1978 Islander 32' (9.75 m) 32-2
Sandusky, Ohio, United States
Clean 1978 Islander 32-2 "Gaia".
- Fiberglass Hull
NEW PRICE REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE
GAIA is a great sailing boat, very comfortable and "sea kindly", stands up to a blow, handles better in reverse than most boats. Example of a older boat that is in great condition. Excellent sailor and very comfortable at the dock. If your new to sailing or have been sailing for years, this is your chance to get into a boat for low cost investment.
Recent upgrades in the last couple of years include:
Sails (Main & Genoa) cleaned and upgraded say SailCare
New pressure waterpump
New hot water heater
New Simrad 2500 TP auto pilot
New winter cover by ShipShape Canvas
New Main Halyard
Fresh bottom paint
Winches recently disassembled, cleaned, and greased
Dodger Bimini (with rain curtains) Roller fruling headsail (150% Genoa) Equipment: Full batten Mainsail 4 self-tailing two speed winched in cockpit 2 cabin top winches, 2 mast mounted winches Lazy jacks Mid-boom sheeting Wcabin top mounted traveler VHF radio Raymarine instruments: 5T60, wind speed/direction, depth sounder, knot meter 2 opening deck hatches, 2 opening ports for ventilation, Dorade box, and solar venVfan 2 bumer propane stove under flip up galley counter 120 V Fridge Windlass (power winch 1000) mounted in bow anchor locker CQR anchor mounted on bow roller Excellent running 30 HP Universal Atomc 4 inboard engine with electronic ignition upgrade. Dinghy (Achilles 8') and 5 HP outboard included in price Much, much, more, including all USCG required safety equipment.
Engine Inboard 30 HP
LOA: 32' (9.75 Meters)
Type: Sail- Used
Fuel Type: Gas/Petrol
Hull Material: Fiberglass
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PRICED TO SELL
Here is a Excerpt from Sailing Magazine:
Perry told me recently that the 32 MK II was inspired by his earlier design, the Islander 28. "The team at Islander thought that the 28 was too tender so we went after a stiffer hull form with a harder turn to the bilge," Perry said. "Hank McCormick (Islander's marketing man) thought we should add 2 inches to my original drawings for more room below, so I did. The day the boat was launched we stood on the dock and watched the boat power around. As it took a run straight at us Hank said, 'It's good but it would have been better with 2 inches less freeboard.'"First impressions
The Islander 32 MK II is a good-looking boat, and although the design is 27 years old, it could almost pass as a contemporary production boat. The bow is always the giveaway, most of today's new boats have snub bows that extend the waterline and flatten the forefoot for a pinch of extra speed. The tradeoff is that modern boats often pound the fillings right out of your teeth when sailing upwind. The Islander 32's bow is nicely raked without looking overly traditional and there is a subtle sheer that softens the otherwise modern profile. The reverse transom flows naturally in the hull line and the moderate beam is extended well aft, at least by mid 1970s standards. The cabintrunk includes two long ports aft and two smaller ones forward. When first observed, it is easy to mistake the MK II for a larger boat. Of course, there is about 2 inches too much freeboard.
There are no steep buttock lines below the waterline and the leading edge of the relatively deep fin keel is raked aft. Supposedly, East Coast sailors thought the draft of 5 feet, 4 inches was a bit excessive for a 32-foot boat, prompting the development of the 4-foot shoal-draft model. The large semibalanced rudder is positioned well aft for excellent steering control. The Islander 32 MK II is a fairly stiff boat with a ballast to displacement ratio of 40 percent. A masthead sloop rig, the 32 has a keel-stepped spar, with an air draft of 47 feet on the tall rig.
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For Hank Boissoneault, Sailing is truly a family affair. Introduced to sailing by big brother Bryan, sailing has become a family hobby since 1970. Growing up in Sandusky, Ohio The Interlake was the natural choice for the racing sailor designed by Francis Sweisguth in 1932. The boat design was commissioned by the Sandusky Sailing Club and is home to Fleet #1. Hank served as class president, class champion and has participated in Interlake events since the late 1970’s.