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post #3 of Old 09-14-2013
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Re: Thoughts on 34 Citation

There were many design changes on the Irwin 34. Early ones had a glassed in keel, later models had a bolt on keel, for example. They all suffer from leaking port lights. I have almost completed rebuilding mine, a 1979. The Tartan probably is a heavier boat, structurally. That said, unless you plan on some careless trip planning, the Irwin should be a fine choice. My 2QM is 34 years old and it concerns me. However it still runs. After spending 5 years on my rebuild, I wouldn't mind getting a Beta Marine engine when the time comes.

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