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Old 08-11-2011, 23:25   #16
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HA, Buying a boat is very much like marriage. Enjoy your new relationship!
Gawd!!!...I hope not!!!
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Old 09-11-2011, 09:19   #17
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Adeline , any info you may have on how many 44 lapworths were actually built? I have on , and have heard there were only about 12 built. I don't think that's actually true. . From what I can gather , it seems that yachtcraft bought the molds and built many of them. Mine is a 1974. It's titled as an islander 44 , but I found blueprints on the boat that are all yachtcraft drawings. I read another article posted on the Internet , where somebody with an islander 44 actually contacted bill lapworth , and he said islander flat out stole his sketches , and the design is not his.
The only info I have is what I gleaned from SailboatData.com and Yachtworld.com ads. Sailboatdata doesn't even have the hull count of 12, it just says a few were built before Yachtcrafters got the molds.

Where did you get the 1`2 count, I would like to pass that on to Sailboat data.
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Old 09-11-2011, 10:10   #18
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Sheesh , I don't remember where I saw the 12 count. But I'm pretty sure there are a lot more out there Mine was a kit boat finished by the PO. He bought it in 1974 and put it in the water in 1976. One owner boat. Did a great job building it. 81 years old when he let her go.
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Old 09-11-2011, 16:42   #19
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Yup, the "marriage" analogy made me a cramp too. Hopefully things go better for me with the boat then it did with the X.

I am no expert, but as far as I know this I41 was an Alan Gurney design. She was hull #3 of very few ever made. Islander history seems to be loaded with mystery and there are a lot if opinions in conflict with each other. I can tell you she sails very well doesn't need much to hit 7.5 knots. Even with her shorter cruising stick.
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Old 10-11-2011, 18:27   #20
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The difference between I44 and 41 is hard to distinguish. Stern extends an extra 3' and that's about it. Unless I am missing something.
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Re: An Islander 41 and I

The notes for the 44 indicate the 41 was a 44 with the stern truncated. I'm not sure there weren't some cabin mods, but apparently the hulls were pretty much the same.

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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Congratulations on your boat choice. I don't think your avatar is appropriate for a new Islander 41 boat owner. Should be just the opposite.
Hope you can pull it out.
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Beautiful day, though the wind failed us. In Catalina enjoying island life. I love this boat!!! Winds from the south for some odd reason. We will be heading into it all the way to SD tomorrow. Strange days indeed.
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You're right, John. My Avatar has been adjusted accordingly, now that I have cool pics of On A Whim in action.

Oceanside harbor was a nice place to put in for the night. On my final leg to San Diego after coffee.
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Old 20-11-2011, 10:36   #25
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How do you like the boat so far ? Love mine
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The 3/4 keel is really an asset, she is heavy and steady in weather, hit 8.9 kts true with current at our back and steadily averaging over 7. She feels good, is laid out well for sailing and below deck is great too. Although, I don't think my Lectrasan is working, overall I'm finding her to be quite awesome.

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