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Three key factors cause the majority of the wear and tear on most boats.
They are saltwater, sun and usage.

(1) Inland boats sit in fresh water, not in corrosive salt water. The salt is in the air and corrodes everything.
(2) The further north you go, the less intense the sun, and hence, the less intense the amount of sun fade on the gelcoat and canvas.
(3)Finally and most importantly is the length of the boating season. In the northern part of country the boating season is very short only 3 to 4 months long. Most southern or coastal boats sit in the water year round, are used year round so they are exposed to these harsh elements 12 months out of the year. Also their hulls never have the opportunity to dry out.

A fresh water boat that is located inland, typically gets used 3 to 4 months of the year, then gets pulled and stored, either covered on the hard deck or inside stored in a heated facility. These boats have the least amount of exposure to these 3 harsh elements, and typically the further north you go, the nicer the boats. Our advice to our clients is always the same, "Buy a fresh water boat located in the northern section of the country."

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photo of 36' Island Gypsy 36 Trawler
36' Island Gypsy 36 Trawler
1988 US$ 79,900


Great for Long Range Cruising or the Great Loop

These Classy Sedan Trawlers have long held a reputation as a serious cruiser with fantastic sea keeping abilities. They are known for there unique styling and efficient layout.  Teak interior is arrange with private stateroom forward., deckhouse galley, convertible salon settee, lower helm with deck door.  She has teak decks, roomy engine compartment, standard bow pulpit and swim platform. 

Built on a heavy semi displacement hull with a wide beam, hard chines, and a full length prop protecting her keel and running gear. She's at home offshore cruising or dockside entertaining. Classic fuel efficient trawler w/ twin diesel 250 hp engines burn 6 gallons at 9-10 knots and 8 gals at 12 knots. The flybridge has ample seating for 8-10 while cruising or just entertaining. Her impressive clean looks with a graceful blend of classic sheer line and a contemporary deckhouse are sure to turn heads in any harbor.  The teak decks and teak interior give this vessel an elegant look. 

This Island Gypsy 36 is a great choice if you're looking for a live-aboard trawler at an affordable price. What a beauty! Always inside heated stored during the winter.  She's always been in the fresh water of Great Lakes, tucked away in the far Northern part of the country and has never ever seen saltwater! If you are ready to cruise in style and comfort, look no further.  "Turn Key" condition and has had exceptional maintenance and upgrades. This one's a beauty, don't miss out! The owner is willing to listen to all offers.  This beautiful vessel is located in Wisconsin. File# 15331508R
9384 Bay City Forestville Rd (M-25)
Fairgrove, MI 48733, United States

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