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01-20-2013 06:34 PM
deniseO30
Re: Islander 37 info?

Nice!
01-20-2013 06:27 PM
SloopJonB
Re: Islander 37 info?

Quote:
Originally Posted by HighFly_27 View Post
I was thinking that .. someone started to build the Tradewind and then failed to build or develop other sailboats. Avery
There was a LOT of that in the 70's. It is an easy business to get into and an extremely difficult one to make a profit in. They may have simply gone bigger too - see attached.

Offshore Proven Sail Boat - Tradewinds T40 - $49000 (Vancouver/Gulf Islands)
01-20-2013 04:04 PM
HighFly_27
Re: Islander 37 info?

Hello All,

About 3 weeks ago, I asked if anyone knew anything about --


1971 Tradewind 32

The Sailboat Spec's. (provided by seller)

Build by -- Tradewind Yard, Long Beach, CA

9' 10" Beam

31' 6 " long

14,000 Disp.

Only (7) Tradewind 32's were built

I was thinking that .. someone started to build the Tradewind and then failed to build or develop other sailboats. I think tht the Tradewind 32 is a well constructed boat (inside & out). The boat that I have had a lot of money spent on it and has the top of the line componets inside (in 1971).

I spent about six hours on the net ... researching the Tradewind 32 and sailboats with the same spec's., found nothing. I checked - Islander, Irwin and others and found nothing in the 31' or 32' size with my spec's or close to it. I posted on Sailnet and nothing has come up. I was surprised that No One had heard of the T-32 or had data on the T-32 but maybe it's a truely a ... rare boat (only 7 made).

Thank You,

Avery
01-20-2013 12:26 PM
Faster
Re: Islander 37 info?

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Originally Posted by SloopJonB View Post
That precedes the existence of Pacific Seacraft. King designed for Islander in the 60's and then became the designer for Ericson. P.S. came after that.
Don't think Bruce king ever design for Pacific Seacraft..I thought pretty well everything from them was by Crealock, Bingham or Morschadt.

I think the only connection would be that PSC built Ericsons for a time...
01-19-2013 08:50 PM
SloopJonB
Re: Islander 37 info?

Quote:
Originally Posted by souljour2000 View Post
Thanks for postings pics of the I-37's...Would this Bruce King design be shortly after he left pacific seacraft to start his own company? You can really tell it's a Bruce King design...shaped very much like his later Ericsson 27's and E-29's...just longer and leaner but similar rake and flares at bow and stern. Seems King always had great interiors installed on anything he did..the woodwork on the I-37 seems typical Bruce King top-end cabintery...enjoy her...his boats have a great rep for being good sailors on top of the other attributes as it should be...
That precedes the existence of Pacific Seacraft. King designed for Islander in the 60's and then became the designer for Ericson. P.S. came after that.
01-18-2013 09:24 AM
souljour2000
Re: Islander 37 info?

Thanks for postings pics of the I-37's...Would this Bruce King design be shortly after he left pacific seacraft to start his own company? You can really tell it's a Bruce King design...shaped very much like his later Ericsson 27's and E-29's...just longer and leaner but similar rake and flares at bow and stern. Seems King always had great interiors installed on anything he did..the woodwork on the I-37 seems typical Bruce King top-end cabintery...enjoy her...his boats have a great rep for being good sailors on top of the other attributes as it should be...
01-18-2013 09:01 AM
HighFly_27
Re: Islander 37 info?

Gary,

If You Replied to my email address.. arbakerjr at hotmail dot com I did not see it, also, I saw your screen name at by BIO Info and I had some pics there too.

Take Care,

Avery
01-16-2013 11:40 PM
HighFly_27
Re: Islander 37 info?

