Thread: Island Gypsy 36
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Old 07-01-2012, 04:09 PM   #31
City: Osprey
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 2
IG 36 quad cabin restoration #47

Scott: My vessel is an IG 36 quad cabin bullt in 1981, hull #47. In 2009-11 we completely restored her from stem to stern. I'm a new member to this forum but can tell you that when we redid her teak decks, we found they were laid on fiberglass and had no rot. What we did find was that the plank caulking was old and needed to be replaced. We did this by making a jig exactly the size of the caulding strip and then routed out all the old caulking. It was quite a job but worked well. We used a power saw and chisel to complete the removal and the jig speeded up the project. We also removed all the bungs, and then recaulked all the deck seams, put caulking in the screw holes and rebunged the whole boat. She is tight and there are no leaks.

RIMA is painted flag blue Awlgrip with cream topsides (Hinckley color) and powered by twin 2515E 6 cylinder 120 HP Lehmans. She has an Onan (Cummins) generator set, 4.5KW and new fuel and water tanks. We updated all the electronics, wiring, plumbing, canvas, A/C, interior etc. She looks and operates very well for our cruises since we live on the west coast of Florida, near Sarasota. If you did purchase the boat and will be working on her this summer in the Chesapeake area and I can help you deal with issues, drop me a line. I lived and boated on the Chesapeake for a number of years and am very familiar with the area and yards, shipwrights, parts, etc. Good luck with you vessel, they have excellent "bones" and I think are worth the effort to restore. Regards, Bob
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