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post #1 of Old 04-05-2009 Thread Starter
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So are you really happy with your Island Packet?

I’m considering purchasing my second sailboat. I have come across a 1983 26 foot Island Packet MKII that is available. In reading the various forums it is clear that most Island Packet owners love their boats; built strong, good quality, good customer support. But, how does she sail? Is it an exhilarating experience, does she take your breath away in a stiff breeze or are you satisfied knowing you are surrounded by quality as the hours pass away?

I love the idea of quality and toughness (I've also been looking at a Southern Cross) but realistically I will probably never really need a true Blue Water, Southern Ocean capable tank. If I’m never going to venture offshore then maybe something lighter and faster is really what I am looking for.

Do you love your IPs? If so – why.

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