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Irwin 28?

I am new to Irwins. I have owned a Grampian and a Catalina. As I see Irwins (especially a 28), I like the lines and interior. I am looking to liveaboard (again) and to cruise in the ICW areas. Is this a good boat to liveaboard/cruise? What things should I look for as I look at boats built 20 to 30 years ago?
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Its a pleasant boat to single hand in the ICW. Liveaboard if you are alone or maybe two. I had a -74 Irwin 28.5 and the biggest issue I had was leaks between hull and deck into the cabin. And the roomy interior has been on the expence of storage.

Good luck and if there is anything I can help you with dont hesitate to ask.

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Ahoy Eleanna

The Irwin28 Will do fine by you. A tough boat with shallow draft that will go anywhere. The centerboard was taken out of many of then, as she sails fine without one.
The fixed port lights were a constant battle to keep from leaking, and as said before the hull/deck joint. On my sons it got that fixed, I rebedded the toerail.
Oh did I mention plenty of room inside for a 28.

Fair Winds

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