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Old 05-11-2015, 13:04   #31
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Re: Island Packet 40 vs Tayana 42

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Big difference in draft if thats an issue. The IP about 4'8", the Tayana i think about 6'
More like 6.5 when fully loaded up with full time cruising stuff.
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Old 05-11-2015, 13:07   #32
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Re: Island Packet 40 vs Tayana 42

Draft for Tayana 42 is nominally 5'10" so I'd say just over 6' fully laden.


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Old 05-11-2015, 13:25   #33
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Re: Island Packet 40 vs Tayana 42

Be sure you check the tanks on the IP, as replacement has been necessary on many 40's of that vintage.
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Old 05-11-2015, 13:53   #34
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Be sure you check the tanks on the IP, as replacement has been necessary on many 40's of that vintage.
That applies to the V42 also. The diesel tanks are black iron. Impossible to remove without removing cabin sole and probably cabinetry also. It depends on the interior design by the original owner. Mine have large inspection ports that are accessible which is a plus.

On my V42 the tees in the freshwater lines are not accessible without removing some cabin sole. The port water tank has a cabin sole beam on top of the freshwater connection. Starboard water tank connection is under the sole between two cabin sole beams. Fill pipe connections to the water and fuel tanks are not accessible without removing a LOT of cabin sole.

I still love my V42!
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Re: Island Packet 40 vs Tayana 42

Strongly suggest that you check out Gozzards ---semi-custom made cutter-rigged monohulls made in Canada---I too had narrowed my choice to Tayana, IP or Gozzard--passed on the Tayanas because of teak decks --chartered an IP ...it was OK but ....---looked at and finally bought a Gozzard---well made, open concept interior with good ventilation and storage, faster than an IP, well designed for bluewater cruising (modified full keel, skeg rudder, 4ft 9 inch draft)--from your perspective the fold-down swim platform is ideal for swimming from or easy access to dinghy), many, many little extras, excellent personal builder support, price, maintains its value really well ---not a lot but enough of them on yachtworld to give you a wide choice in price, age or size---owned mine for 10 years, sailed from Vancouver to Mexico...still no regrets.


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PS: I concur that you should look for a true cutter rigged boat no matter which brand you buy---gives you many, many options when the wind picks up....tho' probably not a club-footed staysail (takes up too much foredeck space and is IMHO a dangerous deck sweeper); a loose-footed furling staysail that self-tacks on its own track is wonderful.
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Old 05-11-2015, 17:26   #36
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Re: Island Packet 40 vs Tayana 42

I've read the comment about teak decks on Tayana 42s. Mine never had teak decks. Not all had teak decks.


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Island Packet 40 vs Tayana 42

I've read the comment about teak decks on Tayana 42s. Mine never had teak decks. Not all had teak decks.

Jcapo's comments about tanks are true on my boat also. Had a weaping weld on starboard diesel tank. Put a vinyl tank inside black iron tank about 8 years ago. End of problem...so far.

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Re: Island Packet 40 vs Tayana 42

Both great boats. Our last boat was an IP40 and we loved it. We faced the same issue with the ladder and it was easy to remove the stairs and build a swim platform with fold up ladder. At the same time we added over-hanging seats on the rear rail. Only sold it to trade up to a much larger Amel SM.
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Old 05-11-2015, 18:11   #39
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Re: Island Packet 40 vs Tayana 42

I'm sure either boat will be fine for how you intend to use it. Unless you have an unlimited budget, you will probably want to factor the annual maintenance costs into your decision as a 1979 boat could cost twice as much to maintain as a 1995 boat. A lot can happen in 16 years depending on how and where the Tanya was sailed.

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Old 05-11-2015, 19:03   #40
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Re: Island Packet 40 vs Tayana 42

I looked at a brand new IP 35 that ran into an old sunken steel boat. It tore a hole in the bottom right below the shower pan. I wasn't impressed with the hull thickness, maybe 1/4". This was probably 15 years ago so things may have changed. It just surprised me as I thought they were built like tanks.
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Re: Island Packet 40 vs Tayana 42

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I am considering a 1979 Tayana 42' cutter versus a 1995 Island Packet 40 cutter. I am looking for a boat that I would be confident sailing offshore as well as coastal cruising. Any thoughts on these two boats?

Thanks, Dave:
The IP40might actually be a 38! While the T42ifits the center cockpit one-has a far superior layout!
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I looked at an IP yesterday. Very nice tank of a boat. It looked like it would not be easy getting into and out of the water on that boat. Like if you wanted to swim.

If getting into the water to swim is not high on your list I would pick the IP.

I meet a couple that lived and sailed for 14 years on an Endevor 42. They recommended an IP 35.

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The IP40might actually be a 38! While the T42ifits the center cockpit one-has a far superior layout!
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Old 05-11-2015, 19:59   #44
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Re: Island Packet 40 vs Tayana 42

You needaIP44! The only shallow draft &excellent upwind ---blue water sailboat--of course you need about 180K
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Re: Island Packet 40 vs Tayana 42

Just my thoughts, the Tayana is old. If it has been meticulously maintained, then I like that choice. There is much more to think about than points of sail. As an old boat owner who loves to work on the boat, I'm ok with the older boat. The IP is so much newer..... geez.
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