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Forum: Catalina   10-07-2014
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Views: 1,265
Posted By rmjohns
Catalina 34 questions

My wife and I are shopping for a Catalina 34 and saw our first one this past weekend. I have a couple questions that I'm not sure are boat specific or model specific. We looked at a 1986 fin keel,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-07-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 2,469
Posted By rmjohns
Re: Irwin 1975 24 10/4 opinions, info

I had my centerboard off maybe ten years ago. It's just that stainless steel pivot rod that is epoxied into the leading edge of the keel. Mine had worked through the fiberglass on one side so no...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-24-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 2,469
Posted By rmjohns
Re: Irwin 1975 24 10/4 opinions, info

Roger,
Are you saying the plywood core in the bowsprit is rotted? Not sure how structurally critical that is. I have talked to another 10/4 owner who replaced the core in his bowsprit but though it...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-05-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 2,469
Posted By rmjohns
Re: Irwin 1975 24 10/4 opinions, info

I've owned an '76 Irwin 10/4 for about 15 years now, sailing on the sounds of North Carolina. It's a great weekender, big for it's size, the beam also makes it fairly stable. The cockpit is also...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-21-2013
Replies: 58
Views: 4,545
Posted By rmjohns
Re: Thinking of Losing My Inboard

We have an 8000lb Irwin that we will take on week long trips. Trying to solve the "Where to store the dingy outboard" dilemma, I bought one of those lifting motor mounts and now have the option to...
Forum: Irwin   08-05-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 2,111
Posted By rmjohns
Warning on Irwin water tanks

I have a 76 Irwin 10/4 and finally got around to looking into why the water in my fresh tank smells funny. The tank is integrated into the V-Berth so the cushions lay across the top of the tank.
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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-23-2012
Replies: 63
Views: 7,723
Posted By rmjohns
Re: How do you organize your tools?

I took some old canvas and sewed up 2 tool roll bags. I then stretched them out and screwed them to the inside of my settee backs, which are hinged at the bottom to fold forward. My wrenches are all...
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