Good boat. Has some problems... that $4000 estimate for cushions
is realistic, but it's up to you if you can deal with some kind of alternative (like outdoor furniture cushions) for a while ($4k is a LOT to save up for a comfort item).
work is not too difficult but it sounds like its more than just a few soft spots. probably needs significant deck
probably has more problems than she is indicating as well...
It does sound like a hard luck case though, boyfriend gone now she has a boat she doesn't know what to do with... it's easily worth $5k with the current
problems, could easily put $10k into it, over time...
The irwins are usually good boats, good and bad reviews
suggest they had inconsistent build qualities, so there is a lot too look at when buying
one. I wouldn't buy it sight unseen. If you go see it and you feel you can take on the project
, it's probably worth putting the money
into and turning it into a serious cruising boat.
Personally, I'm not a fan of center cockpits on a boat that small, it takes a lot out of the living space, but you'll know when you see it if its an issue for you or not.
Here is another you might want to consider, fresh on the market, freaking beautiful... I just saw it this morning and dropped my jaw
If I didn't already have a boat, and I was looking for a bit of a project
.... 1978 Cheoy Lee Richards Offshore 32 sailboat for sale in Florida
not trying to take away from the Irwin
discussion. just throwing out an alternative option.