Did the Islander 28 come with a wheel or tiller? - SailNet Community
 1Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 11 Old 01-13-2014 Thread Starter
They call me EB
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Corpus Christi, TX
Posts: 19
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Did the Islander 28 come with a wheel or tiller?

I feel like this is a dumb question, but did the Islander 28 come from the factory with a wheel or tiller?

I am looking at a '77 Islander 28 that has a wheel steering, but I can clearly see in the pictures that there is a mount for a tiller. Also there isn't much of a seat on the transom which makes me think this was converted to wheel steering.

Is there a good way I can tell if it has been converted?

If it has been converted to wheel steering how difficult would it be to take it back to tiller steering?

If it came from the factory is it a good idea to just keep it wheel steering?

Thanks for all your help.
E Be is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 Old 01-14-2014
islander bahama 24
 
newhaul's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: bremerton wa
Posts: 1,735
Thanks: 7
Thanked 57 Times in 57 Posts
Rep Power: 6
 
Re: Did the Islander 28 come with a wheel or tiller?

The islander 28 came from the factory with wheel steering

Illegitimus Non Tatum Carborundum.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
newhaul is online now  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 11 Old 01-14-2014 Thread Starter
They call me EB
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Corpus Christi, TX
Posts: 19
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Re: Did the Islander 28 come with a wheel or tiller?

Thank you. So I take it that what I'm seeing then is an emergency tiller mount?
E Be is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 11 Old 01-14-2014
the pointy end is the bow
 
erps's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: La Conner, Washington
Posts: 6,260
Thanks: 2
Thanked 27 Times in 26 Posts
Rep Power: 11
   
Re: Did the Islander 28 come with a wheel or tiller?

Our Islander 28 had a tiller and I don't recollect seeing any evidence that it ever had a wheel. Maybe you could order them from the factory either way?
Faster likes this.

Ray
S.V. Nikko
1983 Fraser 41
La Conner, WA


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Boating for over 25 years, some of them successfully.
erps is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #5 of 11 Old 01-14-2014
Just another Moderator
 
Faster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Posts: 16,577
Thanks: 110
Thanked 321 Times in 306 Posts
Rep Power: 10
     
Re: Did the Islander 28 come with a wheel or tiller?

Quote:
Originally Posted by erps View Post
Our Islander 28 had a tiller and I don't recollect seeing any evidence that it ever had a wheel. Maybe you could order them from the factory either way?
I'd say this is most likely the case. The wheel version would have left the tiller head as a place for an emergency tiller (though frequently that short clearance to the wheel/binnacle made for a very short tiller...)

Ron

1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"

".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
Faster is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #6 of 11 Old 01-14-2014
islander bahama 24
 
newhaul's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: bremerton wa
Posts: 1,735
Thanks: 7
Thanked 57 Times in 57 Posts
Rep Power: 6
 
Re: Did the Islander 28 come with a wheel or tiller?

If I recall correctly the islander 28 was wheel and the islander Bahama which was made from 1981 to 1985 was tiller steering

Illegitimus Non Tatum Carborundum.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
newhaul is online now  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #7 of 11 Old 01-17-2014
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Matawan, NJ
Posts: 69
Thanks: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
 
Re: Did the Islander 28 come with a wheel or tiller?

The two I've owned both had tillers. However, the 1978 Islander brochure that covers the 28, 32, and 36 only makes reference to a wheel. Another brochure that was just for the I-28 had the wheel steering listed as an option.
I'm happy to share the brochures with anyone that would like a copy.


Quote:
Originally Posted by E Be View Post
I feel like this is a dumb question, but did the Islander 28 come from the factory with a wheel or tiller?

I am looking at a '77 Islander 28 that has a wheel steering, but I can clearly see in the pictures that there is a mount for a tiller. Also there isn't much of a seat on the transom which makes me think this was converted to wheel steering.

Is there a good way I can tell if it has been converted?

If it has been converted to wheel steering how difficult would it be to take it back to tiller steering?

If it came from the factory is it a good idea to just keep it wheel steering?

Thanks for all your help.

Last edited by nestorph; 01-17-2014 at 05:49 PM.
nestorph is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #8 of 11 Old 01-17-2014
Just another Moderator
 
Faster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Posts: 16,577
Thanks: 110
Thanked 321 Times in 306 Posts
Rep Power: 10
     
Re: Did the Islander 28 come with a wheel or tiller?

FWIW of the 4 currently on Yachtworld, it's a 50/50 split wheel vs tiller...

Ron

1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"

".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
Faster is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #9 of 11 Old 01-18-2014
Member
 
Skipaway's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Pacific Northwest
Posts: 83
Thanks: 2
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 8
 
yes.

my 1976 brochure hypes pedestal steering as a convenience option. Love the quote in the maintenance section of the owners manual: "climb down below and check".

Charlie Lincoln Cathlamet, WA Islander 28 #108
Skipaway is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #10 of 11 Old 01-26-2014
Tundra Down
 
downeast450's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Seal Harbor, Maine
Posts: 1,274
Thanks: 50
Thanked 21 Times in 20 Posts
Rep Power: 8
 
Re: Did the Islander 28 come with a wheel or tiller?

Mine came with a tiller and a po converted it. I have the original tiller, too. The short distance from the tiller post to the wheel is plenty of distance to attach an emergency tiller. I have mine there all the time standing straight up. The boat is so well balanced with its balanced spade rudder that I can steer with a couple of fingers on the "emergency" tiller. I like having it there and use it a lot. After getting away from busy water I can sit next to my wife and steer with the short tiller.







If you have the tiller end casting, or can get one it is a nice feature.

Down

Islander-28, Marshall Sandpiper
downeast450 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tiller vs wheel flyingwelshman General Discussion (sailing related) 26 09-15-2009 01:13 PM
Tiller to Wheel Mc51 Gear & Maintenance 18 12-23-2007 02:57 PM
Wheel vs Tiller dsmylie General Discussion (sailing related) 14 07-16-2007 10:06 PM
Tiller or Wheel? Hooah Seamanship & Navigation 8 04-01-2006 01:34 AM
Wheel to Tiller TADIAS General Discussion (sailing related) 3 06-16-2005 04:20 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome