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Old 20-07-2013, 20:09   #1
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Dreaming again!

Well I don't know any of you, but reading so many posts it feels like there are those who will understand my excitement. I just purchased a new to me boat, after 4 years of no sailboat. I have been looking for something to sail for 10 months or so. Something inexpensive and small for overnighting 2-3. What I ended up with was so much more than I expected. After 9 months of Craigslist I found a boat that caught my eye, but was out of my budget. A 1973 Irwin 37 Cutter estate sale. They knew little about the boat, none of the electrical seemed to work but the perkins 4-108 had been rebuilt in 2010 with less than a hundred hours on it. They were asking $14k which seemed reasonable but was was out of my budget. My wonderful wife knew how much I wanted this boat and made a ridiculous offer on it and they accepted! After getting into the boat he must have been mid electrical project because he had disconnected the positive distribution busses from the battery switch. I added some power back in and viola! radar, radio water pump lighting all works. Before I wire things back up I intend to make sure I don't have any shorts or draws in the systems. I have found a great marina on the union slough with great neighbors who seem to materialize to help with lines when ever I am coming back to dock. Thanks to all on this site as I have been lurking enjoying all of the information and varied personalities I would love to talk to any other Irwin 37 owners as I would love to learn anything I can the easy way. I am located in Everett Washington. looking forward to more sailing and outfitting for cruising.


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Did I mention I was looking for something trailerable?

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Old 21-07-2013, 18:02   #2
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Re: Dreaming again!

Was it something I said? Am I a show up late, Block Island anchor dragger and I don't even know it???
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Old 21-07-2013, 18:20   #3
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Re: Dreaming again!

Congrats on the great deal!

Any inside pics?

BTW, you owe your wife big time!
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Old 21-07-2013, 18:26   #4
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Snow Goose congrats on the new boat and welcome aboard the cf. It's good to have you here.
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Old 21-07-2013, 20:04   #5
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Re: Dreaming again!

Sounds like you made a killer deal on the boat, but don't worry, you will have plenty of opportunity to spend more to make up for it.

I'm sure you could find a trailer for a 37 Irwin. Just have to buy an F350 to pull it.
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Old 21-07-2013, 20:26   #6
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Thanks! I am very excited and VERY thankful to my wife. I will post up some interior pictures next time I am down. Skipmac, I am really trying to do this on a budget. More dreaming I guess.
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Old 22-07-2013, 01:04   #7
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Thanks! I am very excited and VERY thankful to my wife. I will post up some interior pictures next time I am down. Skipmac, I am really trying to do this on a budget. More dreaming I guess.
Congratulations!

I miss the Sound in the summer... Hope you have a great time!
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Old 22-07-2013, 08:03   #8
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Congratulations, Snow Goose...You will not regret, I am sure..Good luck.Regards, Agustín.
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Old 22-07-2013, 13:18   #9
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Congratulations Snow Goose.
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Old 22-07-2013, 16:46   #10
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Nice going Jeremy! I especially liked the part about powering her up and everything working. That's always a good feeling!
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