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Old 16-05-2008, 10:52   #1
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Fletcher - 1980 Islander Freeport 36

I am thinking of buying my first boat to live aboard and coastal cruise maybe Alaska and Mexico. Mostly live aboard life and day sailing. I have sailed on large boats in the past. I have found a very nice 36ft Islander Freeport 1980 and i was wondering if there was some opinions out there as to what sort of boat these are.It has a skeg-hung rudder which i dont know anything about . All advise welcome.
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Did you ever get any replies? I am interested in the same boat. Do you know if the version with the pullman berth layout will sleep 2 additional psgrs in the main salon? Thanks, john

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Fletcher’s last visit to CF was on 06-06-2008.

John: You might ask the designer, Bob Perry, for a consultation:

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Good Old Boat magazine reviewed the Islander Freeport 36, in their Issue Number 46, January 2006.

You might also find an earlier discussion of the I 36, which includes comments on the Freeport 36, somewhat informative

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Thanks much GM, that was great info and links. I appreciate it.
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I am an Islander 36 owner. But I have the "Standard". The Freeport has better accomodations, The Standard is a better sailing boat. (Standard was recognized as one of the 10 top cruising boats of all time by Cruising World) I've been a liveaboard on mine for better than 9 years.

The skeg hung rudder (both models) is popular with cruisers becaue of the protection it offers.

I understand from a former dockmate who worked for Islander that boats built in '75 and some time later had blister problems due to resin compound changes. I dodged the bullet there. Mine is a '74.

Hope this doesn't set me up as a target here.
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If you would like to know more about these boats, you should check this Islander Freeport 36 & 38 group. FOGgers : Owners and others interested in the care and feeding of Islander Freeport 36-foot and 38-foot sailboats

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