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Search: Posts Made By: Skipaway
Forum: Islander 01-18-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 430
Posted By Skipaway
yes.

my 1976 brochure hypes pedestal steering as a convenience option. Love the quote in the maintenance section of the owners manual: "climb down below and check".
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-11-2013
Replies: 74
Views: 6,130
Posted By Skipaway
shock cord hook

downeast: couldn’t find that hook at hamilton, but did here:
Crab Traps & Supplies - Bag of 50 Small Crab Pot Hooks - Quantity Discount Available...
Forum: Islander 08-23-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 560
Posted By Skipaway
Re: islander 28...new owner and hull number question

interesting. my 1976 I28 HIN is XLYE2908M76I. no idea what that means or implies.

welcome to what i believe is a very nice sailing boat, in so many ways.

enjoy,
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-11-2013
Replies: 43
Views: 2,770
Posted By Skipaway
Re: R i p wolfenzee...dammit

So sad. I was hoping to meet him this comming weekend if I can make Perry’s rendezvous. His last post:...
Forum: Islander 04-07-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 3,709
Posted By Skipaway
Re: Compresion post repaired

Thanks, 510, for the great write-up & photos.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-15-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 920
Posted By Skipaway
Re: Overheated my Yanmar 20gm20f

Just discovered this thread which may be of interest:
http://www.sailnet.com/forums/gear-maintenance/88883-destroyed-impeller.html
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-15-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 920
Posted By Skipaway
Re: Overheated my Yanmar 20gm20f

Just a thought: any chance the water pump impeller got overheated or damaged from dry running and bits of it might get into the cooling passages? And, if so, will they flush out with normal water...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-10-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 5,519
Posted By Skipaway
Re: Shaft coupling removal and reinstallation

I’m doing all that + more; also plan to stick with conventional stuffing. Interesting that you have a 3/4” shaft; mine is 1/2”, so fewer options. I don’t have much to offer, so I’ll follow the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-07-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 5,519
Posted By Skipaway
Re: Shaft coupling removal and reinstallation

pschoonveld writes:
>Next, check the clearance between the dripless/stuffing box of your choice and the coupling. If you have an inch to spare, your next coupling could be a split coupling. The...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-07-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 6,829
Posted By Skipaway
Thanks for the comments. All sounds logical. ...

Thanks for the comments. All sounds logical. BTW, I have two Group 27 batteries on a [Off - 1 - Both - 2] switch.

I was looking at the Costco Group 27 Marine battery ($83; was $69 in Sept...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-06-2011
Replies: 31
Views: 6,829
Posted By Skipaway
deep cycle vs. dual purpose

Would this be a good time and place to comment on the deep cycle vs. dual purpose batteries, and what to look for? (I hope so!)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-27-2011
Replies: 332
Views: 101,427
Posted By Skipaway
WOW. We've already become butyl tape converts. ...

WOW. We've already become butyl tape converts. Now the discussion moves to quality of butyl tape! Actually seems an appropriate evolution.

- Charlie (what do I do with my home depot stuff?)
Forum: Announcements, Suggestions Box and Site Issues 05-21-2011
Replies: 63
Views: 8,939
Posted By Skipaway
Bob, let me be another to express sorrow with...

Bob, let me be another to express sorrow with you. Definitely not a HTFU occasion. We will all miss out on getting that forged SA 36 along with so many future opportunities. - Charlie
Forum: Islander 05-21-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,796
Posted By Skipaway
Offered not as a recommendation, but as a...

Offered not as a recommendation, but as a reference to another alternative.

I've got an old Standard Horizon depth finder with what looks like a transom mount transducer. Some prior owner cut a...
Forum: Islander 03-13-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,382
Posted By Skipaway
Great to have dedicated sites. But even greater...

Great to have dedicated sites. But even greater to have a sub-forum in which previous Islander owners contribute!
Forum: Islander 11-09-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 2,250
Posted By Skipaway
Thanks for that. Now I learn that bearing grease...

Thanks for that. Now I learn that bearing grease is not appropriate! (To much time on cars - if it has a zerk fitting, it gets grease.)
Forum: Islander 11-08-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 2,250
Posted By Skipaway
I am pleased to hear how "simple" the rudder...

I am pleased to hear how "simple" the rudder dropping went.

A bit curious about your description. Photo is of my ruder post - note the zerk fitting. Which implies, to me, that there is a bearing...
Forum: Islander 10-31-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 2,615
Posted By Skipaway
Couldn’t find a photo of my bilge in the dry...

Couldn’t find a photo of my bilge in the dry state. I do have the steel plate, and recall some sealant, but not as much as yours. I’ll look closer next week.

Interesting location for the knot...
Forum: Islander 10-31-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 2,250
Posted By Skipaway
Another I-28 watching this thread! It needs its...

Another I-28 watching this thread! It needs its prop shaft strut re-bedded, and perhaps some prop work. I hadn't even thought about the rudder, so thanks for that addition to my planning.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-01-2010
Replies: 43
Views: 3,501
Posted By Skipaway
Some thoughts after reading this far (depends on...

Some thoughts after reading this far (depends on the size of the dog - ours is a 70# Golden retriever):

If a heavy dog, the PFDs I’ve seen have straps underneath that, while might work in bringing...
Forum: Islander 09-01-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 4,090
Posted By Skipaway
Welcome, DL - Always nice to see another I28 on...

Welcome, DL - Always nice to see another I28 on sailnet.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-29-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,005
Posted By Skipaway
Spinaker pole topping lift for the forward hatch...

Spinaker pole topping lift for the forward hatch when not sailing. Adjustable from the cockpit, too.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-28-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 1,694
Posted By Skipaway
it so happens that I have been reviewing prior...

it so happens that I have been reviewing prior posts on climbing the mast and trying to understand climbing rigging, etc.

This post brings me back to [a simple solution?]. It seems to me that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-25-2010
Replies: 51
Views: 9,276
Posted By Skipaway
Love that video. But a question: that video,...

Love that video. But a question: that video, and others, have the anchor being pulled at “0” scope. The implication is that at higher scope (such as launching an anchor from a sailboat) the...
Forum: Diesel 05-09-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 2,753
Posted By Skipaway
I offer this comment without any knowledge or...

I offer this comment without any knowledge or expertise. Just an observation from adjusting valves on both gas and diesel auto engines. In at least two incidents I have found plugged oil drain...
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