28 foot irwin
Join Date: Sep 2008
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bellingham WA family
Well hello, everyone, i see after some reading that im not the only fool to buy a sailboat with no exp.... cant wait till i learn how. Its for my son, daughter and myself to hit the san juan islands and up into cananda for fun an adventures alike. We bought a 28' irwin, shes big and I like that.
I have a few questions
I took apart the atomic gas 4 motor and found lots of rust in the water jacket but everything else in it looked like brand new.... pistons etc. Should i try and get it going or put an outboard on it?
also the head dont work... can i pull the toilet with out harm or do i need to dry dock it first, im going to rebuild it or replace it.
need to do some wiring and plumbing but its all good as I like projects which inturn teach me what I need to know about the boat.
what else should a person have on a sailboat besides a vhf radio and safety gear? I was going to use my laptop and fugarwa ??? nav software with mini gps..... anything else?