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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-13-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 3,087
Posted By SkywalkerII
Re: Examples of cca era sailboats

If you like the Bristol 27 and other "inspired" boats, here's a pic of my 1966 Tartan 27, which I still think is inspiring!

She was built as a racer and had good, if brief, success in the early...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-20-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 539
Posted By SkywalkerII
Re: Triton and Vanguard dates?

Where are you?

Check out the Tartan 27 website. Maybe you are near one of us and can get a look a one in good shape.

SKywalker
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-19-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 539
Posted By SkywalkerII
Re: Triton and Vanguard dates?

Always a pleasure to here Jeff say nice things about Tartan 27s!

A design that has stood the test of time. No need to rehash all of the safety/performance/comfort stuff. Just a pretty boat that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-12-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 431
Posted By SkywalkerII
Re: Ideas on securing holding tank

When I built my system with the guidance of Ocean Link, they suggested I use SS strapping screwed into the support structure/framing. I haven't had a problem and it is removable.

Skwalker
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-12-2015
Replies: 82
Views: 4,290
Posted By SkywalkerII
Re: Anyone dive to clean their own bottom?

Minnewaska nailed it. Especially the "cheat" method which is my standard method. And it is exhausting but worth it for me.

Good luck.

Skywalker
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-23-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 2,124
Posted By SkywalkerII
Re: Has anybody towed kayaks behind....

Did it once.

Won't do it twice.

Ranks up there with stupid human tricks!

Skywalker
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-28-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 627
Posted By SkywalkerII
Re: Encapsulated Chainplates - Is it a deal braker?

Don't forget to check the backstay too. My T27 had encapsulated chainplates, including the backstay. Depending on your skill and inclination, it is a doable. Hiring someone will be very expensive....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-08-2015
Replies: 86
Views: 6,426
Posted By SkywalkerII
Re: Lifespan of a Diesel Engine

The comments suggesting that hard use, full warm up have been echoed by every diesel mechanic I've known.

It is ironic that most sailors use their engines to get in and out of the harbor, in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-07-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 693
Posted By SkywalkerII
Re: Cost of a pushpit?

Take some measurements and post. Many of us have parts lying around.

I have a stern rail behind my shed.

Skywalker
Forum: Chartering   03-05-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 2,582
Posted By SkywalkerII
Re: Greece: Dodecanese vs Ionian islands

Interesting read...

My family owns a house on Cepholonia, where my father spent some of his childhood. Unfortunately, we are in the middle of a family dispute over ownership. It is my hope we...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-21-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 2,595
Posted By SkywalkerII
Re: Which 27 ??

Even though this issue has been pounded to death, I'll say it one more time.

An older Atomic 4 engine should not be a deal breaker in my opinion. The support, availability of parts, and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-16-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,785
Posted By SkywalkerII
Re: whisker pole topping lift - to mast or cockpit?

I agree with Jann.

Did the same on my Tartan 27. Put a small block just north of the spreaders. Simple solution, works well. I cleat it off at the mast.

Skywalker
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-06-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,202
Posted By SkywalkerII
Re: Greenport Summer Slip Marina Recommendations

You could drive to Maine quicker!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-06-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 3,427
Posted By SkywalkerII
Re: Cockpit Draining - Below waterline?

My 1966 Tartan 27 has two drains that go straight to the bottom, exiting through thru hulls. I replaced the hoses, double clamp them, and forget them. Luckily, in an emergency, they are easily...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-19-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 4,748
Posted By SkywalkerII
Re: What is the life span of a chart plotter???

I have an old Garmin color plotter, over 10 years old. I sent it to Garmin for repairs. For a hundred bucks, they replaced the color screen, fixed a crack here and there. It is as good as new.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-31-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 3,046
Posted By SkywalkerII
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-31-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 3,046
Posted By SkywalkerII
Re: Bilge pump cutoff delay? Narrow bilge

The bilge on my T27 is under the engine, too. After all these years, the one thing I have not done is pull the engine.

I'd love to put a drain down there, too. It would be helpful now for my...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-30-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 3,046
Posted By SkywalkerII
Re: Bilge pump cutoff delay? Narrow bilge

Abuse,

Thanks, that's another great option.

I just finished scraping and painting my trusty A4, so cleaning the bilge is next on the to do list. Once I'm up to my elbows, I'll take accurate...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-26-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 3,046
Posted By SkywalkerII
Re: Bilge pump cutoff delay? Narrow bilge

Brian

Thanks for the link. They have the perfect product - 2.5 inches wide!

Bingo
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-26-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 3,046
Posted By SkywalkerII
Re: Bilge pump cutoff delay? Narrow bilge

I have a similar problem on my Tartan 27. The bilge is split by the centerboard trunk, making it very narrow. I've been looking for a pump that has a hose fitting for the uptake, figuring I'll...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-22-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 2,837
Posted By SkywalkerII
Re: Ablative anti-fouling paint, One coat or ten?

Fstbttms,

I wish my area was low fouling! And if this is, I'd hate to see what is high fouling.

I typically clean my bottom every couple of weeks. I use a soft brush and rarely have any hard...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-22-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 2,837
Posted By SkywalkerII
Re: Ablative anti-fouling paint, One coat or ten?

An additional thought...

How often do you clean the bottom. If you are a racer, you are going to polish pretty often, removing some paint. If you are a cruiser, you will clean less often.

As...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-18-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,153
Posted By SkywalkerII
Re: loosening jib halyard on roller furling

I'm sure few will agree, but I still use wire/rope halyard. When I bought my T 27 in 2001, it still had the original 1966 halyard! I figured, what the hell, it lasted that long, I'll stick with it....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-10-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 3,970
Posted By SkywalkerII
Re: Dinghy and Engine Choices

Like asdf38, I've gone through several dinghies for my Tartan 27. Started with a 7 foot fiberglass. Too small, not stable enough. Went to a 8.6 inflatable and 2 hp honda outboard. It would fit on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-10-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 2,984
Posted By SkywalkerII
Re: Are you a dock person or a mooring person?

MaineSail, I've never seen anything like those boats with dock damage. Damn. I'm a mooring guy, so I didn't need persuading, but that's an eye opener.

Barry and I are in the same club, same...
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