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Search: Posts Made By: BenMerc
Forum: Irwin 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 1,079
Posted By BenMerc
Re: Warning on Irwin water tanks

Looking at your photo, not sure if that is an Irwin manufactured part or other....if it's a unique Irwin part, you will have to probably figure out how to reproduce it or adopt a...
Forum: Irwin 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 1,079
Posted By BenMerc
Re: Warning on Irwin water tanks

Check with Defenders, on line marine supply...also my old I-30 has a whale manual system, so maybe check with 'Whale' pump manufacturing, they still build some of the old pumps...maybe ...
Forum: Electric/Hybrid 06-21-2014
Replies: 154
Views: 6,577
Posted By BenMerc
Re: Repowering with an electric engine?

Here is where the industry is at...not certain re-fits can duplicate, but I think if interested in electric repower, this gives someone an idea of the latest technologies...



Hunter...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-11-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 786
Posted By BenMerc
Re: Lower rudder bushing

OK...

Thirty years will do...that is no doubt.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-11-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 786
Posted By BenMerc
Re: Lower rudder bushing

I have heard this before about delrin...so what have people been using?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-09-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 786
Posted By BenMerc
Re: Lower rudder bushing

All good pointers, the epoxy fix may work, not sure if mine is really to far gone, so will continue with the research and call a few machine shops get an idea from them on cost...I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-09-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 786
Posted By BenMerc
Re: Lower rudder bushing

That is an option...I had sent out a request to several local plastics fabricators, could also cast it...the few that replied declined the service, so that is why I am putting this ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-08-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 786
Posted By BenMerc
Re: Lower rudder bushing

Here is a link to drawing og rudder, the bushing is wrappped in gudgren Untitled Document (http://irwinyachts.com/Rud_CB/rs3033.html)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-08-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 786
Posted By BenMerc
Re: Lower rudder bushing

Not of my unit, but probably can find something similar online
, will search it out...pictures always a good idea...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-08-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 786
Posted By BenMerc
Lower rudder bushing

I think I will run this by everyone...seems no one is familiar with this at the Irwin owners site. I am looking for information with regards to replacing the bottom rudder bushing in my...
Forum: Irwin 03-17-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 287
Posted By BenMerc
Rudder bushing, I-30

Am looking for information with regards to replacing the bottom rudder bushing in my Irwin 30...I have consulted the Irwin site, got some helpful info from Gene Gammon with regards...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-13-2014
Replies: 57
Views: 1,652
Posted By BenMerc
Re: Cold water survival

Good points, and a good lesson learned or even re-learned...It is so easy to forget how unforgiving a few degree's can be. Glad you made it back, and thanks for sharing...a reminder...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-03-2013
Replies: 260
Views: 64,588
Posted By BenMerc
Re: Local boat buying assistance

Someone may help out if in your area, but you will need to identify where that is ( your profile is empty). Also, others from other areas may have specific knowledge of some of the makes and...
Forum: Irwin 08-10-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,079
Posted By BenMerc
Re: Warning on Irwin water tanks

Good to know..I have a 76' I 30, (that's more like 37 years ago) the tank appears to be all glass and substantially built under the V-berth also....this boat is built like a mac truck. I think...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 08-08-2013
Replies: 3,269
Views: 474,761
Posted By BenMerc
Re: Sailnet Members from around the world check-in please.

Welcome to the forum...some good info here if you look around for it. Am also getting into single-handing my Irwin, for me it is just getting used to a larger boat. The first thing you need...
Forum: Irwin 07-28-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 2,708
Posted By BenMerc
Re: IRWIN 37 Mark V -- 1981

jcollins...I know this is a very old thread, but I am interested in how your project turned out, it sounds like you had much work ahead. I am interested in this model, and just wondering how...
Forum: Irwin 02-07-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,991
Posted By 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...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-06-2013
Replies: 70
Views: 6,807
Posted By BenMerc
Re: Are Boats Built in the 70's Just Too Tired

Very much agree with that sentiment...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-05-2013
Replies: 70
Views: 6,807
Posted By BenMerc
Re: Are Boats Built in the 70's Just Too Tired

Agree... Chain plate replacement and even structural up-grade is an essential with many vessels! With my old Irwin it was easy access, and the chain plates are adequate for what this old gal is...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-05-2013
Replies: 70
Views: 6,807
Posted By BenMerc
Re: Are Boats Built in the 70's Just Too Tired

Also...something I have considered with boats on the hard for extended stays...proper cradle...I hope these insights have helped, if you had not considered them.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-05-2013
Replies: 70
Views: 6,807
Posted By BenMerc
Re: Are Boats Built in the 70's Just Too Tired

If not under cover, on the hard don't really help much more in my experience... a few boats I looked at that were on the hard , one for several years had interior water damage, and lots of it, saw...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-05-2013
Replies: 70
Views: 6,807
Posted By BenMerc
Re: Are Boats Built in the 70's Just Too Tired

What I have found with regards to most all of the smaller vessels and the numerous manufacturer's is a substantial amount of research is involved in making these determinations, and as mentioned...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-04-2013
Replies: 3,269
Views: 474,761
Posted By BenMerc
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-04-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By BenMerc
Re: Gulf Harbors

Glad to be here Dale, thanks for the acknowledgement... Still working, or trying to keep at it...work is slow these days, but some is better then none...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-04-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By BenMerc
Re: Building a Cat in PEI

Good luck on your venture, sounds like a full time job building something that big. I am always impressed with people's ambition, seems for some there is no bounds! I have never sailed on a large...
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