"Remember the Walker bay you sold us back in January, well we thought you and the previous owner might like to know about her new life on the Scottish North coast island-hopping.
We’ve done a lot of modifications to raise her sailing performance, crew-space, load-stowage, ruggedness, and landing on remote shores. The mast and boom has been raised 8” for crew room and the mast raked aft 6 degrees to improve the sail balance. A roller reefing system fitted to the jib with adjustable rig tension and optional shroud connections along the gunnels for increased support in heavier winds. Topping lift fittings, slab-reef cordage, downhaul, outhaul controls. Also for increased crew-space, I fitted transom main-sheeting and a my “FANG” to replace the conventional kicking strap. We made a compact, floating, collapsible trolley which stows on board which so far has taken the boat over boulder shore-lines and soft sand.
The inflatable tubes got a real test at the weekend after getting swamped in dumping surf rowing from Neave Island. All our gear, including cameras, were in dry-bags floating about but they were tethered in so quite safe and the boat remained well buoyant.
We are delighted we bought the boat and now named her Islander after the small Britten Norman aircraft which Loganair used to serve the Scottish Islands, landing on beaches such as Barra. Thank you."