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Old 03-05-2012, 21:10   #1
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New Islander 34 owner in Everett, WA

Greetings to all from Everett, WA I am the new owner of a 1974 Islander or Yachtcraft? It says Yachtcraft on the title, from the little I have read, this is described as a "kit boat" and I am not exactly certain what that means. Whoever finished the interior definitely knew their way around a wood shop, but there are spots that look like a one off job and not a factory production line. Definitely needs some TLC, but that's half the fun for me, look forward to sharing in this forum.
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Old 03-05-2012, 21:32   #2
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Good looking boat! Awesome interior as well, it's giving me some ideas for mine! There are 2 other Islander 34 owners here besides myself and if you have any questions feel free to ask.
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Old 03-05-2012, 21:35   #3
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nice S/V....DVC
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Old 03-05-2012, 22:05   #4
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My guess is that is a yachtcraft version of the islander 34. The exterior looks pretty stock other then the windows. But the interior is not quite stock Islander and the port lights are not stock production at all. Very nice interior and good looking boat.

BTW, mine is a yachtcraft Kit boat too. My interior is not quite stock either. Love your floors...

Yachtcraft sold the last few molds of the islander 34 hull and deck as a kit version for the do it yourselfer. I have some scan files of the yachtcraft flyer with prices back in the early 70's. Think of it as an islander that was finished and assembled by the first owner. Really the same build quality of the hull and deck. You boat has some really nice cabinet work inside.
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Old 14-05-2012, 23:00   #5
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Great looking boat. I've always liked Islanders.
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Old 15-05-2012, 01:00   #6
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Re: New Islander 34 owner in Everett, WA

Very nice boat, welcome to the forum. Lots of great info here!
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Old 29-05-2012, 16:17   #7
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I purchased a 1977, 34 Yachtcraft about four years ago and spent about a year on the hard going through systems and doing repairs. I have a neighbor in Bellingham WA that has a 1966 Islander version.

I have often thought it would be fun to locate all the Yachtcraft 34's left standing. I have from time to time run across 8 or 9 surfing the web but never kept track of them.

I posted a picture of the boat going back in the water.

Your boat looks great, good luck and happy sailing.


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Old 29-05-2012, 16:46   #8
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Re: New Islander 34 owner in Everett, WA

Gybe, are those bronze portlights? Mine has plastic, which, although apparently adequate, just seems so cheesy. I'd love to see more pictures of your boat, anyone else's too! Should a separate Islander 34 thread be started?
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Old 29-05-2012, 20:50   #10
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A separate thread sounds good. The portlights are bronze with little stained glass shades on the inside. The glass is fogging though, maybe my next project.
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Nice boat...I'll bet she'll take you anywhere.
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Old 27-03-2013, 09:46   #12
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Re: New Islander 34 owner in Everett, WA

Hi all... I just posted this the other day at a different place on SailNet. I just purchased a 1972 Islander 34 and was interested in contacting other owners to share pictures and projects with. (How do you post pictures from your laptop?) I got a great deal on the boat and am putting the money I saved on the purchase back into making the boat just the way I want it. The rather new Universal diesel has only a few hundred hours on it. As soon as I figure out how to add images, I will do so. So far, I have
1) Had the boat hauled and surveyed (Just cosmetic work needed)
2) Had the boat bottom painted (fixed all blisters, replaced the cutless bearing, added zincs, sealed and covered the two holes for the head as I am installing a composting head, added a salt water intake for one of my two sinks and changed the color of my boot stripe to green)
3) Ordered new sails from Precision Sail Loft in Canada
4) Ordered Harken Unit 1 jib furling system
5) Bought and installed a Garmin 740s and also bought the radome which I will install later.
6) I am having the deck completely refinished by another fellow after the bottom gets finished.

Anyway, I am happy to find some other owners.

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Old 29-03-2013, 04:25   #13
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Hey, I have an Islander 34' too! Oddly, my interior doesn't look anything like your interior:
Keep the pictures comin', they are inspiring to see what down below can look like!
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Old 29-03-2013, 08:46   #14
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Wow! What happened or is happening here. I still haven't figured out how to post pictures.
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Old 29-03-2013, 11:08   #15
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To add attachments/ photo's you can click the manage attachments button that's in the additional options panel BELOW the submit button.

Congrats on being a new islander 34 owner.
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