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new islander 30 bahama in seattle

i am in seattle and
just bought an islander 30, beautiful boat. couple small issues i am wondering
about, when i run a space heater off shore power the switches for each outlet
get hot, well at least warm. strange, i am thinking maybe a loose connection
but it is on all three. also there is water that collects on the deck of the
forepeak, but i can't find a trail of wetness to see where the leak is, shroud
sound reasonable, through the hanging locker? i've read a little about the
islanders compression post crushing the deck in the cabin, doesn't look like it
has happened to mine yet, is it true and should i put some shims down there as a
preventative measure? shroud tightness, i've always been paranoid about deck
stepped masts and wonder if there is a good way to make sure the shrouds are at
the right tension. any other tips for increasing the storage space? boat
handling? my slip i have to back out of, into the wind, and its been a little
hairy a couple of times. oh, one more, engine access, anybody have any ideas or
tricks for working on the engine? oh, really one more, plumbed for hot water
but hot water heater is not installed, opinions on what would be appropriate for
this boat? thanks all for any thoughts you might have. this is my second boat,
my first was a haida 26, great boat but i got it for a song and didn't feel like
putting any work into it was worth it, this islander is the nicest thing i've
ever owned and i would like to keep it nice. what are peoples haul out
schedules and routine maintenance? (snuck one more question in there) anybody
else on here from the puget sound? my plans next i think are an autopilot, fix
the depthsounder, and maybe a windlass and dodger. y'all think that makes
sense? thanks again.

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