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post #6 of Old 02-19-2010
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We had a 69 Islander 29 for about 5 years.....loved the boat - had it's quirks but had a lot of charm. She is still over across from the Islander 32 we now have. We PHRF race and we won more silver with that boat than any of the other 8 I've owned. Had a 3GM30 Yanmar in it which was nice. Did a lot over time....the chainplates mounted to the bulkheads were a problem and we redid those and made bulletproof. Rudder pintle on bottom was wore out and fabbed and new one which helped. Rewired, new lights normal stuff for a boat that old. Still at times like her better than the newer one we have now. There was 2 in Pensacola FL but they were sunk in Hurricane Ivan. Knew of another in New Orleans but not sure if it survived or not.
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