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Old 21-09-2016, 08:36   #1
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....so ...I am new to the forum (hello all)....and i just purchased a boat (well.....it is shaped like a boat) she is a 1974 Grampian 30.....came with a non running atomic four engine.....rotted bulkheads...no sails ....a few soft areas on the deck...leaking hatches,ports and vents...a seized rudder
....enough growth on the hull to supply an all you can eat salad bar....




....well you get the idea
...on the bright side she cost me $100 and she is taking on no water ...well....from below anyway
really sturdy hull....good keel bolts and the rigging is in good shape


so....I will be on here as often as time allows to bitch and moan and ask advice

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Old 21-09-2016, 08:41   #2
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Welcome to the forum. I hope you know what is coming! I wish you good luck, you will need tons of it.


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Old 21-09-2016, 08:44   #3
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don't I know it.....spent the morning cutting core out of an area and replacing with marine ply and west epoxy......
...I have many bits from assorted boats I have collected over the years....hopefully I can get things together without her looking like a frankenboat
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Old 21-09-2016, 08:47   #4
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Grampian 30

Richard, Grampian = good boat, but
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... she is a 1974 Grampian 30.....came with a non running atomic four engine.....rotted bulkheads...no sails ....a few soft areas on the deck...leaking hatches,ports and vents...a seized rudder

....enough growth on the hull to supply an all you can eat salad bar...
All that = bad boat. Why would you want to do this? They say the most expensive boat is a free boat.


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Old 21-09-2016, 09:01   #5
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what I love about joining forums is the naysayers.........I have over 35 years of building...and repairing boats....both glass and wood....I have a barn full of bit and bobs....
that being said....she is a good boat....incredibly thick hull as most boats built in the seventies were....she is not a pretty boat....or an exciting boat....but I have sailed G 23s....G 26s ...and G 30s for decades....they are strong boats with predictable characteristics. ...and few tweaks here and there and they will always get you there...AND back
....sure...it needs work....i am not allergic to work....she needs an interior ...awesome a bare hull built the way I want!.....
...yes I know what I have gotten into....couldn't be happier ☺
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Old 21-09-2016, 11:02   #6
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In that case I'm happy for you and happy for the boat. As I said, I think Grampians are good boats. I'm glad you are going to bring this one back to life.


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Old 21-09-2016, 11:59   #7
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Yeah. ....some boats just need to be on the water.....Grampian have never been noted for their speed or prettiness.....but I know this one's history....that makes her special. ....on a bright note....in my supply of stuff I actually have a decent main off a G30....and i just realized that the main off a Hughes 29 (of which I have two)will work as a spare.....
...I have just spent a couple hours with cardboard scissors and duct tape ...mocking up bulkheads
...the vee bunk will remain the same but I am enlarging the head slightly...removing the starboard single berth as replacing it with a dedicated nav table and more counter space in the galley area
....that still leaves sleeping space for five ...and makes the salon seem a whole lot bigger with room for more of a library.... ( don't mind eliminating a berth ...there are only so many people that I know who sail)
....lots to do
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Enjoy the journey...and send pictures.


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Old 21-09-2016, 17:34   #9
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They are capable of bluewater passages. I saw this one in Bermuda last year just after it arrived from New England.
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You're going to love her. Great boat.

Here's a link that may have some interesting information for you - http://www.grampianowners.com/
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Old 22-09-2016, 07:09   #11
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yup....I have a couple of Grampians. .a 23 ...a 26....and now this 30.....she is gonna be good.....

geez....just realized I might have too many boats...I have an echo 12....and couple of Siren 17. ...and a Hughes 22....a G26. ...a G23 and this girl

...today is remove the stanchions. ...fill the holes and relocate them to the rails day........less places for the deck to leak....and a bit more usable deck space
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yup....I have a couple of Grampians. .a 23 ...a 26....and now this 30.....she is gonna be good.....

geez....just realized I might have too many boats...I have an echo 12....and couple of Siren 17. ...and a Hughes 22....a G26. ...a G23 and this girl

...today is remove the stanchions. ...fill the holes and relocate them to the rails day........less places for the deck to leak....and a bit more usable deck space
And you don't have a camera?

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Old 22-09-2016, 09:44   #13
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Here's a link to Holland Marine who have the toe rail mounted stantion bases for Grampian in their stock. I used them and they are fabulous - so much more deck room when the poles are straight up from the toe rails. - Holland Marine Products
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thanks. ..those are exactly the ones I need.....
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...and yes...I have a camera...I will post some horrific pictures tonight
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