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  • Leonard Rodrigues replied to the topic 'Re: Upgrading Ground Tackle - recommendations???' in the forum.
    4 hours 15 minutes ago

    Just got a Rocna 33 for our 465. The sizing guide certainly puts the 465 in the weight and length brackets of the Rocna 33. I will let everyone know how it works out

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  • William replied to the topic 'vhf antenna and steaming, anchor light LED' in the forum.
    yesterday

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  • William replied to the topic 'vhf antenna and steaming, anchor light LED' in the forum.
    yesterday

    dhellmuth wrote:

    our mast is coming down this week. i would like to replace the vhf antenna. also, want to replace the bulbs in our anchor and steaming lights with LED bulbs.
    the lights are original ip35 aqua signal series 35. any info is appreciated
    marilyn and dave hellmuth
    Evening Star
    IP35
    Lanoka Harbor,NJ
    Good quality stuff here.
    doctorled.com/p2.htm
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  • Allen Jones replied to the topic 'Re: Re-Refrigeration Insulation' in the forum.
    3 days ago

    I believe I have read most of what has been posted on improving the refrigerator insulation and I really like Hayden's solution. It is simple and I can do it myself. My concern is mold growing under the added insulation. I do not live aboard so I turn the refrigerator off when I am not on the boat and of course the freezer melting results in water melting. Has this not been a problem with others? How has it handled?

    Thanks
    Allen
    Trafalgar IP29

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  • Ed Finn replied to the topic 'Re:plank to hold jugs on deck' in the forum.
    3 days ago

    Bobby
    How did you get my Avatar?
    Ed

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  • Ed Finn replied to the topic 'Installation of Raymarine SPX-5 Wheel steering autopilot on IP31' in the forum.
    3 days ago

    How is that wheel Autopilot holding out?
    Still working I hope.
    Do you think its big enough for an IP 35 with the same quadrant and gear steering?
    Thanks
    Ed

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  • Dave Wilbar thanked Cheri + Tom Ward in topic Rocna Anchor
    3 days ago
  • Bob Wirtz replied to the topic 'IP 380 Leaking Holding Tank' in the forum.
    4 days ago

    I've contacted IPY for a quote for replacement of and schematic of the an IP380 holding tank. If anyone has additional information on bladder tanks it would be appreciated, i.e, sources or experience using one. Thanks.

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  • Joseph Gary Zebrook created a new topic ' Second anchor for an IP27' in the forum.
    4 days ago

    I have a side mounted bowspirt anchor roller on the right side of the bowsprit. I'd like to install another like it on the left side of the bowsprit. Anyone know where I can locate one.

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  • Joseph Gary Zebrook replied to the topic 'stuffing box replacement on a 1985 IP27' in the forum.
    4 days ago

    I completed my stuffing box repair. I agree with Hayden that the because the box is so hard to reach, it often ignored until a have to do it moment. I tried wrenching to no avail. Five days of spraying with PB blaster over eight days and tapping with a plastic mallet the stuffing Bo broke free and I was able to remove it and repack while in the water. I repacked with two rings of GFO. It had only one ring of worn out packing gland fiber. No wonder! I made a gland seating tool out of PVC. I think it was 1.5 inch by 2.5 inches long. I cut a strip lengthwise out of the 2.5 inch, heated it in boiling water and molded it around a one inch shaft. This tool snaps on and off the propeller shaft. Using the tool I was able to install two rings of GFO and tap them into place with thru plastic mallet. Yes I cut it properly. I hand tightened the stuffing gland by hand. I'm waiting for it to start leaking before adjusting it some more, but it been thief weeks. My bilge is now dry.

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  • William created a new topic ' Target price for dodger and Bimini.' in the forum.
    4 days ago

    Hello. I would like to find out what an average price would be for a dodger and Bimini on a small island packet 31. It includes isinglass and snap on covers for the isinglass. No poles, I have the polls. Just a replacement of the canvas. We have a quote for $2000 plus tax but I have been told by a friend that that is high.

