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Tartan 3700 - For the Record
I just read the Boat US article on the cracked Tartan hull and want to put in my 10 cents worth. I live in Montana and own a 3700 (2005 #102) and keep her in the water year round in the Pacific NW. When I heard about the 3700 hull cracking on the internet last spring, I contacted Tim Jackett directly and he responded within the hour and instructed me on how to have my hull inspected through my dealer for any issues relating to the same area. Close up hi resolution photographs were taken also and sent to Tartan for their inspection and everyone concurred everything looked in order and we have not had any problems since. I also have the original equipment SD 50 saildrive on the boat which is in excellent condition after 3 1/2 years of use. I change the zincs every 6 to 7 months and generally have about 75% remaining when I change them. (I am mentioning the SD50 because of all the bad press I have heard on that one too.) My wife and I love the boat and use it typically at least once a month year round. All the systems are working great and the few issues we have had have been corrected by the Seattle dealer under warranty by Novis. There have been a few fit and finish issues which I think should have been caught prior to delivery but all in all its a wonderful boat and she sails beautifully. Just some food for thought.
Last edited by mtsail; 01-04-2009 at 03:19 PM.