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Joel Murphy created a new topic ' New IP owner IP420 Need some advice on anchor chain' in the forum. 18 minutes ago

I had to replace my anchor chain - probably 16 years old. Everyone at the dock said it was definately 3/8 size - but when I got the new chain I found that the old chain was 5/16 - so I am getting a new gypsy for my Lofrans Kobra windlass. I had been online and on IP forums and it seemed like 300 feet of chain was appropriate for an IP 420. So I purchased 400 feet of Acco 3/8 inch - 300 for primary anchor and 100 for secondary anchor (going to attach to rode) -640 lbs. Now my IP 420 bow is too deep and stern is lifting up enough to see the rudder. What is an appropriate length of anchor chain. I 300 feet on one side in the forward starboard anchor well. Do I need to pare back on chain or move some to the smaller storage chambers just behind the anchor well? I purchased a Rocco 33 as primary anchor. Thank you for your help.

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Joel Murphy created a new topic ' New IP owner IP420 Need some advice on anchor chain' in the forum. 3 hours 45 minutes ago

I had to replace my anchor chain - probably 16 years old. Everyone at the dock said it was definately 3/8 size - but when I got the new chain I found that the old chain was 5/16 - so I am getting a new gypsy for my Lofrans Kobra windlass. I had been online and on IP forums and it seemed like 300 feet of chain was appropriate for an IP 420. So I purchased 400 feet of Acco 3/8 inch - 300 for primary anchor and 100 for secondary anchor (going to attach to rode) -640 lbs. Now my IP 420 bow is too deep and stern is lifting up enough to see the rudder. What is an appropriate length of anchor chain. I 300 feet on one side in the forward starboard anchor well. Do I need to pare back on chain or move some to the smaller storage chambers just behind the anchor well? I purchased a Rocco 33 as primary anchor. Thank you for your help.

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My wife (Captain Joyce) and I have closed on our 1989 IP31 today in Rock Hall. We are very happy to have found a strong community where we can turn... Show more

Art Rowley created a new topic ' Replacing head discharge hoses on IP 350' in the forum. 22 hours 2 minutes ago

I have an IP 350 #3, and the waste hoses need to be replaced due to strong odor. They are the original black sanitation hoses. Following several suggestions, I have found the siphon valve behind the sink on the starboard side. I proceeded to remove the sink to get better access to the siphon valve and hose connections, but am now quite stuck as it appears that the manufacturer put a sealant around/between the sink and counter top and now it's quite stuck and no amount of prodding with a rubber mallet has freed the sink. Does anyone have any other suggestions besides have to disassemble the entire cabinet to access the siphon valve? The previous owner replaced the holding tank with a plastic one and I have replaced the holding tank vent line. But the discharge hoses have got to go!

Thanks in advance .

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Gerrit & Sophia replied to the topic 'mast cleat' in the forum. yesterday

Thanks for your quick response.
We have had contact with Defender and Scheafer but they do not have our size in stock.
Specifications: Open Base Deck Cleat (2) Hole Mounting Black Anodized
Aluminum Lengt 180 mm, Fasteners: (2), Center to Center Long: 55 mm

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We just bought an IP420 (hull 28) and the EPIRB is located in the locker in the aft cabin. Seems far away - and behind two doors - if I need it in... Show more

hayden replied to the topic 'mast cleat' in the forum. 3 days ago

If you go to www.Defender.com and then type in mast cleat, you will find these. They are common. When you go to remove this, the screws will be frozen into the mast, so spray and soak them with PB Blaster from Ace, or Home Depot or any hardware store. Then after soaking for 10-15 minutes put the largest screwdriver into these screws, put pressure to loosen and at the same time tap the end of the screwdriver with a hammer to send vibration into the screw. This vibration and the PB Blaster will break the screw loose. Take your time and this may come right out or it may take you 30 minutes....

search.defender.com/?expression=mast%20cleat&s=1

Hayden

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Gerrit & Sophia replied to the topic 'mast cleat' in the forum. 3 days ago

Where can we buy that?

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Gerrit & Sophia created a new topic ' mast cleat' in the forum. 3 days ago

We have a IP 38 and we need new mast cleat

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Mac McLeod thanked hayden in topic Winterization 1 week ago
Al Nichols replied to the topic '87 ip27 head conversion' in the forum. 1 week ago

I extended the platform out a bit to make it easier to use the head. Still allows room to get to the sink although it is a little tight. I got rid of the liquid container and replaced it with a short section of PVC pipe and used a diaphram pump to pump liquid to the holding tank or overboard depending on the boat's location. Just finished installing it last night and works great!

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Ken Mercer replied to the topic '87 ip27 head conversion' in the forum. 1 week ago

Dear okbayou, I have an IP27 also and have measured for the airhead toilet. I don't see how it will fit. The "deck" the current head sits on is 7" high. The airhead is 19.75" high. Thats 27" high to sit on. It seems you would need a ladder to climb on the seat. Did you mount yours on the deck, starboard side? What am I missing? Thanks so much. Ken

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hayden created a new topic ' 2017 Boat Show newsletter sent' in the forum. 1 week ago

Login and you can see the newsletter just sent out which is archived here:

www.ipyoa.com/community/newsletters

Hayden

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hayden uploaded 24 photos to the new album 2017 IPYOA Boat Show. 1 week ago

looking for cushions for rear stern rail seats on an ip320. Tan with navy trim.[...]

An Island Packet was photographed yesterday with the mast strapped on the life lines on Seine River in Paris France. Does anybody know who this is... Show more

Thanks for the help gentlemen. I was able to fish the forward reef line back to the back with both ends coming out of the front of the boom. I... Show more

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