Thanks drdkdover. It looks like the Tartan is not going to work out (seller won't split repair of the deck cost) so I may be looking at the Paceship again. I am going to go look at a Pearson Ariel as well. Do you have to do any special maintenance for the iron keel? This paceship has the black anodized mast.
A WISE decision to walk on the Tartan. The only way I'd make a deck repair of that magnitude is to do it myself. It's not rocket science, but the repair is TIME consuming and at the yard rates of today, could be a hard hit to the wallet.
Too many good boats out there to deal with such problems.