Replacing wiper motors on a GB 32

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Replacing wiper motors on a GB 32

Postby glakes5 » April 10th, 2013, 1:34 pm

I am a new member who joined last year after purchasing Sandpiper from Jack Jadel and picking her up from Waukegan. Unfortunately was too late to make the summer rendevouz last summer. I was wondering who might be able to help me with a question regarding windshield wipers on GB 32. Mine are frozen and there lack was pretty funny on my trip from Lake Michigan to Brewerton, NY on the Erie canal. One of us wiping the windshield and the other steering. As luck would have it there was no place to pull out of the channel on the Trent Severn when the showers would hit. So that is on the list prior to this season.

The question is How to remove Fascia from the in front of windshield that wipers are hidden behind?

I have attempted to remove the mahogany fascia that the wiper is carefully hidden behind. Perhaps some one in the group might know how to do so without breaking any piece.
Mine has three pieces that are angled so as to fit precisely and titely across the windshield. I removed the screws that appeared to be holding it but to no avail. I am afraid to really get someone to yank harder for fear of splitting the wood. I did get a person at boatyard to look at it and try it but they did not see the key.

If anyone can give me a suggestion or how to it would be much appreciated.

Thank you,

Betty Carlisle,

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Re: Replacing wiper motors on a GB 32

Postby glakes5 » April 10th, 2013, 1:36 pm

Response copied from International Grand Banks Forum Website

Vic,

Most of the forward valances on the F/G GBs I have worked on have been fairly easy to remove. Look for a couple blocks of teak secured to the valances and then to the boat. You should be able to remove the screws through the blocks into the boat and drop the valances.

If this is not possible, you may have to pop plugs and remove the valances the hard way.

Good luck,

Bob Lowe


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