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Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   04-11-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 3,364
Posted By milesinnz
Re: Islander 36

Oh, and one of those write off's was when the back stay gave way with inline spreaders and the spinnaker up.. glad I was not on board....

I should (will) ask him what part of the back stay broke,...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   04-10-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 3,364
Posted By milesinnz
Re: Islander 36

Insurance? third party only... if I write it off, I will put it down to experience.. and also why I don't want to spend a huge amount on a yacht...

I think as I grow older, I realise our time is...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   04-10-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 3,364
Posted By milesinnz
Re: Islander 36

Thanks hellosailor,

Yes, all that you say makes sense. And yes I was aware of dye checks, not that I have ever done it.

I was trying to be a bit more specific in terms of if I were to buy a...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   04-10-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 3,364
Posted By milesinnz
Re: Islander 36

Thanks SloopJonB,

Your comments as regards the issue of the 10 years was enlightening.

Yes, it would be crevice corrosion in the lower swages that would worry me.

Regards...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   04-10-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 3,364
Posted By milesinnz
Re: Islander 36

Hello Faster,

Yes, certainly - I hear what you say....

There seem a lot of Catalina 38's around and I did like these - I just got the impression that these would be a little bit more of a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-09-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 666
Posted By milesinnz
Re: NZ/UK national buying older yacht in the USA

Goodness, you have given me a bit to digest...

Thanks for your help and guidance - much appreciated...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   04-09-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 3,364
Posted By milesinnz
Re: Islander 36

Hi Faster and hellosailor,

Yes, the osmosis would not faze me and I was sort of expecting it to be the case, just hoping there might have been a better story. I haven't heard of yachts sinking on...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   04-09-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 3,364
Posted By milesinnz
Re: Islander 36

Hi Faster,

Thanks for the honest information - I was hoping otherwise, but it is best to be prepared if I am thinking of buying one.

Regards

Miles
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   04-09-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 3,364
Posted By milesinnz
Islander 36

Hi,

Does anyone have any knowledge about the durability of 1970's Islander 36's. I am thinking particularly in terms of osmosis.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-09-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 666
Posted By milesinnz
Re: NZ/UK national buying older yacht in the USA

Hello TQA,

Thank you for your very helpful response. I am amazed at the depth of knowledge there is on this site.

I have NZ and UK passports.

So you didn't have to leave US waters within the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-08-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 666
Posted By milesinnz
NZ/UK national buying older yacht in the USA

Hi,

I've been a member of this community for a while now, but never posted.

I am in New Zealand and have been thinking for some time now, about buying a yacht on the West Coast of the US and...
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