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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-24-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 428
Posted By HighFly_27
Advice on Buying Boat Insurance for Foreign Port Travel

Hello All,

I'm in the process of getting everything together to sail from FL to Grenada in the fall (Nov. ?). My 1970 Islander 37 MS is currently being re-fitted for the voyage. I've just started...
Forum: Electronics   05-21-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By HighFly_27
Re: Repair or Replace Raymarine ST 4000 AP ?

Hello All,

I just looked at the CPT AP, it looks good and strong. I would have liked to have had a GPS coupling feature in the CPT AP but Mag. Heading only. The price is right at $ 1,895 for a...
Forum: Electronics   05-19-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By HighFly_27
Repair or Replace Raymarine ST 4000 AP ?

I have a 1970 Islander 37 MS with a Raymarine ST 4000 that was installed in 2002 from what I was told.

The ST 4000 is inoperative, the former owner thought the wheel drive unit was bad. The...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-10-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,344
Posted By HighFly_27
Re: Mast Life and When to Replace It ?

Control Cables are inspected per the Manufactures Service Manual. Control cables are always checked during the annual inspection. Visual Inspection for Wear or Broken Strands and Correct Tension per...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-07-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,344
Posted By HighFly_27
Re: Mast Life and When to Replace It ?

Casey,

I found out from one of the folks here that the Mast is supported and Not Subject to the ... unsupported loads that a aircraft would endure.

If the Mast is rigged properly with Zero...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-06-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,344
Posted By HighFly_27
Re: Mast Life and When to Replace It ?

DavidPM

I had not gone that far with the Keel Plates (did not look at them). I did not know what they were made of. I reckon that my knowledge base on keel plates ain't to jazzy. I assumed......
Forum: There's This Place...   10-04-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 3,386
Posted By HighFly_27
Re: Long Term Live Aboard at St Tomas VI (US)

Thanks to You All,

I've learned a lot from everyone's input. I found out that $ 1,3XX.00 is way too much to pay for a round trip to St Thomas. Learned that the $ 300.00 permit for mooring/...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-03-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,344
Posted By HighFly_27
Re: Mast Life and When to Replace It ?

david pm,

Where would you dig the keel plates up ? I assume that a full service / ship yard would have access to them. I have a steel fabricator back round, working on heavy equip. and heavy...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-03-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 813
Posted By HighFly_27
Re: Advice on Buying a Complete Set of Sails for Islander 37 MS

Killarney

I really liked your BlogSpot On Ainia.

I read the current and older info. as well, Great Read and read some of it twice.

Sorry to hear about your hand and time to heal delay... it...
Forum: There's This Place...   10-03-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 3,386
Posted By HighFly_27
Re: Long Term Live Aboard at St Tomas VI (US)

FarCry,

The airline travel was checked thru several companies (Expedia, Cheap Tickets, etc.). The lowest I found was $ 989.00 (3 stops) and 2 seats left. The general price was in the
$ 1,39X.00...
Forum: There's This Place...   10-03-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 3,386
Posted By HighFly_27
Re: Long Term Live Aboard at St Tomas VI (US)

FarCry

I appreciate your detailed explanation about St Thomas... really helped.

My intention's are to live at St Thomas (based there) and come back to US once or twice a year. I'd stay in the...
Forum: There's This Place...   10-03-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 3,386
Posted By HighFly_27
Long Term Live Aboard at St Tomas VI (US)

I'd like to hear from the live aboards at St Thomas VI (US).

Looking for Cost, Likes & Dislikes of the ___________ different marinas or docking/ mooring locations.

I would like to stay at St...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-02-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 813
Posted By HighFly_27
Advice on Buying a Complete Set of Sails for Islander 37 MS

I got my 1970 Islander M. S. over a year ago and need to buy a complete set of sails.

Islander 37 Hull Type & Sail Data:

Hull Type:Fiberglass, Fin Keel
Rig Type: Masthead Sloop

LOA: 36.5'...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-01-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,344
Posted By HighFly_27
Re: Mast Life and When to Replace It ?

You All,

I was going to bring up the Chain Plates and was going to inspect them... looking for evidence of corrosion. I did Not Realize that the bolts have/ or may be crystalized. I think that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-01-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,344
Posted By HighFly_27
Re: Mast Life and When to Replace It ?

Mr. Clarke,

Thank You for taking the time to explain things, I buy it.. 100%. I did not think about the difference of a unsupported aircraft component in comparison to a supported sailboat mast....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-01-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,344
Posted By HighFly_27
Re: Mast Life and When to Replace It ?

Delezynski

I think your Replacement Logic is Well Founded.

Is it Ok to ask the cost of your mast and where ? Your a 27 footer and the mast will be smaller, the supplier name would be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-01-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,344
Posted By HighFly_27
Mast Life and When to Replace It ?

Boat Info: 1970 Islander 37 M S

I've searched for information but did not find a lot about the method used to evaluate a mast and when to replace it.

My mast has some (2 inches) corrosion at...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-30-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,384
Posted By HighFly_27
Re: Figuring Max. Pay Load for Long Range Passage

** The 5.400 N. miles was just a figure to obtain if I wanted to go that far without stopping. The stop distance would be dependent on good (ports) places to lay up and enjoy the trip. The traveled...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-30-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,384
Posted By HighFly_27
Re: Figuring Max. Pay Load for Long Range Passage

JonEisberg

Really, I'm Not committed to a Global Circumnavigation at this time. I have been thinking about this for some time but would not happen till 2015. Currently, my Mother is in poor health...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-30-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,384
Posted By HighFly_27
Re: Figuring Max. Pay Load for Long Range Passage

BobPerry,

I'm aware of Center of Gravity Requirements and treating the I-37 like a aircraft (wt. loading).

The 50 gal. diesel tank is mid ship or fairy close. I have some room in this area to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-30-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,384
Posted By HighFly_27
Re: Figuring Max. Pay Load for Long Range Passage

BobPerry

I have more respect for the Ocean (calculated fear) than the airways, it's fairly deep in some places. Also, it has flesh eating critters. I can't afford to fall out of/ or sink the boat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-30-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,384
Posted By HighFly_27
Re: Figuring Max. Pay Load for Long Range Passage

Capta or others

Yes, this is a Global Circumnavigation and just working numbers but I'm glad you Chimed in. I can read stuff... and figure all I want but nothing better than info. from the folks...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-30-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,384
Posted By HighFly_27
Re: Figuring Max. Pay Load for Long Range Passage

The 20 hours is based on Not Sailing on a Continuous (24 hrs.) Basis, the range may go up to 6000 NM but not what I'm looking for here in this post, it's (nearly) a Singled Handed situation.

** My...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-30-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,384
Posted By HighFly_27
Re: Figuring Max. Pay Load for Long Range Passage

It's a I-37 Motor Sailor.... you guys were joking me but it ain't that fast.

I wanted to know my maximum weight (6000 pay load, with everything) and how to figure the weight and what immersion...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-30-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,384
Posted By HighFly_27
Re: Figuring Max. Pay Load for Long Range Passage

Yes, I'm looking into a Water Maker and would lessen my Load to below 5,000 pounds. I need to fit add-in diesel tanks that are placed next to the existing fuel tank. Add-in tanks = 200 gal. of diesel...
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