Hello everyone from beautiful Portland, ME.
Late last summer we purchased the Island Gypsy 32 Trawler. This was a sharp departure from years of various Makos ownership. We previously lived in Gloucester, MA so those were our home waters.
I like a project, so the Gypsy is exactly that. First off, she, Freedom, is a 1994. The original owner specified everything first class and oversized. Engine is a 250 HP Cummins turbo, 40 Amp genset, big all chain windlass, etc. All good bones. That was also the last refit. All electronics were 94 vintage, CRT radars, Loran, no GPS, obsolete auto pilot, you get the picture. Windows had leaked, so all the teak paneling was ruined. The wife and I ran her around late summer and fall to assess everything. We pulled her out in October and she went immediately under the knife. Media blasted the bottom, replaced 17! windows, redid the entire inside with beadboard, what a job during the winter in Maine.
Spring saw hull fairing, barrier coat and 4 coats of bottom paint, a complete suite of used electronics, new toilet, etc.
We've enjoyed every minute near cruising the islands and ports of Maine. This fall the plan is a complete paint job.