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Re: Islander 28 vs Islander Bahama 30 vs Irwin Cititation 34

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I agree. You asked what else people do. Water is expensive to buy.

A watermaker requires requires quite a bit of electrical power. You will need to add a higher output alternator and add extra batteries. Solar and wind power may useful as well. Fortunately the advances in watermaker efficiency have been quite good over the patst decade. But they do break down. I had one fail in 2010, fortunately we were only 5 days from our destination, the tanks (80 gallons) were full and we had an emergency supply (5 gallons). We just gave up on the showers.
I agree. The irwin has a wind generator and 80 gallons of water. Leaning that way now. I think I may need a hitch hiker and more room and water woud be nice.
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Re: Islander 28 vs Islander Bahama 30 vs Irwin Cititation 34

Now you are hurting my feelings.
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Re: Islander 28 vs Islander Bahama 30 vs Irwin Cititation 34

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Now you are hurting my feelings.
Certainly don't mean to Mr. Perry. I can really think of few other boats that I would rather have. Even if I could afford them. While your looking at this, if you have any way to add 25 gallons of water, that would more than bump me into your boat
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Re: Islander 28 vs Islander Bahama 30 vs Irwin Cititation 34

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You have to add it under the V berth. But why do you need that much water? Are you going to be doing laundry? 600 buyers thought the boat was fine with standard tankage.
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Re: Islander 28 vs Islander Bahama 30 vs Irwin Cititation 34

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You have to add it under the V berth. But why do you need that much water? Are you going to be doing laundry? 600 buyers thought the boat was fine with standard tankage.
Or carried extra in jerry can's.

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You have to add it under the V berth. But why do you need that much water? Are you going to be doing laundry? 600 buyers thought the boat was fine with standard tankage.
My intent is to sail the Bahamas, and perhaps farther south, perhaps the BVI. Water on the passage from the Bahamas to the BVI is of importance. I can drink a gallon a day, maybe more. I know that is a small boat for such a trip, but hey. It has been done.

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Ok then, bear with me, I'm kind of new at this, but if you are going voyaging in your I-28 then it will be inevitable that you are going to load the boat up aft. That is going to disturb your trim that was so artfully arranged by the designer. At great effort I might add. So, why not put a 20 gallon water tank under the V berth? You could use this weight to help correct trim.
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Re: Islander 28 vs Islander Bahama 30 vs Irwin Cititation 34

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Ok then, bear with me, I'm kind of new at this, but if you are going voyaging in your I-28 then it will be inevitable that you are going to load the boat up aft. That is going to disturb your trim that was so artfully arranged by the designer. At great effort I might add. So, why not put a 20 gallon water tank under the V berth? You could use this weight to help correct trim.
I will defer to your expertise. After all, I think you personally know the designer of this marvelous little ship. While looking at it Tuesday morning I will make it a point to take this into consideration.

While your here, may I ask you, do you think the I-28 is capable of a voyage from the Bahamas to the BVI? Or did you design the boat for strictly costal sailing? I really like the I-28, but I am struggling here.

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Re: Islander 28 vs Islander Bahama 30 vs Irwin Cititation 34

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When I design any boat I seldom put limits on it's use. I rely on sound design principles and the common sense of the owner. That said, the I-28 was never designed to be an long range offshore cruising boat. It's a bit small for that. As you already know, tankage is a concern for long trips.The primary intended use for the I-28 ws coastal cruising and club racing. I see no reason your I-28 could not make this trip. The only caveat would be that large companionway and lack of a bridgedeck. Make sure you have a way of locking in the lower drop board so it comes up to seat level. The little I-28 is a good heavy weather sailer and if you choose you time right you should be just fine assuming you are a competant offshore sailor and have the boat rigged for offshore sailing.
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Re: Islander 28 vs Islander Bahama 30 vs Irwin Cititation 34

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When I design any boat I seldom put limits on it's use. I rely on sound design principles and the common sense of the owner. That said, the I-28 was never designed to be an long range offshore cruising boat. It's a bit small for that. As you already know, tankage is a concern for long trips.The primary intended use for the I-28 ws coastal cruising and club racing. I see no reason your I-28 could not make this trip. The only caveat would be that large companionway and lack of a bridgedeck. Make sure you have a way of locking in the lower drop board so it comes up to seat level. The little I-28 is a good heavy weather sailer and if you choose you time right you should be just fine assuming you are a competant offshore sailor and have the boat rigged for offshore sailing.
Thank you Bob. I surely do appreciate and value your input on this.

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