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Cap't Wally 07-24-2011 11:39 AM

Islander 28 electrical diagram
I just bought an Islander 28(1978) that has a saildrive motor and it appears that there is no power to the ignition switch. i was wondering if anyone has a diagram that shows the saildrive wiring. I copyied a diagram from an earlier post but it is for an atomic 4. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Paul Comte 07-27-2011 12:43 PM

Islander 28 Saildrive wiring
I will be on a 1978 Islander 28 equiped with the Johnson Sail Drive on Friday August 29th by about 4PM Central Standard time. I believe the boat is stock so I may be able to help you resolve your wiring issues.

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Cap't Wally 07-28-2011 08:50 PM

Alot has happened since my last post...elect sorted out but now back on the hard because the newly rebuilt motor leaks quite a bit...I removed it and have it in a shop that knows saildrives, hoping they don't rape me to bad. The previous owner had just rebuilt and resealed the motor but wasn't very successful.:confused:

Cap't Wally 08-05-2011 09:18 AM

I am looking for as much info on the saildrive and the Islander 28 as I can get! Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!

Paul Comte 08-06-2011 09:16 AM

Cap't Wally Saildrive was I28 electrical
I mentioned your issues w/the saildrive to the guys who own "Wisdom", an I28 in Milwaukee. Lee graciously offered to take your calls and share his 28 (more?) years of care and feeding of their drive... He has swapped engines and kept it going.

Use the contact eddress in my previous post and I'll get you two connected. They don't do mail lists...

Paul Comte
I28 atomic4
Milwaukee, WI

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