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Search: Posts Made By: Fodder
Forum: Islander 04-02-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,125
Posted By Fodder
Re: Islander 28 cushions

I went even further than just pulling out the staboard settee on my old Islander 28. I made a transition board that bridged the gap between the two settee's and kept a piece of closed-cell foam to...
Forum: Islander 04-02-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 8,470
Posted By Fodder
Re: Islander 32 Mkii

Hi All,

Just thought I'd share a scary maintenance issue I discovered before we all start launching for the new season. I noticed my rudder had dropped about 1/2 an inch when I walked by my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-09-2012
Replies: 513
Views: 113,918
Posted By Fodder
It wouldn't be perfect without my girl

Misty is my faithful travelling companion. She's a true sailing buddy who doesn't mind when the cushions slide and she has to rearrange herself. :)

Misty with my first mate:
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-20-2011
Replies: 1,053
Views: 243,249
Posted By Fodder
Sunrise in the North Channel

I set my alarm every day for a week while I was on vacation to get this shot! I'm pretty pleased that my patience paid off.

http://i707.photobucket.com/albums/ww72/Fodder82/Day8001.jpg
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-19-2011
Replies: 190
Views: 38,269
Posted By Fodder
My 'new to me' Islander 32, Cahoots ...

My 'new to me' Islander 32, Cahoots


http://i707.photobucket.com/albums/ww72/Fodder82/Glamourshot3.jpg

BTW, that pic was taken up near Manitoulin Island at Club Island. Water temperature was...
Forum: Islander 07-11-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 8,470
Posted By Fodder
Just upgraded from a 1978 I28 to a 1978 I32 this...

Just upgraded from a 1978 I28 to a 1978 I32 this year. I certainly confused my Insurance company when I called! My exhaust is also under the starboard side of the transom. One question I have,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-10-2011
Replies: 114
Views: 24,128
Posted By Fodder
Thumbs up Another vote for Blue Seas Systems

I have to give them big kudos for their response to my issue. This spring I took the tarp off the boat and hooked up all the bits and pieces. Everything worked except the DC Digital Multimeter I...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-12-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 6,654
Posted By Fodder
Thanks for the advice Sailingdog and svHyLyte. I...

Thanks for the advice Sailingdog and svHyLyte. I read through Don Casey's sticky on keel bolts as well and it, along with your responses have reassured me. BTW, Sailingdog, thanks again for the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-12-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 6,654
Posted By Fodder
OK, I'm an idiot. :) I didn't search long...

OK, I'm an idiot. :) I didn't search long enough on this site for answers. Carry on...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-12-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 6,654
Posted By Fodder
Rusty Keel Bolts - How bad is it?

Hi All,

I'm in the process of looking for my next boat and I've found a very nice 1985 Beneteau First 345. It's in great condition and I've gone over what I can using Sailing Dog's checklist...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-23-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,275
Posted By Fodder
Whew! You were right! I took the steel wool to...

Whew! You were right! I took the steel wool to it and cleaned it all up, tightened everything down hard and presto-chango, it's working like a charm. :) Thank you all for your sound advice. I'll...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-23-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,275
Posted By Fodder
Looks another trip to the Rigging Shoppe is in...

Looks another trip to the Rigging Shoppe is in order. I'm afraid this 'little' job is going to turn into something akin to taking the wobble out of a table. I was thinking that I didn't need the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-23-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,275
Posted By Fodder
Thanks for the suggestions. Here's a pic of the...

Thanks for the suggestions. Here's a pic of the actual layout. The battery on the right is the culprit. Yes, I have a multimeter and no it does not blow the fuse as this battery doesn't have it,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-22-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,275
Posted By Fodder
Big Spark - Suggestions?

Hello All,

Well, today was launch day and all went well since the engine started and the electrical commponents worked. Whew! :o However, I have a problem with my Starter Battery which is...
Forum: Islander 02-25-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 2,457
Posted By Fodder
Let's try it this way, then. I've posted the...

Let's try it this way, then. I've posted the manual onto my Skydrive on MSN. Try this link here: Islander Manual 78.pdf - Windows Live...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-22-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 2,986
Posted By Fodder
I've got the Laser I learned to sail on when I...

I've got the Laser I learned to sail on when I was 12 years old and my Islander 28. Along with those I have a canoe, a fibreglass dinghy, an inflatable dinghy and another inflatable. Whew! Now...
Forum: Islander 02-13-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 2,457
Posted By Fodder
Just sent you a private message, Bar1. Just...

Just sent you a private message, Bar1. Just need your private e-mail to send you a manual.
Forum: Islander 02-08-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 2,457
Posted By Fodder
I have one

Hi Bar1,

I have a manual for my 78 Islander which I scanned into my PC over the weekend. It's 4.5 MB in size and is in PDF format so you will need Adobe Reader in order to view it. I tried...
Forum: Islander 01-24-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 959
Posted By Fodder
Here you go.

Here you go.
Forum: Islander 01-24-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 4,480
Posted By Fodder
Sad News

Looks like the Islander28.com site is no longer available. Too bad as it had lot's a great photos of Islanders from around the world. I tried grabbing some of the data from the site off of Google...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 07-28-2009
Replies: 38
Views: 7,144
Posted By Fodder
I just purchased a 'Scotty' yesterday for this...

I just purchased a 'Scotty' yesterday for this exact reason. I plan to spend time working with my wife until she feels comfortable turning the boat around and coming back for me! (This should also...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-21-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,724
Posted By Fodder
Thank you for the advice, all. I'm going to give...

Thank you for the advice, all. I'm going to give Hurricane a try and I'll let you know how it turns out.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-20-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,724
Posted By Fodder
Sail Cleaning in Southern Ontario

Hi All,

I have a 'new-to-me' 28' Islander that just went into the water last weekend. It was a learning experience, to say the least. I came home completely exhausted from 4 days work (it was...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-28-2009
Replies: 65
Views: 4,593
Posted By Fodder
I got a few looks in the office when I told my...

I got a few looks in the office when I told my co-workers I was 'stripping my tiller' this weekend....:D
Forum: Sailnet.com Polls 02-04-2009
Replies: 304
Views: 29,940
Posted By Fodder
1978 Islander 28 My first boat and first season...

1978 Islander 28
My first boat and first season ahead. 107 days to launch...not that I'm counting.
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