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My 1st post here. MY wife and I are so excited about our IP 29 that we recently purchased. Always dreamed of owning an IP. Unfortunately the original metal holding tank failed on the 2cnd day of a two day trip to the boats new home and it needs replacing before we can use it.. I wondered if anyone can recommend a plastic tank replacement that could give a few more gallons of storage?
Hayden - Did you replace the gauge and sensor or just the sensor? Thx, Rob
Wow so easy to find, cant believe I missed that.
Next week will find me inspecting, surveying and test sailing an IP 370.
I intend to sail her in the San Francisco Bay and then begin a southerly migration to the cruising grounds of Mexico in the coming years.
My open question to all is one of advice... While I've researched the IP models extensively, I have yet to sail one. What should I be on the lookout for?
Same goes for inspection.... I know the areas to watch for concerning all sailboats, anything particular about the 370 or IPs in general? yes, the tanks (holding and fresh water) are GRP. Does the fuel tank being AL have similar concerns?
Thank you in advance for your insight and guidance.
Looking forward to (hopefully) being a new owner in the near future!
Papa Kilo, over and out!
Good afternoon Hayden,
We have the same issue with out single line reefing system, the twisting of the shuttle blocks inside the boom.
Not being any kind of engineer, it occurred to me that the original configuration of the reefing system has a critical flaw, that being that the shuttle blocks are solid. In order to maintain the, what appears to be a 3 to 1 mechanical advantage in the system, the simplest solution would be to replace the solid shuttle blocks with blocks that have some sort of swivel. I have searched for such shuttle blocks, to no avail. Maybe have something custom made,
rather then give up the mechanical advantage?
OK, for interest sake mine run from the instrument pod beneath a short peice of teak attached to the ceiling running along the hatch and then through the gap between the fibreglass down to the rear of the electrical panel. Perhaps the tubes were added on later models. It is a little fiddly the run new wires through but works fine.
Hi Randy, our IP 40 ('97 Hull # 100) does not have a vented loop forward, and the aft head didnt have a vented loop, nor was there evidence of there having been one. We addressed that issue in 2014.
Good luck with replacing the holding tank.
Lester sv Joule
Hi Sashakavs - have you tried the manufacturer, here in Australia?
(or the USA office / Hake Marine) I havent had a need as yet, they are still okay on our 40.
There is a Ronstan RF 879 double cheek block on port side of the deck of my IP420 that leads furling line and main halyard from mast area to the cockpit winches. Well, this block failed and I cannot find a replacement one. The ones installed by IP factory have slightly curved base and the deck post on which it sits is molded to that shape. I can find a flat base block but nobody even knows about the curved version of it. Any ideas where and how to find one?
Thanks for the reply George! I will hopefully find it this week. I am sure now that the vented loop was bypassed in the aft head. A year ago we had a problem with that head and found the discharge hose almost completely plugged with what looked like cement! When I replaced the hose, it went directly to the three way valve under the port settee.
The IP 40 ( or at least mine, a 1995, and a friend's IP40 a 1999 I think) don't have vented loops on the front head. The forward head bowl rim is above the water line and on the centerline so the boat should not flood with a head failure. So I believe that IP didn't think a vented loop was needed in the front head. The rear head does have a vented loop which is located in the cabinet under the sink.
Hope this helps.
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