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Search: Posts Made By: ECS-IB30
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 02-08-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,243
Posted By ECS-IB30
Re: Kent Narrows- The Bridge Restaurant

Hi - Not sure about overnights at the Bridges Restaurant, but fortunately the Kent Island Yacht Club is right across the Narrows and offers great guest and reciprocal benefits. KIYC has good showers,...
Forum: Electronics 01-08-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 2,784
Posted By ECS-IB30
Re: Arduino / Raspberry Pi based instrumentation?

To the OP -
Am considering this same project to write NMEA 2k sentences to garmin 740 at the helm - ancient Volvo MD7A and new gauges (analog) - I designed the panel to stub out for this eventual...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-30-2014
Replies: 106
Views: 8,240
Posted By ECS-IB30
Re: Fall sailing! Brrr

Planning to sail in the Chesapeake this weekend - have been "docked" since mid August recovering from back surgery. Doc said I'd be good to go Nov 1 so we're going out - I don't care if its snowing!...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-20-2014
Replies: 33
Views: 2,520
Posted By ECS-IB30
Re: Look for new sailboat under 25 ft.

For the OP - A friend of mine is selling a Catalina 22 with trailer - I don't know a lot about the boat, but its parked in my yard temporarily - I do know the trailer has surge brakes, and a 10 ft...
Forum: Engines 09-26-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 861
Posted By ECS-IB30
Re: Need some information about Volvo Penta 24HP

If you're looking for parts, the guys at Sound Marine Diesel LLc are the ones to call - very knowledgeable and helpful - parts prices are about the best on the web, and they ship quickly. These guys...
Forum: Diesel 09-09-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 2,403
Posted By ECS-IB30
Re: Volvo/Penta MD7A

To all posters here -
Contact Marine Diesel Parts Warehouse (
I run the MD7a in my Islander Bahama 30 - Original engine, and no idea of original...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-22-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 2,503
Posted By ECS-IB30
Re: Scared of inboards and the Volvo md7a

To The OP - MD7A is not a bad thing!
When I first got my boat (an abandoned salvage job) it was filled with water, mosquitoes, mold, and dead mice. A friend and fellow restorer of other people's...
Forum: Electronics 07-30-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,229
Posted By ECS-IB30
Re: st1000 autopilot remote by smart marine

Gentlemen - I'm looking for more information on this unit as I am in the market for a decent and low-priced autopilot for my Islander Bahama 30 - with a wheel.

Googling SmartMarine ST100 did not...
Forum: Diesel 07-23-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By ECS-IB30
Re: Wrapping Exhaust Header

I went down to the local advanced auto and bought header tape ($20) it was enuf on a roll to wrap mine (smaller engine) and have half left over - secured with safety wire and does a great job - been...
Forum: Islander 07-18-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,708
Posted By ECS-IB30
Re: Leak detection help-- I30 Bahama

Welcome to sailnet and to the world of Islander Bahamas! So you likely have the same leaks I had - it is unlikely the toenail or Genoa track - it is most likely that your windows are the main...
Forum: Diesel 07-08-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 1,641
Posted By ECS-IB30
Re: Volvo MD7A fuel injection pump

I just did this same job on my Islander 30 - I found the place listed below online - they had everything I needed in stock and shipped it to my door - arrived on schedule and was exactly what I...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 07-08-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 505
Posted By ECS-IB30
Diver for bottom cleaning and Zinc replacement - In or Near Kent Island

Hi folks - looking for a good diver in the Kent Island Area for the usual, bottom cleaning and zinc replacement - overall inspection of the hull and running gear. basically looking for...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-17-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 364
Posted By ECS-IB30
Re: Alternator pulleys!

Hey Denise -
Look up places that support race car parts - one comes to mind is Summit Racing - they will likely have something you can use - here's the link...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-05-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 835
Posted By ECS-IB30
Re: I just bought a project boat - now what? Project Boat - Part I

I just looked at your blog - very impressive and extensive work and a beautiful boat - I have long admired the Alberg 35 -and yours is a great example of the breed - shoot me an email sometime -...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-05-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 835
Posted By ECS-IB30
I just bought a project boat - now what? Project Boat - Part I

An Introduction
Some of you have seen previous posts and replies I've submitted. I thought it appropriate to introduce myself as a way of framing this post (or series).
I am a project management...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-03-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 768
Posted By ECS-IB30
Re: Maiden Voyage I said, its hard to explain - it had been literally nearly 30 yrs since my last sailboat. There's nothing quite like adding a quarter turn to the genoa sheet and feeling her shift gears! ...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-03-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 768
Posted By ECS-IB30
Maiden Voyage

OK - so for those of you who frequent this forum, this will not be a 'must-read' - for those of you who are new to this site, new to sailing, or just dreaming of sailing, this note might interest...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-28-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 4,769
Posted By ECS-IB30
Re: Sailing around the world on a $10,000 sailboat seems to me boats are like old houses or even some people I've know - what I might see as potential others see as a mis-fit - our boat is a great example of this theory -
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-04-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 722
Posted By ECS-IB30
Re: Decision to Make

To the OP -
With respect and admiration for the common problem you and I (and many of the other sailnetter's I think) share, here is a solution I have used successfully in the past that serves...
Forum: Islander 02-27-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,708
Posted By ECS-IB30
Re: Leak detection help-- I30 Bahama

Congrats on your IB30 - I have an 81 that I've been through similar issues with - it ended up being an issue with the windows in the salon - the big ones - water was literally pouring in and sliding...
Forum: North American Yachts 01-29-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By ECS-IB30
Re: spirit 23 window frames ?

Sorry guys...Mark is a bit Old school. ..I ended up calling the number on the site and he returned my call later the same day.
Forum: North American Yachts 12-24-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By ECS-IB30
I used them on my. Islander bahama 30...great...

I used them on my. Islander bahama 30...great product and service. brainer Install and perfect fit...take paper off plexi immediately though...else its a problem once the sun hits it...follow...
Forum: Diesel 12-19-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,308
Posted By ECS-IB30
Send me a pm....ive got a pdf of the shop manual...

Send me a pm....ive got a pdf of the shop manual I can email you...
Forum: Cal 10-28-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 792
Posted By ECS-IB30
I rewired my mast this past yr...some of these...

I rewired my mast this past yr...some of these have a conduit that runs the length and keeps the wiring from fouling on the halyards. drawings from the manufacturer should indicate the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-25-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 973
Posted By ECS-IB30
I've found muriatic acid to be the best cleaner...

I've found muriatic acid to be the best cleaner at local hardware store and cheap compared to boat cleaners...paint it on w a paint brush generously. ..scrub a bit w brush...rinse w clean...
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