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Tartan Owner Reviews

Reviews by Tartan owners willing to share their knowledge and experience with specific boats.  Multiple points of view are appreciated, so feel free to add your review even if your model is already listed.

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1972 T26 Vire 12 2 cycle eng James Buehner Lubec, ME
Owned for:
8 years
Waters:
Sounds, bays
Use:
Racing
A true Tartan classic designed by Tom Norton of Heritage Yachts in Stamford, CT. for Long Island Sound racing. Tartan took notice of her successes and bought the production rights. Sleeps four in 2 quarter berths and 2 berths in salon. Head in forepeak just below forward hatch. Forward canting transom. Later model with skeg hung rudders, great downwind tracking. Great family boat.
1962 T27 Richard Crockford Ashtabula, OH
Owned for:
5 years
Waters:
Great Lakes
Use:
Weekends and longer
Replaced centerboard, weakness in original design. Changed to two speed winches, my crew loves them. Put on inside tracks for the #3 & #4. #4 is a full blade. Main is loosed footed. Great boat to sail in a blow. Made for Lake Erie. Fine in light air too. Hates to point, but on a reach its like giving a dog a bone, very happy. Built like a tank, and makes a great family boat. Fun to singlehand too. Removed knife blade winches from the mast and replaced them with single speed winches. Reefing is now a lot simpler.
1964 T27 Neville Doherty Isleboro, ME
Owned for:
5 years
Waters:
Open ocean
Use:
Daysailing
Excellent all weather, all conditions boat. Ideal cruiser for someone starting out who wants a strong, forgiving yet sporty boat. I love mine so much I've never felt the urge to get anything bigger. By the way, I sail in the Gulf of Maine and Bay of Fundy, and this craft handles everything.
1966 T27 Bob Parent Newport, RI
Owned for:
10 years
Waters:
Sounds, bays
Use:
Daysailing
Great boat, especially good for someone starting out. With a small investment, and a little work you can have a quality boat that's safe, and fun to sail.  I sail out of Newport RI, it's great for the bay, and a trip to the islands.
1966 T27 Backrests Joel Soucy Gloucester, MA
Owned for:
10 years
Waters:
Open ocean
Use:
Daysailing
I picked up Jags in 1998, she was in dry storage for 20 years. Newly painted and teak toe rails, the crew said it's the most comfortable 27 Tartan, logically and tastefully updated. Standup head, updated galley, microwave, icebox, tiller pilot, Harken rollerfurling, New Unversal Diesel. Moored in Hodgkins & Wonsen Cove, Gloucester. Sail Massachusetts Bay to Maine.
1970 T27 Original A4 Mark Bunch Peoria, IL
Owned for:
2 years
Waters:
Lakes
Use:
Daysailing
Purchased in the fall of 2001 and have only been able to take her out a few times, but she handles well. Keel centerboard sloop, Atomic 4 30hp inboard. Overall condition is good, but teak needs to be refinished and standing rigging is tired. Have purchased new all rope staset-X halyards, etc. A-4 is in good shape with no major issues. There is a little bit of 'spring' in the foredeck. I will either inject epoxy or recore this spring. Chainplate's are glassed in so it's hard to inspect. Drilled holes into chainplate supports and water came out! I understand this is common on older T-27's and potential buyers should inspect carefully.
1985 T28 Bristol condition David & Patricia Coleman Detroit, MI
Owned for:
1 year
Waters:
Great Lakes
Use:
Racing
A very pretty girl. Purchased her in terrific condition from the widow of the former owner, a good friend who used to love to beat my prior classic yacht (sometimes!).
1986 T28 James & Doreen Gregory Milford, CT
Owned for:
2 years
Waters:
Sounds, bays
Use:
Weekends and longer
I wanted the most boat I could get in about 28 feet and I think I got it.There was a considerable amount of work to do on my boat to get her to where I wanted her but nothing horrible. Strip and redo keel and cabin sole. Clean interior and exterior, tear out old fabric liner and replace (nasty job), new sails (racing) and halyards. Redo vang and backstay.

All deck fasteners can be gotten to from below which is nice. The port and starboard cabinets come out very easily for maintenence issues. The genoa car track is screwed to aluminum bar imbedded in deck as is the toe rail. The stanchions are bolted through solid glass though not backed up well.

