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Forum: Islander   05-04-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 5,949
Posted By downeast450
Re: I-28 Vinyl Headliner Replacement

Today I removed the headliner from my 1977, I-28! So it begins. Condensation problems and some leaks have been obvious for a long time. Removing the liner revealed new curiosities about this boat....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-04-2015
Replies: 4,983
Views: 427,222
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Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   04-06-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 7,096
Posted By downeast450
Re: Sailor missing 66 days found! Breaking News.

Show me the Bible he read over and over after being submerged several times. I Own a few copies of The Good Book and have never seen one, even in a drawer in a motel, that could survive that. I...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   04-03-2015
Replies: 77
Views: 8,717
Posted By downeast450
Re: Dumbest passage plan since the BOUNTY sailed straight into Sandy?

The Principle of Natural Selection, has its place!

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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-26-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 843
Posted By downeast450
Re: Half hull models of your boat?

Cut the wl pieces and stack them. Fair to the glue joints. Voilla! I always cut duplicates of each wl layer since I have bothered to create its pattern.

Have fun.

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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-15-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 843
Posted By downeast450
Re: Half hull models of your boat?

I carve / build scale models of my boats. It is easy to do if you can scale the wls from a lines plan to the dimension of your lumber. A good business copier that can change dimensions is magic....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-15-2015
Replies: 4,983
Views: 427,222
Posted By downeast450
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-25-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 977
Posted By downeast450
Re: Father and son sailing

Consider something like the Marshal Marine Sandpiper, cat boat. 15' long with a hinged mast and a huge sail. A floating patio! Room for 4 adults and lunch. Very safe and fun. Fast, too with the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-25-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 2,284
Posted By downeast450
Re: Melting Glaciers Lead to the Freak Phenomenon Of "Dead Water"

Seems like the bow wave is an important part of this "equation" when depth is considered. Shallow depths (less than 30') result in "rebound" resistance to a hull from the wave being bounced back. ...
Forum: Atomic 4   01-19-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 2,335
Posted By downeast450
Re: FWC kit for Atomic 4, a good idea?

When I re powered with an exchange from Moyer 5 years ago I included the fw cooling option from Indeglo. I am glad I have it. Installation took some "cleverness". I run a little cool here along...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-07-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 2,498
Posted By downeast450
Re: Hi everyone

Remember! You can't under do it. Take it easy.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-07-2015
Replies: 531
Views: 128,339
Posted By downeast450
Re: Pictures: Those perfect moments

Scouting trip around Manhattan. We wanted to see if we should risk it in the Islander. Ha!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-07-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 1,855
Posted By downeast450
Re: New computer selection help??

Ha! Yup assimilated! I do need to correct your assumption that we paddled a kayak. We paddle a Sawyer Charger canoe with a fabric cover for ocean stuff. The SIF was intimidating! All the ferry...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-07-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 1,855
Posted By downeast450
Re: New computer selection help??

I think an iPad is in the offing. I am a fan of Apple hardware, too. If the kids are going to buy one I will have both!

We spend a lot of time on the water. Some of it paddling a canoe for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-07-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 1,855
Posted By downeast450
Re: New computer selection help??

Thanks to everyone for all the hard earned wisdom and helpful advice. Sailnet is a valuable resource

With a multi platform background (retired network admin) I will probably start with a new,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-05-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 1,855
Posted By downeast450
New computer selection help??

The time has come for this household to upgrade the "old man's" computer hardware. Win XP on a 15 year old IBM laptop, an old i mac stuck at 10.6.8 and a slightly older i book; good friends all as...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-01-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,302
Posted By downeast450
Re: Winter sailing in Northeast

I have seen thin ice in the very shallow inner basin where no moorings can be set. Boats do spend the winter on moorings in NEH. It is ice free. I don't think Ice will be a problem.

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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-01-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,302
Posted By downeast450
Re: Winter sailing in Northeast

Where are you enjoying December sailing?

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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-30-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,302
Posted By downeast450
Re: Winter sailing in Northeast

Hi Rik,

NEH would be safe. I can probably borrow a mooring from December through March for nothing. Access is no problem the dinghy dock keeps "circulators" running all winter. It is 3miles...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-30-2014
Replies: 90
Views: 6,518
Posted By downeast450
Re: Any way to check keel bolts?

I would like to find out if, Islander / Tradewind Yachts, the builder of my 1976 I-28, used J bolts or studs in the lead keel?

Anyone have any idea?

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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-29-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,302
Posted By downeast450
Re: Winter sailing in Northeast

I hauled December 15th. Here on the coast of Maine, which IS the northeast, we consider LI the "south".

Keeping the boat in the water is an option I am considering. Hauling and launching are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-29-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 17,695
Posted By downeast450
Re: Sailrite Sewing Machine

It is a great tool! Everything it is advertised to be. Their support is top notch. I use it for problems I had not considered fabric and sewing as a solution to. Like having a fabric TIG.

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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-21-2014
Replies: 90
Views: 6,518
Posted By downeast450
Re: Any way to check keel bolts?

Were you sistering by tapping the new bolts into the lead?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-21-2014
Replies: 90
Views: 6,518
Posted By downeast450
Re: Any way to check keel bolts?

The 2x4 I have. Now to find a 20# sledge.

I haven't performed that test yet. My haul out contractor tests my keel bolts every time we set the boat on his trailer. From falling between the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-21-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 2,199
Posted By downeast450
Re: Mast steps

I like it! One question. Your drawing of the bracket shows 8 rivets,4 per side. Did you reduce the actual number to 2 per side?

Can you share actual pictures?

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