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Forum: Island Packet   05-02-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 1,694
Posted By Volkhard
Website with more info is now posted. Please...

Website with more info is now posted. Please visit:

Wix.com - Website built by volkhard based on Lifestyle Mentor (http://www.wix.com/volkhard/odyssey)

Thank you for our interest.
Forum: Island Packet   04-23-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 1,694
Posted By Volkhard
IP 37m 1998 model, on the market soon.

within the next couple of weeks my beloved IP 37 will be put on the market.
She will be available for sale. Trade for midsize cat considered.
Lying in Annapolis,MD for the time being.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-09-2010
Replies: 40
Views: 7,934
Posted By Volkhard
Smile Sewing can be fun!

I just did my cockpit cushions last month. Phifertex with Nagehyde piping.
I replaced the old cushions but was able to reuse the foam.
The instruction DVD from Sailrite (where I bought all my...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-01-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 5,001
Posted By Volkhard
First of all : Happy new year to you all. It is...

First of all : Happy new year to you all.
It is very interesting an encouraging that not a single negative voice came up in this threat. You all are describing the hopes I have for myself when I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-18-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,357
Posted By Volkhard
Question Winterizing in the Chesapeake

This will be my first winter in a climate that can have freezing temperatures. I have studies most of the threads and think I got a fairly good grip on the concept. I will leave her in the water this...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-08-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,629
Posted By Volkhard
As an alternative you could look at Island...

As an alternative you could look at Island Packets as well. I am 6'2" and have ample of room in my IP 37. She has an overall length of almost 39' with a beam of 11'2" and a draft of 4'6" with her...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-05-2009
Replies: 37
Views: 5,656
Posted By Volkhard
Gail I am sorry to read about your experience....

Gail
I am sorry to read about your experience. You are the master of your vessel and nobody else should make these decissions for you. Your "friend" is not showing you the necessary respect! I...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-21-2009
Replies: 44
Views: 11,345
Posted By Volkhard
Smile Your dream will come true!

Tallguy:
I don't know about 30' being the ideal length for Solo liveaboard but I think that's a personal choice. I can only speak from my experience on my Island Packet 37 who serves me very well. I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-08-2009
Replies: 45
Views: 3,219
Posted By Volkhard
After a late Start on Sunday [put finally the...

After a late Start on Sunday [put finally the reg.numbers on my dinghy] sailed around Annapolis and ended up in Whithall Creek to anchor for the night. Some friends rafted up with their powerboat,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-08-2009
Replies: 28
Views: 5,166
Posted By Volkhard
I just sent a request to ultimate sole and ask...

I just sent a request to ultimate sole and ask them to clarify. I have a hart time to believe that a product with that kind of brandpower in this niche market would disapear. Anyway
I still have 2...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-07-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 7,042
Posted By Volkhard
Interesting topic with lots of information. But,...

Interesting topic with lots of information. But, what needs to be done to keep a system fresh that is outfitted with an unaccessible Aluminum tank? For what I Know, bleach is out of the question .......
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-07-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 1,810
Posted By Volkhard
hello brother I am considering something...

hello brother
I am considering something similar and hope it works. I am planing to quit summer of 2011 and move onto my boat. Right now I enjoy my Island paket 37 but I am considering to exchange...
Forum: Chartering   09-01-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 1,540
Posted By Volkhard
Doing the BVI with a cat is a great experience!...

Doing the BVI with a cat is a great experience! Even if you go "just" with four, in mho.the cat gives you plenty advantages.

I chartered a Lagoon 38, owners version 2 years ago (BareCat) with 4...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-01-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 7,688
Posted By Volkhard
The biggest concern I have with the bigger...

The biggest concern I have with the bigger flatscreens is whether they are constructed well enough to take the shockloads we sometimes experience on our boats in heavy seas. Everything looks nice at...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-31-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 8,588
Posted By Volkhard
I second donradclife's comment. My pump did a...

I second donradclife's comment. My pump did a similar thing and I couldn't figure out what was going on, so I redid the whole system from head over holding tank all the way to the fittings. while I...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   08-31-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,725
Posted By Volkhard
Hi Allan I think you have the right approach...

Hi Allan

I think you have the right approach to things and I am happy to see someone is really interested in learning the ropes and not just getting a certificate. Unfortunately I am in Annapolis,...
Forum: Destinations   08-31-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 6,733
Posted By Volkhard
Thumbs up I did the trip in May this year from Tampa Bay...

I did the trip in May this year from Tampa Bay through Lake Okeechobee to Florida's East coast but than north to the Chesapeake.
The draft on my IP 37 is 4'6" and my mast height is 49'5" above...
Forum: Chartering   08-27-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 8,583
Posted By Volkhard
Can't comment on your list. Was chartering a Cat...

Can't comment on your list. Was chartering a Cat with Barecat and was very happy with them but they are just catamarans and a smaller fleet outlet. I wouldn't bank on your comment bigger fleet =...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-24-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 12,774
Posted By Volkhard
Smile Just installed one on my boat last winter ...

Going through the motions with a failing Aluminum holding tank,a head that needed rebuilt at the pump and a "broken" macerator pump, I looked at the whole picture and decided to take on an complete...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-24-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 2,241
Posted By Volkhard
How is your cockpit drained? On my boat the 2...

How is your cockpit drained? On my boat the 2 drains have short runs of hose run to the stern. I just replaced one of them because of chafe that would have eventually allowed the hose to leak into...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-24-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 1,453
Posted By Volkhard
Congrats! Thanks for sharing so some of us will...

Congrats!
Thanks for sharing so some of us will get an idea how complicated the adjustment to a "simpler" livestyle can be. I am about 2 years behind you and will leave in 2011.
Good luck, have fun...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-19-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 2,131
Posted By Volkhard
I heard the same from Xantrex a couple month ago....

I heard the same from Xantrex a couple month ago. I agree, it is confusing (and I haven't figuered it all out yet after having it for 2 years) but that's because the manual seems to be written by an...
Forum: Electrical Systems   08-16-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,562
Posted By Volkhard
Question Help needed: demystifying the electric system

New to Annapolis and just settling in I want to address my eletrical system on my boat this summer / fall. Nothing is wrong and everything works wonderfully but I feel uneasy not having a full grip...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   08-16-2009
Replies: 110
Views: 5,956
Posted By Volkhard
Just found out I have to go to Florida next...

Just found out I have to go to Florida next weekend. Bummer! So I can't make it but I am looking forward to another opportunity this fall.

I wish everyone the best possible weather and a lot of...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   08-11-2009
Replies: 110
Views: 5,956
Posted By Volkhard
Smile Hi Everyone just found this post and coming...

Hi Everyone

just found this post and coming in late .... I am absolutely new to the bay, just moved to Annapolis last month (job related) and don't know a soul.
This would be a good opportunity...
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