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Citation 34 Owners Question

OK, So what the heck are those two large fiberglass things sticking out of the cabin top behind the mast?? Lots of ideas come to me about how they could be used, but what the heck are they there for?

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Most long time sailor visitors to my boat think it is a Dorade blank
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That seems likely.

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Do you have a photo. My Dads boat is a 34 Citation and I don't think I've ever noticed this.

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I added a picture on my gallery. In this picture the dorade blank is to port of the rear hatch. If you look carefully you can see its twin through the plastic on the hatch . I wish I had a better picture than that, but if you look closely it's fairly clear.. there are two of them, side by side.
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While we're on the subject of the differences between the early 34s and the later ones, I happened to be looking at an '85 two days ago and noticed a major difference in the keels. Mine is well fared with a 1 1/2 or 2 inch radii at the keel to hull location. The '85 had no faring at all at the keel to hull point. Strictly a 90 degree joint. It was cracked as well, actually breaking the bottom paint at the joint. I had thought that Irwins had an encapsulated keel with no bolts. With this kind of joint I now know I am mistaken. So I wonder where the keel bolts are on an Irwin 34. Anyone know? I e-mailed the owner of the '85. He'll probably never speak to me again. I think he wants to launch next week. I'd be more than a little nervous.

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My Irwin 34 is a 1979. Where exactly are your bolts located? I confess I haven't looked for them on my boat but a hint would be appreciated. I feel compelled to check them, though I have no evidence of any problems.

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My I venture a guess. How about mounting points for a boom traveler?

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There's nothing on the inside to indicate they're even there. I think they're just blanks if you wanted to make dorade vents yourself. I have plenty of ventilation and think they'd be a good spot to mount an inflatable life raft. I'll go check the bilge tomorrow. The boom traveler is in front of the companionway.

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T & K, I own a, '84 Citation and I have dorade boxes (teak) approximately where your mystery 'things' are. Mine are a little forward of the mast. Underneath there is no sign of those fiberglass boxes; just the baffled teak dorade boxes.

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