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Search: Posts Made By: Total Chaos
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-23-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,165
Posted By Total Chaos
Re: 1st post... Thoughts on Purchase ***Help***

The Irwin 65 is a great boat, we love ours... PM me and I can give you my contact info, be happy to give you all the information I have. I have a lot of detailed info on our refit and I can point...
Forum: Irwin 05-15-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 9,773
Posted By Total Chaos
Re: Irwin 54 - Liveaboard/Cruiser

Something I forgot to mention, the 65 as originally designed needs no modification to circle the globe safely, but as these are all fairly old boats now, I think there are things that should be done...
Forum: Irwin 05-13-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 9,773
Posted By Total Chaos
Re: Irwin 54 - Liveaboard/Cruiser

First thing to know is that the 65 was built as a blue water world cruiser... NOT as a charter boat. Early models were only available as an owners version, the charter version was not built until...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-24-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 771
Posted By Total Chaos
Re: painting 25 Irwin

Just FYI Awlgrip can be rolled and tipped, OR sprayed... Awlcraft 2000 is spray ONLY. The advantage to Awlcraft is that it is a buffable paint, Awlgrip is not. Alwcraft can be buffed back to...
Forum: Irwin 03-15-2014
Replies: 78
Views: 31,602
Posted By Total Chaos
Re: Irwin - Bluewater Capable???

I think that there are certainly many boats that are better equipped for blue water sailing right after they are built. However IMHO many of these shortcomings can be addressed, with slight...
Forum: Irwin 03-14-2014
Replies: 78
Views: 31,602
Posted By Total Chaos
Re: Irwin - Bluewater Capable???

Here is a better view, courtesy of the Irwin yachts website. Yes as far as I know Ted is still alive.
Forum: Irwin 03-14-2014
Replies: 78
Views: 31,602
Posted By Total Chaos
Re: Irwin - Bluewater Capable???

This is page four from the original Irwin 65 brochure, it shows the hull deck joint very nicely. Note the joint is polyester bonded. This is one heck of a joint, minus the potential issues I...
Forum: Irwin 03-12-2014
Replies: 78
Views: 31,602
Posted By Total Chaos
Re: Irwin - Bluewater Capable???

I can't speek to any of the small Irwins, as we are a 65, but our stantions go compeletely through the toe rail, and the flange and into a wood block which is incapsulated in glass, each stantion was...
Forum: Irwin 03-11-2014
Replies: 78
Views: 31,602
Posted By Total Chaos
Re: Irwin - Bluewater Capable???

Refirbing the stantion posts is not difficult, time consuming yes, difficult no. We did every single one of ours, and not all of them really needed done- this speeks highly of how well they were...
Forum: Irwin 03-11-2014
Replies: 78
Views: 31,602
Posted By Total Chaos
Re: Irwin - Bluewater Capable???

Just a note on the hull deck joint. I really think the deck joint is where Irwin gets its bad wrap. Irwin used screws (yes screws) instead of bolts to mechanicaly fasten the the joint and the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-17-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,083
Posted By Total Chaos
Re: irwin 32.5 wanted

Gulf Coast Yacht Sales (St. Petersburg, FL) (http://www.yachtworld.com/privatelabel/listing/pl_boat_detail.jsp?currency=USD&units=Feet&id=2656097&lang=en&slim=pp260056&)

Here's one... There are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-17-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,652
Posted By Total Chaos
Re: Cruising on $10k a month.........Powerball Winner

Hmmmm... we'll we're in trouble then... our first years budget was around $14,000 a month, but that included refitting the boat. Now the budget is $5K
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-12-2014
Replies: 122
Views: 7,814
Posted By Total Chaos
Re: Sailing "big boats"

Doug,
We strongly considered a CT56 and a CT65/Scorpio 72 before we bought our I65. Bob has such beautiful designs.

As for us we are not ready to give any creature comforts up yet, and size is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-09-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 455
Posted By Total Chaos
Re: Inspection Aloft

Preface: I am not an expert.., but that weld does not look in any way structural to me.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-09-2014
Replies: 122
Views: 7,814
Posted By Total Chaos
Re: Sailing "big boats"

I can't answer for Jon, but I think its fair to say that you know the answer to that question is really not a simple one. By mom and pop, are you referring to two extremely experienced round the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-06-2014
Replies: 122
Views: 7,814
Posted By Total Chaos
Re: Sailing "big boats"

Docking has always been the "stress factor" for us, or rather slipping... it seems we always have to fit a 17'2" wide boat into an 18' wide slot between two other boats. I am sure we could manage...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-05-2014
Replies: 122
Views: 7,814
Posted By Total Chaos
Re: Sailing "big boats"

Re-reading my post. I think I kind of sound like my way is the better way and that's just not true, It works well for us, we don't have a problem handling our sails, she doesn't scare us most of the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-05-2014
Replies: 122
Views: 7,814
Posted By Total Chaos
Re: Sailing "big boats"

Reading the above posts... Day sailing doesn't really apply to us, we weren't looking for a boat that we could go sail a few hours after work. We were looking for a home to sail in the trades for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-04-2014
Replies: 122
Views: 7,814
Posted By Total Chaos
Re: Sailing "big boats"

Paulo,
What is the make and model of your 65, curious. I am 65 on the deck as well and I love the deck unless it's time to wash it.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-04-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 2,681
Posted By Total Chaos
Re: the proper type of heat

I for one vote for Hydronic heat... Love it. Hot water, engine pre-heat, unlimited heat zones (this is awesome for lager boats) Are they complex? not really. A flash boiler heats fluid, a circ...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-01-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 917
Posted By Total Chaos
Re: Leisure furl boom

Hi Mark,
Yes the system is really straightforward, I have yet to have it jam.

Here is a link that will save me a lot of typing.

Forespar Leisure Furl - Performance - YouTube
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-31-2014
Replies: 122
Views: 7,814
Posted By Total Chaos
Re: Sailing "big boats"

We have complete redundancy in the steering system, two complete systems in fact, but the rudder- well no... I've thought about it some though, we have a vertical transom so I imagine some sort of...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-31-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 917
Posted By Total Chaos
Re: Leisure furl boom

It does take some practice, but is simple enough. I have no idea why anyone couldn't get it to work?? Can't say that we've had any problems and we have two of them LOL.
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 01-31-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 857
Posted By Total Chaos
Re: Mast Painting

The mast hardware will need to be electrically isolated? I'll have to look at the hardware right now. The masts were previously painted but could use a repaint, no pealing as of yet on the masts...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-31-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 917
Posted By Total Chaos
Re: Leisure furl boom

We have Leisure Furl in boom on both main and mizzen... they are awesome, take a little getting used to though. Unlimited reef points, no safety issues with dousing sail, good sail shape, they...
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