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Forum: Islander   07-06-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 5,534
Posted By AlanInSeattle
We put our boat in the water today and motored to...

We put our boat in the water today and motored to our slip. First impressions of the Indigo prop are very positive! We have tons more forward thrust. It almost feels like we went from a sailboat...
Forum: Islander   06-28-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 5,534
Posted By AlanInSeattle
Down, We pull it out of the water this...

Down,

We pull it out of the water this Wednesday to bottom paint and replace prop - I'll post something once we've had some experience with the new prop.

Alan
Forum: Islander   06-20-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 5,534
Posted By AlanInSeattle
After much research, we bougth an Indigo prop and...

After much research, we bougth an Indigo prop and will be putting it on in a couple of weeks. Indigo was pretty helpful over the phone.

I'll give a full report once we've tested out the new prop.
Forum: Islander   06-20-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 1,462
Posted By AlanInSeattle
Islander 28: Traveler

We bought our Islander last November and are still working out the kinks. We have noted that how the traveler has been rigged is not very effective. In heavy wind it is basically inoperable. Does...
Forum: Islander   03-21-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 5,534
Posted By AlanInSeattle
Islander 28: Atomic 4 Prop Replacement

Its time to replace our prop. We have a 1978 Islander 28 w/ Atomic 4. It looks to be original-two blade, its getting pink :( , and it has some pitch issues that the original props had. Has any...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-02-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 2,774
Posted By AlanInSeattle
Thank you Tom.... As for an update. I have...

Thank you Tom....

As for an update. I have been running heat at an above freezing setting and went ahead and bought a small dehumidifier. This combination seems to have been working really well....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-17-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 2,774
Posted By AlanInSeattle
Thanks again for all the feebback! Allowing the...

Thanks again for all the feebback! Allowing the boat breath somehow makes alot of sense. Next time I'm out at the boat I'll look for ways I can keep some fresh air move through it. I did go out a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-16-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 2,774
Posted By AlanInSeattle
And here is a couple of quick pics of Everett...

And here is a couple of quick pics of Everett frozen last weekend:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2732/4190074693_779c030914.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4039/4190835016_5566d54e0c.jpg
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-16-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 2,774
Posted By AlanInSeattle
Thank you all for your input! I've been asking...

Thank you all for your input! I've been asking around other local sailors and it seems most in the NW don't winterize that much if their boats are kept in the water. Some do take the precaution of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-14-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 2,774
Posted By AlanInSeattle
Talking Winterizing

I am a new boat owner (Islander 28) and I'm seeking insights on winterizing for our first winter.

Our boat is moored in Everett, WA - typically mild winter temps but lately its been cold and the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-14-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 2,779
Posted By AlanInSeattle
I'm an architect and spoke with Mascoat reps...

I'm an architect and spoke with Mascoat reps about using their product on a building project in Michigan. The project had steel spanning in and out of the building and we were concerned about...
Forum: Islander   11-01-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 6,673
Posted By AlanInSeattle
Thanks for your reply. We are getting all the...

Thanks for your reply. We are getting all the bad wood out and replacing with new. As far as I can see.... it might be better than when it was new. Seemed to be a small design flaw or manufacter...
Forum: Islander   10-30-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 6,673
Posted By AlanInSeattle
Buying Islander 28 With Similar Issues

I am close to purchasing a 1978 Islander 28 which I think has some related issues. My surveyor found rotting plywood in the bilge at the lower end of the baffles that becomes structure for the floor...
Forum: Islander   10-30-2009
Replies: 49
Views: 8,109
Posted By AlanInSeattle
I am close to purchasing 78 Islander 28. My...

I am close to purchasing 78 Islander 28. My surveyor found rotting plywood in the bilge at the lower end of the baffles that become structure for the floor and one which the mast compression post...
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