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Sailboat Review of the Irwin 30 Competition
The Irwin 30 Competition is a racing boat, built with an oversized rig and a long keel but still has a surprising amount of comfort. She is designed to race first and double as a daysailer.
We reviewed the Argo:
- My Irwin 30 Competition, the Argo, is fitted with a tall rig, deep keel, Atomic 4 engine and till stearning. I have a stack pack for the main, self tailing winches, GPS chartplotter, backlit gimbaled compass and more.
- The galley is equipped with a 2 burner alcohol stove, sink, ice box, 120 volt fridge and plenty of storage. I soon hope to upgrade it with a 3 burner gimbaled propane stove with oven.
- The salon is simple but functional with a fold out table that can feed 6 people. The 2 salon benches double as single beds with plenty of storage under and behind them.
- The head is equipped with a flushing toilet and sink. The bad news is that the 2 gallon gray water tank cannot be pumped out. It must be disconnected in the salon and hand carried to a disposal site.
- The v-berth is big enough for 1 person comfortably and 2 people if you really like each other. There is storage space in a few drawers and cubbies. There is a hanging closet beside the head and v-berth.
- The quarter berth is big enough for one person to sleep or a big storage area if not used as a bed.
- This boat sails really nice and very fast. She is balanced very well and is easy to control. It turns on a dime and the Atomic 4 is more than enough power to get you out of any bind you find yourself in.
Overall I give this ship 2 thumbs up!