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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-17-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 6,156
Posted By Irwin54
I sailed on her in 97

She truly was a motorsailer.

We completed about 27,000 miles in 11 months. Mr Quick liked to have his boat on the move. He was a good guy.
Forum: Morgan   10-29-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 2,058
Posted By Irwin54
I had an OI414 #141. We had the Ford 192D...

I had an OI414 #141.

We had the Ford 192D that Hollman Moody marinized. Great reliable tractor engine. We replaced with a Yanmar 76 HP (long story but would most likely be better one size smaller)...
Forum: Irwin   10-29-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 15,489
Posted By Irwin54
Camaraderie, that was stillraining that had a...

Camaraderie, that was stillraining that had a request into Gene. I suspect he has gotten his answers. Gene has always been very helpful. As a matter of fact, Ted Irwin is still active and a good...
Forum: Irwin   10-25-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 15,489
Posted By Irwin54
Sorry as pointed out that i have been remiss in...

Sorry as pointed out that i have been remiss in "checking in".
Have owned many boats and sailed many miles, transatlantic, Panama Canal, Med, North Sea, Baltic but none of those on our Irwin 54. I...
Forum: Morgan   12-24-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 1,951
Posted By Irwin54
I had a 1976 OI 414. She had a Ford diesel but it...

I had a 1976 OI 414. She had a Ford diesel but it was a HollmanMoody not a Lehman. She served for 20 years but then I replaced it with a Yanmar. I was able to get all of the parts that I needed since...
Forum: Morgan   12-14-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 1,506
Posted By Irwin54
I repowered my 1976 OI 414 back in 96 with a...

I repowered my 1976 OI 414 back in 96 with a Yanmar 75 HP engine. What an upgrade!!
No need to cut open the cockpit floor. The old engine went out and the new one in through the aft cabin/wlk...
Forum: Living Aboard   12-14-2006
Replies: 13
Views: 5,019
Posted By Irwin54
As someone who has lived aboard for many years in...

As someone who has lived aboard for many years in New England, all I can say is do not even try to economize when it comes to fresh air vs exhaust. Let the fresh air in. With the use of exhaust...
Forum: Living Aboard   08-01-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 1,474
Posted By Irwin54
I lived aboard in NE for many years. First on an...

I lived aboard in NE for many years. First on an OI 41 on which I had a dickenson diesel fired heater. I believe it was about 10,000 btus. It served well for its cost and supplemented with electric....
Forum: Irwin   07-16-2006
Replies: 21
Views: 15,489
Posted By Irwin54
Sorry, I just do not know the Nautical so can not...

Sorry, I just do not know the Nautical so can not compare/contrats.
Forum: Living Aboard   07-16-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 14,085
Posted By Irwin54
Constitution is a great choice for the winter. I...

Constitution is a great choice for the winter. I spen three winters there and personally recommend it. Depending on size, summer space can be hard to find and expensive. We summered in Narragansett...
Forum: Irwin   07-11-2006
Replies: 21
Views: 15,489
Posted By Irwin54
Irwin 54 - Liveaboard/Cruiser

I have lived aboard an Irwin 54 in NE for four years and a Morgan for seven years before that. I have cruised 50,000 + miles on all types of boats. If you have any questions about the suitability of...
Forum: Living Aboard   06-18-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 3,897
Posted By Irwin54
Houston Area Marinas

Wow, that sounds like quite a selection.
When you say shallow, do you have a sense for what that means? Less than 10' less than 5? Or just a loss of x feet from normal LW?
Do you know any of them...
Forum: Living Aboard   06-18-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 3,897
Posted By Irwin54
Houston Area Marinas

Hello All,
I was a year round liveaboard in New England for 11 years. First on an OI41 and then the Irwin 54. Loved it! Because of work and family issues (3 kids under 4 at the time) we moved ashore...
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