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Old 10-25-2006, 09:06 AM
Capt.Terry Capt.Terry is offline
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Smile Irwin

I would like you to add Irwins to the list. I just bought my second Irwin, I started with a 1989 38' Citiation which had a very large interior space, I had this boat for over three years. I now have a 1969 Irwin 31 Classic. I fell in love with the classic lines, wood interior and wanted a true Cruising boat, smaller, but strong with shoal draft w/center board and skeg hung rudder. I know Irwin's have a large owner base and hope those with A4s find this web site!! I am a member of the Irwin owners web site and will add a post to tell all about Moyer's site. Thanks Capt. Terry
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Old 01-12-2007, 03:57 PM
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Thanks for adding Irwins. I am on my second Irwin for 4 years, a 1976 28' centerboard. I owned a 23' for 10 years before I bought the 28. This is my first experience with an Atomic 4. So far, with Moyer Marines help everything has been OK.
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Old 06-15-2007, 04:19 PM
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Irwin 32

I have an oldie but goodie Irwin 32 with an Atomic 4 engine. Glad to have found this site for help. Just ordered the Atomic 4 manual for help. Ed Barker, Henderson, New York
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Old 05-27-2009, 06:37 PM
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Irwin 31

I bought a 69 Irwin 31 5 years ago. She was neglected but I have brought her back to life. Sails beautiful with the centerboard down in heavy air. Classic lines and big cockpit with nice roomy layout below. Dreaded working on the old A4 but with Moyer Marine's help I have brought that back as well. I owned a Bristol 24 for 10 years. She had a weather helm which tired out your arm where the Irwin with the board down has almost no weather helm. Nice sailboat.
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Smile I have plenty

New owner with plenty questions is there a Irwin specific site anywhere?
I have 73 Irwin 28
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Old 08-04-2013, 11:27 PM
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Smile 1975 Irwin 33' Sloop

Proud Irwin owner myself! Love me boat, great lines, sails well with light wind, roomy, well-built, NO blisters!

Hurricane Fay tried to kill her, but she fought back and the 4' hole in her side was fixed professionally. Repainting and fixing all the things that needed fixing including new toe rail, keel repair, new rudder and rudder post, new ports/windows, portable AC, fix pressure water and hot water tank, plumbing fixtures... worst thing was that after being laid up for over a year while waiting on the fiberglass guy to finally DO the repairs, my poor Atomic 4 just seized on me! Should've run her once a month but, alas I was in the Philippines...

Looking to repower her and get her back on big blue!

Thanks to the invitation! GO IRWIN!!!!
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Old 05-17-2015, 05:16 PM
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Mermaid's the name Questings the game,32 Irwin,1971

Greetings fellow Irwin owners.Mine came to me as a gift! I sail allot. The vessel performs quite well but is a handful to single-hand. I love the A-4 that is equipped with. According to the records that came with the boat, it(the A-4) was professionally rebuilt by Moyer marine in 2004. Congrats' to the fine job Don Moyer on an excellent job! Absolutely purrs! It sat at anchor for 18 months and was passed on to me. I'm 62 and from the performance auto era so I know what makes the gas engine tick. What a pleasure this gold little critter is to play with.(The 'Gold' paint job is a Moyer thing?) The motor maintains 40 psi oil pressure even when 'flogged' all day long.(I had to make it back for my mother's 84th). It boiled water for the better part of the first 700miles I've used it however,cleaning the thermostat and adding the bypass loop ball valve has brought the engine temps back down to 150 and never above 160. Idid just encounter the mystery of the 'gray soupy' water in the oil.It appears to be a random event as the compression in the cylinders is good,and the oil is cleaning up with multiple changes.I had noticed a change in the sound coming from the exhaust prior to discovering the grey stuff.Oh well, three oil changes these day,s cost about the same as a head-gasket set.ha! Getting the head off this old gal didn't look to difficult though! HA!
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Old 05-17-2015, 07:24 PM
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Mermaid, all sounds good except where did the water come from? What is your exhaust configuration?

You should probably start a new thread if this is something you plan on figuring out.

Dave Neptune
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Old 09-22-2015, 12:56 PM
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The Gulf of Mexico I suppose

The water in the oil remains a mystery! It has not returned in countless hours of operation. I can only surmise that the water was hydraulically back fed by wave action at anchor. The exhaust flange faces down from the raised transom on the Irwin 32, and I believe that under certain pitching conditions,boat wakes namely, this could be the culprit! Does this sound plausible?
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Old 09-22-2015, 01:22 PM
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If any part of the exhaust system is above the engine and water can collect there, such as a water lift muffler, when a warm engine cools it can pull a slight vacume enough to get a siphon started into the engine.
Don't know if thes applies to your Irwin.

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