Im now looking for my 2nd boat and live aboard. My first boat was a 36 Scanmar. Great boat and I regret selling it but my situation dictated so no choice. I have been looking now for a while and as you know there is no perfect boat. That being said, I have found an Irwin
MK V that has been a live aboard for a couple and thier daughter. The boat is very clean and has many upgrades. New wiring
, new a/c, new canvas
, new plumbing
, new heads. You get the idea. Now my issue is the boat was born in 1980. It has a Perkins
4-108 50 hp. They are not sure of the hours. I had a diesel mechanic
take a look and said that it seems fine and that by the look and wear that she has about 2000 hours. Also said that she looks like she has been well maintained. I know that these engines have a great reputation.
The other question is that the boat has a 4 ft draft
with a modified keel
. I know that she wont point to weather
like my old boat which had a 6 ft draft
. But I plan to cruise
Fla. and the Bahamas
, so the shallow draft
would be nice. Any thoughts? Thanks!