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Forum: Islander   02-01-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 6,324
Posted By 510datsun
Re: I-28 Vinyl Headliner Replacement

I added some better pics of the headliner and shelf area. I stained and put a satin finish on the batons and shelf panels.

Hope you like the new pics
Forum: Islander   01-28-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 6,324
Posted By 510datsun
Re: I-28 Vinyl Headliner Replacement

I didn't use glue, I used polyurethane. Poly is very sticky, more so then silicone, and silicone won't seal or adhere to gel-coat. The poly will hold the blocks in place while it cures. I used a...
Forum: Islander   01-26-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 6,324
Posted By 510datsun
Re: I-28 Vinyl Headliner Replacement

Ok, I finally got my interior some what as a finished look. I used white smooth finished FRP for the headliner, secured wood block spacers, used mahogany batons and trim. I used the wood blocks to...
Forum: Electric/Hybrid   12-24-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 4,675
Posted By 510datsun
Re: Electric repower ideas

I'm posting up on this thread because of very little activity in the classified section. I have a complete 5 Kw Electric Yacht motor set up. Would be a good option for a 27 Catalina or smaller...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-24-2014
Replies: 186
Views: 29,770
Posted By 510datsun
Re: Electric Propulsion - solidnav.com

I know this is an old thread, but was hoping some SolidNav owners might be still following the thread.

I have all but the motor and relay for a SolidNav 5KW motor. I upgraded my unit to a...
Forum: Islander   12-21-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 6,864
Posted By 510datsun
Re: Compresion post repaired

I replaced the mast foot, all new wires and lights. I think I used a 1 1/2 diameter PVC pipe, drilled both ends the OD of the tube, and silicone it in. Once in place the PVC tube will be supported...
Forum: Islander   12-20-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 6,864
Posted By 510datsun
Re: Compresion post repaired

That's an option too. Not sure if they would work 100 percent using just one jack. The Jack needs to be placed off to the side of the area you need to cutout at the floor under the compression...
Forum: Islander   12-20-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 6,864
Posted By 510datsun
Re: Compresion post repaired

I have finally gotten some time to post up pictures of when I jacked up the cabin top to do the repair on the compression post on my Islander 28.

I had my mast down for my repairs, but could be...
Forum: Islander   11-21-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,024
Posted By 510datsun
Re: Compression post on 1985 Islander 28

I would pull the bilge floor cover or look around the sole at the bottom of the post, and look to see if the compression post is all the way to the keel or if it is resting on the saloon plywood...
Forum: Islander   11-21-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 6,324
Posted By 510datsun
Re: I-28 Vinyl Headliner Replacement

I think this is the best overall solution and you can always add a headliner of your choice and method. The advantage to having just paint is you don't trap any water, you can see where you have...
Forum: Islander   11-14-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 6,324
Posted By 510datsun
Re: I-28 Vinyl Headliner Replacement

Sorry for taking so long to post a reply. I have almost finished my headliner replacement in the saloon area. I use a matt finished FRP and mahogany battens to cover the seams. I used 3/4" blocks...
Forum: Islander   04-25-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,490
Posted By 510datsun
Re: Islander 28 propeller location from shaft support?

Thanks for putting out your input and questions dacap06.

You are correct, I'm looking for an approximation to have an idea about the propeller size before going to a shop. I really don't trust...
Forum: Islander   04-21-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,490
Posted By 510datsun
Forum: Islander   04-21-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,490
Posted By 510datsun
Re: Islander 28 propeller location from shaft support?

I'm guessing you didn't read the first message I posted at the start of the thread, but I will recap it for you.

In my initial post at the start of the thread, I stated I have an electric motor....
Forum: Islander   04-19-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,490
Posted By 510datsun
Re: Islander 28 propeller location from shaft support?

Anyone out there that can answer about what prop is being run on the diesel power units?
Forum: Islander   04-19-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,490
Posted By 510datsun
Re: Islander 28 propeller location from shaft support?

Thank You very much for the help! :)

I will check it to make sure.
Forum: Islander   04-19-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 1,907
Posted By 510datsun
How I Jacked Up My Islander 28 Cabin Top for Compression Post Repair

I thought it would be better to put this as a separate topic versus adding it to "Compression post repair". http://www.sailnet.com/forums/islander/49806-compresion-post-repaired.html
When I first...
Forum: Islander   04-19-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,490
Posted By 510datsun
Re: Islander 28 propeller location from shaft support?

WOW, no help.:confused:

This is why I have posted detailed information and pictures of important fixes for the Islander 28, seems help is most likely non-existent or long time coming.

I guess...
Forum: Islander   04-14-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,490
Posted By 510datsun
Islander 28 propeller location from shaft support?

I'm going to replace my prop shaft, its bent, worn in grooves, and appears to short. My prop is within an inch or two of the shaft support. I bought the boat with an electric motor, and the prop...
Forum: Islander   04-13-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 6,864
Posted By 510datsun
Ah, I was the one who gave you the advice not...

Ah, I was the one who gave you the advice not Sailho, sorry Sailho, at least I think I was. I'm 510datsun, I posted up how I fixed the compression post with plenty of pictures, just didn't have the...
Forum: Islander   04-12-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 6,864
Posted By 510datsun
Re: Compression post repaired

Thank You for your positive comments on my fix post. I was hoping the effort was worth it to the Islander 28 community.

I do wish I had taken pictures of how I did the cabin top jack up part. I...
Forum: Islander   04-12-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 6,864
Posted By 510datsun
Re: Compression post repaired

I kinda covered how I jacked up the cabin top, mast, from my whole experience with this fix, you really need to de-mast the boat. To fix the counter top sag, you need to completely remove the metal...
Forum: Islander   03-30-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 6,864
Posted By 510datsun
Re: Compression post repaired

Ok, I finally finished the "Compression Post Repair", I'm going to attempt to recount my process of this fix for you.

First, after doing this repair, the best thing to do for this repair is to...
Forum: Islander   03-30-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 6,324
Posted By 510datsun
Re: I-28 Vinyl Headliner Replacement

downeast450,
thanks for the links on the spray on foam, may check in to using it on the boat. I have seen a spray on rubberized product used for car undercoating, an Eastwood Auto Supply product,...
Forum: Islander   03-27-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 6,324
Posted By 510datsun
Re: I-28 Vinyl Headliner Replacement

gknott, I would think the easiest method, and one I plan to use, is to attach 1/4 to 3/4 Styrofoam pieces cut out around all visible hardware. I know I'm lucky living were condensation is minimal...
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