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JohnBoelte 07-04-2008 12:58 PM

Hello from Indiana
Hi, my buddy and I just bought a sailboat. It's a make I've never heard of - International Yacht Corporation, I23CR (International 23 Club Racer). We bought the boat cheap; it was sitting for several years and shows it's neglect. We've put quite a bit of work into it so far; and it's almost ready to sail. We'll have to do more work to make it more comfortable. The interior cushions were lost, so that's going to be one of the big tasks to complete.

We're planning on sailing on Lake Monroe near Bloomington, IN. We'd also like to take some bigger trips on Lake Michigan (we'll have to get those interior cushions taken care of!).

LittleMissMagic 07-04-2008 01:10 PM

Welcome aboard sailnet!

Stillraining 07-04-2008 04:57 PM

Ditto....Post some pic's when you get a chance....And you can add one for your Avatar..

JohnBoelte 07-05-2008 10:28 AM

teshannon 07-07-2008 08:58 PM

Welcome to Sailnet and best of luck.

djodenda 07-08-2008 09:46 AM


Looks like a bottle of 3M wax/restorer there. Good luck!

Summer's a-wastin' get her sailing!


sailortjk1 07-08-2008 10:10 AM

Good luck with the rebuild.
When your all done you won't recognize her.
Lake Monroe looks like a very nice place to sail.
You can probably pack a tent and sleeping bag and than run that boat up on the beach and go camping. Should be a lot of fun.

If you ever get up to NW Indiana or SW Michigan, look us up.
We live in Porter and sail out of Holland.

Enjoy yourself.

JohnBoelte 07-08-2008 12:56 PM

Yep, that's 3M Wax/Restorer! It did a nice job on the hull, but the gel-coat on the deck is pretty bad. I think that we'll repaint her in a few years.

Tim: We're very interested in doing some sailing on Lake Michigan. We'd love to get into some group events or something! Got links to the places you guys sail out of?

funsailthekeys 07-08-2008 03:55 PM

My 1st boat was an International 23, only it had a yellow hull. It was so much fun. I sailed it to West End on Grand Bahama Island. Had a wonderful trip and stayed 2 weeks. From Ft. Lauderdale it only took 10 hours. I learned alot on this boat. Your going to have a great time. Mine had Honda 10 HP on it. Yep, lots and lots of fun.

JohnBoelte 07-08-2008 06:04 PM

FUNSAIL - tell me more about the boat! How did it perform? Do you have any interior pictures?

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