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neil scott replied to the topic 'Re: Windlass, chain and anchor for Island packet 31 sailing in the Bahamas an' in the forum. 4 hours 24 minutes ago

very convenient, thanks.

neil

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Dan Lawson created a new topic ' Y-valve Replacement - Head Plumbing' in the forum. 4 hours 38 minutes ago

Well. It seems we have reached the service life of our Y-valve (1995 IP37) which is threaded directly to the seacock on one side and clamped to the holding tank inlet hose on the other.
The handle stem was over tightened (somewhere in the past) and the threads are now stripped. So the handle makes poor contact with the valve stem and turning the valve (to select the holding tank or to sea) is now almost impossible. A new die cutter/nut has not repaired the stem so we are at a crossroads.

Do we replace the Y-valve which is threaded directly at the seacock while in the water?
Or do we haul out? To put this another way, are we taking an undue risk working a 20-year old fitting threaded at the seacock while in the water. Seems opinions are mixed, so we throw the question out for comments. :)

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hayden replied to the topic 'Re: Need advice on chainplate replacement' in the forum. 4 hours 51 minutes ago

Marko

The Island Packet Yachts factory is no longer doing refits. The factory/company was sold.

For refit jobs I would go to Snead Island Boat works in Palmetto FL for west coat FL jobs. Also Emvree Marine in St. Pete.
Or
Go to Mack Sails in Stuart Fl for east coast refit jobs.these are tge best places.

Hayden

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hayden replied to the topic 'Re: Need advice on chainplate replacement' in the forum. 4 hours 58 minutes ago

Marko

The Island Packet Yachts factory is no longer doing refits. The factory/company was sold.

For refit jobs I would go to Snead Island Boat works in Palmetto FL for west coat FL jobs. Also Emvree Marine in St. Pete.
Or
Go to Mack Sails in Stuart Fl for east coast refit jobs.these are tge best places.

Hayden

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Bob Young replied to the topic 'Question on Yanmar with low hours' in the forum. 5 hours 8 minutes ago

Marko

I have hull number 53. One thing I would insist on would be that a new water pump impeller be installed. Sitting that long it will probably fail soon after it is started up. Also there there is somewhat of a design flaw in the routing of the raw water hose. I Forget whether it is from the seacock to the strainer or from the strainer back to the pump but at a location at the forward end of the engine room on the port side the hose makes a ninety degree bend and lays up close to a cabinetry corner. My hose chaffed through at this location. In the forum I saw someone else had this same problem on their IP-37. I fixed it by splitting a short piece of hose and fitting it over the bend

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Marko Markovich replied to the topic 'Re: Need advice on chainplate replacement' in the forum. 7 hours 38 minutes ago

It seems Embree Marine charged a good price for it. Would you recommend them over going to the IP Factory?

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hayden replied to the topic 'Re: Windlass, chain and anchor for Island packet 31 sailing in the Bahamas an' in the forum. 10 hours 7 minutes ago

Neil

Yes, the Tigress just so covered the cutouts of out SL 1000 so no need for us to make a plate to cover holes. Even if a plate is needed, that would be no big deal. This simply bolts down with 4 bolts.

Hayden

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mark rodger replied to the topic 'IP38 swim platform' in the forum. 22 hours 36 minutes ago

Found a 4 tread telescopic under mount ladder on e bay, similar to the one in the attached photo. This was mounted under the swim platform (see photo from precious post) and works really well. Although it was made in China the quality was very good, I wash it down regularly with fresh water and keep it well lubricated with silicon spray so far so good.



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hayden replied to the topic 'Companionway hatch screen (IP35).' in the forum. 23 hours 52 minutes ago

We had something similar on our IP 27, but it was simply fabric. It was attached to the hatch slide and then with the slide open all the way, it had one piece of screening that ran from the slide lid to the corner where the lide would be closed. At this point there was a dowel rod inserted into the fabric and from there it simply hung down to the bottom where another dowel rod was. To come and go was easy, you simply lifted the dowel rods and opened it up. There was no need to slide the hatch as it remained in the open position. The top screen fabric was wide enough to over lap a few inches on the hatch slides. Then the vertical piece fit into the companion way board slots. It worked very well, and my wife, Radeen, wants me to make one for our IP 35. It would be easy.

Your idea sounds good, except the hatch lid needs to be closed and move with every coming and going. Maybe that would be ok as well.

