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Old 19-08-2008, 06:36   #1
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Talking Need info on Island Trader Sailboat

I would like some information on an island trader 37

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Old 19-08-2008, 06:50   #2
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Hi again t.glad - I am sure someone will be along with info and more questions soon!

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Island Trader 37/38
"In many ways, this overweight ketch exemplifies the worst of Taiwan boatbuilding during the 1970s..."
Island Trader 37/38

Potential problems common to many Island Traders:
* flimsy plywood liners in all the cabin lockers
* leaky fixed ports leading to water damage inside the cabin
* poor bedding of the teak deck leading to wet deck cores
* poor placement of the mainsheet traveler in front of the companionway entrance
* poor access to the cockpit lockers - all the cockpit hatches are too small for a sail bag!
* rot in the wooden spars probably caused by previous owners failing to repaint in a timely fashion
* de-lamination of the rudder pulley bracket
* general neglect of all painted or varnished surfaces

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Old 25-08-2008, 14:40   #4
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I have a 30 foot pearson now. I want something much larger in two years after the kids are out of high school. What would be a good boat
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