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Old 13-07-2009, 13:45   #1
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Islander 44'

I'm looking for some information on Islander sailboats. More specifically, we are looking at several 44' Islanders including one that's schooner rigged (yes I have schooner experience). The boats are on Yachtworld.
While I'm not crazy about the spade rudder, these boats appear as though they might make comfortable cruisers.
I would appreciate hearing from those with experience with these yachts.
Thanks!!
Bob
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Old 13-07-2009, 14:08   #2
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Is it a Bill Lapworth hull with a different deck and rig?
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Old 13-07-2009, 15:50   #3
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I crewed on one many years ago, I guess when they first came out, and although it handled well I thought it was either over canvassed or a little tender. It seemed to heel very easy. I did not have enough time on it however to make me a knowledgeable critic.

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Old 14-07-2009, 11:53   #4
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I believe it is a Lapworth design. It's a nice hull/keel shape, the specifications on yachtworld (if correct) point to a stable, well proportioned boat with decent tankage and cruising possibilities. I simply don't know anything about Islanders reputation. Looks like they made this model from the late 60s' up into the 80s' so there must be a number of them out there.
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