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Re: Islander 28 vs Islander Bahama 30 vs Irwin Cititation 34

Originally Posted by twelch View Post
My quandary is which one would be the better for crossing the gulf stream and cruising the Bahamas, Bimini and perhaps on to the BVI? Irwin has good tankage, they all have 5 foot draft, in good sail away condition, except for the Islander 28. It is pristine. I really like that boat but the water tankage concerns me. I guess one could put in a water maker. What do people do besides line the deck with 5 gallon containers?

Opinions any one??

For what it is worth, when I was shopping, the Irwins I saw were consistently the worst boats I saw. To the point that I simply stopped looking at them. This was as much a matter of construction quality or lack thereof as how they were maintained.
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