New I32 MkII owners
Hi, we just bought a 1977 Islander 32, that we have re-named "Gracia." It's our 3d boat (Kettenburg K38, Endeavor 32). We're doing some work on her before her "initial" launching (bottom paint, replacing ball-valves and a couple of thru-hulls, new oversize rigging, mast and spar painting, and having a new mast step installed (the old one literally crumbled to pieces). She has the MD7A Volvo engine, and the exhaust exits from the bottom of the hull just below the point where the reverse transom begins.
I'm sure we'll have lots to do on her (all of her portlights, ports, and hatches are crazed and need replacing), but the price was right, and the one of us who tends to focus on accommodations likes the lay-out.
I have been unable to locate an Islander 32 owner's group -- or one just generally for all Islander owners. If anybody knows of one, we would appreciate hearing about it.