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57 Minutes Ago 09:32 PM
Broacher
Re: Islander 37MS owners

Hi All. Have just got myself an Islander 37MS 1971 in need of TLC and some questions.

Perkins 4-107 with a 12/8inch prop which seems to be rather small for the boat. Surprised to see a Borg Warner gearbox with no reduction rather than a Hurth and 2:1 reduction so perhaps that is why.

Am told my prop is a compromise, too small but probably over pitched with a theoretical full speed of 14 knots at full revs. Not enough thrust especially into a sea. Generates soot over 2000 revs. Also told cavitation when using crankshaft revs can be a problem. It used to have a 13/7inch one (both three blade).

Anyone have a Hurth gearbox or made that conversion? If so how did it go and what size prop.

Anyone with the Borg Warner box, how does it go (revs and speed) and what size prop is best?

Thanks
08-06-2014 09:33 PM
Jim Kneale
Re: Islander 37MS owners

Seth - Its a bit of a late response, but if you are still looking for information regarding the support structure on a Islander 37MS, we have Ranes' old Dream Catcher. It was built from a Yachtcraft kit with a 1974 hull, so it should be pretty close to what you have. Ours has the engine under the cockpit and a V-drive.
02-24-2013 08:32 PM
Seth Farwell
Re: Islander 37MS owners

Hi I am looking for any pictures of the bulkhead/keel support structure across the top of the keel of an Islander 37 MS or Yachtcraft 37ms. I have a kit that was never started from 1973 which I am getting ready to launch. There is currently nothing but longitudinal stiffening in place now and some flooring and the engine beds. Any help would be appreciated....
02-24-2013 08:21 PM
Seth Farwell
Re: Islander 37MS owners

Hi I am looking for any pictures of the bulkhead/keel support structure across the top of the keel of an Islander 37 MS or Yachtcraft 37ms. I have a kit that was never started from 1973 which I am getting ready to launch. There is currently nothing but longitudinal stiffening in place now and some flooring and the engine beds. Any help would be appreciated....
01-20-2013 07:03 PM
HighFly_27
Re: Islander 37MS owners

Buy this Talbert glass/boathauler trailer ; get the boat for free ! in Trailers | eBay Motors

I Posted the Ebay link for the Tradewind 32.

You will see the pictures of a Talbert Trailer and the Tradewind Sailboat.

Let me Know what you think it is. The seller never list's the boat as a Tradewinds with the S on the back. This boat does not match up to a Tradewinds 32 in size measurements... so go figure.

Thank You,

Avery
01-19-2013 11:30 PM
HighFly_27
Re: Islander 37MS owners

I have some of my Picture's at my Bio Location and some others on my computer. Please send me your email address or just reply to mine at arbakerjr at hotmail dot com

I can send you some of my Interior Pictures about 20 or so. This is the best way to send pictures and it's a pain to send them on web sites and I hate to fool with it (too Restrictive).

I was told that one of the best ways to redue the inside is to use -- Formica. I considering it to Replace the Damaged Wood in my I-37. The reason... it's a good choice... it will take the water damage coming in from the windows or hull leakage. I need to spend about $ 4 to 5 K to get my boat in the water. Replace the -- broken rudder, repair 4 in. x 4 in. hole, buy a couple anchors and line. I need a base radio and charts and I'm sailing (very basic). I need spend about 16 K + to do a little better than Basic. I need some decent used gear i.e. hand held radio, emer. gear, paint top side, 2 new cabin windows, side rail redone, new breaker box, nav./ auto. pilot sys., used radar if money $$ is left over.

Again, looking for Used Items (items wanted above) and let me know what you have .... at arbakerjr at hotmail dot com ?

I was told when I 1st got my boat.. do the most important items 1st - Make the Boat 100% Sea Worthy 1st, 2nd the Power Train (eng., drive & prop.) and 3rd... the nice to look at stuff. They gave me a little sayig but I forgot what they said ... however; I said about the the same thing in my 1,2,3 list.

Avery
01-19-2013 09:35 PM
noahj10
Re: Islander 37MS owners

Hi All,
I have a I37 MS in Honolulu. Ready to get to work on restoration. Have new chain plates and a YM 3gm30f ready to go in. I'd love any pics or info you'd care to pass on. Especially of interiors as I have partially torn out what the boat came with.

Thx!
10-20-2012 10:53 PM
HighFly_27
Re: Islander 37MS owners

Hello All,

I just bought my Islander 37 MS today (20 Oct.). The boat has some minor damage but minor... as far as I know. I look forward to getting the boat ship shape. I just retired from the U. S. Army. I have been looking to buy a decent boat & sail it to Grenada & return from Niceville, FL.

I need a rudder for my boat (tip is damaged), that's the biggest damage & needed repair to my boat. If someone know's of rudder... let me know.

Thanks,

Avery (HighFly27)
07-01-2012 11:37 PM
shrimp7
Re: Islander 37MS owners

Quote:
Originally Posted by Grumpymx View Post
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Not the seller you quoted. That was a post from 2007, so I thought you were looking for info and photos on the I37ms in general. My bad.
OK Grumpymx!!

I noticed the dates right after I sent something to the Sedo people. Thank you.

I am now in touch with an Islander 37' MS owner seller, with photos. That model is absolutely beautiful for a motor sailer. I am hoping the seller will still have it after the 4th of July 2012!!

If it is not too much trouble, I would love to have any photos of your 37 or ones you like. I read your descriptions of the sailing and handling aspects of the vessel. Very informative thank you.

Best International Regards,

Brian Lee Evans <brianleeevans@gmail.com> 714 552 2782 California
07-01-2012 09:50 PM
Grumpymx
Re: Islander 37MS owners

Quote:
Originally Posted by shrimp7 View Post
Ok Grumpymx. Are you the seller? If so, I am at brianleeevans@gmail.com
or evanb304@coyote.csusb.edu or 714-552-2782.

I need to know info on repairs needed now, anticipated, and some photos showing the interior and exterior. That is about it.

Almost Famous
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Not the seller you quoted. That was a post from 2007, so I thought you were looking for info and photos on the I37ms in general. My bad.
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