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Old 18-07-2010, 22:41   #1
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Islander 41

Any remote chance someone here has a Islander 41? I understand only six were built. The one I plan to look at was built in 1974.
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Old 18-07-2010, 23:35   #2
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Go to http://www.islander36.org/history-4a.html and scroll down to the 41'.

I believe one of them went down in a storm off of Marina Del Ray a few years ago. It was reported as derelict.

Surprised to hear that there were only 6 of them. I have been on of those, but couldn't tell you were it is now.

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Old 19-07-2010, 19:58   #3
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An interesting boat. Alan Gurney design that did not turn out as expected on the race course. It is one of those old designs such as the Echells-Pearson (EP) 46 that were innovative but unsuccessful.

Tell us what you think after you look it over.
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Old 20-07-2010, 05:47   #5
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Are you checking into the old IOR design or the old clipper-bow cruiser?
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Old 20-07-2010, 22:46   #6
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NormanMartin: no you had it right the first time. It's the IOR design (I think). I say that without seeing it yet. But I do know it's the Alan Gurney design.

I tend to think you may have nailed it. If they only built six, I guess you can assume it was a) ugly b) too costly to build and sell. Or c) didn't perform as expected. Maybe all of the above?
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Old 21-07-2010, 04:16   #7
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Ugly? Go have a look and let us know.

The IOR regulations created some "odd" boat designs. Slow is a relative term.

I have spent ten years teaching aboard a C&C 38 mk 3 which is an oddly shaped boat from the early IMS era. No one will ever say she's fast or beautiful. But... after 100 training cruises, I still think she is a work of art.

Maybe the I41 is in the same category?
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Old 11-01-2011, 14:49   #8
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Solo,

I am thinking of looking at an Islander 41. There was one for sale in SF Bay last year and one in LA. What did you find out?

I like the two cabins (3 total), not crazy about the depth, I like faster boats, and the water line sounds like it would go downwind fast enough but an IOR might roll more than I want in a crusing boat.

Any input would be appreciated.

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There are 2 Islander 41 for sale in Puget sound. Both are the so called kit boat built from the Islander 44 mold that was sold when Wayfarer Yachts went under. These are not the Allen Gurney design. All they did was cut off the transom, & angle it forward. I can't remember the designer -I'm braindead right now- Same guy designed the Coronado, Columbia & several others. I worked at Wayfarer when I was a kid & helped layup one of those Islander 44's. 1965 or 6? I was there long enough to figure out I hated fiberglass! Good old boats though - tougher than hell.
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Re: Islander 41

Just curious slavanaway, what was your take on the Islander 41? I just went and looked at one in Long Beach.
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Just curious slavanaway, what was your take on the Islander 41? I just went and looked at one in Long Beach.
Late reply... Not a normal look and feel. May be a fast boat but in the end it was not a design Iliked.
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