Hi all Stteve here. I do not own a boat as of yet but hopefully that will soon change....going thru some major life changes and begining to sail is one of them, I hope!!! I have made 62 trips around the sun so I think it is time!
Hi. My wife Joanne and I live in the Bay Area where we sail a 1982 Irwin 31 Citation. Our plans are to eventually sail long range coastal California (SF to SD) and possibly Hawaii. Our boat is surprisingly fast though we aren't avid racers. As the Citation is 32 years old we are interested in known problems and upgrade options. So far we have found no significant problems or deck leakage other than the electronics/electrical cables are run through the bilge and there is always about 2 inches of (salt) water in the shallow bilges. We are interested in The Irwin thread and plan to participate. It seems as though Citation 31s are a love 'em or hate 'em type of boat. We love ours and it is in very good condition for an older boat. We welcome positive and critical posts as we learn all we can. Thanks.
John Foster here, living aboard Yellowbird, a 1964 35' Chris Craft Sailyacht, fully restored and better than new. Sailing out of Boca Grande Florida in Charlotte Harbor on the southwest coast of Florida. Cheers!