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New Dodger in 2014

New Binnacle Cover in 2016



New 110 Jib in 2013

New Steering


Newly fabricated binnacle base and Edson steering cable and sheaves in 2009

Rudder Stabilization


Gudgeon Replaced in 2013

Internal Rudder Stabilizer replaced 2018



Rebuilt winches in 2016



Regularly maintained, with major overhaul in 2018 to include new: Fresh Water Pump, Thermostat, Hoses, Belts and Mixing Elbow.

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How she sails

I LOVE THIS BOAT.  She  points really well, and can sometimes beat hull speed in good wind, yet sails well in light airs too.  I never raced her, but I am confident she would be competitive in her class.  She has a comfortable cockpit, and have had up to 6 crew comfortably aboard when teaching at the Island Yacht Club Women's Sailing Seminar.  We've been to Benecia, Angel Island, Tiburon, and just about every Yacht Club on the Bay for weekend getaways, at all times of the year.  This boat is fun to take away from the dock!  And if you find yourself becalmed...the engine is reliable with plenty of horsepower to get you home. 

History of Irwin 34

This Irwin 34 won "Best in Show" at the 1986 San Diego Boat Show.  While Irwin Yachts had taken some hits for construction on earlier models, this hull has reinforced decking and stays that are secured to the hull.  The airy feel of the saloon, headroom and layout made the interior highly desirable compared to others at the show. 

Creature Comforts

If you're thinking about liveaboard, or a weekend getaway, you should consider this boat.  Again, the airy saloon is a nice living space.  The vberth is generous and has a custom wool bed topper from Duxiana beds to keep the foam mattress cool in summer and warm in winter.  The Galley is tricked out for someone who likes to cook.  The ice box was converted to a refer in 2017.  The Force10 stove is nearly new and all burners and oven function great.  The boat is plumbed for hot and cold water (new water heater in 2018) and is also plumbed for water hookup at the dock.  She is also wired for Cable hook up from the Dock so you can "work from home" in the slip!  Lastly the VacuFlush will allow your 12gal holding tank to go farther.  Where the traditional manual Jabsco head takes nearly a gallon per flush, this head requires only a pint! You could shower aboard, but I chose not to because the moisture over the life of the boat has started the laminate to peel.  Not structurally an issue, but thought it best not introduce more moisture. There is a separate shower sump if you choose to shower aboard. 


Over the years I've owned this boat, I've upgraded, replaced or lovingly maintained her running systems.  In addition to the items listed above, the standing rigging was replaced in 2009.  Running rigging replaced in 2013.  New Force10 propane stove including new propane lines from the propane locker to galley in 2014.  All thru hulls have been replaced in my tenure.  VacuFlush vaccuum generator replaced in 2018, including new hoses from head to generator to tank.  Regular haul outs, hull inspections and bottom paint.  Annual spring cleaning of Ultra Naugahyde cushions. Refinishing of the binnacle and cockpit table.  Newly applied non-skid applied to side decks and cockpit in 2018.  Fresh quart of paint available to finish cockpit seating area.  All receipts available for work done. 

Included with sale

Assorted parts/equipment stored under seats…tool kit on back of settee, original engine maintenance manuals, and Bay cruising books. There is an original wrench set from Yanmar included. All remaining dishes and galley gear. Bar gear and basket. Bedding. Full-size original table top. Good condition, (I just preferred a smaller footprint for the saloon) Custom cushions to drop the table and convert to double berth. The cushions are like new condition. 1.5hp electric dinghy motor.