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|06-26-2015 02:13 AM|
Re: Islander 21 ~ first sailboat!
I think they're Iron, according to sailboat data
Originally Posted by Osprey410 View Post
|07-12-2010 10:03 PM|
|Osprey410||I believe it is lead and there is plenty of rust there. I still have yet to launch her b/c my back just hasnt been good enough to complete the work necessary to launch.|
|05-28-2010 10:48 AM|
|huguley3||What is your keel made of? Mine is internal and lead and I don't think lead rusts.|
|05-26-2010 06:39 PM|
|Osprey410||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?|
|05-24-2010 08:01 AM|
Originally Posted by kevinlc View Post
|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.
|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:
Note - the dark area is where I polished and waxed. There is still no shine and does not feel "waxed."
|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
*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)
|05-16-2010 08:11 AM|
Originally Posted by huguley3 View Post
|05-16-2010 06:03 AM|
|huguley3||Fun! Need some pics of the cockpit though. Better get moving or the weather will turn cold again!|
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