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aigeann 09-18-2009 01:51 PM

New T-30 owner
 
I just purchased a 1976 Tartan 30 that has a few small issues. The one I need to address first is replacing the fuel tank. This is the aft galley version with the fuel tank below the port settee.

Has anyone undertaken this project before? What are some of the gotchas I need to look out for? The PO has drained the tank and disconnected the lines.

Thanks for the help.

Talyn 04-20-2010 07:34 PM

have you undertaken this yet?

oaklandsailor 05-30-2010 03:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aigeann (Post 524062)
I just purchased a 1976 Tartan 30 that has a few small issues. The one I need to address first is replacing the fuel tank. This is the aft galley version with the fuel tank below the port settee.

Has anyone undertaken this project before? What are some of the gotchas I need to look out for? The PO has drained the tank and disconnected the lines.

Thanks for the help.


aigeann:

Did you purchase this boat as a blue water cruiser or a coastal/bay boat? I ask because I'm trying to discover if Tartan 30, 34 are built for crossings. Anyone else who has info please chime in.

Thanks.

CalebD 05-30-2010 10:57 PM

Oaklandsailor,
I have a T27 which is really meant to be a coastal cruiser.
My opinion is that the T30 is a stoutly built boat and is at least a coastal cruiser. I'm fairly certain that some T30s have crossed an ocean or two as I know that the T27 has (with modifications). The T34 was designed more for blue water then her smaller sister (IMHO).
They are all solidly made boats.

oaklandsailor 05-31-2010 12:57 AM

Caleb, thanks for your input. Perhaps the 34 is a better choice.

lesmurray 06-03-2010 09:03 PM

The tank replacement is underway. Turns out the tank was basically glassed in. I was able to cut out the top of the settee and expose the tank, but it took my mechanic to finally get the tank out.

Now on to the new engine.

mountaintrout 07-05-2012 06:53 PM

Re: New T-30 owner
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by oaklandsailor (Post 608425)
aigeann:

Did you purchase this boat as a blue water cruiser or a coastal/bay boat? I ask because I'm trying to discover if Tartan 30, 34 are built for crossings. Anyone else who has info please chime in.

Thanks.

Any idea if this would be a good size boat to cruise from S Fla to the
Bahamas?


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