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04-10-2012 09:59 AM
Re: Bahama 30 exhaust

It is going to end up about $450. I have already had the lines done from pictures and the brochure. I will post a few pics. Mine is ready to be mounted and looks great.
04-09-2012 10:25 PM
Re: Bahama 30 exhaust


I would be interested in knowing what the price is on a half model. Having spent as much money on the engine etc I suspect that any more "extra" spending on the boat may not be considered good for my sailing career, if you know what I mean! I have kept a log of all my efforts in the installation and will be sending it to Rick VanMell of the Islander 36 Association. He is interested in posting it on their website as an educational/informational document. I will let you know when it's posted.

04-05-2012 09:19 AM
Re: Bahama 30 exhaust

our original plans were for 3 weeks in August up to Desolation Sound, but we have an aging dog and will not be able to leave him that long, so will probably just take a week. He is a 13 year old lab great dane mix that has been my buddy for a long time. We lost our 17 year old Shepard Rottweiler mix last year in August, causing us to miss cruising all together.

I would love to see picks of your install, and have to get pics of mine posted!
04-04-2012 10:11 AM
Re: Bahama 30 exhaust

I'm glad to hear your installation is working out. It would be interesting to compare set-ups and performance with these combinations. It's too bad you can't get up here in July but I can understand the distance/time. We're also going on our summer sailing vacation in August this year, up to the Sunshine Coast and Princess Louisa Inlet in the first three weeks. Perhaps our paths will cross.....
04-04-2012 12:45 AM
Re: Bahama 30 exhaust

got mine done and splashed. She started on the first try, had problems putting her back in the slip as the shift cable broke as we pulled into the marina. All fixed with new cables. Routing the exhaust out the side was a smart move. Also really like the flex o fold prop, although we have had minimal boat time because of the crappy weather. I am looking forward to a spin within the next couple weeks. I would love to get up for your rondevouz but dont think we can get up there that early. We usually cruise in August.

Also I am having a half hull made by a gentleman in Ontario, I think. Had lines reconstructed from the sales brochures. If you are interested in one let me know, I can hook you up.

04-03-2012 10:33 PM
Re: Bahama 30 exhaust

Hey Kent

The Beta 20 is finally running! After much trial and tribulation, all the parts have arrived and she started on the first attempt! I've had the Islander out for a test run and all works just fine, very nice and quiet with minimal vibration. A bit more tweeking on the exhaust and controls and we'll be ready for the summer! How is your project going?
02-12-2012 04:13 PM
hanscan This News is the latest, to late for you kent, Polly stripper is used by some boat yards, it's
cheap, safe and it works. Cheers! Splash with Champangne or Tequila

02-11-2012 11:19 AM
kentg Well the day is here! I am splashing Jazzed after about 4 months on the hard with a new Beta 16, and Flex o Fold 13X10 folding prop! Will post some pics after I get them downloaded from the camera.

Hows it going Bert? Would love to see pics of the sail drive when done.

12-18-2011 11:13 AM
kentg I feel your pain, my prior owner never barrier coated, just added more coats of bottom paint. It looked like I had big blisters, but was just between layers of bottom paint. last summer I took a wood chisel to the old paint and spent probably 40 hours just scraping off the old paint. it was so thick sanding didnt work!
12-17-2011 01:08 PM
bvermeer The stern through-hulls (all four of them) are still there. Two used for the cockpit drains, the others used for the manual bilge pump and two electric bilge pumps. I'm putting a water separator in the exhaust system so I will be linking that to the manual bilge pump as well.

So today I'm into the 80th hour of sanding the bottom off "Natasha". When I removed the bottom paint (scrapping) to deal with the blisters I found that it was the previous repair that had failed. Someone, somewhere in the past, repaired a bunch of random blisters. Those repairs have been very successful with none of them re-blistering, and no new blisters. However, the barrier coat they put on blistered completely. I suspect the hull wasn't dry enough when the barrier coat was applied. So I have been sanding all remnants of the barrier coat off down to the original gelcoat and, in places, down to the fiberglass. It's been lots of fun so far!
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