There is NO wood under the mast step. All deck hardware that is bolted through balsa is systematically being drilled oversized and filled with epoxy then remounted. The chainplates will leak if neglected. I want to do the epoxy thing there too at some point. The hull is solid glass with the exception of the bow sections which are cored to the waterline to prevent oil canning. Some folks are not happy with the 3/4" prop shaft but mine seems fine. It was new with a dripless seal. I haven't messed with it.

My biggest hitch with the boat as delivered was the wheel option with the split backstay. I felt trapped back there so I went with cascaded backstay and that freed up some room. She does have a big boat feel but also pitches about some in heavy weather. After all she is only 28 feet but there is much comfort below for two during cruises.

My wife and I are very happy with the boat after moving up from a 20 footer. Racing shows her to be close winded. The local fleet seems to respect the little 28 and she acquits herself very well, rarely finishing out of the top 3. In fact only one fourth last season. All agree she is a good boat.

1971 T30 John Richardson Pittsford, NY
Owned for:
1 year
Waters:
Great Lakes
Use:
Weekends and longer
This T30 is one lucky boat. She had great care and many upgrades by her prior owner, Todd Harris, proven by an excellent survey. We just finished a new DC panel, cabin/cockpit cushions, and Dutchman for the fully battened main. A classic design, bristol condition, and a very proud owner.
1973 T30 Fin Keel Side Galley Al Schober New London, CT
Owned for:
20 years
Waters:
Sounds, bays
Use:
Weekends and longer
Well built, great sailing, boat. Fin keel, spade rudder, strong single spreader rig.  Primary weakness is stem fitting, subject to corrosion leading to fastener failure.  Other weakness include leaking chainplates, leading to bulkhead rot; and poor port design, leading to leaks and cosmetic damage.  However, the strengths of the boat make it well worthwhile to correct the weaknesses!
1977 T30 Constance Allen Detroit, MI
Owned for:
1 year
Waters:
Great Lakes
Use:
Racing
With just a few months of sailing and racing this gem of a boat, it has proven to been the best choice for us. The boat is wonderful. My partner Lisa Meshew and I are looking forward to many more years sailing on her.
1984 T3000 FK William Elles Point Bay, VT
Owned for:
4 years
Waters:
Lakes
Use:
Coastal cruising
Great boat that points well and is very fast. Nice set up for single-handed sailing. She will get into a groove and sail herself. The deep draft is perfect for Lake Champlain sailing.
1989 T31 SK 2GM Pilot Berth Robert & Nancy Thompson Rock Hall, MD
Owned for:
9 years
Waters:
Sounds, bays
Use:
Weekends and longer
All systems are easily-accessible and owner-maintainable. Nicely set-up for single-handing. Sails well and steers well under pwr - reverse as well as forward. Berths are a little tight if you're over 6'. The 40 gal water and the 16 gal holding tank limit the cruising range. We've done several upgrades to OCTOBER. They can be seen at the FTP site here. New canvas and sail are next on the list. Love this boat!
1993 T31 Piper SD Bart & José Driessen Monnickendam, NL
Owned for:
1 year
Waters:
Lakes
Use:
Weekends and longer
Johanna is a 31 piper with a SD keel. But to see and read more, it's best to learn Dutch and go to www.bartdriessen/johanna.

But in short: the Johanna V. (with the dot as it's not our 5th Johanna but short voor Veltman) is in great shape. We purchased her from the second owners, an uncle and aunt from José. They have always looked after her very carefully.

Along with a few other Tartans, she was imported in 1993 to the Netherlands.

1982 T33 Gene Iannucci Geneva, OH
Owned for:
5 years
Waters:
Great Lakes
Use:
Weekends and longer
We've been sailing our 1982 T33, on Lake Erie for five years. During the summer we spend almost every weekend on board. (Previously with our two teenage daughters, now one.) We cruise for 7-10 days each summer without the kids. I do a decent amount of single-handed sailing on the 33. We do not race.

For us, this is a fantastic boat. I don't think you are going to be disappointed by either the speed, or the rough weather handling.

Take a look at what Tim Jackett did with the new T3400. It has a fractional rig, carrying a very large main, and a small headsail. Like the T33. Even some of his comments about sail handling, and short-handed sailing are reminiscent of the old T33 literature.

