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Maris & Linda Eshleman replied to the topic 'Tool Kit and Spare Parts' in the forum. 1 hour 20 minutes ago

There is an easy answer and then there is a more complex answer. This is really an open ended question.

The easy answer is mostly common tools like wrenches, sockets (long and short, standard and metric), screw drivers, pliers, allen wrenches, filter wrench, chisels, small hack saw, small wood saw, painting stuff, sand paper, hammer, wire brush, electric drill, oil extractor and extension cords for starters. But then it gets more complicated by what equipment you have on your boat. If you are starting out I'd keep all the tools you have except for the obvious ones you won't need like shovels, axes, etc. Go the first year and then review what you have.

For spares you need at least 2 of everything: fuel (primary and secondary) and oil filters, alternator belt, water pumps, head pumps, impellor, packing material (1/4"), oil (at least 2 gal of 10w40 and 2 qts of 30w), coolant, spare breakers, washers, screws, WD40, 3-in-1 oil, winch grease, acetone, traclube, oil absorbers, shackles, spare line of various sizes, seizing wire, and again other things depending on the equipment you have.

If you've ever taken a diesel mechanic course they should have given you a starter toolkit list. This all depends on how much of your own work you can do now and expect to in the future. We have an inventory of supplies on board that I will try to condense to what is relevant to you. I'm sure there are people are around with more complete lists but this is really something you need to work out for yourself as you get familiar with living onboard. Most of the stuff is pretty common. I would suggest you buy the Yanmar Parts and Service Manuals and that will give you a good start on the engine. Then look at the 420 owners manual and manuals for all equipment (generators, solar, wind, refrigerator, radio, radar, etc) for ideas of how to do things and work through them yourself and then you will get a better idea.

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Rosty created a new topic ' Tool Kit and Spare Parts' in the forum. 12 hours 40 minutes ago

I am putting together a set of tools and spare parts for new to us IP420. What essential or Island packet specific tools should I get? What spare parts should I alway keep on board and in what quantities? How do you organize tool and parts storage? I am pretty handy when it comes to mechanical, electrical and woodworking but, obviously, all current content of my garage will not fit even into that large boat. :-) We are planning to do coastal cruising till the rest of the year, then go to Bahamas for a few weeks. Any input is greatly appreciated. Thanks. Rosty.

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Trying to find 8 inch bow chock for my IP44. Old one ripped off by Irma.

hayden replied to the topic 'Digitize the IPY Owner Files' in the forum. 2 days ago

Vyg:

You will see a link on the menu under DOCs for submitting your files.
www.ipyoa.com/docs/submit-your-documents

Also when in a category, there is a button that for adding a document.

Give it a try.

Hayden

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Rosty replied to the topic 'Digitize the IPY Owner Files' in the forum. 2 days ago

I navigated to IP420 folder but I don't see an option to upload a document. What place on the page is it?

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Frank Walker replied to the topic 'Digitize the IPY Owner Files' in the forum. 2 days ago

It strikes me that this info would only be of interest to the owner of an existing IP. Anybody try calling the factory to see if they might slip the file in an envelope and for say $50 send it on its way. You could send a copy of the title/documentation along with the check as proof of ownership. Win win for all involved.

Frank Walker

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hayden replied to the topic 'Digitize the IPY Owner Files' in the forum. 2 days ago

The factory has not moved towards scanning the owners' files. This will be a massive job. They are focused on sales and building new yachts.

The factory docs are located here in the document library and you can upload and share your own docs as well.

IPYOA.com/Docs

More owners' manuals are also on IPhomept as well. We can share all of these we find.

Hayden

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Rosty replied to the topic 'Digitize the IPY Owner Files' in the forum. 2 days ago

I think that digitazing is an excellent idea. I also think that it would be highly beneficial if Hake Marine digitized owner's manuals for each model they produced and made them available either on their website or on this website. This would save much pain and suffering for the buyers of the used IP's where these documents might not be present. Or, maybe, we should create a section on this website for technical documentation and encourage members to upland what they have: owner's manuals. engine manuals, engine service manuals, original instrumentation manuals, etc.

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David Lauginiger replied to the topic 'Digitize the IPY Owner Files' in the forum. 2 days ago

Has this effort started yet?
In lieu of that, who can I contact at the fsctory to get a copy of my file? I would ne willing to go there myself.

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Sam Allen replied to the topic 'Source for IP32 Stantions?' in the forum. 3 days ago

Yed, I'll check w/ Garhauer if I can''t find a source here in SW Florida. I'm hoping to find someone who will build one that looks identical to the original, of course.

Thx for the reply.

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Lamar Desmond replied to the topic 'Source for IP32 Stantions?' in the forum. 4 days ago

I would check with Garhauer Marine in California. The number I have is (909) 985-7513. They do exceptional work at very reasonable prices.

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Sam Allen created a new topic ' Source for IP32 Stantions?' in the forum. 4 days ago

During Hurricane Irma we got a bent lifeline stantion. I've made a few calls, but Hake doesn't know for sure who made the original stantions for 32's, nor do they have any laying around. They did, however, give me the specs for them.

I was told that a company called South Shore Marine made the originals, but they weren't willing to do another one for an individual.

Does anyone know of a good stainless shop in the SW Florida area that could make a new stantion? The damaged one is bent right at the base - there is nothing there to grab, or put in a vice, so I don't think it's repairable. Any leads would be appreciated.

PB / Sam

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I am considering installing a bow thruster in my IP380. Does anyone have specs for the job? Thanks,Paul

Harry Burns This has been done to many IPs and was a factory install for our 370 with the Side Power 6HP. For the 380 I believe that user DrewS on IP380-24... Show more 4 days ago
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Cap'n Jesse Broome commented on this video 7 days ago

The wind direction needs calibration, apparent direction is off about 40 degrees to starboard... apparent wind was on the beam

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IP 38 Contented Turtle broad reaching in 5 knots true wind.

Cap'n Jesse Broome added a video. 7 days ago

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IP 38 Contented Turtle broad reaching in 5 knots true wind.

Cap'n Jesse Broome The wind direction needs calibration, apparent direction is off about 40 degrees to starboard... apparent wind was on the beam 7 days ago
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hayden replied to the topic 'Refrigeration: Let's Get REAL!' in the forum. 1 week ago

Randy
The refrigerant is one loop. You can buy a new coil but then you will need a frig guy to recharge the entire system.
Ps. We only defrost using hot tea pot water and a sponge
Hayden

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hayden replied to the topic 'Refrigeration: Let's Get REAL!' in the forum. 1 week ago

Randy
The refrigerant is one loop. You can buy a new coil but then you will need a frig guy to recharge the entire system.
Ps. We only defrost using hot tea pot water and a sponge
Hayden

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Randy Covington replied to the topic 'Refrigeration: Let's Get REAL!' in the forum. 1 week ago

Hi Hayden,
Somehow the evaporator in our 1996 IP40 developed a hole, allowing the refrigerant to escape. The only fix appears to be replacement of the evaporator.
Question: is the refrigerant in the evaporator separate from the refrigerant in the condenser?
The system worked well prior to the ice pick incident.
Thanks
Randy

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Trying to convert my original "mechanical" style traveler car with stops to a line controlled 4:1 unit on my 1988 IP31. Any thoughts as to car and... Show more

Art Neufeld I am actually considering the same for my IP 27. 1 week ago
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