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Thank you, sincerely,
Hayden and Radeen
IP Owners since 1991
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The Bergens are planing to attend the Minivous. Thanks for the invatation Hayden
I contacted Hake Marine/Island Packet. They were very helpful. On the IP 440 and IP420 they removed the Yanmar mixing elbow and commissioned a company called Suncoast Specialities (727-584-3252) in Largo FL to manufacture a different mixing elbow. The company is still in business, they charge $442 and it takes about 2 weeks to manufacture the part.
That makes a lot of sense. I was able to get the shaft to ~0.002" after fixing the mount. I'll check it again in the water after a few weeks and see if it changes.
The mast is grounded also by the shrouds and stays which connects to the chain plates which are connected to the grounding green wires. I had the IP 27 for 10 years and I do not recall a wire on the step plate. So, your mast is grounded.
Michael, it seems like we are supposed to measure and align the shaft after the boat is back in the water. something about the flexing of the boat or whatever. I think i read that in Nigal Calder's book. But I'm getting old and might be mistaken.
One thing I am sure of is that aligning the shaft was much easier on my 31 after I used a block and tackle between my engine and the boom to take some to the weight off. I loosened the bolts between the mounts and the floor. Then I was able to move the engine around by hand and rubber mallet, get it aligned side to side and then let off the tackle. Then i took another measurement, did a few minor tweaks, and we were good to go. Don't forget to recheck the alignment after you give the new mounts a chance to settle in. While your down there suffering, you might as well repack that shaft seal!
there should be a green wire (cable) attached to the mast plate at the base of the mast.
I'm with you, I think lightening is the thing that gets me most nervous. To get control of my fear I remind myself that if I do get struck, and it's fatal, I'll never know what hit me.There one moment, gone the next. Considering all the ways I might leave this world, a fatal lightening strike has got to be one of the better. It sounds rather ridiculous, but it works for me.
I unstepped the mast of my IP 27 to rewire and change the wind transducer, and renew the VHF antenna. I read in the manual that all Island Packets come with a grounding system that connect the mast to the plates and down the engine and shaft, which is great. However, after removing the mast I haven't seen anything alike; is it connected to the mast step? Has anybody seen it?
I'm new to Florida, and am quite scared of lightnings... I got trapped in a squall two months ago with lightning all around me, it wasn't fun at all....
Any help is appreciated!
I received this help from Jim....this may help.
Just bought one yesterday at Home Depot neopearl 1.5 gpm dual thread 15/16"-27 55/64"-27 wa37.0090.98n
As a pilot I have learned from the mechanics that there are resets and then there are RESETs. First turn off the equipment circuit breaker. Leave it off for TWO minutes! I don't know why two minutes is key but I have seen it make a difference on many occassions. If that fails remove all power (AC and DC) from ship (airplane/boat) and then repower the ship and then the effected equipment. Depowering a jet half way through preflight is not done lightly but it is occasionally the only thing that can be regain the effected equipment. This especially true with electronics.
Can anyone provided me with a part number for a screen kit for the Grohe faucet in the forward head of my IP38-149? The IP factory site indicates they don't have any in stock. I have sent them email, but not heard back. The boat is currently in Mexico, so I can't measure the unit or search it for part numbers. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Here is a list of the Island Packet Yacht Owners attending the minvous:
Aug 27-28 Island Packet Rock Hall MD Minivous
Spring Cove Marine, Rock Hall, MD
Madelyn Reni, our Host and Marina Owner
Whiteaker Yacht Sales, our BBQ Sponsor
IP Model, Yacht Name, Owners Name
IP 27 Wye's Guy, Ray Sample
IP 29 Trafalgar, Al Jones
IP 31 By the Bay, Bob & Sue Smith
IP 32 Betelguese, Steve & Karen Conrad
IP 32 Crème Brulee, Ron & Lyn Alarie
IP 32 Morning Star, Bruce & Loretta Gregory
IP 35 Lucille, Jeff & Sharon Gabor
IP 35 Island Spirit, Hayden & Radeen Cochran
IP 35 Wanderin' Star David & Peg Schaake
IP 37 Finistere, Ed & Patricia Land
IP 380 Indigo, Graham & Linda Jones
IP 380 Free Spirit, Rich & Karen McManus
IP 380 Tainui, Eric & Kathy Heck
IP 380 CAVU, Ron & Mary Ann Smith
IP 420 Amekaya, Maris & Linda Eshelman