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Old 04-11-2011, 23:01   #1
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An Islander 41 and I

Finally, it's done! I own a yacht! A dream realized and a bright future to look forward to. I will be sailing her down from Long Beach to home port in San Diego in the next week or so and hope to make a few new friends here on the forum to share this and future experiences with. I under estimated what an emotional event this would be for me. It's not like buying a car or even a house. I'm buying into a whole new paradigm. A new way of life. One that is more in synch with my philosophical approach to life. What a trip. A strange trip indeed!

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Old 04-11-2011, 23:18   #2
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Cheers! Congratulations and best wishes for this new phase of your life! May it be rich and rewarding for you. That is a lovely boat that will take care of you as you take care of her. Can you post a picture to the forum or online somewhere like picasa or a video to youtube?
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Old 05-11-2011, 00:34   #3
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Good taste in boats . I have a 1974islander 44 and we love her.
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Old 05-11-2011, 05:23   #4
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Mike.

Congratulations on your new boat!
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Old 05-11-2011, 05:46   #5
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Hi Mike.... Welcome to CF...
Congrats on the Islander... pretty boat... nearly bought one a few years back but got out bid...
Enjoy...
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Old 05-11-2011, 10:19   #6
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Re: An Islander 41 and I

G'Day Mike,

Welcome to CF and to your new life. You've just started the long, steep and slippery slide to becoming a boat bum and ruining everything that our society has planned for you. You sound like you will adapt to this debasement and thrive in our community.

It's a great life, so again, welcome...

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Old 05-11-2011, 10:55   #7
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HA, Buying a boat is very much like marriage. Enjoy your new relationship!
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welcome, bon chance, smooth sailing. please post pix--we all love boat porn.....
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Congratulations on taking the plunge into a new lifestyle
Beinvenidos To CF, Keep posting and some pics also
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Congrats and welcome...now you have really gone and screwed up...LOL..Fair winds and far places...DVC
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Old 08-11-2011, 20:30   #13
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You guys rock! I spent the weekend on her getting things ready for the trip from Long Beach to San Diego. I forgot how peaceful it is sleeping aboard. Things are really shaping up.

Pics are forthcoming.
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Is that the Islander Freeport 41 or the 41 that is a shortened version of the Lapworth 44 that they only built a few of?

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If you need help in SD, I might be available from time to time. Let me know.
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Old 08-11-2011, 22:32   #15
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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.
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