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    Size of radial drive wheel for tiller to wheel conversion

    Thanks all! Appreciate the input. I was thinking it was a leverage thing. Thanks for confirming.
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    Size of radial drive wheel for tiller to wheel conversion

    I'm Assembling the parts for a tiller to wheel conversion on my islander 28. I've found everything except the radial drive wheel (per Edson the islander 28 uses a radial drive when rather than a quadrant). Per Edson the recommended drive wheel is their model 777-8 which is a 16" diameter...
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    Reconfiguring forepeak / eliminating V berth

    Good points. Thanks
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    Reconfiguring forepeak / eliminating V berth

    Pondering if anyone has reconfigured their forepeak and got rid of the v berth? What odd you do up there? Any pics? My islander 28 has has two sette berths and a quarter berth. What is doesn't have is a nav station. Been pondering pulling out the v berth building a nav station and storage...
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    FB Group?

    Ok, I hope I don't run afoul of any forum rules here, but I'm hoping to get a bunch of Islander sailors to come together on a FaceBook group - we seem to be a sort of fractured group and as a new Islander Owner, it would be great to have an active group to toss questions to and compare notes...
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    Source for Cushions and/or covers

    The old cushions are really filthy (stains and some mildew) but I've foud info about cleaning those. I have gotten a line on a local seamstress who might be able to make patterns from the old covers, but they are really tore up, duct taped, etc so many are not even complete. Hope to get with...
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    Active Islander Forum/Group

    Greetings and Happy New Year I'm wondering if there's an "active" Islander Group or Forum that everyone spend most of their time at? Neither of the Yahoo Groups seem to get a lot of traffic or input and this one isn't terribly active either. Is there a "primary" one people use, or is the...
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    Lake Michigan / WIFI HotSpot Question

    Thanks everyone - that's all helpful info. Our provider is US Cellular.
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    Lake Michigan / WIFI HotSpot Question

    I suppose that makes sense - typically I've always shut my phone off on the lake so I never really tested the range. Guess we'll do that this summer.
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    Lake Michigan / WIFI HotSpot Question

    After spending 20 fruistrating minutes with the friendly cell provider rep and finally realizing they had never been on a boat and have no idea what I'm asking, I decided to ask here instead. IF I enable (and therefore pay) for the HotSpot function on my iPhone, does anyone know how far out...
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    What's a Blooper? Value of Spinnaker pole?

    Thanks everyone Thanks everyone for your thoughts and input. the more I learn, the more I realize I have to learn! Bob
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    What's a Blooper? Value of Spinnaker pole?

    Hmmm, as a relatively new sailor, none of that sounds particularly good. ;)
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    What's a Blooper? Value of Spinnaker pole?

    Cleaning stuff out of my "new to me" Islander 28 (getting ready for winter storage) and came across an unexpected cache of extra sails. Among the bags was one marked "BLOOPER" - What's a Blooper? I also got a Spinnaker Pole but no Spinnaker as near as I can tell. Since I will be...
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    Source for Cushions and/or covers

    Greetings all. I'm a new Islander 28 owner. This is a "refurb" project boat, but she's not a mess, just a bit neglected. One thing that is a mess are the cushions. I suspect they've never been taken out and have suffered though a lot of Wisconsin winters and condensation. I pull them...