- Jan 13, 2015
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 was surprised that all the grime came off fairly easy. She cleaned up very well. I have no sails, and there are a few other pieces missing. I removed a rather overbuilt doorway/bulkhead that was not original to the design. This is a deck stepped mast setup. I set up a temporary 4x4 and jack to support the mast. I am going to rebuild this support much better..seeing that everything was soaking wet and swelled. The Atomic4 has been discarded, so I will have to rely on a Sail master 4 HP I had found a few months ago. All in all I know I will have a lot of work to do...and I look toward to it. If anyone can help me with some pointers and good sound advice..I'm all ears. Thank you very much.