For us now, we use a simple solid piece of plexi glass that fits into the door area. We slide this in place then slide the hatch closed. To come and go, this too requires the lid to be slid open then the plastic lifted out and turned. So it is not as easy as cloth or screening.

The best set up has to be doors, but they are expensive.

I would like to see your idea in use, it sounds like a great idea as well. I have never seen this.

Hayden

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hayden replied to the topic 'Another New Owner' in the forum. yesterday

Art:
BIG CONGRATS on buying a great boat. We sailed the IP 27 from 1991 to 2001 and loved it. That is a great sailing boat. I know Frank took great care of her, you have a solid boat. Thank you for the update, I am very happy for you. I have been a bit offline due to traveling and moving from the boat to our home, so I apologize for the delayed reply. Please share all you can with photos and your summer sailing adventures.

Hayden

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hayden replied to the topic 'Question on Yanmar with low hours' in the forum. yesterday

Marco:
Being that we have had IPs since 1991, and that our well maintained IP35, 1994 Yanmar died by burning up a $2 crankshaft bearing, there is not much you can do. One item I would have done is this. I would ask for and watch the mechanic take a compression test reading on each cylinder. If they are all within specs and all good and close to the same reading, then I would move forward and buy. The compression test will tell you if there are any issue going on. You also could ask for an oil sample report, but that is not as important as the compression test. Oil samples reports need years of history to show issues. Then again, the motor, like mine, could spin a bearing tomorrow, first day out of the slip. I doubt it will every happen. These motors are so dependable..

Bottom line, if you like the boat, if it feels right, if it is a good price and if you can afford it, then buy it, you will love it. Yes this will be an endless hole into which you pour money, all boats are, but the return can not be measure in dollars. This will create lifetime memories and adventures worth more than money can buy.

Hayden

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Thanks Hayden,

So it looks like you managed to mount it right over the existing deck cutout for the Sprint/SL winch - no additional stainless plating above the deck necessary?

neil

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Neil:

Yes, I al 100% happy with the Lofrans Tigress Windlass, I would buy it again in a second with zero reservations. Hands down the best item. Look no more. Just do it.

I have install photos of our upgrade from the Simpson Lawrence 1000 to the Lofrans Tigress here:
www.ipyoa.com/photos?view=album&aid=1446

Hayden

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Hayden, still happy with the Tigres? Do you have any installation photos?

thanks

Neil
Galatea
IP420-79

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Marko Markovich replied to the topic 'IP38 swim platform' in the forum. yesterday

ErBrown, Did you ever happen to get any pictures of the ladder you were planning on having installed?

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Marko Markovich created a new topic ' Question on Yanmar with low hours' in the forum. yesterday

Im currently looking into a 1995 IP 37. Original owner, he put about 267 hours on the engine since 1995. The engine was always brought into the dealer to get winterized and oil changed supposedly. I did not see the paperwork from the broker yet to confirm this. The boat has also been sitting on stands at a dealership for 5 years trying to get sold. Anything specific i should be looking out for in the engine alone since it didn't get much use over the last 20 years?

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neil scott created a new topic ' installing a new battery charger' in the forum. 2 days ago

My IP420 hull #79, Galatea, has been out of US 110V waters for 5 years. In Tahiti, my first 220 V port of call, I bought a step-down transformer, but other than in Tahiti and Fiji, it brings the voltage in above the top end threshold for my Xantrex Prosine 3000 charger. I have been getting by with my solar power, but would like to rectify the situation. The Xantrex inverter works fine and I would continue to use it.
I am thinking of ditching the transformer and the Xantrex charger and getting a stand alone charger, like a Victron Phoenix 12/50, that can handle 90-260V AC input and both 50-60 Hz.
I am thinking that I would swap out one of the two Marinco 110V/30A shorepower hookups currently installed at Galatea's transom with a 240V capable hookup. I would purchase a separate shorepower cable for use with the new 240V hookup.
Questions:
- Has anyone had experience with Victron chargers - Phoenix or Centaur?
- Would I be able to reroute the existing power supply cabling that runs to the Xantrex charger from the existing 2nd 110V/30A (soon to be new 240V) hookup, to the new charger instead, or would I need to get heavier gauge wiring because it is now carrying 240 volts?

thanks for your thoughts.

Neil

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Carl uploaded 6 photos to the new album Shoestring. 2 days ago