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Michael Luskin replied to the topic 'Maintenance Checklist' in the forum. 11 hours 48 minutes ago

Certainly true. There are many systems and pieces of equipment that IPYOA members with larger boats will have that I don't have on my IP27: bow thrusters; davits; refrigeration, AC, heating, power generation and water making systems; dinghies and outboard engines; radar, SSB, GPS, and AIS antennas and mounts; etc. Many of these require routine maintenance (lube, filters, tuning, tightening, etc.) and, as others have pointed out, it's really important to keep your eyes open whenever you're on the boat; we've got to be inspecting all the time!

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hayden replied to the topic 'Maintenance Checklist' in the forum. yesterday

I have to agree, that is a great outline of jobs by categories. Outstanding work Michael. Thank you again for sharing this. I need to modify that and apply this to Island Spirit.
The only item I would add is battery bank equalization. This is needed every 6 months or at least once a year. Fully charge the bank then apply 15.5 volts for 4-6 hours.

NOTE:
Before doing this, check with your own battery manufacture and make sure they recommend this. Some call this a "conditioning" charge, others call it an equalization charge.

Great list again, thank you.

Hayden

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Rick Funston replied to the topic 'Maintenance Checklist' in the forum. 3 days ago

This is excellent!! Thx very much

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hayden replied to the topic 'Maintenance Checklist' in the forum. 3 days ago

To share a resource, simply right click the link and copy the URL. Here is the direct link to this ....
Thank you Michael.

www.ipyoa.com/docs/yacht-systems/other-m...aintenance-checklist

Hayden

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hayden replied to the topic 'Maintenance Checklist' in the forum. 3 days ago

To share a resource, simply right click the link and copy the URL. Here is the direct link to this ....
Thank you Michael.

www.ipyoa.com/docs/yacht-systems/other-m...aintenance-checklist

Hayden

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Michael Luskin replied to the topic 'Maintenance Checklist' in the forum. 3 days ago

Docs/Yacht Systems/Other & Misc

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Rick Funston replied to the topic 'Maintenance Checklist' in the forum. 3 days ago

Looking for your checklist under Docs and can't find it. Which file is it In? Thx

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hayden uploaded 27 photos to the new album Spectra Watermaker Installed on IP 35. 4 days ago
hayden uploaded 6 photos to the new album 1/4" Watermaker Hose into 1/2" Water hose tee. 4 days ago
Stephen Ormond updated their profile picture. 4 days ago

I'm planning to replace Cielo's masthead light with an LED 360 degree version. Does anyone have the make and model # of the original light? Any... Show more

AC Raw water strainer repair or replace?

Mitch Arden replied to the topic 'IP 36 Packet Craft Power' in the forum. 5 days ago

Jules...my wife and i purchased a 2003 PacketCraft 360 Express 4 years ago. We did an extensive refit....repaint, new leather on helm chair and all cockpit seating; rechromed all components of the STIDD helm chair; sanded and revarnished all brightwork; extensive maintenance of yanmars, etc. The boat had sat on land for several years and was too exposed to the weather. And, she only had 200 hours on the engines and 60 hours on the generator - very low given her 10 year old age!

I'm happy to respond to any questions that you have....feel free to email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mitch

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hayden replied to the topic 'IP 36 Packet Craft Power' in the forum. 5 days ago

Jules:

There were not many Packet Crafts made, so that is why you do not hear from many owners. Currently there are only 2 on the MLS listings. In the last two years only 5 have been sold.

I think they are a beautiful power yacht and it would be a great boat to take on the great loop or down the A-ICW. There is no one forum just for Packet Crafts. Maybe I can locate a few owners for you and see if they can help out with your questions.

Hayden

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Jules cardin created a new topic ' IP 36 Packet Craft Power' in the forum. 5 days ago

Hi, new to this forum. We just sold our sailboat after being sailors for over 25 years with the intention of purchasing a power boat. We would like to get some insight from anyone who has owned/or owns a IP 36 Packet Craft Power boat. Have not been able to find any posting on this vessel. Is there a different forum for owners of IP power boats. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks

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Stephen Western uploaded 2 photos to the new album Kama Lua. 6 days ago
Stephen Western uploaded 1 photos to the new album Kama Lua. 6 days ago
cliff mann replied to the topic '87 ip27 head conversion' in the forum. 7 days ago

The Air Head pictures are from my installation on my IP31. The solids tank contents will last for over a month for 2 people if prep properly... no need to dump anything overboard ..ever. When full you can just dump the contents in a kitchen trash bag and throw it in the trash it when you go ashore... it just turns into a fertilizer type material. ... then just reprep the tank with new Coco Tek. Been using this system for 5 years...I would never go back to a traditional marine head system.. nothing but potential problems.

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