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Islander Express 21 Jun 2018 23:19 #85956

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We are in Knoxville, Tennessee. My brother-in-law is a Spencer, and builds Spencer Yachts in Manteo, NC. So we visit the Outer Banks pretty often, and I had taken quite a few pictures of the light, so I used that.

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Islander Express 21 Jun 2018 22:42 #85955

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Awesome. Can't wait to see it and you guys. Where are you from since you have that Hatteras light avatar. John.

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Islander Express 21 Jun 2018 15:01 #85951

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Ok. After 3580 miles and six days, we safely returned last night with the Islander. The boat is at my son's house, and after a suitable recovery period, I will try to post some pictures.

It is in fairly good condition, although the floor needs replaced. The PO used the boat exclusively for camping with his family, and made several practical and useable modifications to the interior for this use.
The PO, Larry, is a super nice guy and very helpful while we repacked the wheel bearings and installed new tires. He chauffeured Tony around to have new tires installed on the wheels and picked up some fuses for us.
My son's immediate goal for the boat is to use it this summer to travel the full length of the Tennessee River from Knoxville to Paducah, about 651 miles. After this, we will embark on some restoration and cosmetic work.
Possibly remove someone's previous paint job with walnut shell blasting media, and try to repair some dents and creases.
We also plan to remove the top, flip it over, and repair/reinforce with some fiberglass work.

I'll keep everyone updated. We hope to have the boat at Arrowhead Marina this September for the gathering.
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Islander Express 12 Jun 2018 12:23 #85747

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Yes, Safe travels, post pictures when you can...

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Islander Express 12 Jun 2018 04:09 #85746

Good luck! Safe travels.

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Islander Express 11 Jun 2018 00:49 #85729

Good luck!
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Islander Express 10 Jun 2018 23:05 #85727

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awe some,,,,,,,best wishes in your travels..........
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Islander Express 10 Jun 2018 22:52 #85726

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That's awesome. Good luck I think you did well. John
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Islander Express 10 Jun 2018 22:39 #85725

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Well, it looks like we are leaving for Montana this week to pick up the Islander. Wish us luck!

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Islander Express 28 May 2018 00:42 #85388

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alumaglass wrote: Is this the set up you saw ? I think these were taken in the late 90s, Louisville meet.


I have that same white 80hp Merc 6 tower of power with prop, gearbox and controls that I was going to use on a Delux Clipper-sold the boat, this engine for sale..

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