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  • hayden replied to the topic '2002 IP 350' in the forum.
    14 hours 29 minutes ago

    Jim:

    You have ZERO worries about the chain plates on a 2002 IP 350, the design and welding changed in 1997 time frame or thereabout and you have the newer better design that solved the issues. NO WORRIES. I know of now issues with the IP 350 that you need to be worried about. If you like the boat, and if you like the way it sails and if you can afford it, then I say, BUY IT and get out sailing. There is no better life than cruising around and simply living the sailing life. NONE.

    Hayden in Hope Town Bahamas with about 6 other IPs
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  • Jim created a new topic ' 2002 IP 350' in the forum.
    17 hours 26 minutes ago

    I am new to the forum and Island Packets.

    I am relatively new to sailing and am now ready to upgrade to a cruiser. We have an eye on a 2002 Island Packet 350. In my research I cannot find much on the 350. I am interested in weaknesses I should be aware of. I hear a Island Packet weakness is Chain plate inspection/replacement. Is that still an issue with the 2002 models? If this is such a big deal why hasn't IP corrected the design.

    I will hire a surveyor but all my experiences with surveyors has been awful. I will do my own survey as well which usually takes me two full days.

    Decrepit
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  • hayden has changed the cover of the event; 15th biennial Island Packet Rendezvous in Boothbay Harbor July 31 to August 2, 2015

    19 hours 46 minutes ago

  • hayden has changed the cover of the event; 15th biennial Island Packet Rendezvous in Boothbay Harbor July 31 to August 2, 2015

    19 hours 56 minutes ago

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  • hayden replied to the topic 'Cleaning Bare Teak (Companionway Steps)' in the forum.
    21 hours 15 minutes ago

    WOW!!!!!! That looks fantastic. Now you can provide this service to other IP owners! Great job and thanks for the details and steps you went through.

    Hayden in Hope Town Bahamas
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  • William replied to the topic 'Cleaning Bare Teak (Companionway Steps)' in the forum.
    yesterday

    powersht2k wrote:

    Well - spent over 4 hours scouring the interwebs looking for the magic bullet for getting my c-way steps clean. All I know is, i've probably got a better chance of winning the lottery on Wednesday than I do in finding two people who agree the best way to clean bare teak. I'd love to hear what the forum thinks. Thanks in advance....

    - for cleaning I got good results with the "bar keepers friend", a liquid version of oxalic acid. They are available at lowes, Home Depot, etc. Then I began the slow process of making it "glow" using the recommended techniques and oils in the attached article: I used Danish oil, and Danish oil rejuvenator, and mineral spirits, also available at lowes. . I have since began to use the same techniques on all my interior wood. I do not use the oxalic acid on the bulkheads though. Instead I wash with mr clean and water, then I rub well with mineral spirits and a gray 3m scrub pad. Then I begin the slow process of getting the "glow". Read the attached article, (I also included a picture of the first page of the article) to learn how to create the glow. It is actually very enjoyable. I pick a section of the cabin to do at a time, then move on to a different area when the.mood strikes. Please read the article, and you will begin to understand. Every boat and every panel has it's own characteristics. After a while you will get a feel for it. It is much more like growing roses than applying a finish to, say, an automobile metal surface.
    www.woodcentral.com/bparticles/oil_finishes.pdf
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  • hayden replied to the topic 'Hoyt Boom – Could I have bent mine?' in the forum.
    yesterday

    Bob:
    IP 440 Bob and Maureen here in Hope Town Bahamas said...

    Hayden, from the aluminum tube (not the vertical fitting) to the deck with the sheet slack is 30".

    Hayden
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  • Bob Mersereau IP Live Aboard Cruisers
    yesterday

    My wife Donnell and I left the Great Lakes on our IP 440 in September of 2012. Since then we have been living on the boat while seasonally migrating from the Bahamas to Boston.

    hayden Bob, does Grand Cru have a blog? You guys run North and South like we cross the Chesapeake bay.
    yesterday
  • Bob Mersereau created a new topic ' Hoyt Boom – Could I have bent mine?' in the forum.
    yesterday

    I think I have bent/reshaped the Hoyt boom on my IP 440. I would appreciate owners IP 440 or 465 providing the dimension from their deck to the bottom of the end of the aluminum tube that forms the boom?
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  • Bob Mersereau IP465 Owners
    yesterday

    I own an IP 440 which I believe is almost the same boat as a 465 and have a problem you might be able to help me with.

    I think I have bent/reshaped the Hoyt boom on my IP 440. What is the dimension from the deck to the bottom of the end of the aluminum tube that forms the boom on your boat?

    Thanks for your help.
    Bob Mersereau
    Grand Cru – IP 440 #14

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  • William replied to the topic 'Older styled Bomar Cast Aluminum Port Light Gasket' in the forum.
    yesterday

    I'm afraid I do not have the information but I am contacting a guy by email who I believe has done that. Once I get a reply from him I'll let you know and post it here. It may be a few days as he is cruising and I am working.
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  • Jonathan Powers created a new topic ' Older styled Bomar Cast Aluminum Port Light Gasket' in the forum.
    2 days ago

    Hi all! Looking forward to another great new England season - but first - really need to re-gasket all my port lights.

    For those of you with Pre-1988 boats, what gasket material have you used for the Cast Aluminum Bomar Ports? There's two sizes that I've seen - 1/2" and 9/16" for sale for ports similar to these, but at great expense (would be approaching $500 for all 13 ports!!!)

    Thanks in advance!!!

    JP
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  • James Stevens replied to the topic 'Cleaning Bare Teak (Companionway Steps)' in the forum.
    4 days ago

    IP manual says Wisk (detergent) works. If you brush, do it across the grain so as not to remove the softer material. We're about to use that on our cap rail before finishing.
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