Gary,

I have another post that was just posted about the -- Tradewind 32. No One has said a thing. I'm guessing, this Tradewind is Not connected to the Tradewind from the UK. I was told by the seller, this was 1 of 7 boats made. The Tradewind 32 was made in Long Beach, CA in 1971. This is the time period that a lot of change was going on with various boat manufactors in that area. I'm guessing that it's one of the Company's that was trying to make it but just a wild guess. I posted all the data on the boat - LOA - 31' 6", Beam - 9' 10", Draft 5' 10", weight 14,000 < I think I have them right. I spent 5 hours searching all thge 31 & 32 sized boats and nothing came up that matched the T 32 spec's., so Go Re-Figure. I thought that Islander or a spin off company had their hand in this T 32 but sizes do not match. The seller told me that this T 32 was Custom Built and I think he was Right. It had top of the line gear in it for the 70'a. had Oven/ Burner range, 2 tub sinks, was really nice in (1971) it's day. However, the head liner is gone and some of the wood is stained from water. The one good thing, was not exposed to water damage other then some isolated leakage and does not smell inside.

I will try to send you some pic's of my I 37 to your email address that you (may) provide to me, it will be a lot easier. My email address will be a open channel between us >> -- arbakerjr at hotmail dot com.

I'm in the process of having a 46 W X 84 H X 20 building going in to work on my boats and other stuff. Yes, all my stuff is Old (like me @ 64) but worth my effort's (I hope so).

My Islander 37 MS is a little different than yours with the M S Set Up. It's been taken care of... most of it's a life. The Perkins with B & W Velvet Drive was just redone, has new thru hull fittings, 5 new batt's., electrial wiring. All in all... , about $ 20K in last 3 years by previous owner. Also, had A/C & Heat Sys. Up Grades (23 K Cool/ 18K heat), with new thermostat. I see that most of the I 37's windows (I've seen) have leaked over time, my inside wood is stained. They were fixed five years ago but the stain remains in the wood. I need to spend about -- $10 to $ 20 K to have my boat in A OK Shape. I'd like to start sailing in May. I'd be ready to sail for about $ 4K. I must have -- new rudder, patching a small 4 x 4 inch hole (high in stern) and need two anchors, chain, line & did not come with boat. The other $ 16 K goes in -- Electronics (mostly good used } Nav./ GPS {combo pack ?}, auto pilot ?). I need a boat radio & hand held, new paint top & bottom, some (small)interior replacement wood, some up-grades to rigging, emer. gear. I have priced everything out and fairly close to the $ 15 to 20 K mark and No Used Junk. I don't want to be upside down in the boat with a $ 25/ 30 K boat and $ 35 K more in it.

Take care,

Avery
01-16-2013 06:35 PM
BlueSkySailing
Re: Islander 37 info?

HighFly 27,

It sounds like you're going to be doing some great sailing! Just curious, was the Tradewind 32 made by the company that succeded Wayfarer or by the Tradewind company in the UK? Also, how are renovations going on your I-37? I was fortunate in the fact that I bought a boat that had a lot of things done to it prior to buying her but as you know there always a lot of things to work on (teak work, etc.). Do you have any pictures of your boat online that I can look at? It's always nice to see other boats similar to yours especially since there aren't a lot of I-37's around. The '67's thru '69's all seem to be pretty much the same, but at the same time they're all a little bit different which is cool. I'm attaching a couple other pictures of "Blue Sky" for the sake of comparisons. Smooth sailing to you ...

Gary
01-16-2013 04:24 AM
HighFly_27
Re: Islander 37 info?

Blue Sky,

I'm Smiling for You and Reviewed tour Video on UTube.

I (above) bought my I-37 in October and it's a labor of love to fix it up or keep up a older boat but that's just fine with me.

It's going to be hard to find a Real Deal Manual for your boat. I have asked & searched and nothing. I have come up with seperate manuals for - Perkins diesel, B & W Velvet Drive, and other equipment on my boat.

It's going to cost xtra for my nuts or not doctor secession this month. I just bought another sail boat (project). It's a 1971 Tradewind 32, and not that bad. The TW 32 was very nice boat in it's day, came with a lot of nice equipment. I don't have it home yet and it may be a keeper.

The Best to You and Lot's of Sailing Smiles at the helm of your I-37.

Avery
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