1969 T34C K/CB Lemart Presley Fells Point, MD
Owned for:
2 years
Waters:
Sounds, bays
Use:
Weekends and longer
Jameel is my 3rd and the largest sailboat I have ever owned. It is a pleasure to sail and nice looking with a lot of character.
1970 T34C K/CB A4 Kent Ylvisaker Punta Gorda, FL
Owned for:
1 year
Waters:
Open ocean
Use:
Daysailing
I'm just beginning to learn about the boat. Today day sailing, next week the world! She needs work as all boats do, but these pages helped me make up my mind about buying Libertad. Thanks for all your help.
1971 T34C Major Renovation George Colligan Henderson Harbor, NY
Owned for:
4 years
Waters:
Great Lakes
Use:
Coastal cruising
In nearly thirty five years of sailing, the two things I've learned is that the boats that sail the world are, first, paid for; and, second, are manageable by either a couple or a small family. So, when I began looking for what will be my last sailboat, and the one that will take me on whatever cruises my retirement will allow, I looked at many, many boats. Having been a yacht broker, sailmaker and marina owner, I was blessed with the opportunity to see and sail scores of fine sailboats.

I chose the Tartan 34C for the following reasons. It is, generally, a good quality boat. While there are some construction features, which are, frankly, annoyingly cheap (easily replaced and upgraded), the overall quality of the boat is very good. The sailing design, by Sparkman & Stephens, is excellent. The boat's performance, when properly rigged and handled, is first class in a wide range of conditions. The boat, when balanced, will sail itself for hours. For cruisers using helming devices of one kind or another this is a very important consideration.

The boat is a small boat. To me this is a great plus. My philosophy is to employ the smallest boat possible for a given task. Small boats well handled are much safer and more "sailable" than large boats beyond the physical capabilities of their captain and crew. The snuggness of the interior makes for very cozy accomodations underway with three excellent sea-berths, two with built in lea boards. Moreover, the interior is accessible and, if you like, easy to modify in a number of ways to bring it to a bit more modern standard with regard to amenities and appearance.

Lastly, there is the aesthetics of the boat. I have always believed that a sailboat must be beautiful. I am amazed by the sailboats of today that look like Sea Ray Express Cruisers with masts and jungle gyms stuck on the transoms. The Tartan 34C is aesthetically situated near the end of a long line of beautiful S&S designs. Everyone, of course, has their own concept of beauty, and, whether it applies to boats or women, we are all the product of our times and our experience. For me, the designs of Olin Stephens represent the very best in sailboat artistic achievement, as represented by a fleet of beautiful sailing yachts, in which the Tartan 34 is among the prettiest.

The Tartan 34C represents an affordable choice for the sailor and the sailor's partners. It is easy to modify and upgrade as needed. The scope and depth of the Owner Association and the commitment for support from the builders make it a particularly attractive brokerage choice.

1972 T34C K/CB Charlie and Jan Faber Annapolis, MD
Owned for:
1 year
Waters:
Sounds, bays
Use:
Daysailing
Jonah is a very clean sweet T34C. Since both Jan and I are avid lovers of sailing, and the Tartan 34 Classic is a great sailing boat, it was the boat of choice for us. Our 2 children, Katie (5) and Christopher (3) both also love the boat... hence the name Jonah stuck. All works to the end result of loving sailing!
1972 T34C K/CB A4 Bill Heagney Wickford, RI
Owned for:
8 years
Waters:
Open ocean
Use:
Weekends and longer
The boat sails well, handles easly, goes anywhere, is comfortable, competitive and fun. It has lots of upgrades, but nothing extreme or that required major maintainance. I could not purchase an equivalent boat in today's market unless I were to sell the farm.
1974 T34C K/CB A4 Patrick & Emily Clemons Glen Cove, CA
Owned for:
2 years
Waters:
Sounds, bays
Use:
Daysailing
The Tartan 34c is a sound vessel and forgiving in its nature. She is comfortable for overnighters with fewer gadgets to break down. The Atomic 4 is old but reliable and easy for non-mechanic types to do simple yet necessary repairs. She enjoys sailing close hauled and lets you enjoy the speed of her hull.
1974 T34C K/CB Peter Coggins Rumson, NJ
Owned for:
15 years
Waters:
Sounds, bays
Use:
Coastal cruising
The T-34C is a well-balanced CCA design boat that has no serious bad habits. The underbody incorporates a skeg-hung rudder and an "Intrepid" inspired, nicely faired keel. When reaching, the centerboard is most useful in trimming out any weather helm as it develops. Going to weather, just trim the sails and adjust the board and you can lock the helm and she will sail herself for long periods of time.

All berths are of good length and width, especially the quarter berth. One may want to install a strong (cast aluminum) opening port in the cockpit to provide ventilation and light for that berth. The v-berth is not pinched in at the bow so feet don't 'tangle in the night'.

