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Osprey410 05-12-2010 11:25 PM

Islander 21 ~ first sailboat!
 
So we've decided on a 1966 Islander 21 as our first sailboat. We love the lines and large flat deck and think she's just perfect to learn how to sail on. I have a nice list of things I want to complete prior to launch but a recent back injury has put me on the "bench" so we may just need to do the bare minimum, launch her and continue work while at sea.

Osprey410 05-15-2010 08:51 AM

Click for picture slideshow:

http://s998.photobucket.com/albums/a...30100827-1.jpg

huguley3 05-16-2010 06:03 AM

Fun! Need some pics of the cockpit though. Better get moving or the weather will turn cold again!

Osprey410 05-16-2010 08:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by huguley3 (Post 604024)
Better get moving or the weather will turn cold again!

Tell that to my back!! :laugher

Osprey410 05-16-2010 05:16 PM

So I will be cutting the list down to be able to launch her around May 24 - 25.

Here is what I hope to accomplish this week:

*Wash - Compound - Polish & Wax hull
*Scrape, Grind & Prep Keel
*Anti-Foul Keel
*Clean & Polish Mast
*Sand & Varnish Cabin Door
*Tune-Up and Install New Throttle Cable on Mariner 9 HP Kicker
*Repair Jib Sail (Or find a good used replacement)

..... LaUnCh!!!

Osprey410 05-18-2010 07:41 AM

So I spent a few hours yesterday on the hull. I started with my buffer and a good compound and quickly found that I needed something stronger. I decided to give her a little wet sand. The results are awesome for her being 44 years old with original paint. However, she has no gloss or shine at all. I tried polishing and waxing her but still, no shine. Any secrets out there???

Click for picture slidehow of hull:
http://s998.photobucket.com/albums/a...4-30100835.jpg

Note - the dark area is where I polished and waxed. There is still no shine and does not feel "waxed."

kevinlc 05-21-2010 07:16 PM

Good luck on the Islander
 
I have had my 1968 Islander 21 for four years and loved it. I am moving on to a 1963 Pearson Ariel. The 21 Islander needs to find a new home. It is for sale in Minnesota. It has a trailer with extension. The only problem is that it will need paint.

Osprey410 05-24-2010 08:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kevinlc (Post 605909)
I have had my 1968 Islander 21 for four years and loved it. I am moving on to a 1963 Pearson Ariel. The 21 Islander needs to find a new home. It is for sale in Minnesota. It has a trailer with extension. The only problem is that it will need paint.

Good luck with the sale but there is a classified thread on the forums for this.

Osprey410 05-26-2010 06:39 PM

I started grinding don the keel today. Man what a mess!! I decided to completely sand it down and now want to coat with a rust converter/preventer. Any suggestions?

huguley3 05-28-2010 10:48 AM

What is your keel made of? Mine is internal and lead and I don't think lead rusts. :)


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