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Island Packet 35 Cat
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Description: Island Packet 35 Cat
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Review Date: Sat September 28, 2002 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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This is a typical Island Packet boat; sturdy, structurally sound, well made and great company support. This is not a cored boat, like most cats, so it is very heavy and slow; 6.5 knots under sail. The trade off is no structural problems with blisters, cracking, flexing, etc. These boats will far outlast most of the other makes of cats.
The two hulls are laid out the same... Forward double berth and aft head with a seperate shower stall. If you're tired of getting the whole head wet when showering then this is the boat for you. The salon is quite roomy but the navigation table and chair are kind of out of place. The dinette table is inadequate. Good layout for the galley with lots of storage, microwave, double stainless steel sink and counter space.
The engine rooms are accessed through a door on each shower stall. Access is good but the starboard engine room is a little more cramped with the generator installed. You may also wish to reroute the wiring slightly to afford even better access. Heavy insulation makes for very quiet motoring.
Easy sailer and can be singlehanded but the in boom furling is difficult to get all the sail down. This takes practice. One of the smoothest riding vessels but large chop may cause a little slamming. This boat does not roll and has no tendency to pitch. Excellent cockpit and flat front deck with good storage.
I reccomend this boat for liveaboard and coastal crusing. The slow speed may require motorsailing for most outings but stability is exceptional.
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