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I can get a sweet deal on a 1985 Island Trader 40 motorsailor. Looking for feedback on the sailing performance, stability, seaworthyness and the issue of having such a high freeboard....does that make it "rock and roll" more than a traditional sailboat when at anchor and at sea?

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I can get a sweet deal on a 1985 Island Trader 40 motorsailor. Looking for feedback on the sailing performance, stability, seaworthyness and the issue of having such a high freeboard....does that make it "rock and roll" more than a traditional sailboat when at anchor and at sea?

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Seamonkey,

I assume you have seen this sailnet review?

If I could use only four words to describe that boat they would be roomy, comfortable, heavy, and slow. If you want something seakindly and you don't mind taking your time, this could be just the ticket if it's in good shape. Since it was made in the orient, pay special attention to things like hull and metal fitting when your surveyor inspects it.

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Thanks Tom, I hadn't found that article when I did a search. Helps me out a bit more.
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