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2 Minutes Ago 07:07 PM
wdrake
Re: Glander Tavana 33

Here are a couple more pictures. It has a Westerbeke 30 HP in it. I just updated all of the engine gauges to digital ones this summer. Really enjoy the boat, just don't get to go sailing as much as I would like.
3 Minutes Ago 07:06 PM
RegisteredUser
Re: Glander Tavana 33

Cool niche boats.
7 Minutes Ago 07:02 PM
wdrake
Re: Glander Tavana 33

You can go to photos dot google dot com (plus this long string) /share/AF1QipN26N_iCHq0eXhXE-86cFJ9T1VcRdGheaniRHXq2yZ1dBGGeiA-qfNF61RDZfLDsg?key=a01lU3VtWWh1U2xDRm50MjRYeHFYQ1o wclJDWWZB to see some pictures of my boat.
9 Minutes Ago 06:59 PM
wdrake
Re: Glander Tavana 33

I tried to send a post to you as well, but cannot for the same reason. Saw you were in north Florida. I am in Panama City. Are you close to me?
1 Hour Ago 05:42 PM
ThinH2O
Re: Glander Tavana 33

apparently I cant send a PM until I have posted 15 times so here's another in an attempt to reach that magic number
3 Hours Ago 03:37 PM
ThinH2O
Re: Glander Tavana 33

Wow your boat looks in great shape the interior is really good looking. My boat is a 73 and with the exception of the engine is pretty much original. I'm working slowly to improve and repair her but as you eluded to it takes a lot of time. here is a picture of her. as you can see I have the lower cabin top with a yaw rig. I have a long list of things that need doing but sailing her is always on the list.
1 Day Ago 10:37 AM
wdrake
Re: Glander Tavana 33

A couple more pics...
1 Day Ago 10:33 AM
wdrake
Re: Glander Tavana 33

Thought I would mention a little more about this boat....

It is a 1975 Glander Tavana 33. That being said, there is almost nothing that is 1975 about this boat. There is quite an unusual story here. This is what I was able to discover from the previous owner and others at the boat yard in Mobile.

In about 1995 a local doctor took the boat to a boat yard there in Mobile to be redone (don't know how long he owned the boat before that.) with the intention of creating a stable, well equipped boat to sail single handed through the Bahamas and Caribbean. (The boat was originally designed for this purpose. It is shoal draft, drawing only 3 foot of water with the board up.) The boat was gutted down to the hull with the cabin roof and all of the decks removed. Then it was rebuilt with new specs (smaller cockpit, redesigned interior, higher ceilings, larger tankage, etc.). I was told it took about 2 years to complete and that it cost over $80K. Everything you could squeeze into a 33 foot boat was included such as, top of the line radar, gps, autopilot, SSB, VHF, self-tailing winches, rack & pinion steering, A/C, freezer, full batten mail sail, roller furling, double back stays and head stays, 4 Bomar hatches, a new Westerbke motor, you name it. (Keep in mind that all of the technology stuff was all 1995 technology, but everything put into was top of the line at the time.)

Then, (Iíve heard several stories as to why) the boat sat for 20 years. A year or so before I got the boat a retired diesel mechanic as told that if he could get it running again they would give him the boat. He did and not long after he got it realized that getting it back up to shape was a bigger project than what he wanted to undertake. So, he sold it to me. Since then (October 2015) we have continually upgraded and worked on restoring this unique boat. All of the electronics have been updated, all lights replaced with LEDs, all of the systems revitalized and working and the boat sails beautifully! As of this writing I still need to repaint the hull. It just takes time.

If anyone is interested in more photos of the boat, just email me and I will send you a link.
1 Day Ago 10:28 AM
wdrake
Re: Glander Tavana 33

I have a Glander Tavana that I purchased a year and one half ago. Quite a unique boat. I have lots of pictures and info but since I am new here I cannot post them yet. PM me if interested and I will send you a link.
1 Week Ago 12:16 PM
ThinH2O
Re: Glander Tavana 33

I've never pushed her. rowed out a bout 50' of line to a dock to get her off the sandy bottom of a canal once. I tied it off and climbed up on the dock to see if I could pull her over only to find my 13 year old son was already doing it from the bow.
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