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  1. Is hull deflection a major problem?

    Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    Hi - this is my first post! We're looking at a very pretty Tartan 34c from the early 1970's. The moment I stepped onto the boat I fell in love and decided she was the one for me. Then we started looking around in earnest: She has been beautifully restored and shines like a new penny. It's...
  2. Sailboat Review: My Next Boat!

    Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    Hi All! This is my very first post on Sailnet. I'm looking forward to having quality discussion regarding the great sport of sailing. I currently sail on a 1974 Cape Dory 25 on Lake Erie. The Cape Dory has been a great pocket cruiser; however, my family is now ready for a larger sailboat. I...
  3. Shaft woes, are we talking a total replacement here?

    Diesel
    Hi All, I currently looking at a used Tartan (26yrs old) and have a few hangups, the first BIG one being that propeller shaft is corroded between the engine and the stuffing box and saltwater has given it that bright blue hue. Could be caused by lack of maintenance on the stuffing box, or the...
  4. Seeking winter repair advice

    Gear & Maintenance
    I have a Tartan 27 on the Chesapeake that needs some deck repairs (soft spot around a stanchion). I also want to remove the stanchions and bases, paint the deck and replace stanchions with nice sized backing plates (just big washers on there now). She's on the hard now and it's the slowest...
  5. Tartan 3000 thoughts?

    Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    Hey guys, I've been looking at a 1983 Tartan 3000 for sale that would be used as a live aboard, coastal cruiser, and a beer night racer. I've determined that everything is in good shape and good working condition aside from some minor cosmetics on the inside. I was wondering if anyone has any...
  6. 1973 Tartan rudder

    Tartan
    Hello, I have recently bought a Tartan 30 1973 boat in good shape except for the rudder. The rudder has completely fell off the shaft, and so I intend to have someone build me a new one. However I need the rudder specs to do so. I was wondering if anyone might have the specs on the rudder or...
  7. Tartan Piper 28 Stuffing Box Maintenance

    Tartan
    I'm trying to replace the packing on our '92 Tartan Piper 28 but there's not enough room to pull the nut far back enough to pull out the old and put in the new. In talking to the boatyard and looking online it seems the only option is to cut the shaft and redo everything. I also found there...
  8. Chicago to South Manitou Island

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Good morning! I'm a completely inexperienced human being when it comes to sailing - I listen to Edmund Fitzgerald at least once a week, I've been 'tubing' on a lake and I've gone on a Carnival cruise, and that about sums up my seamanship so far ;) That being said, I am writing a short story...
  9. Cape Dory or Tartan

    Learning to Sail
    Im interested in a sailing again. I only have a few years experence and plan on sailing in my lake Pontchartain (New Orleans, LA 10-12 feet depth on average). I'm looking at a 1980 Cape Dory 27 and a 1971 Tartan 27 I plan on sailing single handed most of the time. My wife and kids will sail less...
  10. Hello, SoCal Racer/Cruiser here; C&C 101

    Introduce Yourself
    Hello west coast sailors, I am from back east and lived and sailed for many years on Lake Michigan. When I first came out here 5 years ago I was racing PHRF on anything I could find. Then I met some awesome sailors of the Farr 30's and STAR Class and kicked around with them for a few...
  11. Tartan 42

    Tartan
    Hi: Sadly our Tartan 42 must go - as we are moving to a trawler. This elegant Sparkman & Stephens design is the 3-cabin racer-cruiser version of the lighter, more spartan T41. Link for pictures: http://tinyurl.com/2v49znp There are 8 berths, 6 with lee cloths, (though we used the forepeak for...
  12. Tartan 33 Folks-FYI-Spreader brackets

    Tartan
    For current owners of Tartan 33s or those considering purchase of one of these solid classics...be sure to have a rigger check your/the brackets holding the spreaders to mast. We had them replaced on Radiant (hull #44) last year and it was quite a job for the rigger. Could not be done aloft...
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