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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
Osprey410
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Originally Posted by kevinlc View Post
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.
05-21-2010 07:16 PM
kevinlc
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
Osprey410 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
Osprey410 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!!!
05-16-2010 08:11 AM
Osprey410
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Originally Posted by huguley3 View Post
Better get moving or the weather will turn cold again!
Tell that to my back!!
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!
05-15-2010 08:51 AM
Osprey410 Click for picture slideshow:

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