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09-18-2007 10:27 PM
HIHO3 Slice,

I sent you some information on the Tartan 30, did you get it?

Steve
09-15-2007 11:48 AM
sailingdog Great... now I'm in Yonkers... or was it PoughKeepsie?? even though the troll can't spell... and it's pretty obvious where I am... since it says so in the header of everyone of my posts. New York is not New England.
09-12-2007 07:45 PM
sailingdog Slice-

Fudging the "@" will also prevent spambots from picking up your e-mail address...and causing you to get a lot of spam.
09-12-2007 07:34 PM
Slice2002
HIHO3 - Interested

Steve,

Interested in learning more. At the risk of receiving spam (I don't have enough posts to yet to send a PM), email bcintransit[AT]yahoo.com. (Had to fudge the @)

Thanks,
Slice2002
09-11-2007 08:57 PM
HIHO3
Tartan

Slice,
I have a Tartan 30 that is completly re-done and in excellent shape with a diesel if your interested. The boat is in Port Clinton, I can e-mail you pictures if your interested. The boat is set up for cruising Dodger, roller furling etc.

Steve
09-10-2007 09:40 PM
T37Chef
Another interesting article...

http://www.s-and-s-association.org/d...CcIaGK6bvY.pdf
09-10-2007 09:31 PM
T37Chef
FYI...Sailing Magazine article

http://www.sailingmagazine.net/ubn_0504.html
09-08-2007 09:40 PM
camaraderie The problems seem restricted to the 00 series of boats (3700, 4100 etc.), and judging by the discussions, it seems like somewhere in the 2002 range to present is where the "problem boats" or poor factory service claims have begun.
09-08-2007 08:28 PM
T34C To even consider a mull design in the same breath as one from Olin Stephens is blasphemy!!!

First the wheel position...take a little getting used to, but I now much prefer it. Helmsman in front of those lounging about with an unobstructed view is a good thing.

Things to look for - possible deck delamination issues on the bow, forward of the coachroof. Have a look at the lower bearing where the rudder sits on the skeg. The CB pin can be an issue and you should ask if it has ever been replaced / repaired. If pin is original then I would use it as a bargaining tool, not a deal breaker. There is pleanty of repair info on the owers site to get you through doing the repair yourself. Design/function of the CB is verygood and easy to fix if needed. Beyond those you don't really have any issue other than the norm for a boat that age.

As for the question about era's of Tartans. I think the 'C' at the end of T34C clearly indicates a different era. It got that 'C' designation for a reason. (and not just because it's old)

I'd be happy to answer any specific questions you have if you want to PM me or post it here.
09-07-2007 12:17 PM
centsite
An option for you...

Take a look at the current eBay Auction, for "True Blue", a classic, 1976 Mull designed, Ranger 33. Now there's a great sailing option, for you to condiser!
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