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Irwin 28?

Any opinions on this boat? Good, bad?
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If you have found one in good condition it is a nice and roomy family cruiser of production boat quality and goo ameneties for it's size. I like the keel /centerbord version myself as it lets you gunkhole. This is more family than racing oriented as some of the other Irwins are but still fun to sail and not slow. The rudder is well protected but the tiller gets in the way a bit in the cockpit.
Check the decks for coring issues...but if is a good boat for coastal and bay sailing.
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I started with a '76 Irwin 28 about 10 years ago with wheel steering. It began my passion for sailing and required my purchasing a 36' and now a 44' boat. The centerboard pennant was a problem as it had to be replaced every other year. I eventually rebuilt or replaced just about everything except the gasoline Volvo engine, by that time I was ready to move on. It's a good boat, plenty of space and headroom for a 28 footer.
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