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08-29-2012 10:54 PM
Compression Post

Here's a link to the thread with pictures of the substructure under the compression post to get you started. I will try to answer any questions you have on that thread.
08-29-2012 01:51 PM
Re: Islander 30 Mk II Tanks

I'd love to see photos. This is how my '75 is configured, though the tank is about 3.5 gallons.

I almost lost a chain plate last night (port side due to rot), so I have a little work to do. I'm particularly interested in how you reinforced the chain plates and what you found in the cabin sole. My cabin top appears to be crushed around the mast and the sole appears to have a slight depression.
08-29-2012 03:49 AM
Re: Islander 30 Mk II Tanks

1975 I3 MkII
Old thread I know ... but in case anyone is interested, i installed pump out-on starboard midship deck just aft of aft bulkhead. Black water tank is under aft portion of starboard setee.

Water tank is under V berth with 6" fill port on top of vberth.

I have reinforced all chain plates, cut out the cabin sole under mast and replaced compression post and base. Epoxied the bottom this year after stripping off many coats of bottom paint in case anyone is interested to start a thread to discuss that sort of thing. The Islander is such a beautiful boat to sail.

Hope you are all enjoying the summer sailing season!
05-06-2011 02:11 PM
SpcAlan1 fresh water - around 20-25 gallons - fill from inside the boat.
black water holding tank - probably 20 gallons - getting pumped out for the first time tonight.
water heater - have one - but don't know what kind
04-08-2011 12:48 PM
shogan50 How big are your respective holding tanks and what kind of water heaters do you have? Mine is a poly tank under port settee, with a deck fitting and is probably 5-6 gallons and I have a foot pump in the galley with no hot water.
04-08-2011 09:51 AM
joeording Thanks for the replies everyone. I just installed the holding tank under the starboard settee, it seems like that's where it was located previously. I don't think there was ever a deck fitting for pump out, it had a Lectrasan system and I think that was direct discharge after it was treated. I added a deck fitting and vent.

I haven't done anything about the water tank yet, but it looks like it was set up in the v-berth like most of your boats. One of these days. Our water heater is the tankless variety, and it's located in the lazarette, just behind the galley.
04-07-2011 02:40 PM
SpcAlan1 I have a 1979 Islander 30.

Fresh water tank - under port seats.
Waste Tank - v berth
water heater - right beside batteries below AC/DC panel cabinet.
02-11-2011 11:46 AM
garris46 I replaced the wood board over my water tank with plastic lumber and put in a see through round access hatch Beckson, one large enough to stick my arm in. You'll want to clean it every once in awhile, algae. I'm putting in a deck fill now got tired of tearing up the bedding. 1974 MK ll
02-06-2011 04:42 AM
Bingo We have a 74 Islander 30 Mk II, she's our pride and joy. Not sure how much benefit this to you but my water tank is as well directly under the forward V berth, the only access I have to it is by a plastic screw on circular cover that's is situated directly in the centre of the V berth approx. 1/2 foot towards the bow from the drop in cushion.

When I fill up with fresh water I run a garden hose through the forward hatch, pull the cushions aside and unscrew the cap. This cap is about the size of 6'' pizza. As for my holding tank, it's located under the starboard dinette seat that's closest to the bow. The holding tank is fairly small but works well for what we need.

Can't wait to get out on the water again.
01-30-2011 09:51 AM
joeording I did some more investigating, you're right that the tank is in the V berth. The hose runs through the port hanging locker in the V berth, and there's a T fitting which looks like it ran up to the where the deck fill used to be. It's been filled and painted over, you can't tell where it was. I think there's non-skid over it now.

I have a couple of follow-up questions: is there a way to seal the top without glassing it in that won't make the water taste weird or leech chemicals? I have a tube of 3M 4000 UV that I've been using for deck hardware and portlights, but I don't know if that's good for this application. It looks like it was screwed down previously, some residue from a seal maybe but it was cleaned up well and hard to tell what was there, maybe butyl rubber?

The gel coat that's in there now is in good shape. Should I paint it anyway? Epoxy?
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