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 Post subject: 1986 Tartan 37 Refit
PostPosted: 04 Dec 2017 22:08 
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I am sharing photos (Flicker) of a refit I went through on my Tartan in 2013. The refit took about 9 months. Although the majority of the heavy lifting was professionally done, I spent weekends and many weekday evenings doing side projects and helping the shop out.(or creating more work as we found other items to rebuild, lol). Hope these photo's will be useful to members considering a project that may involve the areas exposed.

https://www.flickr.com/gp/141567369@N05/R651ui


 
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 Post subject: Re: 1986 Tartan 37 Refit
PostPosted: 05 Dec 2017 06:59 
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That is amazing - a lifetime of work if done as weekend projects.

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 Post subject: Re: 1986 Tartan 37 Refit
PostPosted: 05 Dec 2017 09:09 
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Wow!

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 Post subject: Re: 1986 Tartan 37 Refit
PostPosted: 05 Dec 2017 11:18 
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Wow what a job! I can't imagine doing all that, thanks for the photos!!!

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 Post subject: Re: 1986 Tartan 37 Refit
PostPosted: 03 Jan 2018 16:32 
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Erewhon wrote:
I am sharing photos (Flicker) of a refit I went through on my Tartan in 2013. The refit took about 9 months. Although the majority of the heavy lifting was professionally done, I spent weekends and many weekday evenings doing side projects and helping the shop out.(or creating more work as we found other items to rebuild, lol). Hope these photo's will be useful to members considering a project that may involve the areas exposed.

https://www.flickr.com/gp/141567369@N05/R651ui


Many thanks for sharing these!

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 Post subject: Re: 1986 Tartan 37 Refit
PostPosted: 16 Jan 2018 20:05 
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Lots of great work, congrats! Cheers

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 Post subject: Re: 1986 Tartan 37 Refit
PostPosted: 02 Dec 2018 17:33 
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Holy Cow !
Nice work !

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 Post subject: Re: 1986 Tartan 37 Refit
PostPosted: 18 Dec 2018 06:04 
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I'm soon to begin, well, finish, #347's refit. Your work was done in Michigan I presume?

At the moment I'm shopping for where I want it done. Does anyone have a strong recommendation?

Anyone know of Amityville boatyard? I saw a post they did a T37. Or Port Annapolis for a refit? Where would you have your boat done?


 
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 Post subject: Re: 1986 Tartan 37 Refit
PostPosted: 18 Dec 2018 11:29 
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I use to have yards I would turn a boat over to, not currently. Where are you, you need to be close enough to check in on the girl.

I love seeing these T37s restored. I feel like I'm doing it one piece at a time, LOL.

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 Post subject: Re: 1986 Tartan 37 Refit
PostPosted: 20 Dec 2018 14:55 
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Certainly the most extensive renovation (this is more than a refit in my book) of a T37. Seems like you had an uncommon amount of voids and damage to fix. Have owned my T37 #373 for 25 years and have renovated and opened or replaced just about every part of it. There were things that they worked on here where there were problems I experienced: the deck had voids in it where it should have been filled with something (around your deck fills) but I had no indication any where of massive water intrusion in the cores or chain plates as I see here. It seems your boatyard went to extremes in some areas with replacement process, but I was not there to see all they saw. I stripped my outside below the water hull down to one glass layer a way from the balsa core (a huge over reaction to some gelcoat blisters) and found some minor voids and some improperly wetted out areas, but no water intrusion damage as I expected. I recently hit a rock at 7 knots that required the rebuilding of the floor timbers and floor. While I was not impressed with what I saw under there (lots of epoxy putty stuck in places just to get the floor level and poorly tacked down cross timbers) there was nothing structural there.
You undoubtedly have a much better boat than the one that came out of the factory, but I wonder how the one that came out of the factory got so many troubles in such a short time. BTW many folks should be looking, at a minimum, at all their through hull fittings. As your picture shows—it is a bitch to get the old ones out and to properly recess new ones in place, but you probably do not want to wait until the neck of one of these fittings breaks from internal corrosion.
Nice pictures. Scary amount of work was done. I will not ask about the yard bill. I paid $14K to peel, replace and fair the glass on my hull in 1993–I think that job would cost at least double that now. I have probably rebought the boat 3x in maintenance costs over the years. Just part of owning most any boat.


 
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