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Old 15-03-2016, 10:42   #1
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Irwin 37 CC

Hello

Looking for advise on the above vessel
We are a family of four, kids are three and six years old now
Our plan will be weekend sailing East coast of Fl for now. Within a couple of years heading to the Bahamas and Fl Keys for several weeks at a time
Also if other vessel jump to mind please let me know what you think

Looking to spend max of $ 25k US
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Old 15-03-2016, 10:46   #2
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What you spend to buy it will just be the down payment on that boat. I buddy boated around the world with one, and spent less than a quarter of the time and money keeping up my Beneteau 45 than my friends did their Irwin.
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Re: Irwin 37 CC

With that budget, It's gonna be tough to buy any boat that size that doesn't need significant work.
I'd be looking first and foremost for the best condition boat, manufacturer second, course that may not be a bad way to look for a boat at even four times the price. If you have significant income to put money into it after the purchase you'll be OK.
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Old 15-03-2016, 12:42   #4
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Nice boat for family, rides high & dry...kids safe in cockpit, high freeboard to wart off pirates...10ft RIB fits nicely on davits...two staterooms opposite ends gives feel of getting away from others aboard, as well as cockpit, aft deck amd foredeck to seperate mayhem...

Had opportunities of buy two but one wasn't meant to be, other I didn't have desire to fetch it up (one that got away)

I'd be comfortable with an irwin 37 c&c as my "last boat"...I'd think...
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Re: Irwin 37 CC

Thank you for the feed back so far
FYI we understand that a older vessel will not meet modern standards, We are fine with that. I really wanted to get an idea of any issues that hull suffers with.

Things I should look for to save a a lode of time and funds
My wife and lived aboard for over five years in our early twenties so we have some experience. While no Ocean passages we did a lot of Island hopping Bahamas and Caribbean.

I don't want to fall in to the trap of trying to make a old boat new. We want a safe vessel for the kids to enjoy while we reconnect to the Ocean.

Livability is key rather than the toe rail under the water
Any other vessels you feel may work drop me a line

Cheers
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Old 16-03-2016, 13:28   #6
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Re: Irwin 37 CC

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Thank you for the feed back so far
FYI we understand that a older vessel will not meet modern standards, We are fine with that. I really wanted to get an idea of any issues that hull suffers with.

Things I should look for to save a a lode of time and funds
My wife and lived aboard for over five years in our early twenties so we have some experience. While no Ocean passages we did a lot of Island hopping Bahamas and Caribbean.

I don't want to fall in to the trap of trying to make a old boat new. We want a safe vessel for the kids to enjoy while we reconnect to the Ocean.

Livability is key rather than the toe rail under the water
Any other vessels you feel may work drop me a line

Cheers
I have no knowledge that there is anything wrong with the these boats. It was one of Irwin's most popular models. They were built over a period of at least 10 years and one is rarely just like another.

IRWIN 37-1 sailboat specifications and details on sailboatdata.com

The standard advise is to get a thorough survey.
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The survey probably won't pick up the voids in the hull to deck joint. In additions, the whole bowsprit peeled back going up the Red Sea, and my friends sold thiers in the Med.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, starfishblaabla.
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