BEAUTIFUL 1980 IRWIN CITATION 39.9

40’ SAILBOAT

 TOTALLY REDONE IN 2009 - 2010

HISTORY

 

  • PREVIOUS OWNER HAD TO GO BACK TO HIS COUNTRY AND WAS SELLING EVERYTHING HE COULD NOT TAKE WITH HIM.
  • THIS BOAT WAS SO BEAUTIFUL WHEN I SPOTTED IT BACK IN 2008 - I COULD NOT RESIST…
  • I COULD HAVE SOMETHING MUCH NEWER FOR THE MONEY PAID, BUT KNOWING THE WAY THESE BOATS WERE BUILT – I SIMPLY COULD NOT PASS IT BY!
  • FROM THE AMOUNT OF FIBERGLASS  USED TO BUILD 1 BOAT BACK THEN THEY HAPPILY MAKE TWO OR THREE BOATS NOW.  (CARS ARE THE SAME WAY…)
  • ON THE OTHER HAND - LOOK AT IT... EVEN LATE MODELS ARE MUCH BULKIER AND HEAVIER THEN THIS CITATION.
  • IT'S LOW PROFILE, WIDE RACING SHAPE AND SIMPLY PERFECT LINES MAKE IT A HANDSOME WINNER.

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

  • REPLACED ALL THERMAL CIRCUIT BREAKERS/SWITCHES ON ELECTRICAL PANEL
  • REPLACED ABOUT 80% OF GENERAL WIRING
  • ADDED 12V POWER OUTLETS
  • NEW DEEP CYCLE BATTERIES
  • CHARLES 3 BANK BATTERY CHARGER / SHORE POWER CONVERTER
  • AUTOMATIC BATTERY DISCONNECT
  • 10W STAINLESS MARINE SOLAR PANELS WITH REGULATOR
  • REPLACED MOST LIGHT BULBS WITH LED.

STEERING

  • REPLACED STEERING SHAFT, PACKING BOX AND BEARING
  • RE-SEALED THE RUDDER,
  • SERVICED CABLES AND OTHER COMPONENTS

PLUMBING

  • NEW THRU-HULLS AND SEACOCKS ALL AROUND
  • 2 NEW ELECTRIC AUTOMATIC BILGE PUMPS WITH NEW HOSES
  • NEW MANUAL BILGE PUMP
  • NEW ELECTRIC TOILET AND LINES

EXTERIOR

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

INTERIOR

 

             

     

 

 

HARDWARE

  • CLAMP CLEATS AND OTHER DECK HARDWARE IS MOSTLY NEW (RONSTAN)
  • MOST OF THE BLOCKS INCLUDING FURLING LINE STANCHION MOUNTED ONES ARE BRAND NEW HEAVY DUTY RONSTAN.

ANCHOR

  • THE BRAND NEW POLISHED STAINLESS ANCHOR LIKE EVERYTHING ELSE IS CHOSEN WITH EXTRA SAFETY IN MIND.
  • IT IS EXCIDING REQUIREMENTS FOR THE SIZE OF THE BOAT.
  • THE ROPE IS NEW HEAVY NYLON WITH HEAVY DUTY SHACKLE AND CHAIN.
  • THERE IS ALSO SPARE ANCHOR WITH ROPE ATTACHED IN COCKPIT COMPARTMENT

ELECTRONICS

 

  • THERE IS VHF MARINE RADIO AND NEXT TO IT IS AM/FM/CD PLAYER.
  • NICE POWERFUL MARINE SPEAKERS ALLOW YOU TO ENJOY QUALITY SOUND.
  • THERE IS ANOTHER PORTABLE BACK-UP MARINE VHF HANDHELD RADIO THAT IS SUBMERSIBLE. UNIT IS ALWAYS ON-CHARGE AND WILL TRANSMIT YOUR GPS LOCATION IN CASE OF EMERGENCY.
  • THE COMPASS IS IN THE COCKPIT.
  • OTHER INSTRUMENTS INCLUDE TILT ANGLE METER, BAROMETER, THERMOMETER, HYDROMETER, REGULAR CLOCK , DEPTH SOUNDER, SPEEDOMETER, WIND SPEED AND DIRECTION.
  • REMOVABLE GPS/COLOR CHART-PLOTTER MOUNTS ON OUTSIDE AND EASILY REMOVES WHEN NOT IN USE.

SAILS

 

  • FURLING HEAD SAIL IS VERY TOUGH AND LARGE. THE LUFF IS ABOUT 48' AND FOOT IS APPROXIMATELY 22'.
  • SUNBRELLA COVER IS BROWN.
  • THE MAIN SAIL HAS REEFING ABILITY.
  • BOTH SAILS ARE IN EXCELLENT SHAPE, THEY ARE A LITTLE DIRTY BECAUSE I DID NOT WASH THEM SINCE THE LAST SEASON.
  • THERE ARE SPARE FURLING GENOA AND MAIN COME WITH THE BOAT.

