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post #20 of Old 06-04-2011
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It depends on what you plan on doing with the boat. If you're a weekend sailor with an entertainment budget, buy the Benneteau.

Beneteaus are very pretty, Tartans are a much better built boat. If it were me, I'd examine the spreader mast connection on the Tartan then note the engine hours. If less than 5000 hours and the spreader mast connections show no corrosion, and all other things were even, I'd make an offer on the Tartan less what new 1 x19 wire and staylocks would cost to replace the standing rigging.

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