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Bob and Carol,
Thank you very much for your reply. Everything I read about the mooring is positive so we have decided to sail down there at the end of the month. We live in Apollo Beach just south of Tampa. We will probably spend a couple of weeks or more to get there as we also like to stop at Sarasota, Cayo Costa and Marco Island.
Apparently we might not need to anchor but no problem. How about pump out, dinghy dockage and water while your on the hook ?
Gary and Mary Jane
IP 380 Blind Faith
We have an Estero. Freezer moisture is a major problem. Besides condensation on the surface, there is MAJOR condensation above the drawer just under the refrigerator particularly in the corner next to the freezer. Water collects and drips into the drawer. As mentioned in another post, this is a setup for mold and rotting of the wood. Other than a complete rebuild of the unit, is there a cause and possible solution?
Welcome to the IP fleet and family, you made a great choice in buying an Island Packet Yacht. Thank you for your update, both of you Cayo Hueso and Neon Moon. Welcome. I know you will enjoy your new boats and the learning of all the systems. Allow me to introduce to you one of our former IP owners and sailing instructor and delivery captain. Blaine Parks has owned and IP 35 and IP 40. He has sailed Maine to the Bahamas and he had delivered yachts into the Caribbean and all over the Gulf coast as well. He also is a sailing instructor and he can help you learn your boat. If you want to contact Blaine, please use the CONTACT link in the menu. I am sure you can learn a lot about your systems and your new to you IP.
Welcome to the IP fleet.
Hayden in Bimini and east bound
We have made the run from Miami to Marathon 5 times now. Four times outside in the Hawk Channel going out at Angelfish Creek, This year was the first year we ran south on the inside. We liked it so much we came back that way. We did not see any issues and we did not see shallow areas. We never touched and we are over loaded so out 4.5 foot draft has to be closer to 5 than 4.5. We really liked it and we will do it again. The water is calm, that are many places to anchor and it looks like this could be a fun place to spend weeks. We ran Miami to Tarpin Basin off Key Largo. 55 nm. Then the next day we stopped short of Marathon at Jewfish Hole just past Channel five bridge on the north side. Many crusiers are anchored all over in the tarpin basin. That has much to offer.
If you get a great wx window and if you want to sail more, then use Hawk but the inside was great and we enjoyed it. I am glad I now know that as well.
Hayden in Bimini Bahamas
I'm planning to head south to Marathon from Miami over the next few weeks and am trying to decide between Hawk Channel and the inside route. I would prefer the inside route due to the additional anchoring options. We draw 5' and looking at the charts it looks reasonable, but the Waterway Guide book says that anyone drawing over 4.5' should go outside. Hayden, I know y'all took the inside route this year but draw a little less than us, how were the depths? Anyone have any advice on inside vs outside for a vessel drawing 5'?
Don't know if you've found a spot yet or not, but just spent the month of January in Ft. Pierce. The city marina and Harbortown seem to be the 2 nicest marinas in town, but neither had availability when we were there. The city marina would be really awesome if you could get in there. There is a huge farmers market just outside of the city marina every Saturday that is really fun. We ended up staying at Ft. Pierce Inlet marina and enjoyed our stay. It's a small (1 dock) marina and nothing fancy, but we liked it fine. Gets a bit rolly when the wind is out of the north but not too bad. The dockmaster, Bob, is very helpful.
In the process of redesigning the dodger on our IP35. I have always been a fan of boom gallows to give the boom something rigid to sit on for a number of reasons and surprised I can only find one example of a IP38 with Gallows. Are there any others that anyone knows of who have done this and incorporated it into their dodger/bimini setup? Going back and forth on setting it up this way or going semi-rigid squared in to give a cleaner look on the bimini, especially when closed in, but still able to take most of it down for windage and lower weight.. Thoughts before I start?
Ron, we have a 32 (102) and we love her. Initially, we really, really wanted a 40 but have since changed our minds. Our 32 is perfect for us and we...
We are keeping the same name, "Neon Moon" We are waiting on a better weather window, we plan to take an offshore route. We have a friend that is a captain coming with us. Will give the details of our first
trip as soon as we take it..
Blind faith - this is our second year staying at Boot Key Harbor mooring field.
We absolutely love it! The harbor is very secure from all wind directions, the cruiser community is very friendly and helpful. There are many good restaurants, a Publix grocery and Home Depot in a short walking distance. The morning cruisers net is entertaining and xceptionally helpful. Weekly pump out included in the $300/month fee! The lounge has good internet, mail service and the local taxi service is a flat $5 for anywhere on the island. Currently there are about 10 IPs here and we all get together every couple of weeks.
The only draw back is getting a mooring. This is a very popular place and many folks stay all season.
March would be an excellent time to arrive as many snowbirds would either be off to Bahamas or starting the trek north. The mooring field has been at 100% capacity since early Dec with a 30-40 boat waiting list. The good thing though there is room for about 40 boats to anchor while waiting.
I give Boot Key 10.
Bob and Carol
IP 31 #144
Congrats on your purchase!!! You could not have purchased a better boat (in our biased opinion). We are still new to this whole sailing/boating thing but we are loving the journey. We would be interested to hear about your travels back to Texas, route, etc. When do you plan on taking her home? And more importantly, what is the new name going to be?
Again, welcome to the Island Packet family!
The wife and I just purchased an IP350, it is in Mobile...waiting on weather window to bring it to Kemah, Tx. We can't wait to get her home.....The name is Neon Moon. I am sure we will be on this site to ask many, many, many questions, then ask some more...haha
Looking for a Higher resolution Sail Plan / Line Drawing for the IP38 than is available in my Google Searches. Does anyone have a high-resolution...Looking for a Higher resolution Sail Plan / Line Drawing for the IP38 than is available in my Google Searches. Does anyone have a high-resolution scan, or would the factory be my best bet in obtaining this? Thanks! Show more
Managed to add a photo.