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Search: Posts Made By: Grumpymx
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-28-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 1,644
Posted By Grumpymx
Re: Advise on Weight & Type of Anchor for Islander 37

HighFly

On my I37ms I have an Fortress FX32, 60' of 3/8 chain and 400' of 3/4" three strand as a stowed storm anchor. A #44 Bruce for rocks and mud, and a #35 delta for sand and shifting wind...
Forum: Islander 07-01-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 11,158
Posted By Grumpymx
Re: Islander 37MS owners

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Not the seller you quoted. That was a post from 2007, so I thought you were looking for info and photos on the I37ms in general. My bad.
Forum: Islander 07-01-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 11,158
Posted By Grumpymx
Re: Islander 37MS owners

Hello,

What info would you like to know?

You can pm me with an email address and I will send you some photos if you wish
Forum: Islander 07-06-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 2,841
Posted By Grumpymx
I have a I37ms and a friend of mine had a I36 so...

I have a I37ms and a friend of mine had a I36 so I am fairly familiar fairly with both. They are extremely different boats in many ways other then the 36 point something LOA. Although both are decent...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-17-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 2,129
Posted By Grumpymx
Any comments on Sailingdog's post above. I...

Any comments on Sailingdog's post above.

I only ask because I have found it to be the other way around on my boat.
More weight forward, more weather helm.

Hi Sailingdog, hope all things are...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 06-16-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 807
Posted By Grumpymx
Although the is many things to consider about the...

Although the is many things to consider about the boat and the life style.
I have never seen the self confidence in land based kids that I see in 10-12 years olds that have stood the night watch at...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-16-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 2,129
Posted By Grumpymx
I have the very little mast rake now the mast is...

I have the very little mast rake now the mast is about straight up from the deck. The short bow sprint is the way that others owners have tried to correct the weather helm issue on other islander...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-16-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 2,129
Posted By Grumpymx
Thanks for all the great opinions. RichH thank...

Thanks for all the great opinions. RichH thank you for the time you took for the detailed answers

I will drop the "sweep the spreaders" idea as it seems that the opinions are all negative.

I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-16-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 2,129
Posted By Grumpymx
After thinking about this for a minute I have a...

After thinking about this for a minute I have a further question.

Would not the masthead, spreader tips, and chain plates to the uppers still align as they do now because the slight rearward rake...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-16-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 2,129
Posted By Grumpymx
Great response, thanks. The "move the chain...

Great response, thanks.

The "move the chain plates" was the over sight on my part that I was looking for. Glad you saved me from that one.

I have been loading the forward lowers to 15-16% and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-15-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 2,129
Posted By Grumpymx
The rig does not have much adjustment to it and...

The rig does not have much adjustment to it and is set a little too far back on the boat so it develops quite a bit of weather helm as the wind picks up.

I normally sail in 12-20kts in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-15-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 2,129
Posted By Grumpymx
Inducing Mast Bend

Hello,

I have a Islander 37ms, a keel stepped masthead sloop with single spreaders that run straight out from the mast, fore and aft lower stays, roller fuller on the fore stay, and a single back...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-11-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,252
Posted By Grumpymx
I have a masthead, keel stepped, single spreader,...

I have a masthead, keel stepped, single spreader, low aspect ratio mast on an old islander. I too had also tried to find the solution to "the mysterious mast and rig tuning" questions by asking...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 03-07-2010
Replies: 37
Views: 7,632
Posted By Grumpymx
The Jan/1997 article date comes from my 93 year...

The Jan/1997 article date comes from my 93 year old uncle who has been a PS reader for years.
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Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 03-06-2010
Replies: 37
Views: 7,632
Posted By Grumpymx
I know this is an old post but the Practical...

I know this is an old post but the Practical Sailor article month/year was never posted. I expect that the reference is to Practical Sailor January 1997.
Forum: Islander 07-06-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 1,155
Posted By Grumpymx
The saftey glass is marked as follows Front...

The saftey glass is marked as follows

Front windows:
Racon
Safety Float
S2 M104

Side windows:
M-5
ALG (looks like a logo)
Forum: Islander 07-03-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 1,155
Posted By Grumpymx
I have safety glass in aluminum frames on my...

I have safety glass in aluminum frames on my boat. I'll drop by the boat and see if there are any manufacturing marks or numbers on the glass that may give you a head start on finding out who made...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-08-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 11,886
Posted By Grumpymx
Post Brookhouse NMUX AIS-C with Sea Talk

I have a Brookhouse NMUX AIS-C with Sea Talk and USB option, which I think is great. I also have a Raymarine 85001 SeaTalk-NMEA 0183 converter, which I no longer use.

On Sea Talk is a RayStar...
Forum: Islander 04-27-2009
Replies: 28
Views: 11,158
Posted By Grumpymx
Islander 37ms

A few more
Forum: Islander 04-24-2009
Replies: 28
Views: 11,158
Posted By Grumpymx
Sure ....

Sure ....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-19-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 4,369
Posted By Grumpymx
Pss

You are correct on just needing to pull the shaft out far enought to get the PSS shaft seal parts on over the shaft end. Be careful about removing all burrs on the shaft or you will damage the "o"...
Forum: Islander 03-21-2009
Replies: 28
Views: 11,158
Posted By Grumpymx
Wink islander 37 motor sailer

Since there is so little on the net about the Islander 37 motor sailor I thought I should follow up here.....

Disregard my previous comment about the boat not going to windward well.
Although she...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-13-2009
Replies: 45
Views: 3,620
Posted By Grumpymx
Because they are in front of me on the way back...

Because they are in front of me on the way back to the marina.
Glad to see that you are still alive, well and living on sailnet, Dog.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-13-2009
Replies: 45
Views: 3,620
Posted By Grumpymx
And where is the Macgregor 26 in the OP's photo?

Every time the swells start running large, and I am thinking that it is going to be a bit of a pucker getting back in. There is always, always a Macgregor 26 bouncing along in front of me as I get...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-26-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 2,373
Posted By Grumpymx
Ok thanks, I'll scrap the idea.

Ok thanks, I'll scrap the idea.
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