Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: CT/ Long Island Sound
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A fellow club member here found that the keel on his Tartan 372 was not on straight fore & aft. He apparently had to have it re-aligned so he wasn't faster on one tack than the other. Still not fast enough to catch us, though. The 3400 seems like a capable cruiser. Be sure to be there to go over the boat with the surveyor, and ask questions. I find it a good way to learn things that will either be very helpful with this boat, or another one, and which may not turn up in a surveyor's written report. (The way he sniffs with disapproval at a poorly aligned engine belt tells you to be alert to other engine issues, for example. Where he puts his moisture meter shows you the spots you might want to keep an eye on later.) Good luck!