Recent content by Mike Madeira Beach

  1. Mike Madeira Beach

    Irwin 38 Citation - potential purchase

    Thats a shame, but maybe there is another one out there somewhere! We live in Madeira Beach and sail any where south of here - there are some wonderful places to visit! We ended up with a 38 footer due to massively increased cabin space, very glad we did as a the 34's were a great deal smaller...
  2. Mike Madeira Beach

    Irwin 38 Citation - potential purchase

    I would call the broker and ask the question - when they put SOLD on an advert, then generally it means that a contract has been drawn up and agreed upon. It is is indeed still for sale, then I will respond further......
  3. Mike Madeira Beach

    Irwin 38 Citation - potential purchase

    It said "SOLD"? So is it still on the market?
  4. Mike Madeira Beach

    Irwin 38 Citation - potential purchase

    Here is the FB group for you :- https://www.facebook.com/groups/125214284225649/ Is this is boat you are looking at? http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1988/Irwin-Citation-38-2754971/Waukegan/IL/United-States#.V4Pzn7srJhE
  5. Mike Madeira Beach

    Irwin 38 Citation - potential purchase

    Hi, I did not own a Catalina. when we originally started looking this was the boat were were considering and looked closely at a 34. What swung us to the Irwin? 1. Citation 38 is a good looker. 2. She is VERY roomy with a huge aft cabin and lots of storage space (I mean a LOT!). 3. Sails...
  6. Mike Madeira Beach

    Irwin 38 Citation - potential purchase

    Sent you a PM - be great to chat some more, I have a nice long list of jobs already!
  7. Mike Madeira Beach

    Correct distance apart for mooring ties poles?

    Hi All, We have just purchased an Irwin Citation 38, she has a 12ft 6 beam. We are arranging to have tie poles installed to the right of our dock and are wondering what the correct/desirable width is? I am thinking around 16 feet? Allowing just under 2 foot either side? Any opinions on this...
  8. Mike Madeira Beach

    Irwin 38 Citation - potential purchase

    Hi, We could well be interested in some experienced crew. Please PM me your email address and I will keep you posted on dates and potential passage plan - appreciate the offer :) Mike
  9. Mike Madeira Beach

    Irwin 38 Citation - potential purchase

    We are sailing her home - thats the fun part ;)
  10. Mike Madeira Beach

    Irwin 38 Citation - potential purchase

    Purchase confirmed! We are bringing her home :) What a fantastic boat to sail - loved it!
  11. Mike Madeira Beach

    Irwin 38 Citation - potential purchase

    Hi Dar, Here is the listing for the boat. We managed to negotiate what I felt was a fair price. I had a Surveyor do a 1 hour walk round and he is confident the boat is right and well looked after at first sight - we will see when we start digging. She did indeed come from Muskegon, was brought...
  12. Mike Madeira Beach

    Irwin 38 Citation - potential purchase

    Hi, Many thanks for such a detailed response, it is really hard to find any information on these boats. We saw yours on the blog which is still out there from 2012, was useful to see the transom gate folded down as this is big plus for us. Do you know of any other Citation 38's here in the US...
  13. Mike Madeira Beach

    Irwin 38 Citation - potential purchase

    I hear you loud and clear - thanks for the kind reminder :)
  14. Mike Madeira Beach

    Irwin 38 Citation - potential purchase

    Trying to buy as much as we can for our limited budget + realised that we will need a bigger boat for what we are going to end up doing with it.