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Island Packet Model Information

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General    ::    Docs    ::    Specs    ::    Rigging

Note: All Island Packet models are subject to specification changes (dimensions, capacities, ratings, equipment, etc.) during their production life. The specifications given here are representative and should be used for general comparison only.

General Information For The IP29
Island Packet 29
The Island Packet 29 combines all the features and benefits that have made the entire Island Packet line one of the most popular and respected among today's cruising sailor : spirited performance with exceptional seakeeping and safety, spacious accommodations that invite living aboard, and quality that reflects both the high standards of the owner and builder. A true benchmark for cruising sailboats, the IP29 has proven itself capable and comfortable in thousands of miles of both ocean cruising and gunkholing.

- from the factory brochure    

Documentation For The IP29
Brochure Spec & Price List Interior Plan

Specifications For The IP29
First Built 1991   LOA 32'   Sail Area 491
Last Built 1997   LOD 29'   Sail I 40'-8''
Number Built 64   LWL 25'-7''   Sail J 14'-0''
Displacement 10900   Beam 10'-10''   Sail P 33'-7''
Ballast 4800   Draft 4'-3''   Sail E 12'-3''
Fuel Cap 23 US gal   Shoal Draft 3'-5''   D/L Ratio 291
Water Cap 45 US gal   Mast Height 44'   SA/D Ratio 16.0
Holding Cap 14 US gal   Diesel HP 18   B/D Ratio 44%
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Running Rigging For The IP29
Mainsail Rigging   Staysail Rigging   Other Rigging
Halyard 3/8''x100' LS   Halyard 5/16''x65' LS   Jib Halyard 3/8''x85' LS
Sheet 7/16''x55' Trophy   Sheet 3/8''x50' Trophy   Jib Sheet 7/16''x110' Trophy
Topping Tail 5/16''x28' LS   Clew - -   Boom Vang 7/16''x36' Trophy
Topping Wire 1/8x30 7x7 wire   Topping Lift 1/4''x45' LS   Reefing Lines - -
            Traveler Control 3/8''x30' LS
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Standing Rigging For The IP29
  Wire Size Loos Gauge Scale Reading
Below 50 F
Scale Reading
50 F to 80 F
Scale Reading
Above 80 F
Upper Stays 1/4'' PT-2 32 34 35
Intermediate Stays - - - - - - - - - -
Aft Lower Stays 7/32'' PT-2 25 27 28
Fwd Lower Stays 7/32'' PT-2 25 27 28
Check Stays - - - - - - - - - -
Back Stays 3/16'' PT-2 19 21 22
IMPORTANT : These are MAXIMUM (not to exceed) rigging tensions as measured using the indicated Loos gauges

Check tensions after initial setup of the rigging and after any subsequent adjustments.

Gauge readings may vary from stay to stay of the same type but none should exceed the maximum scale readings listed.

Please visit the Loos website for more information about the PT-2 and PT-3 gauges.

If you are not familiar with the process for tuning your rig please contact a qualified rigger in your area.

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