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Search: Posts Made By: rstackjd
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-19-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 5,184
Posted By rstackjd
Re: ???to ditch wheel steering ???

I know this is an old post - but do you have any pictures of the wheel set-on on the Islander 28? I am a "new" owner of a 1976 Islander 28 with tiller steering. Very curious about the wheel...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 09-04-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By rstackjd
Re: Finally!

I've heard that - nice resource to have!
Forum: Islander 09-04-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By rstackjd
Re: islander 28...new owner and hull number question

I'm also a "new" I28 owner (also a 1976) within the last four weeks. Finally launched last weekend and hoping to get a few day sails in before we have to pull her out for the winter.

Very...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 09-04-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By rstackjd
Finally!

Well after a lot of false starts we finally have our first sailboat.

I'm Bob Stack, from Hartland, WI. I'm 54 just acquired a 1976 Islander 28. Overall she's in very good shape but very dirty. ...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 08-07-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 592
Posted By rstackjd
Re: Islander 28 Manual

I guess ten posts was the magic number - here's the link. It works becasue I just downloaded the Manual for my "new to me" I 28

Islander 28 Manuals ? Boat De Jour...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 08-07-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 592
Posted By rstackjd
Re: Islander 28 Manual

Not sure if you ever found what you are looking for - but if you go to boatdujour "dot" com there is a link for an Islander 28 manual. (I can't post the link because I don't have enough posts yet)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-30-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 1,765
Posted By rstackjd
Re: outboard size for 23-26' boats?

Funny how almost all boat conversations eventually contain the phrase "the next boat" :laugher:laugher:laugher

I just want to get my wife on board with the "first boat" (sorry about the pun)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-30-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 1,765
Posted By rstackjd
Re: outboard size for 23-26' boats?

Thanks! Good points and I should have mentioned that I'd be sailing almost exclusively on Lake Michigan (though almost only in the inner harbor until I know what I'm doing).
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-30-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 1,765
Posted By rstackjd
Re: outboard size for 23-26' boats?

Thanks guys - doing a little research it appears I need to find out if this is a long or short shaft and also if it's a F-N only motor or F-N-R (apparently some Eska's were only F-N which probably...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-30-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 1,765
Posted By rstackjd
outboard size for 23-26' boats?

Ok, I know this is putting the cart before the horse and I might get flamed, but . . .

I haven't settled on a sailboat yet (spring's a long way off) but I've got a guy who is interested in...
Forum: Helms 12-05-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 709
Posted By rstackjd
Re: Introduction and Question

Thanks David - if all goes well I'm going to get my buddy to go with me next week to really look the boat over. It's about an hour and a half round trip so I have to work around his schedule, but...
Forum: Helms 12-02-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 709
Posted By rstackjd
Re: Introduction and Question

Thanks Wayne

I've read most of Kevin's blogs on his restoration and review of the boat - frankly it's a big part of what has me interested in this particular boat.

I appreciate your input!
...
Forum: Helms 12-01-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 709
Posted By rstackjd
Re: Introduction and Question

Thank you for the insight on the value range. But why do you assume this is a neglected boat? There is an outboard available for extra $, which I may or may not be interested in (there is one...
Forum: Helms 12-01-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 709
Posted By rstackjd
Re: Introduction and Question

Thanks - that's pretty much the plan, which is why this boat is appealing - just to learn and get experience. Sailingfool - I understand your points, but frankly, the budget is pretty limited and...
Forum: Helms 12-01-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 709
Posted By rstackjd
Introduction and Question

Good evening all. My name is Bob from SE Wisconsin. I am new to sailing and looking for my first boat. I'm 53.

Our sailing will be mostly Lake Michigan and odds are the boat will be on a...
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