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11-05-2014 10:37 AM
JohnBPrice
Re: Islands 15

Sorry, I haven't checked in for a while. The boom mount on my Islands 15 is just as Krisscross described, the tube at the end of the goose neck slides up the track on the mast and is held up with the bolt rope when the sail is raised. A downhaul goes to the cleat on the mast. My boat does not have a vang.

I had the need to take out my center board to replace the lift rope. There are two access ports on either side of the trunk. Through these you can reach the bolt that holds the center board in place. No bearings, the center board has a simple bushing. Not a likely place for much leakage unless it is damaged, though you could apply some caulk. There is a hole through the inner and outer centerboard trunks for the lift rope, I suspect this is where the leak is when under way. You might be able to put a sleeve in it to stop water leaking in between the hulls. There is also a small hole at the top of the inner center board trunk for no apparent reason. You would have to pull the center board to plug it.

The mast step is a stainless plate with two side flanges about a half inch high that fit outside the sides of the mast plate. The flanges have holes drilled where the holes are in the mast plate. A pin goes through the aft most hole, through the mast plate with the mast lowered. Thus you can lift the mast and it will pivot up on the pin. Mine did not have any pin for the forward hole, only the jib stay and shrouds hold it up.
09-18-2014 03:00 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 02:52 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 02:39 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 02:38 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 05:04 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 05:03 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 11:35 AM
kpowell01
Re: Islands 15

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

Kevin
08-12-2014 10:49 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 07:05 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
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