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Forum: Islander   06-22-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 4,292
Posted By spillarc
Re: How Does Your Islander Sail?

The weather hasn't changed here at all....We'll be in the triple digits by the end of this weekend. We're just getting into night sailing season for me.

On the subject of my boat's sailing...
Forum: Islander   06-21-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 4,292
Posted By spillarc
Re: How Does Your Islander Sail?

Tom,

I sail the same boat, an 83 model with the original tired main and 150% genoa in the standard draft configuration. Although I haven't taken the time to record boat speeds at particular wind...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-23-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 925
Posted By spillarc
Re: Kemah Texas Mast Stepping

I recommend Clear Lake Marine Center at the link below. They have one of the only boat yards in the area that allow do-it-your-selfers.

Clear Lake Marine Center in Seabrook, Texas, United States...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-05-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 13,950
Posted By spillarc
Boat Maintenance Budget

A good friend and former boat owner recently asked me the same question as he is contemplating making the plunge into boat ownership again. I've pasted what I sent him below.

"As for budgeting...
Forum: SailNet FAQ   11-25-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,284
Posted By spillarc
If I make it over to mine I will take a photo...

If I make it over to mine I will take a photo this weekend. I just had new hatchboards built for mine and the companionway hatch does rest on the top hatchboard. When I first received the new...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-15-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 6,397
Posted By spillarc
Beta Marine Diesels are made in the UK...I would...

Beta Marine Diesels are made in the UK...I would imagine you could get it serviced in the UK. Last time I checked, the UK is outside of the US.

Love my Beta!
Forum: Islander   11-10-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 2,620
Posted By spillarc
Prop for Beta 16 on Islander Bahama 30

Just wanted to throw in my two cents for what it's worth.

A couple of years ago I repowered my IB30 with a Beta 16 using recommendations from the folks at Beta US. The prop is 13" x 8" three...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-21-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 716
Posted By spillarc
Ditto for Mike Firestone....He surveyed my boat...

Ditto for Mike Firestone....He surveyed my boat before I purchased it and he traveled to the League City area to do it....He came highly recommended to me and did a great job.
Forum: Islander   03-14-2011
Replies: 33
Views: 5,149
Posted By spillarc
Beta Marine Transmission and Prop specs

shogan50,

My Beta 16 has the straight TMC 40 Transmission. I had to have some engine mounts fabricated to raise the engine in order to achieve the proper shaft alignment.

As for the prop pitch...
Forum: Morgan   10-21-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 1,508
Posted By spillarc
Exactly right....I repowered this past summer...

Exactly right....I repowered this past summer from an engine with LH rotation to one with RH rotation....Just required a new prop.

Now the prop walk when in reverse takes me to port right into my...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   10-20-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By spillarc
Welcome fellow brown water sailor. :)

Welcome fellow brown water sailor.

:)
Forum: Islander   10-15-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 5,149
Posted By spillarc
Repower Islander Bahama 30

I hired someone to help me with the install, but I did as much as I could myself.

For removing the old engine we removed as many pieces as possible as the Volvo weighs 400+ [lbs]. We then put the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-14-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 2,248
Posted By spillarc
Islander

I've never sailed on the Irwin, but I own a 83' Islander Bahama 30 (same hull as the I30) and it sails great and is very comfortable. The one you are looking at appears to be in nice shape and the...
Forum: Islander   10-14-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 5,149
Posted By spillarc
Sound Marine Diesel

2 more cents....If you look at Beta you might want to get a quote from Joe DeMers at Sound Marine Diesel in Connecticut. I live in Texas and mail ordered mine from him. Joe is a wealth of knowlege...
Forum: Islander   10-13-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 5,149
Posted By spillarc
Smile IB 30 Repower

Kent,

Just to throw in my 2 cents, thought I would share my recent repower experience. I repowered my 83' Islander Bahama 30 this year with a Beta 16 after a good deal of research on models from...
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