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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 IP40
Island Packet 40
The Island Packet 40 has established itself as an industry benchmark for high quality cruising sailboats with its sparkling performance, superior safety and seakeeping, ease of handling and spacious and liveable accommodations. The IP40's hull design offers exceptional stability characteristics for shallow water gunkholing or worldwide voyaging along with performance capabilities proven by numerous victories in prestigious international offshore sailing events.

- from the factory brochure    

Documentation For The IP40
Brochure Spec & Price List Interior Plan

Specifications For The IP40
First Built 1993   LOA 41'-6''   Sail Area 907
Last Built 2000   LOD 39'-4''   Sail I 49'-10''
Number Built 137   LWL 34'   Sail J 17'-9''
Displacement 22800   Beam 12'-11''   Sail P 42'-10''
Ballast 10000   Draft 4'-8''   Sail E 15'-6''
Fuel Cap 90 US gal   Shoal Draft 3'-10''   D/L Ratio 259
Water Cap 170 US gal   Mast Height 53'-8''   SA/D Ratio 18.0
Holding Cap 30 US gal   Diesel HP 50   B/D Ratio 44%
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Running Rigging For The IP40
Mainsail Rigging   Staysail Rigging   Other Rigging
Halyard 7/16''x125'   Halyard 3/8''x85'   Jib Halyard 7/16''x105'
Sheet 1/2''x80'   Sheet 7/16''x85'   Jib Sheet 1/2''x160'
Topping Tail 5/16''x33'   Clew 3/8''x65'   Boom Vang 1/2''x41'
Topping Wire 1/8''x38' 7x7 wire   Topping Lift 5/16''x80'   Reefing Lines 9/16''
            Traveler Control 3/8''x30'
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Standing Rigging For The IP40
  Wire Size Loos Gauge Scale Reading
Below 50 F
Scale Reading
50 F to 80 F
Scale Reading
Above 80 F
Upper Stays 3/8'' PT-3 38 40 41
Intermediate Stays - - - - - - - - - -
Aft Lower Stays 5/16'' PT-3 23 25 26
Fwd Lower Stays 5/16'' PT-3 23 25 26
Check Stays - - - - - - - - - -
Back Stays 5/16'' PT-3 26 28 29
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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