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05-28-2013 11:17 AM
twelch
Re: Islander 28 vs Islander Bahama 30 vs Irwin Cititation 34

Wellllll, to my great disappointment, I had to opt for knee surgery. Knee replacement has sort of set me back in my time frame here.
05-28-2013 10:30 AM
abrahamx
Re: Islander 28 vs Islander Bahama 30 vs Irwin Cititation 34

soooooooooooooooooooooooo, what did you decide?
04-07-2013 01:04 AM
bobperry
Re: Islander 28 vs Islander Bahama 30 vs Irwin Cititation 34

Tommy:
Let me know if you want any drawings. Happy to help you see this adventure through any way I can.
Bob P.
04-06-2013 09:52 PM
twelch
Re: Islander 28 vs Islander Bahama 30 vs Irwin Cititation 34

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welch:
When I design any boat I seldom put limits on it's use. I rely on sound design principles and the common sense of the owner. That said, the I-28 was never designed to be an long range offshore cruising boat. It's a bit small for that. As you already know, tankage is a concern for long trips.The primary intended use for the I-28 ws coastal cruising and club racing. I see no reason your I-28 could not make this trip. The only caveat would be that large companionway and lack of a bridgedeck. Make sure you have a way of locking in the lower drop board so it comes up to seat level. The little I-28 is a good heavy weather sailer and if you choose you time right you should be just fine assuming you are a competant offshore sailor and have the boat rigged for offshore sailing.
Thank you Bob. I surely do appreciate and value your input on this.

Tommy
04-06-2013 01:52 PM
bobperry
Re: Islander 28 vs Islander Bahama 30 vs Irwin Cititation 34

welch:
When I design any boat I seldom put limits on it's use. I rely on sound design principles and the common sense of the owner. That said, the I-28 was never designed to be an long range offshore cruising boat. It's a bit small for that. As you already know, tankage is a concern for long trips.The primary intended use for the I-28 ws coastal cruising and club racing. I see no reason your I-28 could not make this trip. The only caveat would be that large companionway and lack of a bridgedeck. Make sure you have a way of locking in the lower drop board so it comes up to seat level. The little I-28 is a good heavy weather sailer and if you choose you time right you should be just fine assuming you are a competant offshore sailor and have the boat rigged for offshore sailing.
04-06-2013 11:02 AM
twelch
Re: Islander 28 vs Islander Bahama 30 vs Irwin Cititation 34

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Ok then, bear with me, I'm kind of new at this, but if you are going voyaging in your I-28 then it will be inevitable that you are going to load the boat up aft. That is going to disturb your trim that was so artfully arranged by the designer. At great effort I might add. So, why not put a 20 gallon water tank under the V berth? You could use this weight to help correct trim.
I will defer to your expertise. After all, I think you personally know the designer of this marvelous little ship. While looking at it Tuesday morning I will make it a point to take this into consideration.

While your here, may I ask you, do you think the I-28 is capable of a voyage from the Bahamas to the BVI? Or did you design the boat for strictly costal sailing? I really like the I-28, but I am struggling here.

Tommy
04-05-2013 07:58 PM
bobperry
Re: Islander 28 vs Islander Bahama 30 vs Irwin Cititation 34

Ok then, bear with me, I'm kind of new at this, but if you are going voyaging in your I-28 then it will be inevitable that you are going to load the boat up aft. That is going to disturb your trim that was so artfully arranged by the designer. At great effort I might add. So, why not put a 20 gallon water tank under the V berth? You could use this weight to help correct trim.
04-05-2013 04:17 PM
twelch
Re: Islander 28 vs Islander Bahama 30 vs Irwin Cititation 34

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welch:
You have to add it under the V berth. But why do you need that much water? Are you going to be doing laundry? 600 buyers thought the boat was fine with standard tankage.
My intent is to sail the Bahamas, and perhaps farther south, perhaps the BVI. Water on the passage from the Bahamas to the BVI is of importance. I can drink a gallon a day, maybe more. I know that is a small boat for such a trip, but hey. It has been done.

Tommy
04-05-2013 03:21 PM
chucklesR
Re: Islander 28 vs Islander Bahama 30 vs Irwin Cititation 34

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welch:
You have to add it under the V berth. But why do you need that much water? Are you going to be doing laundry? 600 buyers thought the boat was fine with standard tankage.
Or carried extra in jerry can's.

It's not just about getting there, it's hang time while you are there, and getting back Bob.
04-05-2013 02:12 PM
bobperry
Re: Islander 28 vs Islander Bahama 30 vs Irwin Cititation 34

welch:
You have to add it under the V berth. But why do you need that much water? Are you going to be doing laundry? 600 buyers thought the boat was fine with standard tankage.
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