The Islander 36 would be a much better choice
all around. Nearly all of King's designs are 'under
ruddered' and ill mannered off the wind.
The Gurney designed 36 is among the best
looking and performing production boats ever
built. The hull is moderately IOR influenced,
but the 36 sails well on all points of sail,
especially in over 10 knots of wind.
The cockpit is a bit cramped for sail
handling, and I could do without the
skeg hung rudder, but overall the
I 36 is a great boat.
It was a 16 year old boy, Zac Sunderland,
that recently circumnavigated in one.
Islander 30 II 'COOL'
Last edited by COOL; 03-11-2010 at 04:46 PM.