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04-08-2011 04:00 PM
Comprehensive Information on the Tartan 34-2

You can glean most of the information you are looking for on the Tartan 34-2 by going to an owner's webpage

There you will find specs, opinions, and photos galore. It is a great sea worthy and sea kindly boat that is all Tartan!

Jack Harris
T34-2 #9 (1985)
01-24-2011 04:30 PM
JimsCAL The 34-2 is essentially an update of the Tartan 33. The 33 had two different interior layouts, but I was under the impression the 34 only had one. Lots of info out there on the 33 and its issues and I'm pretty sure the 34-2 is very similar. Basically a pretty solid boat if its been taken care of.

Here's a good article on the 33, much of which should pertain to the 34-2:

Tartan 33 Profile and Perspective
01-22-2011 12:12 PM
Peerless I know this is an old thread, but I have the same question. I am looking at a 1985 T-34. I am not sure when they changed the interior layout to the to the more modern look, but this one has the old lay-out. Any comments about systemic problems in th construction or design?

11-18-2007 10:44 AM
sailingdog Mariner-

Please don't revive dead threads... this thread was dead for three years before you posted.
11-18-2007 10:18 AM
camaraderie Raggs...the post was from 2004.
11-18-2007 01:27 AM
Raggbagger Hi Mike , Id just go for it . Your probably going to sick to the ICW for most of the trip, I imagine . So if your not set on buying parts and pieces in CT , I would just say heck with it and go . There are plenty of places to pick up what your going to need as you head down the ditch .
Besides until you start moving the boat its unlikely that youll find out what she needs . IMHO and experience boats never break at the dock its allways when your underway . Thats when the gremlins wake up . Its probably the best way to give the boat a good shakedown before you jump outside and give her some blue water.
So if thats your plan (ICW till your happy with the boat) I say go for it .
BTW Tartan will most likely be my next cruiser although I have never owned one the reputation preceeds itself . Great choice . Have fun with your new toy and get a Tow boat deal from one of the big outfits before you head out.

best of luck with it
11-18-2007 12:42 AM
mariner3302 I have one if anyone is still looking!!!
09-10-2004 06:22 PM
Tartan 34-2


Have you had any luck finding that t34? We''re looking for the same boat. Would like to learn more.


09-10-2004 06:22 PM
Tartan 34-2


Have you had any luck finding that t34? We''re looking for the same boat. Would like to learn more.


08-04-2004 06:32 AM
Tartan 34-2

Masses of cruising sailboats arrive in South Florida during the Dec-Jan period. Larger boats "ride" northers down from St. Simons to Canaveral...that''s done well west of the gulfstream. Then it''s an easy shot outside to Ft.Pierce. After Ft. Pierce it can be day hops outside (and against the edge of the stream)or the ICW with lots of bridges down to Miami. You can make Miami in 4 winter days from Canaveral if taking the ICW all the way.
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