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I am looking to buy an Irwin 25 with an Atomic 4 cylinders gas engine. Askin for any comments positive or negative about Irwin Boats.
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re: Irwin Yachts

nothing wrong with Irwin boats, they were built well, for their vintage. Of course they have not made boats for decades, so check for all the old age stuff...

the gas engine would be a show stopper for me, but thousands of atomic 4's are out there and do just fine. Stone simple to run and fix.
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I am looking to buy an Irwin 25 with an Atomic 4 cylinders gas engine. Askin for any comments positive or negative about Irwin Boats.
I like Irwins. I almost bought a 31 ft. Irwin, ketch rigged, 3'-4" draft with centerboard. But alas, she was not a looker but a hooker. She looked great at 50 ft. but was real rough at 5.
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Re: Irwin Yachts

Took a tour Saturday
Engine fired right up, put it on gear and reverse fine.
Sails genoa and mail both in good condition, roller furling deployed and recoiled with ease.
Electrical - all light and bilge pump functional
cabin looks old ( it is 41 years old) can be fix.

Really appreciate you comments.
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Well, I got the boat this past Wed. Really happy with it. There is a small sink in the galley with a manual bilge pump, but can trace the tank. I think is on the starboard side right before the V berths. But will have to look again. Not sure how to fill it up. Any ideas?
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Re: Irwin Yachts

Just bought an Irwin 25, and it is a great boat. Does any one know who might be selling a used main sail for it? It now has a Jay 24 sail, and it does not fit very well. Any help with this would be wonderful.
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Re: Irwin Yachts

One could also check this site for information on Irwin yachts
Irwin Yachts - Irwin Sailboats Parts & Manuals

Wishing you all sunny skies above, clear water below, fair winds behind, and a safe port ahead.
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Re: Irwin Yachts

We had an Atomic IV years ago and got comfortable real quick. But I was careful to have new fuel lines and keep the system safe. If you get even a hunt of gas in the Boat don't dally its not just a smell like Diesel check with Moyer Marine, there are some fuel cut offs interlocked with Oil pressure I think so they wont flood out. I understand the electronic ignition is a good upgrade although I never had a problem with the points. Enjoy
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