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Search: Posts Made By: Paul Comte
Forum: Islander 10-17-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 880
Posted By Paul Comte
Re: I28 - Great Lakes PHRF Rating

The URL:
http://offshore.ussailing.org/Assets/Offshore/PHRF/Hi+Lo+Mean+Report+September+19+2011.pdf

will reveal an extensive list which is assembled by compiling fleet data.

The Islander 28...
Forum: Islander 10-16-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 923
Posted By Paul Comte
Re: Islander 28 waste tank

Our 1979 I28 still had the factory installed "Firestone" bag. Lord was it a stinky pig! I purchased a NAUTA (sp?) bag, additional fittings and installed it several years ago. I got a great deal on...
Forum: Islander 06-29-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,705
Posted By Paul Comte
Re: Islander 28 Backstay Adjuster Preferences

Sunday, sorry I missed your post of a week ago.

I added the shortest toggle I could find to the forestay and I believe it added in the neighborhood of three inches. I also cut a quarter of...
Forum: Islander 04-05-2012
Replies: 49
Views: 4,866
Posted By Paul Comte
Re: Compresion post repaired

Datsun, I have come to the conclusion that these boats are more "plastic" than we think. Everything seems to be moving a bit and maybe that is a survival strategy! I'll try to attach some images of...
Forum: Islander 04-05-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 676
Posted By Paul Comte
Re: Islander 28 mast rake

I am also interested in this topic. Our I-28 can change from a mild mannered & self tending but slow boat to a radical handful depending upon rake. Hindsight says I should have repaired the mast...
Forum: Islander 02-25-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,157
Posted By Paul Comte
"use the seat cushions of both settees..." Of...

"use the seat cushions of both settees..."
Of Course! Thanks Matt, this will make things a bunch more comfortable.

Paul Comte
Islander 28
Milwaukee, WI
Forum: Islander 12-10-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 914
Posted By Paul Comte
I think a blower is still a good idea on a diesel...

I think a blower is still a good idea on a diesel boat. It can provide cooling and fresh air to the compartment. Cool air and lost of it is what diesel's like to breathe... I believe they ...
Forum: Islander 10-24-2011
Replies: 49
Views: 4,866
Posted By Paul Comte
Re: water intrusion from deck stepped mast. I...

Re: water intrusion from deck stepped mast. I made a plastic (cheap cutting board) template to locate the wire location under the mast. Use the bolts as an index. Then after removing the mast step...
Forum: Islander 10-15-2011
Replies: 49
Views: 4,866
Posted By Paul Comte
Well "Sundayflyer32", I don't know why those...

Well "Sundayflyer32", I don't know why those other folks are ripping that post assembly apart. Unless the post is rotten, I can't see any reason to replace it. (even if split I'd install carriage...
Forum: Islander 10-14-2011
Replies: 49
Views: 4,866
Posted By Paul Comte
I changed out the plywood with 3/4" of AL plate. ...

I changed out the plywood with 3/4" of AL plate. The material needs to be large enough to cover both of the floors which are (basically) located under the compression post built in to the corner of...
Forum: Islander 08-09-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 3,281
Posted By Paul Comte
I used the excellent FEIN Multimaster w/ their...

I used the excellent FEIN Multimaster w/ their black saw blades to cut the cabin sole out on a 45 degree bevel. When I replaced the rotten floors and a soft hull section, I used thickened West...
Forum: Islander 08-06-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,133
Posted By Paul Comte
Cap't Wally Saildrive was I28 electrical

I mentioned your issues w/the saildrive to the guys who own "Wisdom", an I28 in Milwaukee. Lee graciously offered to take your calls and share his 28 (more?) years of care and feeding of their...
Forum: Islander 07-27-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,133
Posted By Paul Comte
Islander 28 Saildrive wiring

I will be on a 1978 Islander 28 equiped with the Johnson Sail Drive on Friday August 29th by about 4PM Central Standard time. I believe the boat is stock so I may be able to help you resolve your...
Forum: Islander 06-11-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 2,008
Posted By Paul Comte
i28 rig setup - scan of owner's manual

Here is a scan copy of the rig setup page from our 1979 i28 manual.

Before you begin adjusting, take a good look at the bolts and plates (and deck caulking of same). The rig could be loose...
Forum: Islander 06-01-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 2,008
Posted By Paul Comte
Rig tension

If no one else does before hand, I'll have my manual off the boat in two days...

Paul
Milwaukee, WI
Forum: Islander 05-25-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,017
Posted By Paul Comte
transducer location - was oil bath...

I think it is hard to beat a nice "short run" installation under the galley sink.

It has lots of advantages and only one "dis", it's already tight in the galley.

On the plus side; power is...
Forum: Islander 05-15-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,017
Posted By Paul Comte
depth transducer in oil bath

The 1977 i28 I crew aboard has its depth transduce installed in a tube under the port settee, immersed in mineral oil. I am not sure what bonds the tube to the hull but it has held for 34 hard...
Forum: Islander 04-27-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,926
Posted By Paul Comte
i28 hull thickness

Out depth sounder had stopped working and its installation had begun leaking. I found hull thickness of 1/2"-5/8" in the flat area just aft of the keel stub, a bit more where the depth sounder was...
Forum: Islander 04-18-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,705
Posted By Paul Comte
Islander 28 Backstay Adjuster Preferences

We own a Non-Split Backstay I28.

After making the hull repairs including the base plate under the Compression Post and adding a Mast Step Turning Block Plate (with fill of the dimple on cabin...
Forum: Islander 01-31-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,122
Posted By Paul Comte
You may find "Firestone" printed on that bag,...

You may find "Firestone" printed on that bag, it's original...
For one season I held off replacing mine by slipping a cover made from flex PVC (used/failed water toys) glued together with plumbers...
Forum: Islander 11-02-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 3,034
Posted By Paul Comte
I've got images of the before, during and after...

I've got images of the before, during and after replacing the floors etc. Building a place to post, will advise when complete.

BTW, I had composed a couple of paragraphs on the rudder thread...
Forum: Islander 10-28-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 3,034
Posted By Paul Comte
I-28 Keel stub construction?

Down,
I believe that "sealant" is thickened resin which the builders probably mixed up and poured in the stub as a leveling agent / bedding compound. On top of that thickened resin, they "float"...
Forum: Islander 10-28-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 3,034
Posted By Paul Comte
Down, I believe that "sealant" is thickened...

Down,
I believe that "sealant" is thickened resin which the builders probably mixed up and poured in the stub as a leveling agent / bedding compound. On top of that thickened resin, they "float"...
Forum: Islander 10-27-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 3,034
Posted By Paul Comte
Keel Stub Compression Plate & hull id

I replaced the broken FLOORS in our i28. The bottom of our 1979 keel stub has an eighth inch thick resin coating so I was unaware of a steel plate but now suspect it is there. Now I can see why it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-14-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 524
Posted By Paul Comte
Islander 28 spreader source

I am finishing the repaint of the spars on our 1979 Islander 28. The 1.25" AL tubing spreaders are stuck in the stainless weldment and the outer end fitting is also corroded, frozen screws etc.
...
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