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Tartan 34C
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Description: Tartan 34C
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Review Date: Thu January 8, 1998 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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The T-34C is a well-balanced CCA design boat that has no serious bad habits. The underbody incorporates a skeg-hung rudder and an "Intrepid" inspired, nicely faired keel. When reaching, the centerboard is most useful in trimming out any weather helm as it develops. Going to weather, just trim the sails and adjust the board and you can lock the helm and she will sail herself for long periods of time. All berths are of good length and width, especially the quarter berth. One may want to install a strong (cast aluminum) opening port in the cockpit to provide ventilation and light for that berth. The v-berth is not pinched in at the bow so feet don't 'tangle in the night'. Headroom is maintained well forward. Engine location is near the CG and access is extremely good, but the cover does intrude into the cabin space while adding another seat - - close to the passageway. Fuel and water tanks are close to the CG, also. In general, the T-34 is a good sailing boat that is well built, and should hold its value better than average. The Tartan Owner (networks) organizations (Chesapeake Bay) provide a wealth of documented modifications, upgrades, improvements and maintenance procedures, and the parts support for all Tartan models is provided by Customer Service Co. (Joe Palmer) in Grand River Ohio. All these represent a strong enhancement to any Tartan ownership.


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Review Date: Tue April 14, 1998 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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The Tartan 34-C is a seakindly great sailing boat. It is one of the best Tartans ever built! It is an S & S classic that sails better, in many respects, than many newer designs. Because this design was built in the 1970's, condition of used boats on the market very considerably. Prices appear to range from $20M to $40M. If considering purchase of a T34-C, compare what you get in comparison with newer high-production boats. A 20 to 25 year old Tartan 34 for $35M to $40M could represent a better value than a ten year old boat for the same $. A poorly maintained boat, however, may not represent the same value unless it is priced really low.

We have owned our boat for five years and feel less motivated to consider moving up that when we first purchased her. She's a great boat!

Look for us in slip N14-8 in Waukegan, IL Harbor.





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Review Date: Tue May 5, 1998 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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The Tartan 34c is a lovely S&S design with great sailing qualities and traditional good looks. At 14400 lbs displacement she sails well in all but the lightest air and has enough to her to punch through a good chop and head winds. Her motion is very, very nice.
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