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Re: IRWIN 41 KETCH Center Cockpit
They are all getting a bit old, and that would bother more than their blue water usage. Condition and maintenance would be my choice. I would not consider her a bluewater boat, but that is just me.
Years back a co-worker had one, live-aboard in Cocoa, when I worked at Harris in Melbourne. We sailed the pants off that thing. Tons of fun, heavy boat, very heavy by today's standards and not as roomy as a 30 footer of today.
His was new in the previous year or two and with a bit of practice the two of us could manage it just fine. We did many runs to the bahamas and several around the keys and towards Columbia..
You should be able to get one in decent shape for well under your $100K and put a fair amount in the bank for updates and repairs.