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  • Todd Doster replied to the topic 'Re: Boat Transport companies' in the forum.
    13 hours 59 minutes ago

    An old thread, but for others down the road, I have had great luck with US Boat Haulers.
    This is a one man operation and Ernst has a terrific rig and great attitude. He can arrange everything on either side or both and stays true to his word and knows sailboats as a sailor himself. He used to be local to Texas, but I believe he is now based out of Florida. Prices are good and he does not hit you with overages like others. We used him a couple years ago to move a Cape Dory from the coast to a lake and will use him again to move the Cape Dory back to the coast to sell it. Going into the lake required some creative thinking and he did it and for what he agreed to do it for, even though the job took a day longer and helped re-commission the boat a week later when the pieces of the rigging that the boat yard rigger broke came in.


  • Todd Doster replied to the topic 'Dorades' in the forum.
    14 hours 10 minutes ago

    The prices through Island Packet direct on the website are pretty good. We are switching to the chromed ones and still trying to find a better deal than IP, but have not yet.


  • hayden created a new topic ' Facebook Group' in the forum.

    Remember, if you are on Facebook, you can request to join our Island Packet Yacht Owners group. This Facebook group is a closed group meaning it is not viewable to the public.

    You click join, and then Radeen or I will look at your request and if we can determine you are an IP sailor, or friend, then we will add you to the group.

    We have 337 members at this time and the group is active with sharing and posting topics aND photos. Join in.

    Here is the link



  • mark rodger created a new topic ' sink plugs' in the forum.
    2 days ago

    Hi guys as per usual I need info when I am not near the boat. All our sink plugs are starting to perish and are past their best. She who must be obeyed would like them all changed. My problem is twofold, I did not check the size before leaving the boat and as we are out here in Greece everything is metric. I have a work mate from the states who will pick some up for me but I need to know the sizes. Can anyone help?

    Thanks in advance



  • hayden created a new topic ' Dinghy Ladder, works great' in the forum.
    3 days ago

    We have been using this dinghy ladder to make it easier to get back into the dinghy when snorkeling and when you are not standing on the botton. This is USA made, and really is a great design.

    Up N Out Dinghy Ladder

    See this link.


  • Chris Moat replied to the topic 'Mixing elbow system ip35' in the forum.
    4 days ago

    Thanks for the offer and all of your help. I've put the order for the new version in now and hopefully will receive it in a few days - meaning we can finally get off for some cruising around menorca.

    Thanks again,


  • hayden replied to the topic 'Mixing elbow system ip35' in the forum.
    4 days ago

    Centek Industries makes 2" to 3" fittings.
    See this.

    If you want the U shape original item, I could order one and ship it tobytoto you. Would that help? If so, just let me know.



  • Chris Moat replied to the topic 'Mixing elbow system ip35' in the forum.
    5 days ago

    I'm going to change to the newer version - I think there must be some sort of supply problem in Europe for the old version.

    What do you recommend as a reducer - it seems there are quite a few options - grp, brass, silicone, stainless ?


  • hayden replied to the topic 'Mixing elbow system ip35' in the forum.
    5 days ago

    The old version shaped like a U is usually available. This is the once that clogs up after a few years.
    Old Style Yanmar Mixing Elbow Part #7 Yanmar Part # 129198-13500 ELBOW, MIXING, about $200

    The newer on is SQUARE and usually never needs changed out:
    New Style Yanmar Mixing Elbow Parth #15 Yanmar Part #129470-13541 ELBOW, WATER MIXING, about $900



  • Chris Moat replied to the topic 'Mixing elbow system ip35' in the forum.
    5 days ago

    Thanks to both for your input. As per your post Hayden, it turns out that there are two versions of the mixing elbow and the one on the left of your diagram is in short supply so I need to purchase the other version. Hopefully the required reduction to one of the pipes doesn't prove too problematic!


  • James M Gisonna shared Judith L. Jacobsen's video
    6 days ago

    Look where this IP went

    Touche sailing Svalbard 2014

    Touche, an IP 380, sailed to Svalbard and above 80 degrees N i the summer of 2014. The Svalbard Theme was used as some of the music :-)

    hayden James, they have sailed there again this summer, 2015. Judith and Haakon sailed north out of Norway up to Svalbard which I find really amazing.
    5 days ago
  • hayden replied to the topic 'Mixing elbow system ip35' in the forum.
    6 days ago


    We have a full discussion on these mixing elbows here.

    Part numbers and all.

    You can order from the yard I use. Their parts department is fantastic:

    Haven Harbour Marina LLC
    20880 Rock Hall Ave.
    Rock Hall, MD 21661
    410.639.2971 fax
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


  • Mark Waymouth replied to the topic 'Mixing elbow system ip35' in the forum.
    6 days ago

    Chris did you check Toad Marine Diesel . I replaced my Mixing elbow and various componentry this winter on my Old Yanmar 2MG20F and they had all the parts in stock. I had them at my house two days after I ordered them.


  • Chris Moat created a new topic ' Mixing elbow system ip35' in the forum.
    7 days ago

    I wonder if anyone out there can help me to rescue this summers cruising.

    I have an ip35 with engine 3JH2E and the mixing elbow has corroded, preventing engine use. I am trying to source the replacement parts for the complete system but am struggling to find availability eg

    Insulator - no delivery date can be given
    Water pipe - 21 days from Japan
    Most other parts - 10 days from Holland

    Do you have any contacts that may be able to help secure the parts more quickly/at all. Or ideas on whether there are equivalent parts for new models of the engine which work equally well and are more available ?

    My boat is based in Mallorca, Spain.




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    2 weeks ago
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    2 weeks ago
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    2 weeks ago
  • Cheri + Tom Ward replied to the topic 'Re-upolstery' in the forum.
    2 weeks ago

    Living aboard for five years we wanted something more comfortable than boat foam for our cushions down below. We had all new cushions made with a thicker, more comfortable foam used for regular indoor upholstery. The material we used was a high grade interior fabric. We've lived with these now for two years and they've held up great and comfort aboard is hugely improved. Probably the best thing we did was adding a slight angle to the back cushions. More info here ( A local upholstery shop did all the work for about $2k.


  • hayden created a new topic ' B & G Repair and Service Tech' in the forum.
    2 weeks ago

    I have found THE B&G REPAIR MAN. His name is ...
    David Bourque and you can contact him at shop at oceaninlay dot com

    He emailed me and said....
    Hi Hayden,
    Yes we can rebuild you autopilot,
    A seal kit and brushes would be no problem,

    The shipping address is
    Precision Marine Services
    719 Bulgarmarsh Rd
    Tiverton Ri 02878
    401 662 7317

    You may see other services we offer at

    Here is my ram rebuilt and serviced!!!! Next I will send him my spar that is installed now. This unit received new seals and new brushes plus a paint job and it was tested under load. It's good as new. He says these are the best rams made.
    I have to agree.




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