Tartan 27' owner
Join Date: Jan 2008
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A cautionary tale.
I run a small Tartan 27 owners group on yahoo. We had one member who ditched his engine and had dreams of coastal cruising his boat as might have been done 200 years ago. He fixed his boat up (deck re-core, water tank where engine was etc etc) but after a few years of working on the boat his plans changed. He offered to sell the boat to anyone in the group and had no takers. He finally listed the boat on e-bay and another member put in a low ball bid and won. That member now has two Tartan 27s, one with an engine and the other without. The guy who fixed the boat up did very diligent and good work so the new owner was contemplating switching his engine out of the one boat and into the other.
I felt pretty badly for the guy who had such old school dreams but he had fun working on the boat but sadly never got to sail it.
"The cure for anything is salt water~ sweat, tears, or the sea." ~Isak Denesen
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