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Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 15-10-2020, 08:19
Replies: 25
Views: 1,263
Posted By keaislandsailor
Folding Propeller Oct 2020

Hello,

Can someone please share some experiences with folding prop manufacturers? Looking to install one right away on Irwin 52 with new Yanmar 4JH80. Also, wondering which ones have recently...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 20-06-2020, 10:33
Replies: 1
Views: 356
Posted By keaislandsailor
Marine Electric Grill

Hi,

Does a marine electric grill exist, if so, can you make any suggestion?

Thanks
Forum: Families, Kids and Pets Afloat 06-05-2020, 05:26
Replies: 15
Views: 2,133
Posted By keaislandsailor
Re: Lagoon 380 with 3 young kids

Another good resource for that kind of info is kids4sail fb page.
Forum: Crew Positions: Wanted & Available 05-05-2020, 05:34
Replies: 13
Crew Wanted: Need a ride to Europe?
Views: 2,886
Posted By keaislandsailor
Re: Need a ride to Europe?

I don’t think you have any idea what you are talking about. So please do not muddy the waters with conjecture. Thanks.
Forum: Crew Positions: Wanted & Available 04-05-2020, 04:14
Replies: 13
Crew Wanted: Need a ride to Europe?
Views: 2,886
Posted By keaislandsailor
Re: Need a ride to Europe?

The 'authorities' do not have to agree on how or where you live.

It is simple, if you have a residency permit in a particular EU country or the USA, or any other country for that matter, the...
Forum: Crew Positions: Wanted & Available 04-05-2020, 02:36
Replies: 13
Crew Wanted: Need a ride to Europe?
Views: 2,886
Posted By keaislandsailor
Re: Need a ride to Europe?

Thanks for the responses. We are still figuring out our travel plans, everything is changing pretty quickly.

Yes, we are an American and European family, so all set with residency in the EU and...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 22-04-2020, 13:02
Replies: 0
Views: 188
Posted By keaislandsailor
Electric on 1977 Irwin 52, need advice.

The plan is to have two banks: AGM Starter, Lithium house. I have a good idea about how to charge those systems, but from what you see in this photo, what would you start doing here?

Thanks!
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 03-04-2020, 04:17
Replies: 37
Views: 2,538
Posted By keaislandsailor
Charging 4 Battery Banks

I've been reading posts and watching recommended videos, but still have some questions.


I want to charge 3 AGM banks and 1 Lithium bank as follows:

1. Motor battery for 2019 Yanmar 4JH80.
...
Forum: Crew Positions: Wanted & Available 14-03-2020, 12:16
Replies: 13
Crew Wanted: Need a ride to Europe?
Views: 2,886
Posted By keaislandsailor
Re: Need a ride to Europe?

I now have good feedback via pm's from members. Below are the crews I need:

1. Shakedown: under-warranty-break-something cruise in Tampa Bay. Warranty period is 30 days. Probably ready mid to...
Forum: Crew Positions: Wanted & Available 13-03-2020, 02:15
Replies: 13
Crew Wanted: Need a ride to Europe?
Views: 2,886
Posted By keaislandsailor
Need a ride to Europe?

We are an American family currently stuck in Europe. Our completely refit Irwin 52 Ketch rig is coming out of the yard in a month or so, says the yard manager.


All mechanical systems are brand...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 07-02-2020, 11:59
Replies: 20
Views: 2,030
Posted By keaislandsailor
Re: anchor wash down and autopilot

You must have been reading my mind. The inspiration for this idea did come from watching a 130ft ketch leaving the dock from Nelson’s Dockyard in Antigua. I thought the anchor wash down was...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 07-02-2020, 11:12
Replies: 20
Views: 2,030
Posted By keaislandsailor
Re: anchor wash down and autopilot

I was thinking of using the 300 gallons of fresh water via water maker more useful by having the fresh water wash down forward near anchor. Kill two birds with one stone, good idea or no?
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 07-02-2020, 09:22
Replies: 20
Views: 2,030
Posted By keaislandsailor
anchor wash down and autopilot

What do you all think, is an anchor wash down needed? Boat is on hard and I can do it now. How many times do you think I’ll say, ‘I wish I had installed’?

Also, which Autopilot manufacturer do...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 26-01-2020, 02:07
Replies: 1
Views: 350
Posted By keaislandsailor
Older Ideal windlass

This Ideal windlass came with the boat, which is a 1977 Irwin 52, 45-50k pounds or so.

Is this for rope only or can it be used for chain, too? Since the ground tackle was all chain, I am curious...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 07-12-2019, 15:56
Replies: 2
Views: 333
Posted By keaislandsailor
refit consultant in St. Petersburg, FL

Does anyone know of an expert that can work as a paid consultant for my ongoing refit of a 1977 52' Irwin? The location is in St. Petersburg, Florida.

It is quite an extensive mechanical and...
Forum: Families, Kids and Pets Afloat 13-09-2019, 08:15
Replies: 11
Views: 1,822
Posted By keaislandsailor
Re: Cushion Hacks

You all are great, thank you.
Forum: Families, Kids and Pets Afloat 13-09-2019, 03:55
Replies: 11
Views: 1,822
Posted By keaislandsailor
Cushion Hacks

Of course, my refit is way over budget, so I need to hack some cushions for the entire boat: salon sofa, cabins, center cockpit, etc. The boat is an Irwin '52.

I have a quote for $11K to make all...
Forum: Emergency, Disaster and Distress 06-07-2019, 10:08
Replies: 16
Views: 1,623
Posted By keaislandsailor
Re: Roller Furling

Funny, but still looking for someone who did experience a jam.
Forum: Dollars & Cents 06-07-2019, 09:19
Replies: 18
Views: 2,573
Posted By keaislandsailor
Insurance cost, tell the amount?

Can any of you tell me what you pay for insurance? I now have a 1977 Irwin 52'. All said, I will have 250K into it to make it safe with new engine, generator, port lights, solar, new kitchen, etc. ...
Forum: Emergency, Disaster and Distress 06-07-2019, 08:53
Replies: 16
Views: 1,623
Posted By keaislandsailor
Re: Roller Furling

I did read the post, thank you. I will be mindful of mouse lines.

Has anyone had another type of jam and worked it out, how did you do it?
Forum: Emergency, Disaster and Distress 05-07-2019, 23:36
Replies: 16
Views: 1,623
Posted By keaislandsailor
Re: Roller Furling

Hi, thanks for the responses, everyone. My lack of specificity reflects how unfamiliar I am with this equipment.

The boat is a 1977 52' Irwin, it has a main and mizzen in-mast roller furling...
Forum: Emergency, Disaster and Distress 05-07-2019, 13:32
Replies: 16
Views: 1,623
Posted By keaislandsailor
Roller Furling

Can you please tell me the emergency procedure for a stuck rolling furling main and mizzen?
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