condition: good length overall (LOA): 36 make / manufacturer: Islander Yachts model name / number: Islander 36 propulsion type: sail year manufactured: 1978
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Currently the boats spars are being pulled and repainted with the Awl Grip and the electrical conduit is being secured to stop the slapping in the mast. Also while the mast is out we are replacing the steel mast step with a g-10 plate and reinforcing the keelroot with new stringer core and heavy fiberglass laminate. This particular issue is a known problem with Islander 36s and I wanted to remedy the issue before selling. I will document the process and make accessibility to this area when finishing the repair. Repairs and Repaint due to be finished in late February. Work is being completed by PDF in Keehi Marine Center. We will be opening up the floor to access the stringer to replace and reinforce and will be re-glassing the floor afterwards. If you are serious about purchasing the boat let me know if you have preferences for the enclosure methods of the floor or creating an access hatch for future inspections. You are also welcome to see the boat during the state of the repair as well. In addition to repairing the step we will be fabricated a new mast shoe with G10 with proper mast drainage into the boats deep bilge.
Previous owner upgrades include a completely rebuilt and reinforced the rudder skeg and hinges. The engine propeller box was replaced with a dripless box. Both of these projects were done in 2013 as well as replacing the through hulls with Marelon which was a huge thing for me when I bought this boat as it negates corrosion issues. Also the upper and middle stays are anchored by a steel plate which was reinforced on the port side under the deck for extra support for sailing upwind here in Hawaii.
I really love this boat and I hope you can see the effort and investment I have put into upgraded and maintaining her but it is time for her to find a new skipper. She is a boat that loves to sail and is built for sailing these islands. With 40% of her total weight displacement in the ballast she is built for offshore sailing and handling heavier winds through the channels with all that weight and righting moment in the keel. With new standing rigging and a rebuilt mast step she is ready to go whenever you are. The most critical aspects of her age and use has been/is being addressed and fixed properly as well as a set of newly painted spars to hoist her sails on that will take another 40 years of use. I love this boat immensely and I cannot stress enough how perfect she is for the Hawaiian Islands. She is quick in a breeze and will cruise at 8 knots with both sails up. Her fin keel and skeg hung rudder offer solid tracking and her hull slices through swells as opposed to slamming down like flatter modern hulls. It should be of note that the Islander 36 rudder is one of the beefiest built rudders I have ever encountered: it has a solid 316 steel rudder post with bearings both on the bottom of the post and the top. Amazing control downwind with just the right amount of weather helm upwind. It is attached to a skeg which is also steel reinforced and offers protection to the rudder itself from grounding and objects in the water.
over 17k invested in systems and repair/rebuilds. Documented mast step repair and currently re-runing new wiring and mast head light and steaming/deck light. Images available on request. I will be reinforcing the bulk heads and stringers this week while I am doing the glass work on the step and will glass in the sole and install new flooring.
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