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Old 11-13-2012
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Re: Irwin - Bluewater Capable???

sailorme welcome to LM that lake and any other one of the Great Lakes are not to be messed with due to their short interval of wave length always less than your boat-length hence the slamming. Most boats can handle it but the owners can't.
Although the Edmund Fitzgerald couldn't handle it.
Again it comes down to the original question and statements is an Irwin Blue Water capable, if she is capable to handle the Great Lakes she's capable to handle the Oceans or the Gulfs as long as she is equipped right and has a good experienced skipper.
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