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post #1 of Old 07-01-2011 Thread Starter
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Tartan 3500

Hello. I am new to the list. I am considering buying a Tartan 3500 2001. I have two questions.

1. Are there any problems with the boat that I should know? Both problems to check with the survey but also any other concerns.

2. The engine is a Yanmar 3GM30F. When checking out this engine on the internet, I found out that this engine does not have glow plugs, and several comments were about difficulty starting in cold weather. I have had a problem with starting the Westerbeke in the cold on a prior boat (despite multiple mechanical interventions including a 1/2 rebuild), and this is a concern of mine. I live in Pensacola Florida and may be starting the engine down to 40 or 45 F at the coldest.

Thank you for any help you can send my way.

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