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Tartan 3700 issues, PLEASE!
For the last two years I’ve been looking at sailboats trying to decide on my first one. I’ve read books, researched the internet, I’ve done comparisons. I’ve sailed different ones. I’ve read when you see it, you’ll just know it. It will just grab you. That happened this weekend. My wife and I traveled to one of our favorite places, Fernandina Beach, FL. We attended the Trans-Siberian Orchestra concert in Jacksonville last Thursday night (been following them for the past 10 years). When we got to Fernandina, one of the first places I went was the marina downtown. Walking toward the dock I passed a fellow wearing a shirt with the name “Serenity”. I figured it must have been the name of his boat. The name caught my attention because that was the name I had in mind for my boat when I would get one (just in case I couldn’t live with the name it already had). I looked at several boats just to compare and get ideas. Then I saw her, “Serenity”. She was the most beautiful boat I have ever laid eyes on. She was a Tartan 3700. Blue hull, well equipped and well maintained. I googled the Tartan 3700 and low and behold found out this boat was featured in the 2004 Miami Boat Show!
You ever met a fine lady that was just out of your league? I did once before, it was my wife. Due to momentary lapse of good judgement on her part and possibly poor eyesight (I’ve never taken her to get her eyes checked since we met) we were wed 34 years ago. The cost of a boat like this presently is above my budget. My wife and I do have an exit plan for the sale of our business in the not too distant future and then we could afford something of this class. But until then, I need to get my objectivity back. I changed from an analytical thinker to a Goo Goo Ga Ga 56 year old kid over the weekend. Somebody help. Tell me bad things about a Tartan 3700…Please!
Last edited by Sam; 12-15-2014 at 12:33 AM.