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Clint and Janet replied to the topic '4JH2E on 1991 38' fuel consumption' in the forum. 9 hours 15 minutes ago

I burn about 1/3 to 1/2 gallon an hour at 1800rpm. I have a Brenton’s autoprop that I believe is very efficient.


George W. Ruth created a new topic ' 4JH2E on 1991 38' fuel consumption' in the forum. 16 hours 54 minutes ago

I've tried numerous times to nail down my fuel consumption on Bright Hope to no avail. If anyone else has a 38' IP with this engine, can you share what you've been able to count on in terms of gal/hour and what RPM please? I do understand that props and transmissions might cause some variance but I would guess that they'd be close if it's a "standard" 38.
All help appreciated.



George W. Ruth replied to the topic 'Generator Oil Leak Help!!' in the forum. 16 hours 59 minutes ago

Just as information iit turned out to be the connection between the remote oil fill hose and the bottom of the oil pan. I removed the ez fill hose and replaced the connector with a standard oil drain plug and the leak stopped (mercifully as it's a bear to get to!). I figure that I can use the small oil change hand pump to remove the oil in the future.


hayden replied to the topic 'IPY Factory Rendezvous' in the forum. 2 days ago

The schedule is hour. Here is a cooy.

March 15, 2018
Potluck-South Straub Park, 198 Bay Shore Dr. NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
5:00 pm Registration/Meet and Greet/Happy Hour (no open glass containers allowed)
6:00 pm Potluck Dinner
March 16, 2018
Factory Tour-1979 Wild Acres Road, Largo, FL 33771
10:00 am Registration
10:00-11:45 am Fiberglass
11:45 am-12:45 pm Lunch/BBQ
1:00-2:00 pm Decking, paint and mill
2:00-3:00 pm Assembly area
3:00-5:00 pm Open panel discussion/Q&A/Happy Hour
March 17, 2018
Seminars/Dinner-St Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
9:00 am Cruising seminar with George Day, editor of Blue Water Sailing Magazine
10:00 am Yanmar seminar with Mastery Marine
11:30 am-12:30 pm Lunch (on your own)
1:00 pm Safety and stability seminar with Bill Bolin
2:00 pm Maintaining your Island Packet with Norm Pierce
5:00 pm Cocktail hour (cash bar)
6:00 pm Dinner (Commodore Buffet with beef, chicken and fish selections)

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Ottar Johansen replied to the topic 'Water Tank Level Sensor' in the forum. 4 days ago

I have to replace my old water tank level sensor too on my IP420 from 2001. I do not know the size on the treads and the depth of the tank, but it seem to be a sensor like this :

Do anyone know if this is the right sensor. The old one is from Rochester Gauges in Texas.



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Leigh Armistead replied to the topic 'Network B&G Zeus II with Autohelm ST7000' in the forum. 5 days ago

Ii have the same issue with a Zeus 2 and the older B & G "Network" 0183 based autopilot. The controller is an ACP-1. You're correct that NMEA 0183 data is available on the video cable of the Zeus 2. On the advice of a B & G rep at the Annapolis Boat Show last fall, I connected it to the ACP-1. The autopilot reports No data when I try to send it course instructions. I've searched extensively on line for a solution and posted a request on the Panbo forum but have no resolved the situation. I'd hate to replace a working autopilot controller to fix this. Very expensive!


Sam Allen created a new topic ' Installing a mast pin' in the forum. 6 days ago


I looked through your blog, about replacing the mast pin, etc. Our mast doesn't (spell that has never had) have a mast pin. The collar has the holes, but the mast has never been drilled out for a pin - and yes, I know this because I've had the mast out twice.

The question here is - when inserting the pin, how do you get it to come out the other side properly, given you have such a small, and shrinking, space to grasp, as you insert the pin. I've always been concerned that the pin might drop down as it approaches the far side of the mast (inside), wedge there, and be almost non-retrievable, and not in correctly. The solution I had thought of would be to "glue" one end of the pin to a long wooden dowel (or some such) that could be fed in, and that had enough length that it could be maneuvered to properly come out the far-side hole. After pushing the actual pin in, the dowel could be "popped off" at the glue point. How did you tackle this issue?

I also note that you don't have a mast wedge in the new setup. You new collar is considerably tighter around the new mast than my original mast and collar. (Isomat mast from 1994)

Any comments about the above would be appreciated.



george henry replied to the topic 'Spotless Stainless to clean stainless' in the forum. 7 days ago

Spotless Stainless and Collinite Metal Wax 850 have been essential maintenance stores on Andromeda since the introduction of Spotless Stainless on the market. I use it on Andromeda's interior also, as well as on her brass items. They are terrific!
George Henry
S/V Andromeda, IP 44-35,
Isla Mujeres, Mex.


Randy Covington created a new topic ' Network B&G Zeus II with Autohelm ST7000' in the forum. 1 week ago

We recently installed all new electronics on our IP40, all B&G. I was told by the installer that the Autohelm would work with the Zeus II and be able to provide the sail steer function. Long story short, I now have a new MFD and an auto pilot that do not communicate. Apparently there is a way to get them to talk through NMEA 0183 by using the video connection on the MFD.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. We did not replace the auto pilot because it was working well while everything else was not, and of course there were many other items to spend multiple boat units on.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.


hayden replied to the topic 'IPY Factory Rendezvous' in the forum. 1 week ago


If you are planning on attending the Island Packet Yachts FACTORY Rendezvous, March 16, 17, 2018, you need to make sure you have completed the above PDF document (top of this thread) and sent it back to LESLIE at IPSyachts dot com.

