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  1. Shawn Fitz72

    Halyard line for a 1973 Irwin28

    Can anyone tell me what size line was used for halyards on this boat? Any info would be very helpful. Thank you!
  2. Shawn Fitz72

    Irwin 28 Outboard?

    Thank you Eugene. She is going to get all the TLC I can give her!
  3. Shawn Fitz72

    Irwin 28 Outboard?

    Eugene, I love my Irwin. I sort of saved her..the problem is that the two pulleys are completely rusted and froze. The cable is lose, and there is no crank, I couldn't use it anyway seeing the system is none functional. I did however run a line on both sides of the boat from bow to stern, and...
  4. Shawn Fitz72

    Irwin 28 Outboard?

    Hey Eugene..I posted another question just a little while ago about my centerboard possibly missing, and if it was safe to sail without it..do you have any input on this?
  5. Shawn Fitz72

    Irwin 28 Outboard?

    My Atomic4 was ripped out prior to me buying my 1973 irwin28. I found a nice Johnson Sailmaster4hp. I mounted it centerline and it pushes the boat just fine. I have never even opened her up all the way either.
  6. Shawn Fitz72

    Missing centerboard?

    I own a 1973 Irwin28. There are cable and pulleys in the bilge and the remnants of a hand crank in the cockpit. The pulleys are completely rusted and seized up. I believe I have a centerboard model. I took a line and ran it under the boat from bow to Stern and felt no centerboard in down...
  7. Shawn Fitz72

    A question about the cockpit of a 1973

    On the starboard side of the cockpit, on the seat behind the storage compartment...is an plastic oval insert. It has a rubber gasket that sits in the a seat. The plastic container has two small compartments...what is this thing? I've looked all over the net, with no luck.
  8. Shawn Fitz72

    Just bought my first sailboat..a 1973 Irwen28

    I have been studying the situation with Tue bulkhead support. I've determined that there is not a compression post to be found, unless its contained within the sort return wall I see in diagrams. I'm going to proceed with a doorway/support. I want ease of movement thru the cabin, and I feel I...
  9. Shawn Fitz72

    Just bought my first sailboat..a 1973 Irwen28

    I have recently purchased a 1973 Irwen28. This boat was abandoned. Its hatch was left open for a period of time, so it was flooded with about 12-16 inches of rain water. I pumped all this water out. Cleaned it all up with bleach and Dawn. Some plywood was saturated. I also cleaned the deck. I...