Irwin 25 Floatation

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  1. seasailor55
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    Got it out of the water today. 13,000 pound excavator tied onto it and dragged it ashore, Total loss.
     
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    FCC61951-DC1C-4F0A-9762-319BB9E358F4.jpeg Not a happy ending, but it’s out of the slip. You can see the source of the sinking. A 2” split in the keel about 12 inches forward of the rudder.
     

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    Oh dear, that is sad news. :(
    It looks like the mast was damaged / broken as well?
    I suppose the only positive aspect is that you managed to get her out of the water, such that she is no longer a liability to you there.
    However I wouldn't be surprised if it still costs a fair sum to properly scrap her now.
     

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    It would have been nice to have saved the mast and the stern pulpit, but unfortunately both were damaged. We saved the lead ballast (2200 lbs) and will recycle it to help cover the costs. The excavator reduced the rest to a pile of rubble and put it in a rolloff dumpster.
     
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