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Old 16-09-2009, 15:36   #16
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A sailboat with out it's mast will probably roll less (angle wise) as the total righting moment is increased BUT the motion will be a lot quicker (moment of inertia a lot smaller) which make it harder to keep your balance.

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The key is to have the sails up....
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Old 29-09-2009, 21:04   #18
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Ballast. Please check to see that your ballast is in place. If you add rigging without proper ballast you'll flip the boat. I think something has been removed if you are riding really high in the water and she rolls excessively.
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Old 10-10-2009, 18:01   #19
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Hi,
I sold my 40 Island Trader to some guys who sailed it to Denmark. I am now looking for a 46.
The rolling problem can be thought of as a see saw, without the small weight on a long arm the other side of will react quite briskly.
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Old 03-06-2010, 23:53   #20
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I have owned my Isand Trader for a little over one year. Without sails, just like a trawler, rolling is alarming. Feel free to call me to discuss this rolling issue.

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I have owned my Isand Trader for a little over one year. Without sails, just like a trawler, rolling is alarming. Feel free to call me to discuss this rolling issue.

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Old 04-06-2010, 08:46   #22
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I own an Island Trader 46. Feel free to call me to discuss the rolling issue. Just like a trawler, this boat will roll with cross seas if no sail is up.
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Old 08-02-2011, 20:02   #23
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If lencol is the person we think you are, we bought your old Island Trader 46. The Coup D' Amour. We love her and actually have her new masts to go up very soon. We love her and we are fixing her up.

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Old 08-02-2011, 20:34   #24
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I owned one. Chartered it in the virgins for six years. Ketch rigged, meant to be used with sails even though its advertised as a trawler sailboat. The freeboard is higher than most but full tanks, generator and engine below the water line, plus the balast should be enough. I would check to see if the keel has been shaved. I'm with Zee on this one. I loved it. One of the best boats I've ever owned. It was ideal for honeymoon couples charter work. My only regret was growing too old to keep up with the maintenance.
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Cliff- thanks so much. Yeah honeymoon charters are the way we are thinking. Especially since her name is, Coup D' Amour (a take over of love or a shot of love). We love her and have been enjoying getting her back in shape. We would love to hear more about the one you owned. Ours was the last one made. The previous one Madagascar Jack sadly ran aground. The pictures are horrible to see. Keep in touch. We should be heading towards Puerto Rico once her masts are up.

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Got the masts up on our boat the Coup d' Amour finally!! Lencol tried a few times before us but now it's done.
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Re: Advice, Please, About the Island Trader 46

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So just curious... do we really know this boat " ...is not known as a seakindly offshore cruiser." is that what the user's group says? (She doesnt appear to have near as round a bilges as say an Alberg, Cape Dory etc.. It is a Bill Garden design...) or did you mean construction...?
That hull design has almost nothing in common with a Cape or an Alberg. It may have sails but looks to be much more a motorboat. Its way top-heavy.
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lol the folks owning them LOVE them, those not owning, hate em--- go with yr passions. lol.... garden designs sail AWESOME WELL!!!!!!!



i think the non owners are just jealous!!!!!!
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Re: Advice, Please, About the Island Trader 46

Parents are seldom dispassionately objective about their children.
I'd never fault a parent for loving their child; but wouldn't accept one (parent) as a prime personal/professional reference.
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Old 27-04-2011, 13:26   #30
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I was amazed when I spoke with Don Miller, the builder, the other day. He said she was built an designed to be at full sail in Force 8 winds. Sounds crazy to me but..... That's what he said.
They do have 8500#s of lead and Peter had his going 8 knots in 20 knots of wind a few weeks back. We love ours!!!!!!!!!
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