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09-18-2014 02:00 PM
krisscross
Re: Islands 15

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Originally Posted by gerfris View Post
Has anyone had any experience making repairs to the centerboard of this boat? I just purchased one, and the centerboard is not functioning properly. There also was a few gallons of water in the bilge, that I am wondering if it came from the housing around the centerboard. Hasn't been sailed in over 10 years. Taking it on as a fall project.
I had an Islands 17. The centerboard box was very well sealed. In my case the water in the bilge was coming from rainwater getting through not properly sealed inspection ports on the floor. Centerboard design is really simple and not hard to figure out. My boat had a 4" inspection port mounted on the side of centerboard box so you could reach inside with your hand and check the steel cable to make sure it is not jammed. Make sure that you don't have any junk in the centerboard well that restricts it's movement.
09-18-2014 01:52 PM
krisscross
Re: Islands 15

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Originally Posted by kpowell01 View Post
Would you be able to take a picture of how the boom attaches to the mast. I have hardware on the boom, but not the mast.
On these boats the boom's gooseneck hardware slides into the mast's sail track. Boom is held in place by a downhaul line tied between the eye on the goosneck and a cleat at the bottom of the mast. That is a very common system on smaller boats.
09-18-2014 01:39 PM
kpowell01
Re: Islands 15

John,

I found sails at Baconsails, used ones. Just went throiugh their sail finder. they took a little refitting, which they did, but ended up not spending more than 350 for main and jib in excellet condition

Kevin
09-18-2014 01:38 PM
kpowell01
Re: Islands 15

John,

Thanks for the info you have sent me so far. As I am piecing this boat back together I am hitting a few road blocks. Would you be able to take a picture of how the boom attaches to the mast. I have hardware on the boom, but not the mast. Also, the mast step, I have hardware on base of the mast, but not on the hull itself. i am going to have a piece made, but need to know if it is mounted flat or if it has amny angle on it, like a shim of sorts below the mast. Pictures of the boom vang would be great as well so i can get that as well.

I am still hoping to at least sail a little before it gets too cold!

I hope this isn't a problem, if so let me know and i will keep hunting.
Thanks again!

Kevin
09-09-2014 04:04 PM
gerfris
Re: Islands 15

Has anyone had any experience making repairs to the centerboard of this boat? I just purchased one, and the centerboard is not functioning properly. There also was a few gallons of water in the bilge, that I am wondering if it came from the housing around the centerboard. Hasn't been sailed in over 10 years. Taking it on as a fall project.
08-12-2014 04:03 PM
JohnBPrice
Re: Islands 15

I'm in the process of resurrecting mine (I stopped using it when we had kids and it sat unused for years). I need to patch some mouse holes in the sails. If you like, I can measure my sails when I do. I can do the basic luff/leech lengths, I don't know how to determine sail draft, but any sail maker should be able to make reasonable guesses. BTW, I looked into getting new sails, but they were pretty expensive, $500 or so based on the size, so I didn't pursue it.
08-12-2014 10:35 AM
kpowell01
Re: Islands 15

Thanks John! Thats more than i had to start with!

Kevin
08-12-2014 09:49 AM
JohnBPrice
Re: Islands 15

It's just a brochure, no manual. The sails were labeled Bottger Sails, Lindenhurst, Long Island.

SailNet wont let me upload or post links, but the brochure is here if you remove the spaces

h t t p s://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=5C98F280198DE72!2298&authkey=!AG9RDblL8gllXvM&ithint=folder%2cjpg
08-11-2014 06:05 PM
kpowell01
Re: Islands 15

John,

I just got an 1986 Islands 15 for FREE, but it had no owners manual or sails and is missing most of the rigging. If you could email me the manual i would be ecstatic. Finding info on this boat is harder than finding Jimmy Hoffa!

Thx,

Kevin
08-10-2014 05:57 PM
JohnBPrice
Re: Islands 15

OK, your post is pretty old, but I just ran across it. I own an Islands 15 and it is an awesome newbie and family friendly boat. Quite broad and very stable. Easy to launch and sail. Almost impossible to capsize. When I got it, I had no experienced crew so I got something simple. I've sailed mine single handed and with 6 people on board. It is NOT a performance boat, it points horribly and has limited sail controls. I have my original brochure with some specs if you are still out there.
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