Headroom is maintained well forward. Engine location is near the CG and access is extremely good, but the cover does intrude into the cabin space while adding another seat - - close to the passageway. Fuel and water tanks are close to the CG, also.

In general, the T-34 is a good sailing boat that is well built, and should hold its value better than average.

1975 T34C K/CB D.E.Wendt Clear Lake, TX
Owned for:
11 years
Waters:
Sounds, bays
Use:
Daysailing
Eve'n'Star is bone stock: she has minimal electronics, a hank-on jib and NO rope clutches. The interior is clean with Watco finish on the teak.
1977 T34C K/CB Mark W Junis Gibraltar, MI
Owned for:
8 years
Waters:
Great Lakes
Use:
Weekends and longer
A great handling craft and very pleasing to the eye. Any owner of a T34C has to be proud of this design.
1978 T34C K/CB James Calore Whorton Creek, MD
Owned for:
6 years
Waters:
Sounds, bays
Use:
Weekends and longer
Akela, (named after the crafty old gray wolf, from Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book, who teaches the boy wisdom and the way of the world) has made the Chesapeake Bay home, where her centerboard is frequently used; dropped sailing to weather and retracted to sail up into many of the beautiful rivers and creeks of this sailing paradise. In fact, the publication Practical Sailor in it's review of the T34C called it the perfect sailboat for cruising the waters of the Chesapeake, Florida Keys and Bahamas for many of the very same features which attracted me - it is a superb sailing craft with shallow draft and beautiful lines.
1986 T34-2 Fin Keel Andrew & Susan Livingston San Francisco, CA
Owned for:
1 year
Waters:
Sounds, bays
Use:
Daysailing
Fast and stiff. Good for sailing on SF Bay. Roomy enough for my wife and myself and our three children.
1986 T34-2 John Mead Shelter Island, NY
Owned for:
1 year
Waters:
Open ocean
Use:
Coastal cruising
I've owned 10 sailboats, from 21 to 45 feet. This is the finest sailing vessel I've ever owned.
2006 T3400 Fin Keel Sather & Asa Flynn Bellingham, WA
Owned for:
1 year
Waters:
Sounds, bays
Use:
Coastal cruising
Our first sailboat, she arrived 11-29-05. I cannot say enough good about the boat from her looks, layout, fit and finish.

Stepped the mast on 12/14 and took our shakedown cruise on 12/20. What a blast! Steady 20 knots with lots of gusts to 30+. Too exciting to take pictures! Comment of the rigger was the "boat sails like a dinghy" as it was so quick to pick up speed with each puff. Payoff of epoxy hull and carbon fiber rig. Still, a little too blustery to settle into a nice groove and get a good feel for her. Soon though.

Local broker/yard (Marine Servicenter in Anacortes) does great job of paying attention to detail. The Tartan folks have been top notch as well.

12/23,24,26: 3 wonderful sails! 12/24 was blowing steady 15 to 20 knots and was 65 degrees out. Merry Christmas! I have to say this sailing thing is getting addictive. This boat is pretty and all down below, but with the *fun* to be had up top who cares about below! Also, learning that too many people is a challenge. Another couple at most or it gets too crowded.

1994 T3500 Fin Keel Bob Linehan Manchester, MA
Owned for:
2 years
Waters:
Sounds, bays
Use:
Weekends, Racing
I am the second owner (2004) of this well cared for Tartan 3500. The boat is equipped with the deep fin keel and is a joy to drive to weather. Although Moondance was not raced by the previous owner and will be only club raced by me, I am interested in performance numbers and sail inventory.
1968 T37 Blackwatch Dan and Leslie Paul Brooksville, ME
Owned for:
5 years
Waters:
Sounds, bays
Use:
Weekends and longer
Beautifully restored and updated. She sails extremely well in most conditions.
1977 T37C Complete Refit Jay and Jae Clarke Titusville, FL
Owned for:
1 year
Waters:
Sounds, bays
Use:
Passages
Completely refurbished all systems except engine which is a 4-108 Perkins installed in 1998. Added windlass, airx, chartplotter with AIS, SSB, Winlink, Balmar regulator and more battery power, and new holding tank system. Stripped interior and replaced with new cushions.
1978 T37C FK Ben Shorr & Tammy Frame Seattle, WA
Owned for:
5 years
Waters:
Sounds, bays
Use:
Weekends and longer
We just purchased and moved aboard Teekay (formerly Capt. Dale's Straits Express) as fulltime liveaboards. We are in Shilshole Bay Marina in Seattle. We're getting used to our new home on the Sound and looking forward to meeting other T37 sailors.
1979 T37C FK W50 Tom & Sandy Wells Columbia, MO
Owned for:
7 years
Waters:
Lakes
Use:
Weekends and longer
HIGHER PORPOISE is a Fin Keel version of the T37C. She has the original W50 engine and Hurth transmission. She has been extensively improved since we purchased her, and we are planning some extended cruising upon retirement.

