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Old 12-05-2012, 20:49   #1
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Island Trader Motorsailers

This is all new to me, as I'm not very well versed in computers. However, while surfing the web, I stumbled on a discussion about motorsailers. Having been a liveaboard for fifteen years, and on an Island Trader 40 for eight of them, I felt compelled to put in my two cents worth. My wife and I have done the great loop, among other things, out to Bermuda, Bahamas, etc. We have swallowed the anchor in a little town named Mandeville, in La., on the shores of lake Pontchartran and just North of New Orleans. We still have our boat,m and sail some on the lake. I probably should have changed paragraphs several times already, but I don't know how to make this damned cursor do what I want. I guess I have to go to my E mail to see replys, or come back to this site? ............. I look foreward to future discussions, thanks, Dudley
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Old 12-05-2012, 21:19   #2
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Dudley, Welcome to the site !! We have been looking at a Island Trader on line ourselfs! The one we are looking at seems to fit our needs but have not had a chance to sail one as yet ! how do you like yours ?? We are old timers just out looking for what we hope is our last boat !LOL hope to me you one of these days !!
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Re: Island Trader Motorsailers

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Dudley.

Here’s several previous discussions, that may be of interest:
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Old 15-05-2012, 06:57   #4
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Dudley, Welcome to the site !! We have been looking at a Island Trader on line ourselfs! The one we are looking at seems to fit our needs but have not had a chance to sail one as yet ! how do you like yours ?? We are old timers just out looking for what we hope is our last boat !LOL hope to me you one of these days !!
We love this boat,and have done several things to her to make her more seaworthy, sailable, and "cruisable" . We are both still working fulltime, (after 15 yrs. aboard) trying to make up for lost earnings over the years. Our sights are now turning more toward RVing , and we are considering selling our baby. If you wish, I'll give you a critique of Marine Traders' Island Trader MS line, and tell you what we did to ours.....DUDLEY.
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Old 15-05-2012, 07:25   #5
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island traders are pretty boats. i have formosa 41.
mandeville is gorgeous!! welcome!!!
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Old 31-05-2012, 17:56   #6
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Re: Island Trader Motorsailers

Dudley, Which IT do you have? Is it a 46'? We have one and we get people contacting us all the time to see if there are others out there for sale.

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Old 04-06-2012, 06:54   #7
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Dudley, Which IT do you have? Is it a 46'? We have one and we get people contacting us all the time to see if there are others out there for sale.

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No, we have a 40' galley up. Bought it in 1992, it is a 1982 mod. We don't know of any for sale at the moment, but then we aren't looking. In the past, we've seen some on the market, but they were generally pretty sad. I do recall seeing one on the hard in Annapolis some years ago that was getting a total refit, and it was a knockout. That boat is still out there somewhere and if it were for sale it would be a catch. Tell people who inquire to check with the home office for M. T. in Toms River N.J........... All for now, Dudley
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Old 04-06-2012, 07:09   #8
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Re: Island Trader Motorsailers

A couple on IT MS's on YW. Beautiful boats at a bargain.

http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listi...g_id=1728&url=

http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listi..._id=10144&url=

http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listi..._id=15784&url=
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heres on in my bay area! Too much boat for SaltyMonkey though!

1982 Island Trader MOTORSAILER KETCH Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
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