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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-26-2003
Replies: 7
Views: 1,051
Posted By rpowell
wind instruments

I am considering the addition of an instrument to report wind speed & apparent wind direction to my 35''. The cost of purchasing & installing it is causing me to doubt that its cost justified. Any...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-02-2002
Replies: 8
Views: 1,167
Posted By rpowell
2QM15 Engine Zinc

Finally got this job done last Friday. The cover nut takes a 22mm wrench. After liberal doses of PB Blaster & tapping it came off by hand!! Thanks for your help.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-06-2002
Replies: 8
Views: 1,167
Posted By rpowell
2QM15 Engine Zinc

Thanks.... any idea as to the size of the bolthead... its larger than my 17mm wrench.

Bob
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-05-2002
Replies: 8
Views: 1,167
Posted By rpowell
2QM15 Engine Zinc

Our "new" 1980 Irwin 30 is powered by a 2QM15. The engine zinc appears to be located facing aft under what appears to be a large square head. I haven''t been able to replace the zinc, because I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-21-2002
Replies: 1
Views: 641
Posted By rpowell
Isolators

I located a pretty good answer to my question at the following link:
http://www.boatus.com/seaworthy/galvanic/

Sorry, Sam & Sailnet staff... I searched sailnet.com for marine isolators with no...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-21-2002
Replies: 1
Views: 641
Posted By rpowell
Isolators

I recently purchased my "first" boat, which came with an marine isolator... what''s it function & how does it work?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-31-2001
Replies: 3
Views: 2,206
Posted By rpowell
Chart Plotter Installation

Where & how to mount the CP150 is also an issue for me. I''d like to mount it convenient to the helm, but not sure as to how. I''m also concerned about weather damage and theft if located in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-28-2001
Replies: 3
Views: 2,206
Posted By rpowell
Chart Plotter Installation

For Christmas my children gave me a Standard Horizon CP150 Chart Plotter. I was so excited that I read the owner''s manual start to finish. Now I''m anxious, because the installation instructions...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-28-2001
Replies: 3
Views: 3,237
Posted By rpowell
Yanmar 2QM15

Thanks for your posting... We ended up buying the Irwin. During the survey, I was able to sea trial her and was impressed by how she handled. To shut down the engine there is a fuel cutoff, similar...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-21-2001
Replies: 0
Views: 1,249
Posted By rpowell
Nissan Inflatable

Looking to research a Nissan Inflatable, but cannot find any web sites that will give info about model NX82B... Any ideas??
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-16-2001
Replies: 1
Views: 1,238
Posted By rpowell
Inflatable Dinghy

I''ve heard that there is a lively used dinghy market, but I''ve not had much luck finding it. Please help!!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-16-2001
Replies: 2
Views: 926
Posted By rpowell
Inflatable Dinghy

I''ve heard that there is a lively used dinghy market, but I''ve not been able to locate it. Not sure where to look... please help!!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-14-2001
Replies: 1
  Manuals
Views: 1,136
Posted By rpowell
Manuals

We just purchased a 1980 Irwin 30. We love the boat, but only have the Yanmar engine manual. Where could I locate manuals for systems like the Autohelm ST4000, the refrigerator unit, and battery...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-13-2001
Replies: 11
Views: 9,435
Posted By rpowell
Irwin 30

Had the ssurvey & sea trial today, and she "sailed" through it!! The surveyor was impressed by how well preserved she is & how well she sailed. Since I''ve never been on an Irwin before, I was glad...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-07-2001
Replies: 11
Views: 9,435
Posted By rpowell
Irwin 30

Thanks David,

We made an offer yesterday, which was accepted after a little negotiation. As the excitement wanes some and I begin to arrange for the survey, insurance, slip, spring launch, etc, it...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-03-2001
Replies: 11
Views: 9,435
Posted By rpowell
Irwin 30

Thanks for your thoughts.... We live in South Jersey, and once we make the leap, plan to sail in the Chesapeake. Your opinions regarding sailing performance confirm what others have been saying......
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-01-2001
Replies: 3
Views: 3,237
Posted By rpowell
Yanmar 2QM15

I''m considering buying a 30 foot boat (Irwin) with a 1980 Yanmar 2QM15 and would appreciate comments regarding reliability, performance, and known problems with the engine.
Thanks,
Bob
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-01-2001
Replies: 5
Views: 8,294
Posted By rpowell
FORCE FIVE SAILBOAT

I used to sail my inlaws'' Force 5. To rig that boat the sail had a sleeve that we slid over the mast. Seems to me that would be difficult if launching from a larger boat. Additionally, it was...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-31-2001
Replies: 11
Views: 9,435
Posted By rpowell
Irwin 30

We''re seriously considering buying an 1980 Irwin 30 Citation. Before making the leap for our first boat, we''d appreciate some advice from those who own or have owned one. We are interested in...
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