MOTOR

 

  • VERY RELIABLE, POWERFUL AND  ECONOMICAL 3CYL YANMAR IS THE BEST DIESEL INDUSTRY PRODUCED.
  • IT STARTS INSTANTLY AND LITERATELY WORKS LIKE A CLOCK.
  • THIS MOTOR SURPRISING ME YEAR AFTER YEAR WHEN IT KICKS MOMENTARILY IN A SNAP AFTER A LONG WINTER STORAGE. JUST TURN THE KEY AND IT GOES…
  • IT WAS REBUILT ABOUT 6 YEARS AGO AND THEN I SERVICE IT MYSELF EVERY SEASON.

 

MAST

 

  • THIS SEASON I REPLACED ANTENNA AND MASTHEAD INSTRUMENTS.
  • MAST IS VERY SOLID, HEAVY DUTY AND GOES THROUGH THE DECK DOWN TO THE BOTTOM PLATE.

RIGGING

 

  • ADDED HALYARD FOR MAIN SAIL RETURN.
  • RE-RUN HALYARDS TO THE COCKPIT FOR SINGLE HAND OPERATION

SAFETY

  • I DID SET UP THIS BOAT FOR A SINGLE HAND USE IN ANY WEATHER CONDITIONS. THAT’S WHY EVERYTHING CONTROLLED FROM THE COCKPIT WITHOUT RISQUÉ OF BEING WASHED OUT OFF THE BOW OR CABIN TOP.
  • ADJUSTABLE LIFELINES HAVE PELICAN LOCKS ON BOTH SIDES ALLOWING COMFORTABLE ENTRANCE.

 DESCRIPTION

 

Beautiful 1980 Irwin Citation 39.9

Boat was purchased few years ago with very ambitious intentions to sail the world one day…  I renovated almost everything in 2010 and must let it go due unexpected financial situation.

The boat is in a great shape. There is nothing that needs to be done on it to go distance.

All works excellent and being tested almost every weekend.

Boat sails smoothly, extremely fast and easy to control.

Magic Dragon is much faster then most similar sized sailboats.

It only needs one jib to stay ahead of fully rigged sailboats that trying to overcome.

I am not in to competitions – this is just a pleasant observation.

Despite racing characteristics, Irwin is very well built - now they’d make 2 boats out of the material used for one Citation back in 80’s.

I did few modifications to running rigging to enable single hand operation.

You’ll be able to raise main sail without leaving cockpit.

Jib furling works perfect, never jams - strong and reliable (actually this applies to the whole boat)

There are 7 winches all together. 3 of them are two speed.

Centerboard drops and raises easy adding stability. The draft is 7’ when it’s down and 4 when it’s up.

To access boat from the water you would be getting in from the transom mounted folding stainless ladder. The ladder fills up gap in a railing when it is up.

There are 3 very large storage compartments in the cockpit.

 

Main items stored are

1) Spare Main Sail;

2) Spare Jib Sail;

3) Spare anchor and Rope.

4) 6 X 25’ and 30’ dock lines (7/8th)

5) 6 large new fenders

6) Full set of new cockpit cushions.

7) Misc. hooks, brooms, fishing gear etc.

8) Emergency tiller handle

9) Cans with spare diesel and other liquids and chemicals.

10) Fire extinguisher

11) Other misc. gear, spare ropes, emergency diesel, supply of chemicals and liquids.

 

 

 

Partial list of the new items:

  1. 3 marine batteries
  2. 3 - bank battery charger / converter (Shore power to 12V)
  3. 12000W converter (12V to 110V)
  4. All of E-T-A switches / circuit breakers
  5. 3 bilge pumps:
    1. Rule 1500 with float switch
    2. Rule-mate 1200 self contained fully automatic.
    3. Jabsco manual pump with strainer.

 

  1. Electric toilet ball, strainer
  2. Thru hulls, seacocks, check valves
  3. Teak , Mahogany and bronze dome lights
  4. All LED light bulbs
  5. Dodger
  6. Bimini
  7. Polished stainless 44LB anchor
  8. Moor instruments
    1. Speedometer
    2. Depth sounder
    3. Wind speed
    4. Wind direction             

 

  1. Masthead instruments
  2. Antenna
  3. Transducers
  4. Marine radio / SD / speakers
  5. Ronstan blocks, cam-cleats, some running rigging, misc. blocks and hardware
  6. 2 boat hooks
  7. Fenders
  8. Spare anchor & line
  9. 2 bags of offshore life vests
  10. Garmin 276C chart plotter
  11. Mooring and dock lines
  12. Rail mount stainless BBQ “Kuma”
  13. White Tylor Made Ring Buoy
  14. 3 burners Gamboling propane stove with cover
  15. 2 propane tanks
  16. Spare winch handles
  17. Solid Teak drop leaf cockpit table

 

    • DO NOT HESITATE TO CALL 718-259-4001 OR E-MAIL LG@BZBZ.COM IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS.

 

 


Two questions: what size and pitch is the propeller and what speed do you get under power?

Hi, attached is close-up picture of the prop.I do not know the size and the pitch.

I did 7-8 Knots against the wind pretty easy. Will try to re-check this week.