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Help figuring our which Irwin this is?
I would bet this boat to be an early 70''s vintage. The design is very similar to my 32, a ''73. It does, in fact look like it is a blown up version of the 32 - though maybe the opposite is the case. At first look I thought it was the 32, but it is not. There is a website of Irwin boats w/brochures, but I have lost the address.
Numbers are in line with the 32. 11,5 displacement, 5000 ballest 42.5 ft mast, 9''8" beam.
What is left of the interior is also similar.
I have had my 32 for 14 years on Lake Michigan and it has been a great boat for me. I am taking it to the North Channel this summer for 12 weeks.
People say Irwins were not well made, and I do see lots of corners cut - poor inside cabinet finish - leaky windows, poor use of backplating.
I do, however, find this boat to be solid. My decks are firm and do not flex under foot. The hull seems solid. At the bow, where I installed my depth transducer, is was 7/16" thick. Seems ok to me.