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I have been doing a lot of work on my Islander 28, attached are pictures taken during replacement of the floors, mast step ect. This is my first posting - I hope it works.

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Wow! You have been busy. It looks like a little more than the floor boards and the mast step have gotten some attention. I would like to see more pics. What did you do about the ceilings?

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Hi, not a I-28 owner but this construction is first class.
The plate distributes the keel force more evenly and properly bedded would be a great improvment on the single heavy washers on my Westerly.
I have been thinking along these lines for a permenant cure to seepage into the bilges due to keel/hull flexing.
Can only link pairs of keel bolts at present due to bilg strengthening struts but it may be worth removing these as they require repair anyway.
I would be concerned about the amount of corrision visible on your keel bolts and nuts. It could be worse were it can,t be seen.
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Iím glassing over and finishing all the fiberglass surfaces, I want to see the structure of the boat not cover it up. Inside the head Iíll finish the surfaces smooth and use a two-part paint system. In the other areas Iím not going to try to smooth things up much more than is shown in the pictures Ė will probably use a high build epoxy primer followed by a satin one-part top coat. The sole will be finished smooth and painted with a two-part paint system with some sort of non-skid.

The mast step was rebuilt using solid fiberglass for the section of sole and the floor beam below the compression post.

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Brian,
It is a rugged keel installation. The I-28s are well built boats. The bolts all ring true and I am going to leave them alone unless a keel joint leakage problem arises.

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Mark,

That is impressive work and a lot of it! I like the way it looks. I am going to do something about my ceilings because of other work I am doing but I had not considered glassing it all. Do you think you have added much weight? My 1977 hull has a vinyl ceiling with access zippers. A couple of the zippers are fused and the edges of the ceiling is coming loose in places because the staples holding it have rusted. I am considering teak or mahogany lath and trim.

Consider a Lavac head. I installed one and am very happy with it. it adds an emergency manual bilge pump, too. I will collect some pics of that install.

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Do you have any "before" pics that show what I will find if and when I pull down my ceilings? That would be a great bit of insight to have. Perhaps we should start a new thread about I-28 cabin interiors?

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