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Irwin 27 Shoal Draft
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2 1823 Thu July 26, 2007
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Description: Irwin 27 Shoal Draft
Keywords: Irwin 27 Shoal Draft
 


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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Wed July 14, 1999 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
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Well here it goes:
1969 27' Irwin shoal draft w/centerboard
Engine is a 30hp Atomic Four (gas) Rebuilt of course...
I purchased this boat 2 years ago May of 97 and completely
rebuilt her.. Original sails still going (blown out - yes)
After all the expense of rebuilding about $2000.00 and hours
of my time (priceless) and the original purchase price of $600.00 = I'm still way ahead of the game.......

The boat is very strong sailing (sails itself) Fast in light wind and very strong in heavy blows points great with the centerboard down properly. Interior is extremely spacious with a v-berth for 2, quarter birth along starboard side rear for 1, and port mid-ship birth for 2(dinette table), starboard mid-ship galley with large ice box, sink and two-burner stove on gimbles.. Enclosed head and hanging closet. Extremely large cockpit easily sailing with 4-6 people. Centerboard design in the older Irwins that i have read about is extremely poooor..... totally ridiculious wiring system extending the entire length of the boat...with pulleys....I'd like to talk to the idiot that came up with that design nightmare??????? Other than that the boat is and excellent boat- love at first sight ya might say....
Sailing the new jersey coast and Barnegat Bay - Toms River
Any info needed? Drop me an email
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Review Date: Thu July 26, 2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 5 

 
Pros: good price
Cons: tight spaces

I have a question for the administrator who posted about the pulley system on older Irwins. I have a 1977 28ft Irwin and it has frozen pulley's on the centerboard raise-lower system. I need to replace the pulleys or dream up a new way to railse/lower the centerboard. Have you found anyone that stocks these pulley's or the best way to attack this nasty little project. Please email me back with any info about it. Thanks jacob68@ufl.edu
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