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Forum: Island Packet   06-06-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 3,065
Posted By Jim-SW
350 Holding tank leak

George,

I have a 32 that needed a HT replacement a couple of years ago, but mine is under a port side cushion and accessible. First thing I'd do in your case is call IP; they may help with the...
Forum: Island Packet   05-30-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 1,218
Posted By Jim-SW
The "rotten egg smell" usually comes from the...

The "rotten egg smell" usually comes from the hoses, not the potable water tank. The most effective way to clean it is to add a hose Y valve to the system (it goes in backwards (see pictures in...
Forum: Island Packet   02-23-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 2,713
Posted By Jim-SW
Rendezvous

Bad Santa,

We are on the Choptank so a rendezvous may be possible, perhaps in conjunction with our cruising plans, not yet firmed up, to go done Norfolk way.

How did you make out with your...
Forum: Island Packet   12-23-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 12,009
Posted By Jim-SW
3gm30f

Bad Santa,

I think I replied on this thread when you posted your last request, but I can't find the reply so maybe it didn't go through or is floating around in cyberspace. I had my 3GM30F...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-28-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 8,207
Posted By Jim-SW
With all the symptoms you have posted over the...

With all the symptoms you have posted over the last month, you may very well be at that rebuild vs. new question. Unless you are an experienced diesel mechanic, I wouldn't recommend trying to rebuild...
Forum: Island Packet   08-30-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 4,845
Posted By Jim-SW
I guess the first question to be answered is how...

I guess the first question to be answered is how often would you be using it? One of the things I like about the older design is that there is no swim platform. If I'm going to drag around another...
Forum: Island Packet   06-27-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 1,654
Posted By Jim-SW
Rocky, Probably not. I raised it on the Catalina...

Rocky, Probably not. I raised it on the Catalina because we kept it on a mooring and the weight of the tackle pulled the bow down enough that I was getting growth above the antifouling paint. The 32...
Forum: Island Packet   06-27-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 1,552
Posted By Jim-SW
don, The IPODG is on Sail Net's site. Log...

don,

The IPODG is on Sail Net's site. Log onto sailnet.net, look for discussion groups and pick the Island Packet. You have to join (log in) to Sail Net, but they don't flood you with ads and...
Forum: Island Packet   06-21-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 1,654
Posted By Jim-SW
Rocky, I haven't raised the waterline on our...

Rocky,

I haven't raised the waterline on our 32 #1, but I did it on a previously owned Catalina 27. I suspect the simplist way is to just move the bottom paint up to the boot stripe; that would...
Forum: Island Packet   06-21-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 1,552
Posted By Jim-SW
Don, Your chosen carrier will have to get...

Don,

Your chosen carrier will have to get permits for each state the boat travels thru, and there is no consistancy in regs; the permit issuer is supposed to check clearances.

I've been out of...
Forum: Island Packet   05-21-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 9,818
Posted By Jim-SW
Keith, Almost all boats in the size range...

Keith,

Almost all boats in the size range you listed are very good boats, the difference is how much creature comfort you want and how much weather YOU can handle. Your discription of your...
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