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Old 09-10-2010, 09:32   #1
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Salvage Yard Search - Swing Keel for an irwin

I have a 1975 28.5 Irwin Mark iV in SE Florida. At some point a few months ago, my swing keel detached itself and went on its own merry journey. Does anyone know of any salvage yards in the area where I might try to locate a replacement? Or any other potential ideas as to getting a suitable replacement. Having a new one manufactured costs more than she is worth right now. That said, she's too good a vessel to give up on.

Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 09-10-2010, 09:49   #2
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DanSoFla,

I am not sure about SE FL other than SailorMans in FTL.

However, I have a swing keel out of an Irwin.

It is marked as a 28, but it came out of a 25.

I will be picking it up from down at a friends house, as it will not fit his Watkins without extensive modifications.

I can measure, and send a picture. Not sure what it is worth, or the cost of getting it to you.

It is currently in Tampa.
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Old 09-10-2010, 10:16   #3
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Dan.

It looks like your already off to a good start, here. Hope SmallYachts’ keel works out for you.
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Old 09-10-2010, 20:24   #4
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smallyachts, that would be awesome if it fit. I have attached a line drawing of the original keel from Irwin. If it fits (even if its a little small), I could drive up to Tampa and buy it from you. I have a pickup. Have a look and please let me know.

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If that is the right part,think I would pu lottery ticket on the way.marc
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Irwin 25/28 centerboard

DanSoFl,

Yes, the dimensions match.

Another Irwin mystery solved! I was always wondering if the 28 marked on the side of it was a mismark, or if both hulls used the same centerboard.

Let me know what you want to do.
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