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09-15-2009 07:30 PM
aferlazzo ehmanta, thanks. I passed on a bargain Cat 30... decided that its advantages were not consistent with what I'm looking for. T27 is still a possibility but what I would really like is a T30.
09-14-2009 06:53 AM
ehmanta AferLazzo,

I have a friend with a T27, and he sails the heck out of her. I know that she is not a racer, but if you will be single-handed cruising, I would feel safer in the Tartan than the Catalina. Of course, the Tartan 27 is getting quite old now and she would have to checked over carefully before buying. The Catalina may have an edge on performance and you can certainly find a newer model than the Tartan. You got it right when you said that these are two totally different boats!!! I would honestly analyze what type of sailing you are planning and proceed from there. The Catalina is really for bay/near shore sailing with her fin keel and spade rudder, but she is roomy down below. The Tartan is able to go further afield with her full keel and will be more sea kindly and have an easy motion. Either boat will need upgrading for off shore work.
09-12-2009 10:46 PM
aferlazzo Hi, in case anyone's still paying attention to this thread....

T27 owners and former owners... I see PHRF ratings of 210 - 230 for the boat which surprises me. I thought the boat would be faster than that. I am looking at buying a Catalina 30 or perhaps a T27. I know... very different boats, but I am attracted to both. I want to do a lot of singlehanded cruising with an occasional guest or three, but I want a boat that sails well.

So, what kind of speed could I expect while cruising a T27? With decent breeze, will it do 5 - 6 knots, or is that too much to expect?
09-19-2008 12:00 AM
CalebD Eugene,
There is a Tartan 27' owners group over on Yahoo called T27Owners that you can join for free. There is a lot of T27 specific info posted on the yahoo group which comprises all 3 models of the T27 made through the years.
Lots of files on specifics of the T27 and over 150 members so far (I ought to know - I started the group).
Just get a free Yahoo ID and find the group and join.
BTW, you will get a lot of good advice right here at sailnet from other boat owners who have solved similar problems that you might encounter as well. If I were you I would monitor the Gear & Maintenance, General Interest and a few other sub forums here as well as the T27 group and Moyer Marine Inc (if you still have an Atomic 4 engine).
Welcome to sailnet.
09-17-2008 10:44 PM
konoval Thank You,Camaraderie.I just bought old T27.And just finished offshore School in Ft.Myers FL.Time to go to Gulf.E.
09-16-2008 10:43 PM
camaraderie Eugene...there is ONLY a forum for ALL Tartans here. You can start a NEW Thread within this forum on T27's if you have specific questions or topics or just want to chat with other owners.
09-16-2008 10:32 PM
Looking for T 27 forum community

Originally Posted by CalebD View Post
Survey costs vary somewhat. Usual charge is around $12/ft.
Our last survey on a T27 cost $350 if I remember correctly.
Please,how can I find T 27 mark 2 forum?Thank U,Eugene.
02-26-2008 08:47 PM
ronaldwredman No ads permitted....Cam
02-25-2008 03:26 PM
rybus9 Okay, I finally got the time to run by and check on the T27 and it appears that she's been sold and moved to another marina.
02-01-2008 12:02 AM
rybus9 Hi John, Sorry I'm just now getting back with you. I've not made up my mind yet about the Tartan and soon I'll be checking to see if she has been sold yet. I've been working a lot lately and just haven't had the time. If she's still available and I decide not to buy her I'll be glad to give you the contact info.

Wow! Y.logic! That's very impressive! What a wonderful trip that must've been!
I would love to hear more details.
Any photos?
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