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Islander Freeport36
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Description: Islander Freeport36
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Review Date: Mon December 30, 1996 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Designed by Robert Perry to be a comfortable coastal cruiser for 2 with bluewater capabilities. A beautiful design of lovely traditional lines which draws comments from dock-walkers and fellow sailers alike. Unique transom door, queen-sized master birth amidship and huge head/shower forward. Wonderful, large cockpit. 50 hp Perkins 4-108 Diesel provides ample power under motor. I would love to hear from other owners as well as those interested in the F36.
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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Sat September 5, 1998 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Excellent Live Aboard vessel. Good character boat. Sails well and dry. Well built, with functional layout, cockpit, and deck. Watch for hull to deck, and stanchion leaks (though these can be expected on most older boats. Unique interior layout with large stateroom amidship, and head forward. I have lived aboard for 9 yrs, and have recieved dozens of compliments on this boat. I highly recommend this as a 2 person live aboard / extended cruising vessel. I have made many repairs and improvements, and am happy to share these experiences with you.





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Review Date: Tue February 20, 2001 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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The best compromise of a pullman berth, raised salon, great motoring, great sailing, comfortable and still easy to handle. Many of the modern manufactuers are producing models with the same features. We have just added refrigeration(Isotherm) and continue to improve our 22 year old boat. "Simply the Best" will be our last boat so everything is going to be shipshape. This is our fourth boat and we have never seen a better 36.
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Review Date: Mon October 28, 2002 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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THE ISLANDER FREE IS A GREAT SAILING VESSEL. IT IS A VERY STABLE AND FORGIVING BOAT. LOTS OF STORAGE SPACE FOR CRUSING. IT CARRIES 120 GAL OF WATER AND 70 GAL FUEL. THIS BOAT IS PERFECT FOR TWO PEOPLE. I HAVE LIVED ABOARD FOR ONE YEAR NOW AND JUST LOVE THIS BOAT.
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ileith
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Registered: July 2004
Review Date: Sun July 25, 2004 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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I have a 1981 Islander Freeport. Since I purchased this boat I continue to be impressed with the design. As a 23 year old boat it has many features that are ahead of its time: Below deck anchor locker, pullman berth, fold out setee, mirrors to enhance the sense of space, transom swim ladder, keel stepped mast that is part of the bulkhead, massive storage ... everywhere, large hanging lockers, deep & safe cockpit and many more cool design features.
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beachbm61

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Registered: February 2006
Location: Clearwater, Fl
Posts: 21
Review Date: Fri December 29, 2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: Very ample storage, forgiving, fold down transom, pullman berth, large forward head
Cons: draft(5'3'"), blister reputation, black holding tank under the berth

Very forgiving, surprisingly fast, lots of storage, dropdown transom door, large roomy cockpit, wide clear decks, pullman berth, very bright and airy comfortable liveaboard. Appealing lines, continously gets compliments from dockside and fellow sailors. The cons include draft, at 5'3", a little deep for west Florida, bilster reputation, she doesn't back well at all, and holding tank under the main berth. Can't think of any other comparable boat we'd rather have.
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Review Date: Wed June 6, 2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $62,000.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Almost everything a cruiser would want in this size boat
Cons: Watch out when backing

We have owned this boat,our first, for eleven years. Much of the time we lived aboard while cruising Mexico for 3 years, and then several years in the Northwest. It is a wonderful cruising boat for a couple. Good layout, particularily the "B" model with the roomy head in the bow. Lots of storage, 115 gallons of water, 80 gallons of fuel and a good Perkins engine. Some later models had less fuel and a different engine. Get the Perkins. Only in recent years have some builders been building similar style boats called "Deck Salons".
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JiffyLube

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Registered: January 2008
Location: Oceanside, Ca.
Posts: 894
Review Date: Sun March 2, 2008 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Drop down transom, storage, easy to sail, good weight ratio, comfortable accomodations
Cons: Does no back up that good.

This is a perfect boat for a couple or as a live aboard...feels like a small apartment (Plan B model). Very nice layout. Lots of storage. Because of its weight, it handles rougher seas well. Good deck space, large cockpit, and easy to get around on. Has a true bilge. Encapsulated lead keel. Engine is low amidship. Pathfinder 50 HP diesel. 100 Gal water, 55 Gal fuel. Over 6' head room throughout. Traditional lines which gets many complements.
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