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Old 27-04-2011, 13:40   #31
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Also Don Miller said Floyd Ayers helped in the design, thus it's a William Garden and Ayers design. Gord I think those guys knew what they were doing. When you burning less than 2 gallons an hour going 7 knots on the iron genny and 8 knots under sail alone in 20 knots of wind, somethings gotta be right. These boats where designed with the trade winds in mind.
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Old 27-04-2011, 13:51   #32
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Hello ,I just bought an island trader ,1989 ,46.
With out the mast or sails ,I am finding this boat really dangerous ,it rolls to the point where you cant stand up...
just to give us some perspective on your findings, what is your previous sailing/boating experience? What other 45' sailboats have you been on? Have you ever traveled on a hard chine trawler?

Not saying you're wrong, but these boats are not known to be dangerous, much less "really dangerous".
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Old 27-04-2011, 13:58   #33
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Doug we now own the vessel. He took her down to grand cayman about the time he posted the original question. He was in 40' following seas, no masts and had none of the 450 gallons she carries in her. He lived to tell the tale, grin. We've found her to be quite a pleasant ride, except for the 8' chop on our nose 2 weeks ago here in the Gulf. Then again that's never real fun, unless you like ride em' cowboy!
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Old 27-04-2011, 14:10   #34
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Re: Advice, Please, About the Island Trader 46

oh, I didn't pay attention to the post dates.... Glad she ended up in good hands.

.... 40' seas??? ..... Which hurricane did he survive?
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Old 27-04-2011, 15:32   #35
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lol we get 50 + ft seas on west coast commonly without hurrycames...LOL.... try it sometime--is WAK!!!!! but is common---- 40 kt wind=40 ft seas--LOL.. try it sometime--i recommend winter.....
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40 kt wind=40 ft seas--LOL..
Not hardly. Beaufort estimates are about 20' seas in 40kts.

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have ye sailed pacific coast???? LOL
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