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Old 04-28-2013, 10:37 AM   #1
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Hull modifications....See it to Believe it

The ad says,"This 32 Island Gypse has many upgrades and is in a class by its self, you will never find another like her. This boat has new fuel tank as of 2013, she also has many upgrades that are not found on a 32 Island Gypse.

Click on the link and view the "photo Gallery".

Island Gypsy

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Old 04-28-2013, 11:39 AM   #2
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Wow....wait... what? .....huh
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Old 04-28-2013, 11:52 AM   #3
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? really ? almost looks like photoshop ! if its real would love some feedback on it.
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Old 04-28-2013, 11:56 AM   #4
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Looks like the first time you throw the helm hard over it'll turn like a VLCC. ..and how's it going to handle a beam sea?? Can you say "snap roll"??
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Old 04-28-2013, 12:10 PM   #5
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? really ? almost looks like photoshop ! if its real would love some feedback on it.
Ditto!
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Old 04-28-2013, 12:12 PM   #6
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WTF! IMHO ruined a nice boat. What characteristics did they think they were going to "improve?". The lack of details and explanation by the broker speaks volumes.
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Old 04-28-2013, 12:25 PM   #7
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The lack of details and explanation by the broker speaks volumes.
Couldn't agree more! (I think it's an exercise with Photo Shop & if it isn't, someone just destroyed the resale value of the boat)
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Old 04-28-2013, 01:54 PM   #8
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Ahah! A 37 32.
Seems to me, someone had a lot of fun messing with her.
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Old 04-28-2013, 02:30 PM   #9
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There is probably a reason that the ad stated "you will never find another like her".
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Old 04-28-2013, 02:48 PM   #10
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Directional stability would be very high. Too high at times. Would be a bear to maneuver in tight quarters. Don't even think about buying it but you could probably get it for a song unless it's just gone on the market. I could think of lots of things I'd like to do w one but not any of what was done.

I agree w Sailor of Fortune.
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Old 04-28-2013, 03:15 PM   #11
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Looks like a pontoon boat to me...
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Old 04-28-2013, 04:47 PM   #12
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Old 04-28-2013, 08:46 PM   #13
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Can't imagine anyone thinking it was worth the time and MONEY to make
this modification.

I wonder if anyone will change it back?

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Old 04-28-2013, 10:29 PM   #14
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Doutful It'll get changed back.

Perhaps it's intended use is very specialized and not obvious to us. So it could have solid value somewhere to someone .. but not likely in my opinion. It looks to me that the changes were more whimsical than purposeful.
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Old 04-28-2013, 10:59 PM   #15
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A mono hull with training wheels!!!
That's going to be hard to shift and would you own up to being the owner?
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I read a Yachtworld listing like that - where there is basically no information worth reading - and it seems as though the broker is trying NOT to sell the boat...
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Old 04-28-2013, 11:56 PM   #17
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I can see adding hull extensions to get an increase in the displacement speed. The rest of it....that's simply amazing. That gives a whole new definition to "reverse chine".

I'm guessing he was trying to correct a hull that rolled a lot by adding the whatever you call its. And that porpoise nosed bulbous bow....what was he thinking? That raised area on the bulb would just take away any improvement in hull speed you might have gotten with the hull extension.
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I would really like to hear the owner's feedback on the results. I'm not going to judge just wonder.
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Old 04-29-2013, 01:33 AM   #19
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I can't locate the photo now. About 2 years or so ago someone posted a photo of a trawler with what could best be described as a back porch added on to it. Gentleman removed the entire transom and enlarged the cockpit from the waterline up IIRC.
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Old 04-29-2013, 06:07 AM   #20
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I wonder who talked him into the Kort Nozzle.
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