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Tartan 31
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Description: Tartan 31
Keywords: Tartan 31
 


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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Wed October 30, 1996 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Alot of boat in 31 feet. This boat has been a real pleasure to sail and own. Does well in light air, yet is fairly forgiving in heavy breezes. Icannot find any aspects of the boat where corners were cut in the design, building, or installation of components. The forward keel bolt is directly under the mast step, making it a chore to check and tighten. I am completly satisfied with this boat.
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Review Date: Wed July 15, 1998 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Very well-built boat, with excellent access to everything except the stuffing box, which I replaced with a PYI dripless seal. A dry boat, that sails well in all winds.
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Registered: July 2000
Review Date: Tue February 23, 1999 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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We have sailed our 1989 Tartan 31 with a Scheel Keel for three years. We find the boat to be quick, responsive, very sturdy construction, easy to singlehand and operate as a couple. The rig is powerful and can give some weather helm in a strong puff, but the sail plan can be quickly adjusted to compensate. Interior of the Tartan is well laid out and comfortable. Storage is limited. The Tartan 31 can be raced singlehanded, or crewed with up to 6 or 7 people. Plus she cruises well with 2, a baby, and a dog! Very few drawbacks have been discovered. Maintained and dressed up, the Tartan is a beautiful sailboat, and it will move smartly in all conditions. We have been very happy with our Tartan 31!!!
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Review Date: Sat September 23, 2000 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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We have been sailing our Tartan 31 for nine years. She has been at home in the Hudson River, Long Island Sound and Galveston Bay. The boat handles well in light air or a blow and is easy to sail short handed. We find she balances well with one reef and a full jib (135) in 17 to 21 knots. Her deck layout is convenient. The reefing system is easily managed. The Scheel Keel allows for easy access to moderately shallow ports and anchorages. The draw back is she slips to leeward. Below, the boat gives the impression of a much larger cruiser. She is airy and comfortable. Opening ports provide extra circulation. The galley is quite functional. My wife and I have cruised her comfortably for up to two weeks. This is one great boat!
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