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liveaboard antique 32' 1979 islander

1979 liveaboard antique 32' islander


Year: 1979

City: Fort Myers, FL

Stock: 11b91b

Condition: like new

Make: Islander

Propulsion: sail

Price: $28,000

Listing: By Owner

Status: Available

Length: 32'

Model: 32 tall rig

Engine hours: 450

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Liveaboard, Cruise ready, turnkey, totally rebuilt. MANY more photos available

I live and cruise on this boat between hurricane seasons. It is in a storage yard at Charlotte Harbor, Florida right now. I will be onboard until early May. Then return in oct/nov. Registered in Fl. As antique.

To begin with, she has a new engine. trans, coupling, shaft and prop, gauge panel and wiring harness, muffler and hoses. At the moment less than 450 hours. Consumption is between 1/4 and 1/3 gal per hour at 5 to 6 knots. 32 gallon orig fuel tank.

We are offering her for sale because of age and health. Im 75 and have had several surgeries lately and 1 heart attack. We plan to downsize to a trailerable houseboat and a small (20′) motorhome to tow it. If i do not sell it, i will keep it, go backup the tenntom to north Alabama and live my days there.

Recently reregistered in fl. As an antique boat. Cost is for 2 years. Ins thru progressive is /yr.

Over a 4 year period we stripped her to bare glass inside and out. The interior is varnished mahogany. Rotted wood was replaced. Cabin sole is teak and holly.

Antique Islander 32 tall rig, 1979
Liveaboard, Cruise ready, turnkey, totally rebuilt.

In May 2019 I hauled the boat at J and R boat storage, Charlotte Harbor, Fl. For the hurricane season. Photo in gallery. Then Covid hit and we did not return and left it there for the 2020 hurricane season finally returning mid Nov. 2021.
Launching early March 2022.
Boat is cruise ready. How can I say that? I’m living onboard and presently cruising the S/W coast of Florida.
Read here for some of our cruising info.

Between arriving in Nov. and launching in March I made the following upgrades.
All new lead acid batteries.
New cutlass bearing
New engine to shaft coupling
Rebuild stuffing box
Realign engine
Register Walker Bay dinghy in Florida
Reinforcements to chainplate
New thru hull valve for toilet intake
New thru hull valve for galley
Addition of induction cooktop
New raw water pump on engine.
Nissan dinghy motor totally rebuilt.
Polished hull.
New am/fm radio
New main halyard.
In the process of repainting the mast.
There are now 440hrs on the new engine

When i say new that means within the last 6 years with some things newer.

Sails : jib/genoa roller furling. Clean in good condition. I use it quite a bit.
Main: may be original. Has islander logo imprinted.
Mainsail cover is new within the 4 year period.

Anchors: a 35 lb cqr on the bow
A small, aluminum danforth for a stern anchor with a ss mount on the stern.
35 lb navy anchor

Hull: we stripped the bottom, 2 coats of barrier coat and as to date 3 coats of sea hawk bottom paint.
The hull was stripped, 2 coats of hand sanded primer and 2 coats of white easyposy rolled and tipped. New lettering, boot stripe trim.

Topside: toe rails removed and 94 thru bolts and sealant replaced on each side.
All stancheons and railings removed, rebedded and new ss thru bolts.

New main halyard and boom sheet lines.

Added ss dinghy davits and rigging.

Added stancheon to davits for proposed wind generator.

Added mounting teak boards for proposed solar panels.

New interlux deck paint.

New deck non skid paint.

Added new richie compass
New ray marine 7" chart plotter/depth sounder dragonfly pro 7.
Used ray marine 4000 autopilot.

Electrical: added led to running lights and mast light.
ss battery charger can serve 3 separate battery banks
All new lead acid marine batteries nov. 2018 (to be upgraded this year after storage)
All new led interior lights
New wiring for 30 amp shore power
New and extended 12 v interior wiring and usb charging in several locations.

Standing rigging: new ss wire installed 2 years before i bought the boat 6 years ago. Exellent condition.

Several new breakers.

Accesories: Arb 12/110 chest fridge
110 v window ac
110 v portable heater
Propane heater
Crock pot
Various dishes, cutlery, pots/pans
Small shop vac
Ss propane grill on aft rail
Sunbrella custom halyard supported sun cover

Dinghy.: 8′ dinghy, oars and 3.4 hp nissan outboard (totally rebuilt)

Plumbing: 2- 30 gal ss fresh water tanks and hoses
New 14 gal black water tank and hoses.
New br sink faucet, drain, hose, thru hull.
New toilet pump and hoses and thru hull.
New galley drain hose ( thru hull will be replaced this Nov.)
12v elec fw pump.
Foot pump for galley fw
New ss screened vents for ALL tanks.
2- 12v bilge pumps + 2 spares and new hoses.
1 manual bilge pump.
Bilge high water alarm.
2 offshore lifevests.

Interior: old velvet cushions removed and all cushions recovered with canvas.
Rotted headliners removed. 1" insulation added and and new naugahide throughout.
Insulation added throughout behind cabinets.
4 new large windows originals added @ 200.00 each.
All portlights removed and rebeded.
Main salon hatch and solar fan replaced. Screen added.
Main hatch roll up screen and insulated weather cover added.
Screen added to fwd hatch over v berth.

Im sure that i have forgotten things but this boat is cruise ready. Im doing it now.

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