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  1. SvOblio

    SvOblio

    Joined Mar 6, 2018
    6 posts, 5 likes
    Irwin 40 MKll
    Oblio US Chicago, IL
    Hello, I recently bought a Irwin 40 MKll.
     


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  2. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    5,899 posts, 2,064 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    Congrats @SvOblio on your new boat. Welcome to the best sailboat forum.
    Tell us about the boat and your sailing experiences.
     


  3. SvOblio

    SvOblio

    Joined Mar 6, 2018
    6 posts, 5 likes
    Irwin 40 MKll
    Oblio US Chicago, IL
    It needs some upgrades to be shipshape. I'm going to be moving aboard in June. I've been sailing through the app "go sailing" for about a year to get more experience with larger keelboats.
     


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  4. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    5,899 posts, 2,064 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    Interesting. I will be interested in how you find simulator sailing compares to real boat stuff.
     


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  5. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    5,899 posts, 2,064 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    What upgrades are you considering?
     


  6. jon hansen

    jon hansen

    Joined May 25, 2012
    1,025 posts, 488 likes
    john alden caravelle 42
    us sturgeon bay, wis
    nice score on the boat. for upgrades i would start with a natural redhead.
     


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  7. SvOblio

    SvOblio

    Joined Mar 6, 2018
    6 posts, 5 likes
    Irwin 40 MKll
    Oblio US Chicago, IL
    The app connects boat owners to crew. Real boats and real crews.

    Upgrades I would like: water maker, radar, AIS, charter/plotter, wind generator, solar panels ,LED lighting, spinnaker , and a 4 man life raft.
     


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  8. jon hansen

    jon hansen

    Joined May 25, 2012
    1,025 posts, 488 likes
    john alden caravelle 42
    us sturgeon bay, wis
    i'm different than most here. hate working on boats. love sailing them. the way i'd do it is, sail the coast up to manitowac, wis. pull into manitowac marine and ask for Rich Larson. he own's the place. give him your list, throw say 35K cash on his desk, then hitchhike up to door county. there is an infestation of natural readheds on that peninsula. good place for crew development.
     


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  9. jon hansen

    jon hansen

    Joined May 25, 2012
    1,025 posts, 488 likes
    john alden caravelle 42
    us sturgeon bay, wis
    or, there are allot of nice helpful sailors here to guide you to do your own work
     


  10. SvOblio

    SvOblio

    Joined Mar 6, 2018
    6 posts, 5 likes
    Irwin 40 MKll
    Oblio US Chicago, IL
    My boat is actually in Florida.
     


  11. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    5,899 posts, 2,064 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    All of these sound good upgrades.
    Do they have a reason?
    Are they connected?
    Have you thought of a priority list?
    Will these be used in Lake Michigan?
     


  12. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    5,899 posts, 2,064 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    Oh Florida.
     


  13. SvOblio

    SvOblio

    Joined Mar 6, 2018
    6 posts, 5 likes
    Irwin 40 MKll
    Oblio US Chicago, IL
    I'm going to do my sailing in the Gulf at first. Then around to the east coast and off to the Bahamas .
     


  14. David in Sandusky

    David in Sandusky

    Joined Nov 8, 2007
    1,064 posts, 141 likes
    Hunter 27_75-84
    US Sandusky Harbor Marina, Lake Erie
    Lots of blue water equipment on your list, while your plans are for coastal cruising. I’d prioritize upgrades something like this:

    1. AIS for navigating freighters in the Gulf Stream.
    2. Chart plotter for shallow water cruising.
    3. Asymmetric Spinnaker to motor less in light winds.
    4. LED lighting to lower electrical loads.
    5. Solar panels if you want to anchor out more than visit marinas.

    I’d save the rest of the upgrades until I was planning to cruise in blue water, out of the Caribbean. You might want the wind generator in addition to the solar panels for the Bahamas if you plan high power needs.
     


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  15. Stu Jackson

    Stu Jackson

    Joined Feb 26, 2004
    19,911 posts, 576 likes
    Catalina 34
    224 CA Maple Bay, BC, Canada
    I'd go for the watermaker now, given his plans.

    Welcome aboard, Oblio.
     


  16. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    2,745 posts, 1,171 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    Welcome to SBO, SvOblio.
    On the Gulf Coast. I'm from Clearwater, where abouts, in Florida? There are plenty of potential "crew" most places in Florida. :)
    Also, good yards. Are you doing your own work? Your list does sound like you plan on ocean sailing. Cruising the coast and island hoping in the Caribbean, you are not likely to be out more than one night at a time, if that much.
    And, here on SailBoatOwners, people like to help out with projects like yours almost as much as they like looking at pictures of and reading about projects like yours. You won't lack for knowledgeable and experienced advice.

    - Will (Dragonfly)
     


  17. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    5,899 posts, 2,064 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    Unless the @Boat Babe has a new picture up on the site, then your project is DEPRIORITIZED..:biggrin:
     


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  18. Meriachee

    Meriachee

    Joined Aug 1, 2011
    2,613 posts, 707 likes
    Catalina 270
    CA Wabamun - on the orange ball
    Pardon? What did you say John?
     


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  19. SvOblio

    SvOblio

    Joined Mar 6, 2018
    6 posts, 5 likes
    Irwin 40 MKll
    Oblio US Chicago, IL
    I'm planning to do some blue water in the next season. I will be doing most or all of the work myself. Thanks for the welcome!
     


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