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02-19-2003 01:16 PM
steveghunt
37 island packet

Any 420 owners out there? Thinking of buying a new 420 in the next couple of months. Is there anything you wish you`d known before you did that? Is lack of speed an issue?
thanks
02-17-2003 11:51 AM
gfbrach
37 island packet

I did not realize that this BB automatically deletes e-mail adresses so let''s try this...
If you are still looking into an IP type boat in that size range, I know of a good one in Texas. Call me at 281 358 3858 or 281 455 3250. Gerard
02-13-2003 09:52 AM
gfbrach
37 island packet

If you are still looking check out <http://web.novaone.net/TexasSailor/ the Caliber featured is similar to an IP with a little less room below but it sails much better. Gerard
02-08-2003 12:58 PM
gfbrach
37 island packet

IPs are slow and not very efficient sailors, my wife wanted one more than anything because of the lay out, comfort and space below. I was tempted by the quality of construction and the positive attitudes of IP owners. We chartered one (a 38) for a week in Charlotte harbour and bought a Caliber which we have now owned for 3 years, it is like an IP that can sail.
Good luck, GB
12-28-2002 01:51 PM
Jeff_H
37 island packet

I believe that it won the Marion-Bermuda race for cruising boats on corrected time by bringing in the breeze from astern on a becalmed fleet.

Jeff
12-27-2002 08:26 PM
sailingbauble
37 island packet

I seem to remember reading that an IP37 won the Newport to Bermuda race one year.
12-27-2002 08:26 PM
sailingbauble
37 island packet

I seem to remember reading that an IP37 won the Newport to Bermuda race one year.
12-24-2002 07:27 AM
tackesailors
37 island packet

Island Packets are cruisers not racers. If you want to go fast get a Farr 40 or Santana 52. If you want to cruise in comfort an Island Pickle, pardon me, an Island Packet is a great cruising boat. In light winds your better off motoring. Sails about the same speed in winds 2 to 8 knots, after that it moves ok. Pricey yes, but so is a Farr 40.
But then so are Roles Royce and Lambroghini. Two very different cars, built for different uses, you need to look at boats the same way.
12-23-2002 01:24 PM
bob-m
37 island packet

tgarber

You might want to also look at the IP38. It feels alot roomier than the 37 and the layout makes more sense (IMO) if you intend to live aboard for extended periods.

Is it a slow boat? Well, you won''t get to join the "lets-go-fast club" but they are sweet sailing vessels and sturdy as they come. I''ve had the pleasure of sail aboard the 37 & 38 and they are hard to beat if you''re looking to combine performance with live-aboard comfort.

bob-m
12-23-2002 03:18 AM
wmiii
37 island packet

I have a 1995 IP-37 and for my wants and needs it is perfect. I am a cruiser and I enjoy the comfort both at sea and at anchor. I have had a couple of Hunters (31 & 34) and find the IP a completely different animal. I sail the West coast of FL down to the Keys and looking forward to the Bahamas in the near future. This is the ideal boat for my wife and me. I have no regretts.
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