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Re: Irwin 54 - Liveaboard/Cruiser
Something I forgot to mention, the 65 as originally designed needs no modification to circle the globe safely, but as these are all fairly old boats now, I think there are things that should be done and that we did. On ours... The mast step was replaced, all rigging was replaced, the mizzen mast deck stepped was reinforced with an additional cross member, the hull deck joint was reinforced (not necessary when new, but could be and issue with a 30 plus year old boat, Salon windows were replaced and reinforced, all deck hatches replaced, and all ports where replaced with stainless ports. The originals all leaked after years use... the old plastic is not safe for blue water use. Feel free to PM me and I can email you an extensive and detailed list of the refit. We need to replace all our chain plates, with any luck this year...