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Forum: General Discussion 03-27-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,261
Posted By Leo Reise
The small catch is that ABYC is constantly...

The small catch is that ABYC is constantly updating their standards - which is good. However, I have used the analogy that the DMV is not ordering '54 Fords off the road because they do not have...
Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,802
Posted By Leo Reise
Never stopped to think about it. Started with an...

Never stopped to think about it. Started with an A Class hydroplane as an early teen, to ski boats (either driving or skiing) through my teens, add sailboats starting in my early twenties includes...
Forum: Island Gypsy/Halvorsen Designs 03-06-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,864
Posted By Leo Reise
I realize that I am posting to an old thread, but...

I realize that I am posting to an old thread, but as a new owner of an IG 32, I am catching up on reading.
My add to the thread is what we recorded bringing it down Lake Ontario. We maintained a...
Forum: Island Gypsy/Halvorsen Designs 03-06-2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 28,158
Posted By Leo Reise
We closed our deal on our 1989 Island Gypsy 32,...

We closed our deal on our 1989 Island Gypsy 32, hull 102, last October. After a 20 hour sea trial (another story) she reached her home port, Hamilton ON, just in time to put it on the hard for...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 03-06-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,977
Posted By Leo Reise
IMO, the biggest failure of boaters is to...

IMO, the biggest failure of boaters is to recognize their limitations. The second biggest failure is to operate to a schedule. If one has to think about whether to go or not, reef or not,...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 02-17-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,646
Posted By Leo Reise
I spend some time in a chandlery. Navigation...

I spend some time in a chandlery. Navigation lights are rated as a unit - that is bulb plus fixture. If an incandescent bulb is replaced with a LED, the fixture rating, 2nm, 3nm, 5nm, is no longer...
Forum: Power Systems 02-03-2020, 04:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 462
Posted By Leo Reise
On my previous boat, I had not lubricated the...

On my previous boat, I had not lubricated the stuffing box, letting water cool the bearing. This is a new boat to me and the stuffing box & cutless bearing is cooled by the engine water. I do not...
Forum: General Discussion 02-02-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,091
Posted By Leo Reise
Had responded previously but a couple of new...

Had responded previously but a couple of new questions:
Boat - IG32. LOD 32. LOA 36 including anchor and swim platforms.
Use - we have not had it long enough for history but based on our previous...
Forum: General Discussion 01-31-2020, 10:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,685
Posted By Leo Reise
We belong to the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club. When...

We belong to the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club. When we joined in our very early 20’s, we had a Shark (small 24’) sailboat, a tiny car, and little else. RHYC became our social center. Over 50 years...
Forum: General Discussion 01-31-2020, 10:28 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,091
Posted By Leo Reise
We were sailors for 50 plus years. We went from a...

We were sailors for 50 plus years. We went from a 31’6” Corvette sailboat to an Island Gypsy 32. Both are “length on deck”. Difference beam of Windflower 8’6”. Beam of Moon Dragon 11’0”. Because...
Forum: General Maintenance 01-29-2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 425
Posted By Leo Reise
I need new light boards & having trouble finding...

I need new light boards & having trouble finding someone to make them. Of course ship’s name is engraved. Know they exist. Oh well, got 10 weeks until launch. Will find one.
Forum: Island Gypsy/Halvorsen Designs 01-29-2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 848
Posted By Leo Reise
FYI - I might have missed it but I have searched...

FYI - I might have missed it but I have searched for Island Gypsy Boats and all references lead to K&H.
Forum: Island Gypsy/Halvorsen Designs 01-29-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 522
Posted By Leo Reise
Update - the old bearing has been removed. The...

Update - the old bearing has been removed. The problem of the spinning bearing was the set screw had eroded and did not hold the bearing. Further, the threads in the log had been deformed.

The...
Forum: Island Gypsy/Halvorsen Designs 01-18-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 522
Posted By Leo Reise
Update - connected with another IG32 owner. ...

Update - connected with another IG32 owner. Configuration identical. The bonus was he had the solution on extracting the bearing. My shipwright can figure out how to replace it. He has a source...
Forum: Island Gypsy/Halvorsen Designs 01-17-2020, 10:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 522
Posted By Leo Reise
Thanks for the comments. We have some emails...

Thanks for the comments.
We have some emails out (waiting for an answer) to one of the original dealers, this one in upper NY state.
We will post a followup when a solution is found.
Forum: Island Gypsy/Halvorsen Designs 01-16-2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 522
Posted By Leo Reise
Prop Shaft Material

Wonder if anyone can help solve a puzzle.
We have a new to us 1989 IG32. Noticed after haul out that the cutless bearing was spinning freely in the shaft tube.
We removed the prop and cowling to...
Forum: Welcome Mat 12-31-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,371
Posted By Leo Reise
You are correct on the designers - my error. It...

You are correct on the designers - my error. It was Joseph Kong, the GM of American Marine that formed the joint venture with Halvorsen to form K&H.
Forum: Voyagers and other Boaters on the Go! 12-30-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 6,219
Posted By Leo Reise
Donna, my wife, is competing in the IDBF Club...

Donna, my wife, is competing in the IDBF Club Crew Worlds in France at the end of August. Our cruising this year will be in the early part of September south side of Lake Ontario, or part of the...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 12-29-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,820
Posted By Leo Reise
If you are really interested, there is a site:...

If you are really interested, there is a site: magnetic-declination.com.
Pick your country, pick the city near you and the declination will be shown.
For navigation, your GPS has a setting for...
Forum: General Discussion 12-29-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,804
Posted By Leo Reise
This discussion sounds like a good basis for a...

This discussion sounds like a good basis for a song. It could be about the way one says potatoes or tomatoes. Oh wait - that might already have been done.
We have got way too much time on our...
Forum: Welcome Mat 12-26-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,322
Posted By Leo Reise
Welcome aboard. As stated, it is a boat - you...

Welcome aboard. As stated, it is a boat - you never run out of things to do - because they need to be done or you want to change something “just because” - not to mention the First Mate’s wishes....
Forum: Welcome Mat 12-26-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,371
Posted By Leo Reise
Welcome Mike - enjoy your boat. We got ours in...

Welcome Mike - enjoy your boat.
We got ours in October this year, a 1989 Island Gypsy 32, just in time to have it pulled for the winter. According to the history of the K&H IGs, we may have our...
Forum: General Discussion 12-26-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,874
Posted By Leo Reise
It would appear that US documentation is on par...

It would appear that US documentation is on par with Canadian registration. For a friend of mine, the process took close to 6 months. Mine took only 2.5 months (Oct 9th to Dec 22nd). I did inquire...
Forum: General Discussion 12-26-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,735
Posted By Leo Reise
Our IG32 new to us in October - New cushions...

Our IG32 new to us in October -
New cushions throughout
Re-made curtains
Some new tools to stay aboard.
Yet to be done
Cutlass bearing
That was our list
Forum: Welcome Mat 11-09-2019, 10:41 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,471
Posted By Leo Reise
Congrats on your purchase.

Congrats on your purchase.
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