We are currently cruising our Islander Freeport 36 sailboat in Mexico. We have been extensively documentating our Islander Freeport outfitting for this adventure. We will now be reporting what of our outfitng is of value, what works and what is not of value.
We used some for the
new struts we put on the bimini to keep it from swaying side to side from the
weight of the solar panels.
This idea we got from
Ray at Rigworks while we were just talking about the rig. He suggested we
attach some struts to the stern steps (he did not know they were steps). I told
him so and said I would think something up. I do not know why I never thought
of it as it is a great idea. I thought of all kinds of ways and even using the
We cut a couple of 43
¼ pieces and mounted them as you see. Neither strut will affect you sitting on
on the rear seats. The one by the out board allows easy access to the out board
and the removal of the lock. Neither one obstructs the view as the port
one will have a couple of friends with
the wind generator struts.
They work great at stabilizing
the bimini. Ready to sail!
With a couple rail
straps by the winch are like for the davits and a couple small struts on the
stern rail this will be complete. It is strong enough now to sail but no storms
please till the other work is done J