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Stephen Bond replied to the topic 'New IP 40 Owner' in the forum. 3 hours 6 minutes ago

Thanks Hayden. I'll check out the City Marina.
Hopefully we'll see you out on the water.


hayden replied to the topic 'New IP 40 Owner' in the forum. 3 hours 10 minutes ago

Welcome and congratulations on buying and IP 40, one of my favorite models. That is a great boat.

We know of friends that will be staying in Fort Lauderdale at the City Marina where we understand the rate is $1.85/foot. Not bad for the location. It is called the Las Olas Marina, Fort Lauderdale, Fl. Here is the link. I would call and book now.

We will be in Biscayne Bay Early December and then down to Marathon Key for Dec 15-Jan 15 then up to the Florida West Coast because it is so nice also. We hope to bump into you.



Stephen Bond created a new topic ' New IP 40 Owner' in the forum. 4 hours 40 minutes ago

Hello everyone. My wife and I just bought an IP40 (hull #69), and are excited to be joining the IP community. The boat is currently located in Fort Lauderdale and my wife, daughter and I are planning to spend January and February in Biscayne Bay and in the Keys before bringing the boat up the west coast of Florida and around to Mobile Bay. Hopefully we will have the opportunity to meet some fellow IP owners down there soon.

Also the boat is currently docked at a private residence and I can keep it there through December, but I can't stay on the boat while it's at its current dock. So if anyone know of a dock available for December that would allow me to stay on the boat for a week or so while I get the boat ready, that would be great. Not looking forward to paying for a hotel while working on the boat.


Richards photos of his Fortress Anchor-Vertical Mount are located here.:

Fortress Anchor-Vertical Mount

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Jimmy Stacy replied to the topic 'Where do others mount or how do you attach your stern flags?' in the forum. yesterday

That sounds like a great idea.. Thank you for sharing. Sorry for the slow reply as I was away from my PC for a few days.
I purchased a teak flag pole and it sounds as if the same design would work great.

I'm also interested in how others attach the flag to the backstay. I have seen some pictures of IP with the flag flying pretty high on one of the split backstays but i'm not sure how they attach and remove the flag easily. The clips I find on the market don't look like they would fit on the backstay.


Hi, I am the very proud owner of the IP380, hull no. 130. I am anchored with a single anchor in a steady 20kt wind. I am oscillating 30 degrees on... Show more

James Foley created a new topic ' Installing heat in IP32' in the forum. 2 days ago

I'm thinking of installing a heating system in my IP 32. Figured this would be the place to ask. I'm new at this so any info is greatly appreciated. I want to be independent of shore power so I guess using a heat exchanger and the engine is the way to go but alas I'm not at all experienced in this matter.
I figured out the air conditioning but this is a whole new ballgame.

Jim :unsure:


jules robinson replied to the topic 'High Tach, Intermittent Battery Light' in the forum. 2 days ago

I call it the battery light on the engine instrument panel also know as the charge light. Some panels that have symbols by each red light show a battery symbol, others name it the charge light.


hayden replied to the topic 'High Tach, Intermittent Battery Light' in the forum. 2 days ago

These sound like simple electrical connections / contact issues. Look at the top front of the transmission and you will see a plug with two wires connected to it. This is the tach sensor. Pull these wires, they are simple press on fittings that press onto a spade. Spray them with WD40 or Boshields corrosion block spray and then press them back on. Make sure they are tight, if not crimp them tight. This should fix your RPMs. As of the battery light, I am not sure what or where that is, but it has to be the same issue. Simply check the connections, clean, and re-tighten. Loose wires casue all kinds of problems and we look at as tighten all we can every year.


jules robinson created a new topic ' High Tach, Intermittent Battery Light' in the forum. 2 days ago


My tach went high about 1000 rpm's for about thirty seconds, then later in the day the battery light was on intermittently, the longest it was on was about 5 minutes.

Back in the slip everything was normal so I could not trouble shoot.

Is it possible the high tach and battery light were related or just coincidental ?




Steve is friends with jules robinson

Sam Allen thanked Chris in topic Re: Exterior Teak 3 days ago
Michael Luskin replied to the topic 'Re: Exterior Teak' in the forum. 3 days ago

If there's any rot in there try Smith's two-part liquid epoxy that's designed to seep in and replace the rotten wood with resin. They also make a two-part paste that will fill the cracks. Check instructions and video on the Jamestown Distributors site. I've had good luck with these. If there's no rot then just use a bedding compound or marine silicone for the screws.


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Chris replied to the topic 'Re: Exterior Teak' in the forum. 4 days ago

How cool! I figured it out! :side:


Chris replied to the topic 'Re: Exterior Teak' in the forum. 4 days ago

We are in the middle of cleaning and varnishing the rub rail on our IP32. We took the metal part off and are now working on the teak underneath. Several of the screw holes have cracks along either side of them. Should we fill the cracks with something before we put the metal part back on? If so, what would y'all recommend? I will add a picture here, if I can figure out how...