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02-17-2013 09:44 PM
THEFRENCHA
Re: New Irwin Owner

I have been restoring and sailing my Irwin Citation MK II 39 for 7 years now
If you need anything my contact is Thefrencha@aol.com
02-15-2013 12:31 PM
captrice
Re: New Irwin Owner

Thanks for the reply it seems there are alot of 37 CC's and 38's but not very many 39.9 Citation's. I bought the boat from a family in New York the father who was the owner had passed away in 2011 and they finally decided to let the boat go in 2012. He had spent a lot of money in his restoration process so I was very fortunate in finding the boat. I left Long Island (Amityville) 4 days after Sandy to bring her back to Panama City Fl. After 40 years as a professional mariner I have never been more impressed with a boat.
Captrice
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02-15-2013 11:39 AM
chucklesR
Re: New Irwin Owner

Captrice,
I'd post to the main forum's instead of the Irwin specific threads.
The Yahoo group is good for I 39 specific stuff.
While a some things are specific to builder most are just 'boat'.

BTW, I've got a 1987 Irwin 38 CC MkII; new to me.
02-15-2013 11:21 AM
captrice
Re: New Irwin Owner

Maybe I brought up the wrong Irwin (1979, 39 Citation) but I too am restoring and it is a planed 2 year project. I would love to hear from anyone who has a 39 about some of their do's and dont's. Surely there is more tha one out there. The good news is she is in pretty good shape now, new larger engine 4JH3 Yanmar lot's of new electronics and in need of cosmetics more than anything. I do need to drop the rudder and put a new shaft in, hopefully it will not be too much of a problem.
Captrice
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I posted in November 12 and recieved no replies
02-07-2013 08:58 PM
BenMerc
Re: New Irwin Owner

What is it you think should be done every 750 hrs?? An over-haul...to what extent? I usually equate an over-haul with at least a top end complete tear down...seems excessive for only 750 hrs, but I am no mechanic...just want to hear more on this....

Also, New Irwin owner....good luck in your task, I just did a mini restoration on a 76' Irwin 30, beefed up the bulkheads , fixed the plumbing issues added a bunch of nice mahogany to warm it up inside ( it was a spartan type race set-up) and so much more. Was allot of fun working on her, but of course as others have noted...it is a continuous seemingly never ending job, but there is the beauty of it all, re-creating something new from something old, along with a satisfaction of actually getting something done...Fair winds!
06-12-2012 01:42 AM
pdjb
Re: New Irwin Owner

hi
try every 750 hr.........phil
06-03-2012 01:52 PM
Captain Keed
Re: New Irwin Owner

Hi my name is alan and i recently purchased a 1978 30ft irwin. So far i am happy although it needs a little work i could leave on a voyage right now if i wanted to. Though i have been on the water all my life this is my first sailboat so i am unfamiliar with many aspects of it all but am learning. MY first question is at how many hours should i overhaul my yanmar 2qm15?
05-22-2012 04:36 AM
pdjb
Re: New Irwin Owner

hi everyone My name is philip and I own and refitting a 64 Irwin 28 ft.....doing the inside and out, have it in evereet.wa on the hard.....I plan to retire next year and finish her out and then hope to sail down to mexico..............do you guys ever have any problems getting window for you boats?.......phil
05-05-2012 05:18 PM
Sailorgirl346
Re: New Irwin Owner

Congrats! We too are also in the process of refitting our new 1984 Irwin 38". Right now we are working on the interior. New cabinets, making forward head dedicated shower, new cushions, converting old ice box to sit down nav station, and lots more. Later this summer have her hauled to do the hull, cb, and decks.

We LOVE her and cannot wait to move aboard and start cruising (again)....
04-05-2012 12:40 PM
stewvan
Re: New Irwin Owner

It is a labor of love, that is for sure.
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