We have found the boat to be very responsive and fun to sail. We do compete in a PHRF fleet and do quite well. As for below-decks comfort, we have made the boat into a second home. We have rewired completely and have replaced many major systems, including the propane stove and oven. Sandy has reupholstered the boat and the teak joinery has been restored to near "Like new" condition.

The W50 did require some work, primarily on the fuel and cooling systems, but it has proven to be quite dependable and easily drives the boat at 6.5 knots at around 2000 RPM, using the original equipment 16 inch two blade prop.

We have added new Andersen ST46 primary winches and a Garhauer rigid vang, and have reapled our sails. Our new mainsail is loose-footed, and we have also improved outhaul control accordingly. A loose-footed main provides much better drive on a reach with the T37.

This boat was originally a fresh-water boat, but the prior owner did cruise her extensively in the Caribbean. As a result, there was some salt water corrosion that required correction. If you do purchase a salt-water T37, pay particular attention to the stem fitting and the chainplates. Carefully inspect all standing rigging and replace it where any corrosion evidence is found.

In summary, this boat is all we could have asked for. We have done a lot to improve her but we were able to start with a sound, well-built vessel. We can highly recommend the T37C to anyone.

1980 T37C K/CB Tom and Jane Sheeran Saunderstown, RI
Owned for:
3 years
Waters:
Sounds, bays
Use:
Weekends and longer
Kachina has a green hull with black topsides and green sailcovers, dodger and bimini. She's a wonderful sailing boat that has been completely updated with new electronics, new refrigeration, new head, Heart 2000 inverter, new upholstery, windlass and multiple other upgrades. We'll be sailing from Maine to Annapolis.
1981 T37C K/CB Gary & Cindy Van Voorhis Noank, CT
Owned for:
7 years
Waters:
Sounds, bays
Use:
Weekends and longer
Recess is a pretty standard K/CB T-37. She sails the coast of Southern New England from the Mystic, CT area out to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. Sails: North regular battened main and 140% genoa (1999), Quantum asymmetric (2001) Auxiliary: Westerbeke W-50. Furuno 1622 radar backstay located using Questus mount.

Unique and useful modification: A 30 gallon holding tank vs. original 15 gal. tank.

1982 T37C Steve & Nancy Pikuet Stuart, FL
Owned for:
1 year
Waters:
Sounds, bays
Use:
Weekends and longer
Being new owners, we are trying to restore the sadly neglected boat to a respectable yacht again. We spent last winter on the boat mostly working. We took several side trips while working on various projects. This winter we plan to sail more. The boat is summer stored in Indiantown Marina. It survived the storms this fall without so much as a scratch and we look forward to returning in January to spend the winter on board -- away from the snow and freezing temps in upstate NY.
1982 T37C Jim Campbell Portland, OR
Owned for:
8 years
Waters:
Sounds, bays
Use:
Coastal cruising
Highlander is a Tartan 37C fast cruiser which we use for month long cruises up the Washington coast to Canada/Vancouver Is. and Desolation Sound or Nootka Sound and Queen Charlote Ils. We have motor/sail cruised from Cape Beal in Barkley Sound to the Columbia River bar in 24 hours. This is the second Tartan we have owned and we are pleased with its performance.
1982 T37C K/CB Dennis & Brenda Hager San Francisco, CA
Owned for:
4 years
Waters:
Sounds, bays
Use:
Weekends and longer
One of my favorite all time performance cruising sailboats, our Tartan is a pleasure to sail upwind in a breeze, or to enjoy a casual weekend at anchor with my family.

Prior to our purchase, the boat had some extensive maintenance, such as painted and rewired mast, new standing rigging, epoxy bottom job (we get a few blisters, but nothing serious), engine cooling system repairs, and new electronics.

Since owning it, all we have done is provide a little TLC to the teak (inside and out), 8 coats of varnish to the teak and holly sole, and we added a Profurl. So far, I haven't come across any significant components that seem to be poorly engineered or prone to premature failure. Chainplates, stem, spars and spreaders all are heavily designed (reflecting the S&S philosophy).

