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Old 17-05-2016, 10:09   #1
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1969 Islander 30

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So I'm planning on purchasing a 1969 islander 30 raised deck soon, but am having a hard time finding any sort of information on this boat. Sailboatdata says that it is a raised deck version of the islander 29, and tidbits of information on the internet make me think that she is a solid boat. I was wondering if anyone else had experience with the 30? Just some more general information would be really appreciated. The one I'm looking at appears in good condition. I live in Florida and will probably use it for coastal cruising to the keys and maybe the Bahamas.
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Re: 1969 Islander 30

familiar with that particular model, but some of those old Islanders were built pretty well. All the cautions of a boat that old apply. Looks like it is pretty shallow draft so a good Fl/Bahama boat. Does it have the longer keel like many of it's cousins?
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Re: 1969 Islander 30

Thanks for the reply Cheechako. Yeah, the owner describes it as a cutaway full keel. I haven't gotten a good look at it yet, but I imagine this is the swept back keel type you're talking about.
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