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1977 Islander Bahama

5 October, 2011 by EVAN

About this Sailboat:

For sale is my 1977 Islander Bahama 26 sailboat “Tigress”. I am selling this boat as I am looking to purchase a larger boat with a little more room. This sailboat has provided a lot of fun over the last few summers with multiple two week journeys to the Apostle Islands. The sailboat has always been in fresh water on Lake Superior. This sailboat has passed the 2011 coast guard vessel safety inspection.

The sailboat has all new marine grade wiring.
In 2010, all stern thru-hulls were replaced with stainless steel thru-hulls and the exhaust water, cockpit drains, and fuel hoses were replaced and secured with two stainless steel hose clamps on each.
A new 19 gallon poly gas tank has been installed as well.
Electronics include Icom VHF, Furuno radar, Autohelm 3000 wheel pilot, 1500 watt power inverter, Guest 2 bank battery charger, two 6-volt golf cart batteries (total of 220AH), and a dedicated starting battery.
All batteries are new as of May 2010.
Interior lights have also been updated with LED bulbs.
A new Dodger with Sunbrella (in forest green) fabric has been installed this year.

Equipment on Board:

Power System:

OMC Saildrive 15HP inboard engine with new belt and alternator.
Engine runs great, compression is 110-120 lb in each cylinder.
Many spare parts as well to include backup fuel pumps.
Two 6-volt batteries in series (Energizer brand GC2 for 220AH) – new May 2010
One designated starting battery; Guest 2 bank automatic battery charger – new 2009
1500-watt power inverter (NPower brand, model (# removed)) – new June 2010
110-volt outlets with 20A shore power cord

Sails and Sheets:

New Mainsail with full battens from UK Sails and new Sunbrella cover
New Jib 120% from UK Sails; Spinnaker (symmetrical tri-radial; orange, black & white in color)
Blooper (asymmetrical; orange, black & white in color)
3 other Jibs (various sizes)
Secondary Mainsail and Jib (original with the boat)
New halyards (4)
New sheets for the 120% Jib
New braided dock lines
New 3/4″ anchor rope and chain (250ft rope)
Danforth Anchor


New Icom VHF Radio (model IC-M422) – new 2009
Backup VHF Radio (President 900)
Furuno Radar
Sony CD player with Auxiliary Input and iPod input/charger – new 2008
Entire boat and mast re-wired (including all accessories, electronics, and coax for radio) – new 2007
Bilge pump (model Rule 1500) with auto/manual switch – new May 2010
Fuel Gauge (port-side of salon companion way)
Battery Gauges (port-side of salon companion way)

Navigation Tools:

Compass (in the cockpit)
Compass (mounted forward port-side in the salon)
Brass weather instruments: barometer, temperature, humidity (forward of starboard-side settee)
Autohelm 3000 wheel autopilot (refurbished control head purchased May 2010)
Signet Digital Depth Gauge (located in cockpit)
RPM Gauge (located in cockpit)
Signet Knot log gauge (located in cockpit; needs repair)


400 Watt 12 volt Air-x wind generator (new 2010)
Steering wheel driven with back up tiller included
Spinnaker Pole
Magma stainless propane grill – new 2009
15″ LCD TV on swinging arm mount


9′ Buccneer I 300 3 person dinghy (supports 5HP motor; motor not included) – new 2008
Autohelm 3000 wheel autopilot (refurbished control head purchased May 2010)
3 NEW day/night flare kit (expires 2013) – new May 2010
Assortment of older flares
Aerial flare hand gun
Life Sling
Horseshoe Buoy
Auto Strobe light
Harness with lines
Bosun Chair
2 telescoping boat hooks – new May 2010
Taylor Made Fenders


Galley sink
Galley Alcohol stove (never used)
Head (with holding tank) and sink (both located in the V-birth)
Built in 120 Volt Nutone Electric heater with thermostat (under the port-side settee)
Built in wood stove with chimney (forward of the port-side settee)
110-volt Haier refrigerator


All original service manuals for engine and boat
Miscellaneous hardware, parts, shackles, blocks, and lines
5 jackstands (used to store the boat on land)

Islander Bahama
Islander Bahama
Islander Bahama
Islander Bahama
Islander Bahama
Islander Bahama
Islander Bahama
Islander Bahama
I do my best to post the most accurate information I can find, but please be aware that information here may be incorrect. If you have any comments about this boat, corrections to the specifications listed, or can provide additional information or photos, please use the comment form below and share what you can. I will update information as it becomes available.

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