|Topic Review (Newest First)|
|12-14-2016 01:10 PM|
|Barquito||And start a new thread for each topic.|
|12-14-2016 01:09 PM|
|Barquito||Lion, just start tossing out questions as they come up. Tons of knowledge here on SN. In order to advance the conversation more quickly, Google the topic first with 'site:sailnet.com' added.|
|12-14-2016 01:44 AM|
Re: Islander 36 vs. Islander Freeport 36
Hi, we just purchased a 1977 Islander Freeport 36 (rough but great project boat), sure could use any info you can trow our way! TY
|12-24-2011 11:18 AM|
Originally Posted by pigslo View Post
|07-10-2008 12:45 AM|
|JiffyLube||I'm a 1981 Freeport 36 owner, and what rcarr says is true about the boat. I sailed it down to San Diego from San Francisco shortly after purchasing it (in SF), and they boat handled the wind and water conditions just fine. I find that it can generally stay up with most boats of its size, and has a pretty comfortable ride even in rougher conditions. Mast is keel stepped. This boat is a cruiser, but moves good when you need it to. The engine is located low below the salon floor, and that helps a lot with a low center of gravity...and there is an actual bilge below the engine compartment. The boat was designed with plenty of storage space (and carries loads well), and is very livable for two people...especially couples. While it is not great at backing up (probably because of the large skeg mounted rudder), it does steer very good in most conditions...making it a pleasure for the helmsman. I would say that the biggest draw back to this boat are the sleeping accommodations (because it was designed for couples), so if you're going to have a crew of more than three, this might not be the boat for you. The interior layout is very nice, with good teak work everywhere except in the forward head which is mostly fiberglass...which makes perfect sense for that area. Some people do not like the idea of a forward head (thinking it's not a good place in rougher conditions), but the toilet is really located closer to where many boat's toilets are located anyway. The head is very roomy, and two people could use it at the same time. The door to the anchor locker is located on the forward wall in the head, and that also makes perfect sense in case of a leak from the locker...it's also very easy to get to the locker. No boat is perfect, but this boat works for me. I may have some pictures, and layout plans posted to this site that can show you more about this boat.|
|07-10-2008 12:01 AM|
If you want to see the interior of a Freeport 36 go to yacthworld.com and search islander freeport. They list several 36's, a couple 38's, which is the same boat as the 36 with a few minor changes and a bow sprit, and several 41's.
|07-09-2008 12:27 PM|
Funny. I remember there being a steering wheel inside the cabin, at a raised seat when I went to the Long Beach Sailboat show and saw it.
But I'm old and my memory does play tricks occasionally.
|07-09-2008 09:44 AM|
The Islander Freeport 36 is a raised salon, not a pilot house, fin keel with a skeg rudder. It is not a motor sailer. It sails very well. It is a Bob Perry design. It is an excellent boat for a couple. Search yahoo groups for "foggers". This is a Freport owners groups. Post you question there. Also go to goodoldboat.com and search their owners associations section and you will find some Islander 36 owner groups. The Good Old Boat
Magazine did a story on the Freeport 36 a while back. You might be able to get a copy of that. Both boats are excellents boat.
|07-08-2008 08:38 PM|
The freeport 36 is a Bob Perry design.
|07-08-2008 05:23 PM|
|speciald||Almost bought a Freport Islander once - in 1978!|
|This thread has more than 10 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.|