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  • Michael Graham replied to the topic 'IP 380 Leaking Holding Tank' in the forum.
    6 days ago

    In looking at the prior descriptions of replacement, it appears that your tanks are under flooring only, and not under a fiberglass pan for a head, which simplifies the process greatly. There is a difference between the method used by IP factory and that done by others, and you should probably make that decision first.

    IP builds custom tanks out of wood and glass. Others use poly tanks which are far less expensive to build, more odor free, and certainly easier to work with. A good craftsman can remove the teak flooring, which hopefully will come up as one piece from the fiberglass flooring below. Then the fiberglass flooring is cut out. All of this is done around the edges so that the edge molding hides the seams and screws that will hold it all back down.

    Once the flooring is up, it should be a simple matter to remove the old tank, and fit in either a new standard tank or a custom tank. I have bought several standard tanks from Ronco, they make poly waste tanks in so many shapes and sizes you cannot believe it. Here is the link to the Ronco catalog, which is frankly a little hard to follow, Ronco Marine Catalog
    But a perhaps better link is to the site that handles Ronco, Todd and some other brand (I prefer Ronco) Alternative site.

    the great thing about the poly tanks is that they are made to order (the sizes are molds they have) and the fittings and tie down tabs can be placed any where.

    So the first thing, I think, that you want to do, is decide which you want, the fiberglass and wood tank, or the poly tank. You are guided from there. I have some pictures of IP making a water tank to go in an IP44 like mine. But I could not find them quickly. If I find them I will post.

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  • david hellmuth created a new topic ' vhf antenna and steaming, anchor light LED' in the forum.
    6 days ago

    our mast is coming down this week. i would like to replace the vhf antenna. also, want to replace the bulbs in our anchor and steaming lights with LED bulbs.
    the lights are original ip35 aqua signal series 35. any info is appreciated
    marilyn and dave hellmuth
    Evening Star
    IP35
    Lanoka Harbor,NJ

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  • Tom Holman thanked Mark Waymouth in topic IP 27 Cradle
    6 days ago
  • Bob Wirtz replied to the topic 'IP 380 Leaking Holding Tank' in the forum.
    6 days ago

    The holding tank on our 2000 IP380 is leaking. As we are in St. Petersburg, Fl I plan getting a quote from IP. Any suggestions on what else we might want to have done on a 15 year old boat? Any recommendations on other businesses in the area I might to consider for this work? Thanks to everyone for the discussion, information and suggestions. Bob

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  • Mark Waymouth replied to the topic 'IP 27 Cradle' in the forum.
    6 days ago

    Tom:
    I measured my cradle yesterday.
    It has a base made out of 3.5 Inch U channel welded together into a rectangular frame. The outer dimensions of this base are 10 feet by 5 feet. On each corner of the base welded vertically up are four steel tubes 30 inches high. the tubes have an outer diameter of 2.5 inches. Supporting each tube are two pieces of angle iron welded to the tube 2 feet up from the base and then the angle is welded to the base 2 feet away from the tube. There are two supports per upright tube. One runs in the 10 foot direction of the base and the other in the 5 foot direction. The base then has two cross beams running in the 5 foot direction support for the keel. They are welded u channel right each in about a third the way from the end of the 10 foot direction with a 2" by 8" board attached over the top of the 2 cross beams and the end of the base. The board runs in the 10 foot direction.. The pads are the threaded supports from the top of jack stands and fit right down the tops of the tubes. IN this way they can adjust the height of each pad.

    I hope this helps.
    Mark

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  • hayden replied to the topic 'insect screens' in the forum.
    1 week ago

    Mark
    May I recommend that you simply replace the screening material. At the harware store you can get a screen roller tool and new fiberglass screening plus new rubber splines. Pull out to old rubber spline in the existing screen frame, cut screening larger than needed. Use the screen roller to push the sline into the groove holding the new screen into the srain less frame. Then once all around, cut excess screen with a utility knife. Finished.

    That's how we service our screens. It's not that hard.

    Hayden

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  • mark rodger created a new topic ' insect screens' in the forum.
    1 week ago

    I would like to replace the insect screens that fit into the port lights on my I 38 can anyone advise where I can purchase them.


    Thanks

    Mark

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