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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-11-2009
Replies: 52
Views: 5,062
Posted By ranes
Thank You To All

I appreciate all of the posting on this subject. I am in the process of building a rudder using the old rudder as a template. So far so good I should have the new shaft out of 6082 aluminum this...
Forum: Islander   11-24-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 3,317
Posted By ranes
when we had our 37MS out this past spring I did...

when we had our 37MS out this past spring I did notice a phonolic ring at the top of the rudder at the hull. Ours was hanging out and cracked. I did not think anything about it and later learned the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-04-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 3,164
Posted By ranes
I had my Islander 37MS rudder shaft fail this...

I had my Islander 37MS rudder shaft fail this season. I am in the process of gathering information and material to build one. I think they recommend aluminum 6082 for strength, weight savings and...
Forum: Islander   11-03-2008
Replies: 0
Views: 1,078
Posted By ranes
Rudder Shaft Issues

I have an 37MS and my rudder shaft failed at the top of the rudder. Can anyone help me with the fit of Islander rudders. Is there a bottom bearing or is it just a fiberglass tube. My boat is still in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-27-2008
Replies: 52
Views: 5,062
Posted By ranes
Thank you

Thanks for the advice I will look him up. I did read how to lay up a rudder and I may try this. I found a good source for rudder shafts.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-21-2008
Replies: 52
Views: 5,062
Posted By ranes
Rudder Overhaul

I had my rudder shat fail this weekend on the bay. The shaft failed right at the top of the rudder ( typical failure spot from exposure to the elements). I was able to retrieve the rudder (well Tow...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-08-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 1,627
Posted By ranes
Thank you for the Depco source they had...

Thank you for the Depco source they had everything I needed. These guys are my new best friends. I appreciate your help.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-06-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 603
Posted By ranes
Savannah Area Marinas

I may be moving my Islander 37MS to Savannah and am looking for a deep water marina at a reasonable annual slip rates. Does anyone have advice as to where we might find sailor friendly marinas in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-06-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 1,627
Posted By ranes
Sherwood B06 Raw Water Pump Parts

Help! I have a 4-107 on my Islander 37MS. I have the early Sherwood B06 raw water pump. It was superceded by the G65. I need a major rebuild kit #11421 does anyone have a source for these kits or ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-14-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 3,141
Posted By ranes
I think Boats over 12 meters around 40 feet...

I think Boats over 12 meters around 40 feet require greater than 1 mile visibility. I have a 37 foot boat and bought a 5 watt anchor light to meet the 1 mile range. if your light is brighter than a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-02-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 2,487
Posted By ranes
Wire Luff Sails (free standing furling)

Can any wire luff sail be used with a furling drum and a swivel at the top. I need a free standing furling head sail that I can tension without hanks. I was looking in Bacons and found several that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-01-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 916
Posted By ranes
Thank you

Thank you for the info I thought that is what happened. I did not notice any water dripping from there last year. I am going on the hard for 2 weeks I will re-build it then.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-01-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 916
Posted By ranes
Perkins Raw water pump

I just replaced the impeller on our 4-108 every thing is good except I get 2 to 3 drops a minute out of the pump shaft weep hole behind the impeller housing. I did not see a shaft O-ring when I...
Forum: Islander   01-17-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 14,886
Posted By ranes
Grump got your email

I got you email and tried to reply(no joy) I don't know what happened but here is our story. We bought Dreamcatcher in New Orleans a year after Katrina. She had some scars, but nothing to bad. I...
Forum: Islander   01-09-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 14,886
Posted By ranes
GrumpyMX

I am sorry that I have not been back to check on my thread. I am glad there is another person out there that has purchased a 37MS. We have had our for 2 seasons now on the Chesapeake. We are having...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-11-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 2,610
Posted By ranes
Thank you for you comments.

Thank you for you comments.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-09-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 2,610
Posted By ranes
SSB Un Insulated Backstay

I have read alot about backstay isolators, Can anyone tell me if I can use my backstay as is for SSB radio use. I have read the more length you have the better as long as your ground plane is good. I...
Forum: Islander   07-03-2006
Replies: 32
Views: 14,886
Posted By ranes
Islander 37MS owners

Is there any 37MS owners out there. I would like to discuss boat stuff with you. I have out Dream Catcher in Baltimore. Please respond and let share info.
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