G'day, I am the proud owner of a Deltacraft islander Mark 2 that I bought in Lake Macquarie, NSW a month ago. I picked her (Scruberoo) up for $10k in awesome condition, from someone who was relocating and keen to sell.
I spent $2k getting it down to Melbourne and have spent another $10k fitting it out with the latest & greatest in accessories like Lowrance Chartplotter - Lone Star drum anchor winch - new instrumentation and other goodies and proudly now I have one of the best Islanders out there.
I can see why people fall in love with them - such a great design from the way it sits in the water to the spacious well layed out cabin etc.
I have it moored at Yaringa Private marina on Westernport Bay, VIC just out of Melbourne near Hastings. A sensational environment where I have had a boat moored for over 10 years.
I've just had her slipped again and taken of to the booth to have a new coat of paint (royal blue) to modernize her a little. I also don't like the name Scruberoo and am having it changed to 'THISLDO'.
June 2012, AFLOAT magazine published this article written by Graeme Andrews, covering the history of Deltacraft.
Pat and I are now the proud owners of Delta craft Islander Mark 2, we purchased it some weeks ago, and now have it out of water, painting it and a few little repairs, the lady who owned it, only lived up the creek from us, Dora Creek, near Newcastle on Lake Macquarie, NSW, there seems to be a few Deltacraft on the Lake. We called it "Rufio".
It seems to be in good condition, has a polly Perkins engine and I'm looking forward to some lake fishing. I'm 80 years young and my wife 75, so its calm water now only, had a few boats over the years, mostly outboards, lived in Dora Creek 17 years love it. We would like to join the Group Home page and maybe get some hints on what to do, not sure how these things are put together, but so far so good. Here are a couple of pics of the boat.
Lets hope we all have a few more years to enjoy ourselves hey, it seems like yesterday when the boat I was on berthed at Pyremont, I was 18 and was with 25 other boys in the Big Brother Movement out here to work on farms, from England, what a story I could tell, well you take care and thanks.
EDITORS NOTE:- I can't see an outboard in that last photo.
I too am 80, we are only young once.