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post #12 of Old 05-28-2009
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I have a S&S designed Tartan 37 which is of the mid 70's design era and I would think behave similar to the S&S 39, although the 39 may be closer to a S&S Swan. My Tartan is great on all points of sail, though could be better downwind, but not bad....fingertip steering. She settles in at around 20 degrees of heel and just stays put like a dog with a bone!!! I have a centerboard, but I don't think there is a lot of difference with the deep fin version. I do not think you could go wrong with the 39 if you love to sail, because most ALL of the S&S boats know how to sail
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