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Forum: Island Packet   01-24-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 6,469
Posted By mikeronie
If you don't get an answer go to the email lists...

If you don't get an answer go to the email lists within sailnet and look up the Island Packet forum and ask the same question.
Mike IP350
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-22-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 5,438
Posted By mikeronie
I had one on my old Ericson 32-2. It worked well...

I had one on my old Ericson 32-2. It worked well for the 5 years I owned the the boat after installation. It would hold the boat on course while under sail or power. I also had it interfaced with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-16-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 5,167
Posted By mikeronie
I have a Lighthouse windlass. It's a brute. It...

I have a Lighthouse windlass. It's a brute. It does have a 2 speed manual function. One is on top and has, I think a 60:1 ratio which would be slow but powerfull (ment for kledging). The other in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-16-2007
Replies: 35
Views: 5,082
Posted By mikeronie
I helped a friend install Kato davits on his...

I helped a friend install Kato davits on his Island Packet 40. Very nice units.
Mike
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-02-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 982
Posted By mikeronie
I have Direct TV and can't find it. Which...

I have Direct TV and can't find it. Which channel?
Mike
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-27-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 1,484
Posted By mikeronie
Ch 16 in NOT to be used for radio checks.

Ch 16 in NOT to be used for radio checks.
Forum: Island Packet   11-20-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 3,557
Posted By mikeronie
What ever you get make sure it will auto shut...

What ever you get make sure it will auto shut down if it falls over. A friend lost his life earler this year when his heater was knocked over and started a fire in his IP38.
Mike IP350 #131
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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-14-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 6,003
Posted By mikeronie
Take a look at the Lighthouse windlass. It's a...

Take a look at the Lighthouse windlass. It's a brute.
Mike
Forum: Island Packet   11-12-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 1,560
Posted By mikeronie
I would have the dealer replace the sensor on the...

I would have the dealer replace the sensor on the alarm. Also as LPG and other fuels are heaver than air I would make sure there is nothing leaking, smal LPG bottles, gasoline or diesel anywhere in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-26-2006
Replies: 30
Views: 3,478
Posted By mikeronie
Since you are making a very big change in your...

Since you are making a very big change in your life might I suggest you charter a boat out of both areas and check it out for you likes and dislikes.

Mike
Forum: Island Packet   10-14-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 1,761
Posted By mikeronie
I have a 2002 IP350 #131. It has a 40 HP engine...

I have a 2002 IP350 #131. It has a 40 HP engine with a Max Prop. For the most part I run the engine at 2800 to 3000 RPM. I generaly get an average of .75 GPH. When the boat was new we took a shake...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-05-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 787
Posted By mikeronie
Go to the Island packet list and ask the...

Go to the Island packet list and ask the question. There are a whole bunch of IP owners who might be able to help you. Click on the Resources tab at the top of this web side, go down to Email lists...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-24-2006
Replies: 59
Views: 11,684
Posted By mikeronie
Something to think about. Sand all finish off,...

Something to think about. Sand all finish off, apply 2 or 3 coats of varnish then cover with 2 to 3 coats of Cetol gloss. I have seen 2 boats done this way it looks great. What you have is the best...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-23-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 1,673
Posted By mikeronie
It cost me $500. I think they had to move a...

It cost me $500. I think they had to move a valve in the keel.
Mike
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-21-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 1,673
Posted By mikeronie
Don't mess with the boards. I took my 310 to a...

Don't mess with the boards. I took my 310 to a local shop and had them fit an air floor from a Mercury inflatable. Works good, the only draw back is it reduces the leg room. I also got an electric...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-14-2006
Replies: 29
Views: 2,295
Posted By mikeronie
You can't get away from sales tax in California...

You can't get away from sales tax in California by having your boat documented. Now the only way is to take off shore delivery and be out of the state for 12 months. When I did my new boat (October...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-11-2006
Replies: 38
Views: 24,744
Posted By mikeronie
Windship: My old Ericson 32 would point closer...

Windship:
My old Ericson 32 would point closer to the wind and sail faster in light air than my IP however when the wind kicks up to 15 knots or so close hauled with 5+ foot seas the ride was...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-31-2006
Replies: 38
Views: 24,744
Posted By mikeronie
I know this is an old thread however I must add...

I know this is an old thread however I must add my 2 cents worth. My first boat was a 1972 Ericson 32 current boat is an Island Packet 350. The only thing the Ericson had over the IP is it's light...
Forum: Island Packet   06-22-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 2,016
Posted By mikeronie
Alastair: I would suggest you go up on the...

Alastair:
I would suggest you go up on the email list section under the rescources tab and find the Island packet list. Sign on and ask your question. That group is very active and you have a...
Forum: Island Packet   05-14-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 1,924
Posted By mikeronie
Ralph: I had a leak in the aft cabin but not in...

Ralph:
I had a leak in the aft cabin but not in the overhead light. It was one of the stantions.
Suggest you go up on the IP Home port or on the sailnet Island Packet discussion list and post...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-13-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 1,091
Posted By mikeronie
My last boat was a 1972 Ericson 32-2. It was a...

My last boat was a 1972 Ericson 32-2. It was a great learning boat for us. Things to look for:
1. Check the compression post under the mast, some boats have been compressed so much they cause...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-06-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 1,500
Posted By mikeronie
My 1972 Ericson 32 did not have the numbers in...

My 1972 Ericson 32 did not have the numbers in the hull. A 3 digit number was stamped on the tiller plate.
Mike
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-02-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 595
Posted By mikeronie
If none of you have sailing and navigation...

If none of you have sailing and navigation experence it is my opinion that you not try this trip until you get the training and experence. The ocean can be very unfriendly.

There are a lot of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-01-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 2,539
Posted By mikeronie
I anchored in 80 feet last year at Catalina...

I anchored in 80 feet last year at Catalina Island off Southern California.
Mike
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-28-2006
Replies: 40
Views: 29,292
Posted By mikeronie
Dennis: Your correct about the IP38. I have an...

Dennis:
Your correct about the IP38. I have an IP350 which is 35' on deck and 36'10" LOA.
Last October several members of my Yacht club were in one of the coves on Catalina island when a storm...
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