Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  

Quick Menu
Boat Reviews  
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Marine Electronics
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here

 Not a Member? 

Home » Sailnet Boat Reviews » I - Boats starting with 'I' » Irwin

Previous Product    Next Product
Irwin 28 Mark III
Reviews Views Date of last review
2 3401 Fri February 2, 2001
Recommended By Average Price Average Rating
100% of reviewers None indicated None indicated

Description: Irwin 28 Mark III
Keywords: Irwin 28 Mark III



Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1887
Review Date: Mon October 6, 1997 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 


Improving a great thing has to be remarkable. That is what Ted Irwin has done to create the IRWIN 28 MARK III. The full keel model has been modified to qualify for 1/2-Ton level racing under IOR rules. Among the improvements on both centerboard and full keel versions, is a convenient sliding forward hatch which easy lifting of sails on deck which give an added sense of security in rough off-shore events.
To improve sail handling, the genoa sheet winches are Lewmar No. 16's. A mainsheet travelar with mid-boon sheeting has been added together with an aluminum toe rail which servers as a continous track.
Reefing has been made much easier with the addition of slab reffing hardware.
Length Overall: 28'.5"--Length Waterline: 23'--Beam: 9"-- Draft:Fin Keel-4'6"-Centerboard-3"(Up) 7'3"(Down)--Ballast Keel: 3,000 lbs (Full Keel) 3,200 lbs (Centerboard)--Designed Displacement: 7,800 lbs--Sail Area:377 Sq. Ft.--Mast Height Above D.W.L.:40"3"--Ratings IOR MARK III--21.7(Estimated)--MORC--21.5 to 22.0(Estimated)--Headroom: 6'2"(Main Cabin)--Sleeps:5
HULL: molded-in hull colors--laid-up by hand 24 ounce woven roving--no fillers were used--end-grain balsa wood is bonded into the laminate in the bow section--deck clamp is inegrally molded with the hull--rudder post is 1 1/4 ss--rudder is hung well aft so the she demonstrates remarkable directional stability without sacrificing monueverability.--the deck is chemically bonded to the deck flange and then is machanically held is place during the curinf process using stainless fasteners. since the deck is attached to the deck clamp that is an integral part of the hull, the critical hull-deck joint is not made at the edge of deck where it could be damaged by bulkheads or polings. No pop rivets, staples or aluminum "hat sections" are used to join the hull and deck.
This user is offline
Click here to see this users profile Click here to Send this user a Private Message Find more posts by this user  
Review Date: Fri February 2, 2001 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 


Have had the boat for three years. It is a centerboard aft cockpit, 30 hp atomic 4, enclosed head, 6 foot v-berth,5,11" headroom over most of the boat. It was a project boat having been neglected in the water for 4 years. Had about 70 blisters and large areas of the deck were crazed and delaminated. Did the repairs myself costing about $700 in materials. The hull is very solid(everywhere now) and fairly stiff. The deck was little weak. The atomic 4 is still very strong but does need the points lightly file if the boat sits for more than a month. I would not trade it for a old diesel.

Sailing performance is good, points well and fairly fast but even with the centerboard being adjusted boat always has some helm. Handles weather great ,reef the main and sheet it in hard and it just bears down and will push up and over wave after wave, it gets a little wiggly surfing down the faces.
What it is great for is anything..small enough to get going quick for a daysail with 6 people of great fro a 3 day weekend with a couple or two and even a couple weeks with one couple is fine. The rig is simple and fine for coastal stuff and it's fast enough to race .
This user is offline
Click here to see this users profile Click here to Send this user a Private Message Find more posts by this user  

Powered by: Reviewpost vB3 Enhanced
Copyright 2010 All Enthusiast, Inc.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:19 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) LLC 2000-2012

The store is owned and operated by a company independent of the forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.