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Irwin 23
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Description: Irwin 23
Keywords: Irwin 23
 


Author
MiltonThrasher
Junior Member

Registered: July 2003
Posts: 2
Review Date: Sun July 20, 2003 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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The centerboard is not needed except for racing and pointing high. All the ballast is in the shallow keel. The boat sails quite well. The rudder is an unusual design in that it has a large section low down to get the most area in the water when healed. Construction is OK, although chainplates and standing rigging were none to heavy. The basic boat weighs 3,200 lbs which is heavy by today's standards but was a lightweight in the early 1970's. Ted Irwin, the designer/builder was sometimes referred to as "Tupperware Teddy", and his boats didn't have the best reputation for durable construction. This was an unfair generalization but like most generalizations there was a shred of truth for certain models. The Irwin 23 is a good looking boat, and many examples you'll find today will have most of their rigging updated with larger wire. The boat has low freeboard, narrow beam, and is initially tender - yet performs well in most conditions. As a point of referrence, a Precision 23 will sail faster, offer more interior room, and trail easier - but it will cost thousands more. You can find a well maintained Irwin 23 for $4,500 or so. Project boats are out there for $1500 or less.
I am restoring/updating mine as shown on my web pages at
www.angelfire.com/fl4/mft . I dry
sail it from a trailer using the
6000 lb capacity hoist at the Sarasota Sailing Squadron (FL).
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