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

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

09-15-2007 10:48 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 06:45 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 06:34 PM
HIHO3 - Interested


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] (Had to fudge the @)

09-11-2007 07:57 PM

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.

09-10-2007 08:40 PM
Another interesting article...
09-10-2007 08:31 PM
FYI...Sailing Magazine article
09-08-2007 08:40 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 07:28 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 11:17 AM
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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