keep it clean. You'll quickly get tired of that PITA activity. Bottom paint is not a bad thing. In fact you...
Forum: General Discussion 11-04-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,525
Posted By Scrib
I own a 36 ft boat with a 135hp Lehman and cruise...

I own a 36 ft boat with a 135hp Lehman and cruise all over the coast of ME. It is definitely not underpowered. I cruise at 8 kts while top end is about 9.5kts and at cruising speed fuel burn is a...
Forum: General Discussion 10-23-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,303
Posted By Scrib
I also have a GB36 with no generator ... wouldn't...

I also have a GB36 with no generator ... wouldn't have one if it was given to me. Battery bank is an 8D for starting & 4 6V golf cart batteries. I converted the fridge to 12 volt (Frigoboat...
Forum: General Discussion 10-17-2020, 09:56 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,990
Posted By Scrib
Generally speaking a sailboat pitches and a...

Generally speaking a sailboat pitches and a powerboat rolls. Different motions for sure but you can get used to both of them by spending time on the water. That time will also define at what point...
Forum: General Discussion 10-17-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 265
Posted By Scrib
I also swapped out the Grunert system on my GB36...

I also swapped out the Grunert system on my GB36 a few years back. The system could have been repaired but the fact it ran on AC, needed water cooking, was loud, etc. sealed its fate. When I pulled...
Forum: General Discussion 10-15-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,229
Posted By Scrib
I posted an earlier pic (#34) but since it was an...

I posted an earlier pic (#34) but since it was an old picture of the original pulpit I've taken a new pic of the rebuilt pulpit. As the original construction was basically a 3/4" piece of plywood...
Forum: General Discussion 10-09-2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 8,308
Posted By Scrib
I'm with Pete. I very much dislike the queen...

I'm with Pete. I very much dislike the queen berth against the hull on one side. I get the inside and as those of us that are aging know sometimes you just have to get up in the middle of the night...
Forum: Welcome Mat 10-09-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 426
Posted By Scrib
Good pics. Interesting that there are strakes on...

Good pics. Interesting that there are strakes on the underbody. I've never seen that on a semi-displacement hull.
Forum: General Discussion 10-08-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 516
Posted By Scrib
Yup. I was one of the active participants of the...

Yup. I was one of the active participants of the IGBOA site. It was a great site for a while but it began to degrade and become much less active. Some from participants selling their boats and some...
Forum: General Discussion 10-08-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,229
Posted By Scrib
This is the set-up of my GB36. I've since had to...

This is the set-up of my GB36. I've since had to rebuild the pulpit and mounting arrangement but don't have a pic of the final result. Will be down to the boat this weekend and will take an up to...
Forum: Welcome Mat 10-08-2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 426
Posted By Scrib
Welcome aboard. I'm sure you'll love that old...

Welcome aboard. I'm sure you'll love that old CHB. Heavy, slow, comfortable...just what a cruising trawler is all about!

Just to note, there is no possible way that hull is same as a GB42; Grand...
Forum: General Discussion 10-06-2020, 10:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 285
Posted By Scrib
Yes, stuffing boxes will leak but one filled with...

Yes, stuffing boxes will leak but one filled with flax packing should only drip about once every minute or so - at the most! This would be underway and possibly at rest. They should NEVER leak...
Forum: General Discussion 09-24-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By Scrib
I second the Danfoss DC only unit. Did the same...

I second the Danfoss DC only unit. Did the same thing to the fridge on my GB36. Works fantastic, quiet as a mouse, and honestly the battery drain is very modest. We can sit on anchor up to 4 days...
Forum: General Discussion 09-20-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,775
Posted By Scrib
With a delay into November can you consider a...

With a delay into November can you consider a couple short hops in between whatever is holding you in ME? Like a cruise to Portland or Portsmouth then a jump to Providence or Newport or Stonington...
Forum: Welcome Mat 09-08-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By Scrib
I own 1985 GB36 #721. I've owned her for 16...

I own 1985 GB36 #721. I've owned her for 16 years and do nearly all my own work whether it be annual maintenance or significant upgrades. In other words, I've been all over the boat many times. ...
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 342
Posted By Scrib
A previous boat of mine had this engine. I...

A previous boat of mine had this engine. I always used Rotella 15-40. Still use the same in a Lehman 135. It's good dependable oil. Look for sales online; I bought several gallons from West...
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