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I have been looking for a boat 40+ footer to spend a few years on and sail down to the carribeans and maybe cross the atlantic with. I'm looking and older boats as i really do believe they were more ocean worthy. Also you can get good blue water boat for under 100K.
my question is does anyone have anything to say about the Irwin 41 Ketch Center Cockpit. Has anyone sailed them in blue water? I heard that Irwins have a issue with hull flexing or "oilcanning" as they call it.

any information on this boat is appreciated....
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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.

YMMV
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Re: IRWIN 41 KETCH Center Cockpit

I feel that a boat is like a house. Age really isn't important as long as it was maintained and doesn't have structural damage. as long as the boat is dry with no soft spots everything else can be replaced on it.

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