Welcome to IP Home Port - The Original Website For Island Packet Yacht Owners And Enthusiasts
IP Home Port is a volunteer-operated and commercial-free website that has served Island Packet Yacht owners (and wannabes) around the world since 1998. This website is all about knowledge delivery - our goal, simply stated, is to deliver the information that you need to optimize your Island Packet ownership experience.
The IP Home Port website offers these resources to registered users :
Discussion Forum : This discussion forum uses the latest available message board technology to give members a variety of options for asking questions, posting classified ads, searching the archives, monitoring forum traffic, and sharing information about Island Packet ownership. Major features include :
:: A powerful full-text search tool
:: A full WYSIWYG editor with spell-checking
:: User-selectable daily digests or real-time notifications
:: Watched topic and watched forum capability
:: Private Messaging
:: On-line polling
:: Personalized avatars
:: Single Sign-On integration with the rest of IP Home Port
The IP Home Port forum has a flexible category structure designed to help organize the wide variety of knowledge that has accumulated since the forum first went on-line. Approximately 35,000 posts are accessible on-line at any time via navigation of the category structure or full text search.
Owner Registry : This is a searchable, custom-coded database of around 1300 Island Packet owners from all around the world and is arguably one of the best tools of its kind in the marine industry.
Photo Gallery : This is a fully-integrated, searchable collection of member-posted photographs depicting all aspects of IP ownership - the boats, the people, the places, and even the pets!
IP Model Info : This comprehensive collection of 26 pages contains specifications and downloadable documentation for all Island Packet legacy models.
IP Comparisons : This series of tables contains specifications for all Island Packet models along with links to the individual model info pages for even more details.
RSS Portal : This easy-to-use tool lets IP Home Port members check out the most recently published items on IP owner blogs as well as the RSS feeds from selected sailing-oriented magazines and news sources.
Useful Links : This page contains a large collection of sailing-oriented website addresses and, in one form or another, has been in use since IP Home Port first launched in 1998.
File Downloads : If you're looking for reference information about your Island Packet then this resource page is a great place to start your search!
Calendar: The Calendar shows upcoming events such as boat shows, Island Packet owner Rendezvous, and even forum member birthdays. Any registered user can post IP-related events here.
Member Directory / Map : This directory of IP Home Port forum members allows you to search by user name or location and, for US members, includes a hot-linked map of members organized by state.
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IP Home Port is now on its fourth major iteration since the original launch in 1998. There's always a development project of some sort underway, so be sure and check back often to find out what's new!