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Steve, glad to be of assistance. The box section weed shoe and it's attachment to the keel is much stronger and more rigid than the original shoe design and, as I mentioned, does contribute to stabilizing the rudder The flat strip used previously probably didn't do much except keep weed and lines from fouling the rudder or prop; it was a good design change.
I bedded a screw to fill the hold, so doing what you suggest should be an easy process next time the boat is hauled. I'm not sure why the advantage is of a boxed gizmo over the original, simple design on other boats, but there you have it.
Thanks again for your insight!
I just had the bottom of our IP40 redone (unknown paint from previous owner removed and new Petit bottom paint) at Wayfarers Cove (252-249-0200), in Arapahoe NC (about 8-10 miles from Oriental NC). This is the 2nd time we've had work there and were very pleased both times with the quality of the work, the value (fair-pricing), and the owner (Tom) was AWSOME at communicating all the details about the what/when/how-much/etc. If you need any other work done, they have the best all-around boat mechanic in the area (Asa Gatlin), as well a great canvas worker (Ginny Vogt), and fiberglass guru (Dave). Tom is also great about letting you do whatever work you'd like to do yourself and didn't charge us for any time in a slip or on the hard.
Re Tank Access:
The fuel and water sensors on my IP320 (2000) took some unscrewing (because I coudn't get a wrench onto the square nut, had a jig made up by a local engineering shop for £10) .
Unscrewing the nut revealed what is effectively a static dip stick that was easily removed with a floating collar that moves up and down and passes an electrical signal current to the fuel gauge.
As the gauge stopped giving accurate readings (squeezed in 10 gals into "full" tank) ended up making new electrical connections which has fixed my particular worry.
The link to the manufacturer and helpful advice is www.wemausa.com/
Just saw your post and Hayden's reply. We have an identical weed show on our 380 and for a long time I could not figure out why water seeped out for weeks or months after the boat is hauled. I finally realized that the back of the shoe where the rudder post fits is higher than the front where it fits around the back of the keel, and the bottom of the box section stays full of water and slowly comes out of any tiny cracks in the bedding where it is screwed to the keel. Sometim . bnafter at the front wrthe
Thank you; I'll che
ck them out.
George - During the 2011-2012 sailing season I had Sailcraft in Oriental do a lot of work on my IP 38, including a complete bottom job. The staff there were very professional and helpful. As an added bonus, Oriental is a terrific community to hold up for awhile. Assuming Allan is still the owner I feel confident the workmanship remains at the highest level.
IP 420 Owners and IP 440 Owners:
I have been alerted to this excessive heat issue on these boats by the owner of IP 420 Sandpiper which had a fire. He asked me to post this to the fleet and to give everyone a heads up on this issue. Please see his post here:
I have not installed one but just replaced one on a 38'. I believe my steering set up is the same as yours and honestly, while it's a great place to have it, it's a NIGHTMARE to get to. My brother in law and I spend 2.5 days pulling out the old one and putting the new one in. Access is the issue. I ended up having to take the water heater out to get to that side of the unit. I like the rotary unit as it's a direct chain and sprocket to sprocket hook up to the steering shaft but it's just a tough one to get to. It may be easier to mount it under the seat somewhere OR off in the lazarette.
I'm trying to find a recommendation for a boatyard that does good work with removing old paint, repairing blisters, recoating and repainting my 38' IP in any of the following states: NC/SC/GA/Fla (east coast). Can someone steer me to a recommended provider?
I have a1988 IP31 and am trying to set up the mainsail reefing. As I read the boat manual it refers to a single line reefing for both reefing...I have a1988 IP31 and am trying to set up the mainsail reefing. As I read the boat manual it refers to a single line reefing for both reefing points. Does anyone have thoughts as to how I can set up the reefing system and if I need to add deck organizers and blocks. Thanks for the help. Show more
I'm new here; I have a Packet Cat 35 under contract and need a good surveyor, preferably one who knows Packet Cats, or at least multihulls. I'm having no luck tracking down anyone with those specialties near Seattle. Does anyone have suggestions? I tried the forum search and didn't come up with anything.
Good move. That's the way to go. I am glad you found a radar cable on ebay. Good work
Happy to help.
Thanks for all of your help! I was able to find a cable on EBay which didn't cost much more than the junction box. Going with this option is a bit easier in the long run.
I really appreciate your advice!
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