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  • Jeffrey Cardenas replied to the topic 'Extendo Boom' in the forum.
    8 hours 13 minutes ago

    Hayden and Leonard, Thank you for your responses.
    Davits would certainly be the easiest dinghy solution but I feel like I need a windvane on the transom. It is tempting to go with only an electric autopilot but I'm more comfortable having redundancy since most of my sailing will be shorthanded or alone. The Extendo Boom might be the solution to getting the tender on and off the boat with a minimal number of hands.
    Hayden, thanks for the kind words on the blog--www.FlyingFishSail.com.
    Regards,
    Jeffrey

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  • Jimmy Stacy replied to the topic 'Cuba? Would you go? (poll)' in the forum.
    11 hours 53 minutes ago

    Absolutely. My High School Spanish club went there a long time ago. I'm thinking it was 1979 and we had a great time. The trip was on a Russian Cruise Ship out of New Orleans. IT was a great learning experience for all of us and I have always wanted to return.

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  • Leonard Rodrigues replied to the topic 'Extendo Boom' in the forum.
    yesterday

    We have used ours on our 465 to hoist the dinghy onto the rear deck. It works really well.

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  • Scott Turner replied to the topic 'Saving Up For Boat' in the forum.
    yesterday

    I am closing on my first Island Packet early next week. I shopped around for a loan and found essex creddit the easiest to work with. The boat i am purchasing is a 1986 IP31. Due to its age they required 30% down but my intrest rate was only around 5.5% on a 15 year note. They also required an out of water survey, proof of insurance, a copy of your driving license and the location where your vessel will be kept. The process was mostly painless and has taken about 3 weeks.

    Hope this helps

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  • Charlie Singmaster has changed their profile cover.

    2 days ago

    hayden Great photo of your boat, looking good. Thanks for sharing.
    2 days ago
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  • hayden replied to the topic 'Extendo Boom' in the forum.
    2 days ago

    Jeffery:

    I know the 485s that have used this to lift the dinghy up and onto the stern deck. It seems to work well. I have not seen this used on a 460, but with that aft deck it could easily work. The IP 460 I know, CUTTER LOOSE, www.CutterLoose.com Eric and Patricia went with an arch and they lift the dinghy with that keeping the aft deck open for access to the "garage" below. The advantage to an arch besides dinghy storage is also solar and the D400 wind machine plus WiFi antenna and AIS antenna. and Sat Phone and Satelite Radio etc... Have you thought about going with a below deck autopilot and then simply buying a second autopilot ram for easy replacement in case of a failure. Yes, this takes power, but with solar and wind, we find we can produce enough usually to run a lot of this gear. The monitor wind vane is a great tool, but I am just wondering is a modern below decks autopilot may be just as good leaving the stern open for davits or an arch.

    PS:
    I love your blog, your are an amazign writer. Again, welcome to the IP family, we are so glad you are here.

    Hayden.....anchored in Abaco, Bahamas

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  • hayden replied to the topic 'Yanmar Exhaust Mixing Elbows' in the forum.
    2 days ago

    Mark, you are most welcome. I am glad this infor helped you get the right parts and replace the U shape mixing elbow. It is not a hard job and at the low cost of the part, it is well worth doing this. Thanks for the kind words.

    Hayden

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  • Mark Waymouth replied to the topic 'Yanmar Exhaust Mixing Elbows' in the forum.
    2 days ago

    Just want to thank every one for the heads up on this issue. I am new to diesel engines and would have had no idea this was an issue. I ordered my replacement parts from Toad , marine diesel .com the parts arrived in 2 days and it was an easy replacement. I did not even bother with inspection I figured if I was taking it off I would just put a new one on. Again thanks for the heads up.
    Mark

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  • Leonard Rodrigues replied to the topic 'Rocna Anchor' in the forum.
    3 days ago

    Thanks DW We are going with the Rocna 40

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  • Dave Foss replied to the topic 'Rocna Anchor' in the forum.
    4 days ago

    I concur with everything Hayden said. It will help you sleep at night. Get a Rocna and go with the bigger one.

    DW

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  • Dave Foss replied to the topic 'Spiniker or wisker pole for IP 40' in the forum.
    4 days ago

    rigrite.com/Spars/Isomat_Spars/Isomat_Ma..._mast.html#Spinnaker Cars

    Here is the link.

    DW

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  • hayden replied to the topic 'Saving Up For Boat' in the forum.
    4 days ago

    Vin:

    That seems high. It all depends on the amount you are borrowing. Cruising boat loans are like a house mortgage but usually 10 or 15 years. Larger boats can be taken out for 20 years. Look at this site, one of the largest boat loan companies at the boat shows.

    www.essexcredit.com/home/boat/rates/

    Hayden

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  • Vincent Gallagher created a new topic ' Saving Up For Boat' in the forum.
    4 days ago

    I am saving up for my boat. Question: is it typical for someone with excellent credit to have the terms of a typical boat loan be 15 years, with 20% down payment, and interest rate about 8%?

    My Sailing Dream

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