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post #2 of Old 08-27-2012
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Re: Islander 37 info?

I have looked at one. I agree it is a very pretty boat. I have read that reverse is a bit of a challenge and it has some strange handling under power in general. If you like the boat, and like the way it sails I don't think it would not be a deal breaker. I think I remember reading that the boat had a strange shaped rudder and it effected handling under sail as well, but I may have my boats confused, I have looked at so many. I actually was going to call the guy back to see if they had sold the boat I was looking at. Big issue I saw that concerned me on the boat I looked at was that the front base of the cabin trunk had a really nasty crack and it looked as though it would be hard to keep it from cracking again. It was a very pretty boat. Looking for a liveaboard, it did not have much room for a 37 foot boat, but I keep looking at the photos.
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