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  1. From dream to reality?

    Introduce Yourself
    Just retired about a year ago and thinking about taking the plunge. I live in Palm Beach County, Florida (Tequesta) and see myself sailing south to the keys and maybe across the stream to the Bahamas. Not much time for sailing while I was working but I have some experience in a ComPac 16, a...
  2. Looking for an Island Packet 35 - need help

    Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    Hello SailNet community, I need a little help in my hunt for an Island Packet 35 of which many are located in Florida (and one in Texas). I live 4600 km away from a couple of IP 35s that are on my consideration list, thus the need for help. It would be great to get an unbiased personal opinion...
  3. Island Packet Closing Doors?

    Cruising & Liveaboard Forum
    Seems they have issues? Perhaps restructure or gone forever? Called their numbers and they are indeed disconnected. Source Wikipedia Island Packet Yachts "After several attempts to reach them this week, it appears that IPY has closed. All of the phone lines are dead and the company email...
  4. Caliber 33 v IP31 V Berth

    Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    I am considering purchasing either a Caliber 33 or an IP31 (or maybe a Caliber 35 or an IP32, but budget is ideally <$60K, and we want an excellent condition boat, no time to fix her up!). The V berth size is important to us, and we find the IP31 is a little tight (I'm only 5'10", but its...
  5. Island Packet 380

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    The Island Packet 380 is a lovely yacht! We were very lucky to recently sail one to Gibraltar. Fresh conditions across Biscay, typical trade winds along the Portuguese coast and of course some amazing dolphins! I hope you enjoy it! Pete
  6. Island Packet 350 for a family of 4?

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    My wife and I are looking for a boat to take our 4 & 5 year olds cruising for a few years. We really like the IP38, but recently looked at the IP350 and think it will also work. Smaller, yes, but newer boat, integrated swim step, and more easily single-handed. Does anyone have any experience or...
  7. Garbage Island

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    I am getting really steamed.:hothead I have been editing and uploading our daily video logs and watching the footage we shot in July and am again seized with anger and despair over the conditions we found on our latest transit of the North Pacific sailing from Hawaii to Alaska. Day after day...
  8. New sailing family + new (old) boat = OMG

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    Hello everyone, I have been scouting the Sailnet threads for sometime and have found a host of valuable information here. Thank you all so much for your dedication- The intensity & passion exhibited here and in the sailing community in general is one of the things that attracted me to sailing...