Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Annapolis, Md
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I have always liked the Tartan 34''s. They are reasonably wholesome boats featuring reasonably good build quality and sailing abilities. While there are some IOR derived elements of this design that are less than ideal, they were still good boats for their day.
I would not consider them to be a particularly ideal boat if you are learning to sail, but if you are a reasonably knowledgeable sailor these are a reasonable first boat.