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Don't really know much about the smaller Irwin's so don't take this as a direct cross over...but we have been out in 47 knots with our board up...no issues at all...the board would help a bit with pointing and leeway..might stiffen it up a tad as well..but proportionately most of the weight is not in the center board anyway.
As long as she is sound I wouldn't think there would be an issue with your planed cruising area as outlined....I second Fasters comment on probably being to small for effective davit usage..getting the dink high enough off the water on a small boat with davits just from lack of free board is an issue as well defeating the purpose.
Mine are almost to low due to the fact that Im a Ketch so they have to extend straight out so as not interfere with the mizzen boom and im 41'
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Last edited by Stillraining; 09-30-2010 at 02:56 PM.