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Dare I quote Jeff? Here''s what he wrote about Islander 36''s a couple years ago (hope you don''t mind, Jeff--you already know that there are people out here who are paying attention to you!) -- "These are neat boats and have a lot to offer but again, they began as race boats and so were shaped more by racing than by cruising. This was an era when lighter weight race boats such as this, really did not tolerate carrying the kinds of heavier loads that are commonly associated with distance voyaging. That said, I have run into folks who have very successfully cruised them over very long distances."
These comments were in the context of someone asking about a boat under $40K with the potential to do some offshore cruising. Actually, Jeff''s comments were posted on this board Dec. 29, 2002, and he suggested other possible choices, too. This board doesn''t have very good search capabilities, but you can probably find his message.
Again--my apologies, Jeff.