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Adam

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Islander class?
« on: January 30, 2014, 10:11:33 PM »
In the early 50's there was an article in Yachting showing a new design by Sydney Herreshoff - the Islander class. Looks like a scaled down S-Class (and the article states as such). The article also stated that Quisset YC was expected to order a fleet for the coming year (1953) - they were wood built in the UK and shipped over. Anyone know if they actually existed?

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Re: Islander class?
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2014, 12:54:48 AM »
I don't know about a Quisset connection, but I do know of a few Islanders scattered about the US.

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Re: Islander class?
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2014, 03:34:56 PM »
Here is one recently restored, LUCY:  https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=467220783902&set=a.467218568902.258727.64789408902&type=3&theater



The original drawings are in the Herreshoff Designs archive. 

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Re: Islander class?
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2014, 04:28:12 PM »
Thanks Adam - No model?
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Re: Islander class?
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2014, 07:55:46 PM »
The Islander model by Sidney is in the Model Room Workshop.

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Re: Islander class?
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2014, 08:38:29 PM »
Thanks again Adam - She's a pretty design. I thought of your H-20 in comparison:

Boat   Hull Speed SA/D   D/L Ratio   Motion   Capsize
   (Knots)     Ratio      Comfort   Screening
12-1/2    4.7   17.1   342.9   16.6   2
Fish   5.4   18.9   359.7   21.4   1.9
Islander   5.4   15.2   296.5   27.1   1.5
H-20   5.5   16.5   268.1   23.1   1.7


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Re: Islander class?
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2014, 09:02:13 PM »
Agreed - sweet design.  Would love to sail one.   A

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Re: Islander class?
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2015, 10:29:07 PM »
Looks very like my boat, sailing on Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland.

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Re: Islander class?
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2015, 03:49:36 PM »
Malcolm - Welcome - Would love to see pictures!

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Re: Islander class?
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2015, 05:10:25 AM »
Hello all
I have an Islander, Cynthia sail number 10. She's as lovely as could be wished in every way.

From Ian
Emsworth UK

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Re: Islander class?
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2015, 05:37:18 PM »
Hi, I recently purchased the Islander from Malcolm (mentioned a couple of posts ago ) in Northern Ireland and will be kept in Strangford Lough. I will try and upload a photo of her. She is a 1954 model with sail number 3. Any information on the history of this model would be welcomed.

Clive

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Re: Islander class?
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2015, 08:16:12 PM »
Welcome Ian and Spindrift - would love to see pictures!
Don't have much on the Islander class other then whats stated here. I think with a little research you might be able to determine how many of these were built and by whom. I assume all were built in the UK - with some imported to the US. Doesn't appear the class took hold here in the US though. Maybe there were a number built on speculation and they remained mostly in the UK.

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Re: Islander class?
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2015, 07:19:27 PM »
Here is a photo of Spindrift. She is out of the water over this winter to get some ribs repaired, and the hull will be stripped back to check the caulking.

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Re: Islander class?
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2015, 07:20:25 PM »
Oops - how do you post pictures to this register?

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Re: Islander class?
« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2015, 08:00:36 PM »
Hi Spindrift - This forum does not host your images. You need to have a place like Flickr, Snapfish, Photobucket, etc., or your own site.

To insert an image, click the first icon in the row just above the smiley faces when you are composing a message. Then just type the URL of your image between the two tags.

Or send to me and I will put on my own site and publish here....