Get Connected!

Come and join our community. Expand your network and get to know new people!

  • Midnights sailing on IP380 SY Touche is now being featured in the community.

    yesterday

  • Judith L. Jacobsen added a video.
    yesterday

    The song is called Norwegian Sunsets, although the sun never set in any of these photos, taken over a 5 week period

  • Judith L. Jacobsen added a video.
    yesterday

    Wind against current

  • Judith L. Jacobsen has changed their profile cover.

    yesterday

  • Judith L. Jacobsen has changed their profile cover.

    yesterday

  • hayden created a new topic ' WeBoost Cell 3G 4G Signal Booster Amp' in the forum.
    yesterday

    I just received the WeBoost Drive 4G-S Cell Signal Cradle booster bought from 3gstore for $199. Here are my first observations.

    #1. The included cradle USB plug intended for charging your phone, while in the cradle, will not do that when the cradle is working hard to boost the cell signal. The entire 5.5v and 2 amps will be used to boost, non left over to charge the phone. So, you will need two power feeds. One to the cradle one to the phone. Not a big deal. I told Webost.com they should then remove this USB since it provides no support.

    #2. It will boost the signal if and when the signal is at or below -105 dBm, this is the threshold at where the booster will work. Above there, no boost due to too weak of signal.

    #3. The cell receive signal strength, the RSSI can be found on an Android phone under Settings > About Phone > Status, there you will see the signal strength. RSSI needs to be below -105 dBm and if you see -65 dBm to -72 Dbm then that is a near perfect signal.

    Here are photos of my cell in and out of the WeBoost:

    20150829_085502-001.jpg

    20150829_085604-001.jpg

    #4. I have been using this RSSI open signal app to test cell coverage and to go site survey maps helping me find the best signal. This OPEN SIGNAL app is available for iPhone and for Android. Use this to make out your signal.

    opensignal.com/

    #5. I use the app and web site www.SpeedTest.net to test out my cell connectivity and wifi speeds. I use 100% Verizon cell for all my Internet use and web site management. I have been doing this for years. I am amazed at the current speeds I see of 4G, plus I have a rare, unlimited Verizon data account!

    I will be taking this WeBoost amp and testing it AZ, NM, CO, and UT on a remote camping trip. I will report how well it works. I also plan to use this in the Bahamas this winter where it will boost the 3G and 4G signal of BTC Bahamas. On first review and usage, I find it really works well.


    WeBoost-Cradle.jpg


    Hayden

    Read More...

  • Joseph Hotard created a new topic ' New main sail' in the forum.
    6 days ago

    I am consisdering replacing the main sail on my IP380. I am wondering if it is time to upgrade from Dacron to some of the new high tech laminate/composite materials. Does anyone have any experience replacing an in-mast furling main with with anything other than cross cut Dacron? I am currently talking to Quantum and Ullman. Any other suggestions?

    Read More...

  • Terri Ivins is friends with Don Teeter
  • richard thanked Richard Egge II in topic Re-upolstery
    1 week ago
  • Cheri + Tom Ward replied to the topic 'Where to store dinghy' in the forum.
    1 week ago

    Lou - I believe that if you're going to be off shore for any extended period of time, more than 24 hours, you should not carry your dinghy on the davits. In the five days it took us to return from Bermuda we had one full day of bad weather with 15' to 20' seas. Had several instances of waves breaking over the bimini. A dinghy on the davits would have been a disaster but with ours secured deflated on deck we came through with no damage. Once you're in the BVI you would be safe to carry it on the davits for short runs between islands.

    Tom
    IP 420-35
    La Vida Dulce

    Read More...

  • Louis Griffith replied to the topic 'Where to store dinghy' in the forum.
    1 week ago

    We have a much smaller boat (350) and this is a concern for us as we are going to BVI with ARC 1500. With the engine off the dinghy, I'm pretty sure the davits will handle the 100 pound weight if properly secured. Pretty sure is not where I'd like to be at this point, but have discussed this with some very experienced WCC people and they have raised my confidence level. Have you talked to the davit supplier?

    Lou

    Read More...

  • Tom Ptaszek uploaded a new avatar.
  • Blair created a new topic ' Hull thickness' in the forum.
    2 weeks ago

    Does anyone know the 'average' hull thickness of an IP445 below the waterline? How consistent is this?

    Read More...

  • Blair replied to the topic 'IP 465/445/485 main saloon window curtains/shades' in the forum.
    2 weeks ago

    It's been a long time since you posted this question but if you're still looking we have these:
    www.zarcor.com/products/clozures/index.php#gal-image-0

    they are brilliant! Very clean look and easy to put up and maintain.

    Read More...

  • Richard Egge II replied to the topic 'Re-upolstery' in the forum.
    2 weeks ago

    We just had all of our cushions re-done after purchasing the boat in May. A local canvas shop did the work, Sunbrella fabric, new foam on the bottoms (the back were fine) and new foam in the berths $4,200

    Read More...

  • Richard Egge II uploaded a new avatar.
  • Richard Egge II has changed their profile cover.

    2 weeks ago

  • Richard Egge II has changed their profile cover.

    2 weeks ago

  • George replied to the topic 'shocking water system' in the forum.
    2 weeks ago

    Thanks. Clever work-around. Our water tank is Fiberglas.

    Read More...

IPYOA Stats

Statistics
Total Members: 2088
Total Albums: 529
Total Photos: 5733
Total Videos: 125

IP Mail

The Island Packet Mail Server is run by Bruce Gregory and is a fantastic tool for connecting and communicating with the Island Packet Owners using your email tools. Please use this link below to join the IP Mail server. The yearly fee is $20 and Bruce will send you information about payment after you sign up.

Join IP MAIL HERE

Google Support !

Community - Members Module

Community - Events Module

Community - Videos Module

Community - Groups Module

Community - Whos Online

Community - Quick Search Module

Support IPYOA

If you would like to support IPYOA and IPphotos, then please use this donate button to contribute. Your donation helps to pay for: domain names, web servers, SQL database server, software subscriptions, security patches and paid programming support. Hayden and Radeen created these web sites and they have funded them with your donations, calendar sales and their own money for many years. The IP factory does not pay for any of these services. We provide the design, support and management as Island Packet Owners, out of the JOY of IP ownership. We appreciate your support and help. Thank you.

Sincerely,
Hayden and Radeen

 

Google Ads Support IPYOA and help