If you take long trips, you can appreciate comfortable seating for the helmsman. The standard Grand Banks helm seating is not all that comfortable, is pretty low and frankly unattractive. There are alternatives however that will give your helmsman a boost.
Keeping your boat healthy
Electronics change all the time and some people upgrade frequently. Or maybe you just bought a boat that had older electronics on it and you want something a bit more modern. The basic nature of electronics is that they are more compact than their predecessors in many cases which means you are putting a small item into a big hole which causes a problem. We have dealt with this many times and have approached it differently depending on what the client wants and what would work best in each case.
If you own a Grand Banks you will need a window job at some point. We consider window painting routine maintenance but when the tracks finally go south they will need to be replaced. This is no small job since the frames need to be removed to replace the track. The most important thing is to maintain those windows.
If you have a mast on your trawler or powerboat, it will eventually need either repairing or at least painting. The nature of paint on aluminum in a marine environment dictates this. It can be delayed by judicious care – such as touching up scratches as they occur or taking care of corrosion at fittings.
If your boat has been painted too many times you will find that the paint is building up to the point of no return. With too many coats the layer closest to the hull will eventually lose its bond due to the age of the paint and the sheer weight of the paint covering it. We have tried chasing these areas as they pop up and ended up with patchwork bottoms. There is an alternative however.
This information got lost on the site somehow so I have moved it here where it can be easily found.
FUEL BURN DISCUSSION
The report regarding fuel consumption for 38′ Eastbay “Another Way to Look at Fuel Cost” recently posted on the OYA web-site prompted the beginning of a useful and interesting e-mail dialog that will become the basis of a forum for any and all to add their comments and views: