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I had been looking at the Tartan 34C, but wanted something a bit faster (judging by phrf ratings) so I found the Tartan 33, which sounds great but cant find too many for my price range (25-30) I then found the Pearson 10M, which has a even lower phrf rating.
I checked out an independent yacht survey from 1978 and they raved about the boat, excellent build, sailing characteristics, and layout. They believed it could be easily be an offshore boat. I''m not planning on full on offshore cruising, but its just something to compare to. (my seafarer 30 was rated for semi protected waters, the tartan 34c was rated as possibly offshore except they werent too keen on the single lowers)
I''ve read a few owners reviews on sailnet and all were positive. Any other opinions on this boat? I''m looking for something fairly fast, singlehandable, and sturdy enough to work my way down the islands someday. My seafarer 30 doesnt quite fit the bill.