I can't imagine owning a finer boat that allows both short handed sailing as well as offering plenty of room for an extended family cruise. Comfortable on the open ocean or along the San Francisco city front, I expect we will keep American Pie for a long, long time.

With new Tartan 37s approaching $300k with a few options, its hard to imagine a better value. Nice used ones seem to be holding their value and parts are readily available.

Buy one today....

1992 T37-2 Scheel Keel Dave and Peggy Wallan Rock Hall, MD
Owned for:
1 year
Waters:
Sounds, bays
Use:
Weekends and longer
A very good sailer - easy to handle, good in light air and well-balanced. Handsome boat - stands out in the crowd of production boats.
2005 T3700 Bow Thruster Nancy and Larry Venezia Yarmouth Port, MA
Owned for:
1 year
Waters:
Sounds, bays
Use:
Weekends and longer
Love the boat; but commissioning has been challenging and a test of patience. Very well thought out, well built and very comfortable for one or two couples. Can offer some advice to prospective buyers.
1994 T3800 Bvrtl, SM Bill & Martha Anderson Summit, NJ
Owned for:
1 year
Waters:
Sounds, bays
Use:
Weekends and longer
White hull with green boot and cove stipes, teak toe rail, four chrome dorades, ten chrome ports and tan dodger and canvas. Electronics include, color radar and chart plotter in cockpit with repeater at nav, B & G instruments and autopilot interfaced using HSB, Color TV, CD stereo, refrigeration and air conditioning. Heart Interface battery monitoring system. Mainsail and 135 genoa with a cruising spinnaker and bimini in the works. Bottom being taken down to gelcoat with 4 coats of epoxy and three of ablative bottom paint. Exterior teak is being completely refinished. Isn't this fun!
1987 T40 K/CB, Hard Dodger Chuck & Judy Holtz Sturgeon Bay, WI
Owned for:
20 years
Waters:
Great Lakes
Use:
Weekends and longer
We previously owned T34 #425, T37 #280, and are currently the proud owner of the T40 #32 which we sailed home from the Tartan factory in Grand River. All lines lead aft which make this Tartan a dream to single hand and new sails from UK Cleveland are an unbelievable performance enhancement. We have 10,000 miles of sailing on Lakes Michigan, Huron, Erie, Superior and the North Channel. The varnished teak and wax cause many onlookers to think they are looking at a new boat. Looking forward to the next 10,000 miles and many more.
2002 T4100 Turbo Diesel Sarah Lively Noroton, CT
Owned for:
1 year
Waters:
Sounds, bays
Use:
Weekends and longer
DayStar has such an amazing use of space for a 41 foot boat. From the cockpit (another room in itself with the dodger and bimini up) to the beautifully laid out and finished interior, she is everything we ever dreamed for in a boat. DayStar is easily sailed by the two of us. Our division of "labor" is Sarah is always at the helm and David deals with the other stuff. The three of us make a great team - DayStar, Sarah and David!
2003 T4100 Leisure Furl Rick & Kristin Schwitzer Annapolis, MD
Owned for:
1 year
Waters:
Sounds, bays
Use:
Weekends and longer
We took delivery of our Tartan on July, 3rd, 2003 and I sailed her north from Annapolis to Newport on July 23rd. Thus, we had only 3 weeks to get used to the boat and how she handled before our month long cruise.

She handled beautifully. We left Annapolis on a Wednesday with strong winds (22 to 25kts) from the south and we never tacked the entire trip to Newport. The 4100 handled well in the winds and seas so much so that all of my crew, all experienced racers, were very impressed with her sailing abilities. Once in New England, we sailed to Cuttyhunk, Woods Hole, Vineyard Haven and Edgartown. The Leisure Furl main will be a nice addition but it is a system that takes quite of bit of finesse to get right. Plus, I am still not able to sail the boat single handed because of the Leisure Furl but I hope to conquer that this sailing season.

All in all, we are very pleased with our 4100 and look forward to many years of sailing her.

2005 T4100 Wing Keel Hank & Susan Theuns Annapolis, MD
Owned for:
2 years
Waters:
Sounds, bays
Use:
Weekends and longer
Wereldzee is an obsolete Dutch word meaning World Sea. Until retirement we will be sailing the Chesapeake Bay and the Mid-Atlantic coast. Then we hope to see the world cruising the world's seas!
 

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