I am getting the feeling that people think Hayden & Radeen and IPYOA are running this rendezvous, and people are asking me if they are registered. You MUST REGISTER with Leslie at the factory.

Please see the PDF registration form on the beginning of this post.

Now, over in our EVENTS app, here on IPYOA, it would be very cool if you all click ATTEND, so we all will know who is attending. BUT....this DOES NOT register you for the event. Registration is all being taken care of by Leslie, the factory owner. Please make sure you register there. Stuart Florida repairing Island Spirit


mark rodger created a new topic ' IP 38 Engine replacement' in the forum. 1 week ago

As our yanmar is now 26 years old I am in the process of sorting out a replacement. i am leaning towards Beta engines as they specialise in replacement engines and have a great reputation in the UK and Europe. Has anyone fitted one of their engines to an IP and also how different are the engine mounts between IP models i.e. IP 35 and IP 38 etc


mark rodger replied to the topic 'Spotless Stainless, to clean stainless' in the forum. 1 week ago

I have tried it a few times but found that the white residue it leaves a pain to get off so went back to good old metal polish


Jim created a new topic ' IP Factory carpet inserts for IP 350?' in the forum. 1 week ago

Where can I get carpet inserts for an IP 350 to protect the flooring and brighten the interior. Example is the boat Plan Sea that is for sale on this site.

Supplier and cost would be greatly appreciated.


Art Rowley replied to the topic 'Electric Head for IP 350' in the forum. 1 week ago

George, thanks again for your assistance, I have parts on order and ready to tackle this project next week. The answers and support I have received on this forum have been really helpful. Again, thanks! Art


hayden is friends with Sharon Buehrle

hayden replied to the topic 'IP 35 owners' in the forum. 2 weeks ago


We have # 165, 1994 and we have the Harken Mark II furlers. I am not sure of the ones you have.
I recommend that you look into the new factory support program where these kinds of details might be dug up by Jerry or Bill. I think it is well worth the $99. I know I have already gotten my moneys worth out of this by emailing in for many help topics directly as I go thru a refit and repalcment of our broken mast. Check out the new idea of factory support here. Yes, it will cost $99 but that is the least we all can do to help to support the factory and to get the support we all need.



George Meinke replied to the topic 'Electric Head for IP 350' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Hi Art,
You can press one, the other or both. The toilet will evacuate faster than the raw water comes in even if you hold both buttons down. You are trying to limit the input water, this is the whole purpose of using a separate supply. This gives you the ability to put water in the bowl first if the situation dictates. It makes the toilet flush cleaner just like at home.
Not programmable, These are simple monetary on/off buttons. Push the out button and the macerator part runs, you can tell when the bad stuff is gone by the change in sound. Push the in button and the Surflo water pump puts raw water in the head, you can watch it fill, Really simple. I did a cut and paste on Defender catalog for a switch that does the job, ( you only need one because you get one with the SeaEra conversion),
Below is a Defender Catalog cut paste for a pump, and an Amazon cut paste for the SeaEra conversion.
Also, Here is a link to the exploded parts view for the Raritan Sea Era conversion. Take a look, you remove assembly #162000W on the last page of the drawing – easy, 4 long machine screws. Then when the motor turns only the extraction and macerator part because the raw water fill pump is gone.
The IP 350 toilet output plumbing stays the same it can be directed into the tank or overboard depending on how the valve is set. Do you have a Macerator installed?
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Item # : 204591 Pole / Throw: SPST, Action: OFF - (ON)
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Fits Panels up to 3/4" Thick, Gasket-Sealed Case
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Voltage 12 Volts DC
Draw: (Max.) 3.5 Amps
Flow Rate GPM/LPM 2.0 GPM (7.6 LPM)
Shut-Off Pressure 30 PSI (2.0 BAR)
Type: (4) Chamber Diaphragm pump
Ports: 1/2"-14 NPSM-Male
Liquid: 130° F (54° C) Max
Dry-Prime: 6 feet (1.82 M) Run Dry: Yes
Replaces 2901 Pump
Sealed Switch
Sealed Motor
Corrosion Resistant Electro Coated Motor
(4) Independent Chambers
Built-In Check Valve
Co-Molded Diaphragm
Adjustable Switch
Self-Priming up to 6 Feet
Dry Run Capability
Thermally Protected
Ignition Protected, CE
Dimensions: 8.2" x 4.9" x 4.1" (208 x 124 x 104 mm)
Sea Era Conversion Kit12vRemote Seawater Intake90° DischargeAn inexpensive way to replace your electric or manual toilet. Save the toilet bowl and seat and replace the lower base.Benefits:Economical electric macerating marine toilet. Sea Water models can be run dry without damaging the pump. Low power consumption and quieter operation for on-board pressurized freshwater models. Heavy-duty marine push button switch is included. Product : RARITAN SEA ERA CONVERSION KIT REMOTE PUMP 0 & 90 DEG 12VDC Manufacturer : RARITAN ENGINEERING Manufacturer Part No : 160LR012 UPC : 085462014390 $489
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