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Islander 32 Mark 2, Tall rig, 1979, Mobile Bay, Alabama, $25,000, Taken off market

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Islander 32 Mark 2, Tall rig, 1979, Mobile Bay, Alabama

I have just completed extensive bottom repairs, 2 coats of barrier coat, copper based ablative antifouling paint, a new cutlass bearing and new strut bolts. 2 coats of hull primer and 2 coats of white hull paint.

  • Over the last 2 years we have resurrected this islander from 8+ years of abandonment and lived on board at the same time. In fall during most of November and into Dec. We cruised from Joe Wheeler State park in N. Alabama down the Tenn Tom waterway to Mobile bay where we are now at Turner marine. On our trip down the Tenn-Tom the 4 cyl. Westerbeke diesel purred like the proverbial kitten getting about 8-9 miles per gallon and didn't use a drop if oil. I expect to be back in the water before the end of May so if you are interested now would be a good time while it is still on stands.
  • This boat has spent its last 12 years+ in fresh water on Wheeler lake.
  • This is our full time home so our price is firm. In July we will go back up the waterway to Demopolis to wait out the hurricane season and in Oct/Nov. we will come back down and head south. One way trip. We ain't coming back.
  • The boat is Alabama registry and the title is clear.

    Below is a list of the things we have done and are still in the works.


  • Westerbeke 25 hp L25 diesel speed about 5-6 kn
  • All new hoses,
  • valve adjustment
  • New valve cover gasket
  • new alternator belt
  • new raw water pump
  • Removed and boiled the heat exchanger
  • new end caps for heat exchanger
  • new fuel lines
  • new exhaust mixing elbow
  • new exhaust hoses
  • new muffler
  • new engine compartment insulation
  • 20 gal diesel tank+/-
  • racor 2010SM

    Boat info

  • mast height above water is 50' to the top of the mast light. I measured it myself
  • shoal draft about 4 ft. I am on blocks so will measure the actual draft.

    Drive train

  • new engine to shaft coupling
  • new shaft zincs
  • new stuffing box packing
  • new cutlass bearing Jan 2013
  • New shift cable
  • new throttle cable

    Air cond

  • installed used 16,000 btu a/c-elec heat unit
  • new raw water circ pump
  • new sea strainer for a/c
  • needs duct work to be completed but working and cools the boat well


  • 2 new batteries for house use
  • 1 older battery dedicated to engine start


  • 2 new bulge pumps
  • 2 new float switches
  • new check valves and hoses
  • new bulge alarm
  • Whale gusher manual pump


  • new depth/fish finder
  • vhf


  • 2 built in tanks under seating
  • new fresh water pressure pump
  • hot water heater combo via elec element and engine heat
  • 2 new water tank vents


  • roller furling jib in good condition cleaned 2012
  • main may be original.with islander 32 logos. stained but useable
  • new hanks on main
  • new main halyard
  • New sail custom cover

  • Sun cover with battens (photo)
  • Bimini top needs new cover. (new cover being made right now)
  • cockpit sun enclosure (photo)


  • new non skid 2012 fall
  • deck and cockpit paint in progress


  • 14 kilo bruce type claw
  • 25' chain
  • 250' 3/4 nylon rode
  • 25 lb navy type anchor
  • 100' cnain and anchor
  • 15lb navy type rubber coated
  • 35 lb. CQR
  • small danforth type for stern anchor
  • anchor locker built into bow coated with 2 coats waterproof liner


  • 3 burner alcohol stove and oven Not connected at this time
  • foot fresh water pump
  • 12v elec fridge not working. we use it for dry storage
  • 1 burner coleman propane stove


  • new 3 bank SS battery charger $800.00
  • several new breakers in power panels
  • in the process of replacing all interior lighting with LED
  • 3 new 110v outlets and gfi
  • 12v charging station in locker for extras and cameras, etc
  • Am/Fm radio and stereo speakers
  • 75' 30 amp shore power cord


  • hand pump
  • holding tank under V berth
  • head/shower combo
  • head not working as of this writing. work in progress


  • new memory foam mattress in V berth
  • All new interior cushion covers $750 (fall 2102)
  • newly varnished drawers
  • newly varnished ratan cabinet doors
  • Old overhead vinyl removed
  • 1/2 insulation added
  • new hard cover nyghahyde troughout overhead
  • new hard cover naghahyde at deck undersides
  • insulation added throughout interior behind all storage ares at help prevent mildew and condensation


  • 4 new main salon windows
  • 4 smaller windows removed, frames rebuilt and resealed
  • fwd hatch custom insulated cover

    Main hatch

  • 4 boards re epoxied and painted
  • custom wood framed screens
  • custom insulated hatch flap


  • shelving added in stern for added storage


  • Both toe rails removed, new thru bolts and resealed
  • All safety rail stancheons removed, new bolts and resealed
  • new spreader boots
  • Standing rig like new wire.
  • various fenders
  • 2 bicycles
  • extra fuel cans on deck
  • extra water cans on deck
  • folding SS swim ladder on stern

    Recently added:

  • SS dinghy davits
  • 8' sindbad dinghy
  • very small microwave

    Work in progress:

  • Compass being completly rebuilt at Richie factory
  • New Bimini top under development
  • New solar fan for to be installed in head
  • new smoke detector to be installed
  • cockpit table added
  • 5 new 12v fans
  • solar panels planned but not purchased yet to be installed on davits.
  • wind generator planned but not installed yet

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    Islander 32 Mark 2, Tall rig, 1979, Mobile Bay, Alabama sailboat

    Islander 32 Mark 2, Tall rig, 1979, Mobile Bay, Alabama sailboat

    Islander 32 Mark 2, Tall rig, 1979, Mobile Bay, Alabama sailboat

    Islander 32 Mark 2, Tall rig, 1979, Mobile Bay, Alabama sailboat

    Islander 32 Mark 2, Tall rig, 1979, Mobile Bay, Alabama sailboat

    Islander 32 Mark 2, Tall rig, 1979, Mobile Bay, Alabama sailboat

    Islander 32 Mark 2, Tall rig, 1979, Mobile Bay, Alabama sailboat

    Islander 32 Mark 2, Tall rig, 1979, Mobile Bay, Alabama sailboat

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