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36ft shoal draft islander in the deep blue sea.

Is this boat ok out in the deep blue sea?they say the centre of gravity is the same as a full keel version they just added more ballast to the keel.i believe its a morgan?about 4ft6 draft anybody else bluewatered a shoal draft?
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Zac Sunderland sailed one around the world. His is not shoal draft, but a lot of stuff broke (boom, forestay, bulkhead). Not sure it's built well enough for offshore work.
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There's offshore and offshore. Getting a hundred miles out or going to Bermuda is one thing, crossing the Pacific is another.
There have been sailors who contend that shallow draft is an advantage at sea, because you are less likely to get rolled by a sea. The boat is driven downwind rather than tripping over a deep keel.
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Zac Sunderland sailed one around the world...
I don't think the OP is actually referring to the Islander 36, as I believe it was only offered with one fin keel version.

He mentions that it may be a "Morgan", so perhaps he's referring to an OutIsland 36 or a standard Morgan 36.
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I don't think the OP is actually referring to the Islander 36, as I believe it was only offered with one fin keel version.

He mentions that it may be a "Morgan", so perhaps he's referring to an OutIsland 36 or a standard Morgan 36.
Ah ok, sorry.
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