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10-30-2015 06:24 PM
Re: Islander 32 Mkii

Nicely done.
10-30-2015 06:15 PM
Re: Islander 32 Mkii

Thanks for the feedback Bob Peery and Seaner97. Attached image, the hand-drawn accuracy
of an original Bob Perry design drawing, digitized and scaled to mate with a Yanmar CAD file.
It was pure joy when the actual 1st try install was within 1/10" dead-on, transmission flange
plate to prop-shaft-coupling plate. I'm planning my next trip from San Diego to Catalina Island
in Grace Note, my classic 1977 coastal cruiser I-32 mk2. dtitus
10-30-2015 03:48 PM
Re: Islander 32 Mkii

I am always willing to provide what drawings I gave Islander. Islander did all their own engineering so my stuff is pretty much just, "Here's what I want it to look like. You figure out how to build it." stuff.

Nice to see this thread here. I hope you guys have enjoyed your boats.
10-30-2015 03:25 PM
Re: Islander 32 Mkii

Failing the original, Bristol Bronze, I believe, has bronze plates for Islander boats that they will put your hull number on.
10-30-2015 03:06 PM
Re: Islander 32 Mkii

Hello Fellow Islander 32-mk2 Owners,
I own a late-1977, I-32-3, tall rig, deep draft, in San Diego. It's hull #103 (3303M77K).
The original tired old Westerbeke L25 was in it when purchased and within 6 months the
transmission totally failed. So, I decided to re-power with a new Yanmar 3YM20 (21hp).
I was actively involved in the entire process and installed new hardwood blocks to raise
the engine bed, for correct propeller shaft alignment. Since the re-power involved going
from 4-cylinders to 3, a new longer prop shaft was needed, and put in a new drip-less
coupling. I was able to use the old prop, because the old-vs-new engine had nearly the
same output hp. Love the Yanmar, but $12k for the entire re-power was a big decision.
I emailed the original designer Robert Perry (Seattle area) and for a bargain cost, he sent
me a set of the blueprints. I scanned (digitized) the hull longitudinal section drawing and
married it with the Yanmar CAD drawing. This allowed me to get very accurate new engine
bed + prop shaft coupling dimensions. When I bought my I-32, the original mfg. ID plate
above the engine had been removed / lost, so if a sailnet member could send me a high-res
digital photo of their I-32 plate, I could try to get a replacement made for my boat, at a trophy
shop maybe. Thanks,
03-25-2014 05:16 PM
Re: Islander 32 Mkii

I've recently listed my 1978 Islander 32 MKII shoal draft.

You can find it on look for the nicest looking Islander 32 there....she is in Maine.

Moving up to a bigger something.....

Send me an e-mail or let someone else know....
02-14-2014 10:25 AM
Re: Islander 32 Mkii

She is my first boat, looked for two years. Almost bought a 30' Dufour and a 30' Pearson but really didn't like the layout of either and really wanted a 32'. When I found this one I just fell in love. The hide away table is so sweet! The Islander 36 has them too. When it's put away there is room to dance! My exhaust comes out the bottom of the champagne glass stern so no issues there. The only thing I've had to replace was the water system pump and a couple of fittings. I'm going to rebuild the old one for a spare.

The cubby bins behind each settee hold massive amounts of stuff and they stay put when heeling. She has a 27 gallon tank and I have found room under the starboard side lazarette that I'm going to add another 20gl tank. There are 25gl water tanks under each settee so 50gl is plenty for my needs. When I was exploring up in the bow area I opened up a cover and found that one of the previous owners put two bags of concrete. I have noticed when the fuel tank and the hot water tank is full that she sinks at the stern a bit. Might be a good place for another water tank if I wanted.

I absolutely love this boat and hope to have her till the end, I will keep her ship shape for the next lucky sailor!
02-14-2014 09:13 AM
Re: Islander 32 Mkii

I don't have it any more (sold it to a friend) but I used to have a 1977 32 Islander Mark II. Mine had the four foot draft.

It's a great sailor and a really stiff boat. It has one of the neatest looking salons you will ever see on a 32 foot boat and we loved the hide away table.

I routinely got it over 8 knots under per GPS on numerous occasions. It was a well balanced rig, too. A couple of times I would be really whizzing along, and try to steer over a few degrees and find out I had completely overpowered the rudder and it wasn't really doing anything.

If I had to do it over again, I would have kept it. But, it had a worn out Atomic 4 in it, and I just didn't feel like going through a re-power at the time.
02-13-2014 11:03 PM
Re: Islander 32 Mkii

Hi all! I bought my 78 MII TR last Sept. #3341 "Brilliant Sea" I re-named her(I did the ceremonies). She wore "Kismet", "Lady Blue" and "Le Reve" in the past. Great boat and had been very well cared for. Green Identifier, shoal draft, wheel steering.

320hrs on a Yanmar 3gm,
original headliner(looks new),
new cushions,
new dodger and bimini,
Furuno radar,
Standard Horizon gps,
Raymarine auto pilot,
oiled teak still looks new,
fresh bottom job last August,
new dripless and zincs,
155%, 130% headsails

And gobs of other stuff came with her. I've only sailed her three months and can't wait till this horrid winter gets done so I can get her out again. I ripped the main when I sailed up from VA(had it repaired), ordered a North Sails radial full batten(was delivered in Jan.) she will sail sweet!

I'd love to meet and talk with you all about our Bob Perry's wonderful design! I feel she points well but gets some wicked lee helm when over powered, when I have the sails trimmed right she is very well balanced on the wheel. Weather helm is unnoticeable.

She's a right stiff boat for a shoal draft. I have it in my head to circumnav and am thinking of adding about 700lbs to the keel. Marskeel in Canada makes lead torpedoes that attach to the sides of the keel. I want to do the Horn so a little more stability would be nice.

I'm in the Barnegat Bay if any of you come around this summer let me know. I will be in and out of the Chesapeake as well so I'll look for some of you as well!

07-25-2013 02:33 PM
Re: Islander 32 Mkii

Greetings Tommy hull #2964,

I have done extensive work to the boat itself. It was pretty well abandoned for over 8 years when I got it and hadn't been hauled between 8 and 12 years. The bottom was a mess but not too many blisters.

I have a 1979 boat, tall rig and the westerbeke L25. REALLY hard to get parts for but it is still running. It got me down the Tenn Tom waterway from N Alabama to Mobile last fall and I have been in Mobile ever since. Getting ready to go back up the waterway to Demopolis next week for the hurricane season and then back down to spend next winter in the Bahamas.

If you have any specific questions shoot me another message. I will be out of touch for awhile the first week of Aug or so while we go up the river 200+ miles.

Check out our travel site.

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