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Forum: Electric/Hybrid   09-23-2014
Replies: 157
Views: 11,858
Posted By BenMerc
Re: Repowering with an electric engine?

Good to know your needs and then accommodate them best you can...I am kicking around an electric re powering system, but for now will hold tight, not sure I want to dump that much effort into this...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-31-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,567
Posted By BenMerc
Re: Lower rudder bushing

Have not...but using the information Rik posted, have gotten close. On the Irwin forum there are people who have completed this task on various size vessels. I am waiting till I pull the boat, and...
Forum: Irwin   06-28-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 2,113
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   06-28-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 2,113
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: 157
Views: 11,858
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: 25
Views: 1,567
Posted By BenMerc
Re: Lower rudder bushing

OK...

Thirty years will do...that is no doubt.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-11-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,567
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: 25
Views: 1,567
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: 25
Views: 1,567
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: 25
Views: 1,567
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: 25
Views: 1,567
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: 25
Views: 1,567
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: 633
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: 2,278
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: 279
Views: 87,145
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: 2,113
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: 3,423
Views: 916,922
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: 3,524
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: 2,648
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: 8,434
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: 8,434
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: 8,434
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: 8,434
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: 8,434
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: 3,423
Views: 916,922
Posted By BenMerc
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