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Quality of an Islander 36

I'm looking at the Islander 36. This review Used Boat Notebook: From the Pages ... - John Kretschmer - Google Books seems to give it high marks. It does mention insufficient tabbing at the bulkheads as a potential problem that should be addressed. However, this seems to be the only major structural flaw. Yet, in the rating system under "Construction Quality", it gives the boat a low rating, states that original construction was "light", and infers that the only reason so many Islander 36's are still afloat is due to the loving care of their owners (OUCH!). This seems out of context to the general review. Thoughts?
BTW....The link has several other used boat reviews as well.

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