Tartan 42 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Boat Review and Purchase Forum
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 03-22-2004
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Posts: 18
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
MGFraser is on a distinguished road
Tartan 42

Hi Everyone,

We are looking at a 1981 Tartan 42 (S&S desgin) as a purchase for an extensive Caribbean trip with a possible trip across to the Med.

I wonder if anyone on the list can comment on
this boat for those uses.

Regards,

Malcolm
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 03-22-2004
Jeff_H's Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Annapolis, Md
Posts: 6,542
Thanks: 5
Thanked 85 Times in 65 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Jeff_H has a spectacular aura about Jeff_H has a spectacular aura about Jeff_H has a spectacular aura about
Tartan 42

I would suggest that you would be better off trying to find a Tartan 41 which had the same hull but with a better ballast ratio and better sail handling gear. The Tartan 42 began life as a Tartan 41 that was ''yachted up''. The Tartan 41 was an early IOR era race boat that was offered in full race and in cruising versions. I raced on both and they were nice boats but a bit hairy down wind. After the 41 became obsolete as a race boat, Tartan tried to stretch the life of the molds and so produced the 42. The 42 took many of the better aspects of the 41 and compromized them for a bit more ''curb appeal''. While these might be boats that could so what you want, it would not be a boat that I would chose, especially when the 41 was a better boat for a lot less money.

Respectfully,
Jeff
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 03-27-2004
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Posts: 18
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
MGFraser is on a distinguished road
Tartan 42

I appreciate your reply Jeff. I definitely do want a boat that will be stable & track going downwind.

Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 05-29-2009
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
joelej is on a distinguished road
tartan 42

Hi. I have oowned the Tartan 42 for ten years and have cruised it extensively fromEastport Maine to as far as Cartegna, colombia and throughout the Carribean. I have found it to be a very seaworthy boat and have had it in weather exceeding 45 knots (unplanned of course). I think that on a value basis it is a hard boat to beat and it has some reasonable creature comforts. I am likely prejudiced as Liberi is for sale and located on the Rio Dulce, Guatemala. If I can help with specific questions, I would be happy to help. Joe.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 05-29-2009
nk235's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Long Island
Posts: 404
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
nk235 is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by joelej View Post
Hi. I have oowned the Tartan 42 for ten years and have cruised it extensively fromEastport Maine to as far as Cartegna, colombia and throughout the Carribean. I have found it to be a very seaworthy boat and have had it in weather exceeding 45 knots (unplanned of course). I think that on a value basis it is a hard boat to beat and it has some reasonable creature comforts. I am likely prejudiced as Liberi is for sale and located on the Rio Dulce, Guatemala. If I can help with specific questions, I would be happy to help. Joe.
I wouldn't get your hopes up too much...that last post was from 2004.
__________________
Morgan 323
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Beneteau vs Hunter SEC Boat Review and Purchase Forum 45 08-04-2011 05:44 PM
Tartan 30 rudder removal newk Gear & Maintenance 2 04-25-2011 01:03 PM
Motion at Sea CherylannJohn Boat Review and Purchase Forum 7 07-19-2004 06:01 AM
Boats that feel Big (Tartan 30) jbarros Boat Review and Purchase Forum 2 08-26-2003 07:25 PM
TARTAN 37 WEBSITE kimberlite General Discussion (sailing related) 0 08-21-2002 01:29 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:20 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.