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 Post subject: New Tartan 37 cb owner
PostPosted: 01 Dec 2020 11:17 
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Rail Meat

Joined: 23 Nov 2020 08:00
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Thank you for accepting me on your Tartan 37 site .
I have a 1984 Tartan 37S&S centerboarder full teak interior.
SV Tropic Star previously SV Drambuoy from Annapolis MDH
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MyTartan 37 for me was like winning the cruising sailors lottery it was not advertised and i acquired when going to buy a 13lb danforth anchor for a smaller sailboat i owned. Upon paying for it I was asked "would you be interested in buying a sailboat?" What kind is it? "A Tartan 37" how much? "Cheap " how cheap is cheap? "$5,000"
Where do we see it? "Here below on property our familys private dock" lets go see it! It was 8 years neglected after owner father of family died. It needed 130hrs of complete cleaning inside outside bottom underwater. But i saw it was a sound hull. I bought her on the spot.
I had been looking for a cruising sailboat for close to 30 years. My sailing ship came in. Thus i won the cruising sailors lottery. I sail as a USCG merchant mariner professionally so i can fund my future cruising after upgrades are finished. Working 2 months every after 4months of cruising until full retirement of fulltime cruising a few years down the road. My sailing dinghy is a
Pacific Seacraft Flicka 20 and a fatty knees rowing sailing lapstrake fiberglass dinghy.
A Achilles 9ft rib for faster adventures.
I live life for 2 reasons Adventure and what others share.
My Land yacht adventurer is a 1986 Nissan Sunrader 18ft fully molded fiberglass camper with SD22 2.2L Nissan diesel 4cylinder engine.
Thank you for allowing me on your Tartan 37 owners site
Tartan37CB


 
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 Post subject: Re: New Tartan 37 cb owner
PostPosted: 01 Dec 2020 12:52 
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Skipper

Joined: 13 Feb 2011 21:19
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Location: Canyon Lake, TX
Congratulations on your purchase.

Let the adventures begin!

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Master and Commander of the Sailing Vessel Impetuous
Rider of Waleli Honda 1800 VTX
Subservient to no man except SWMBO
Any day without dock lines is a GOOD day!


 
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 Post subject: Re: New Tartan 37 cb owner
PostPosted: 01 Dec 2020 17:33 
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Joined: 04 Aug 2013 13:33
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Great story - congrats ! Post some images when you get her cleaned up and out.

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 Post subject: Re: New Tartan 37 cb owner
PostPosted: 02 Dec 2020 19:43 
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Joined: 23 Nov 2020 08:00
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Just before finishing bottom paint of pad areas and launching


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 Post subject: Re: New Tartan 37 cb owner
PostPosted: 02 Dec 2020 19:49 
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Photos of Tropic Star


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 Post subject: Re: New Tartan 37 cb owner
PostPosted: 02 Dec 2020 20:17 
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Joined: 16 Mar 2007 16:10
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Congratulations on your T37 purchase.
If the boat is not possessed by the devil, you got yourself an credible bargain.

Welcome to the Club.

Nick.
S/V Angela Mia
Hull#336
Lake Superior.


 
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 Post subject: Re: New Tartan 37 cb owner
PostPosted: 02 Dec 2020 21:51 
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Joined: 29 Dec 2006 09:38
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Looks like the deal of the century to me. Congratulations on being in the right place at the right time. You have a lot of help on this sites for any issues you might encounter. I have owned my T37 for 28 years and maybe 30K miles and still love sailing it.

Ray Durkee
Velera T37 deep fin keel #373


 
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 Post subject: Re: New Tartan 37 cb owner
PostPosted: 05 Dec 2020 08:17 
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Rail Meat

Joined: 23 Nov 2020 08:00
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Thank you Members i appreciate your welcomes and words of appreciation.
No fear no spirits no ghosts all is good and she has been a ongoing project of upgrades and restoration. A low hours 2009 Beta Kubota 38hp 4cylinder engine was acquired and is soon to be installed. Looking to install dc refrigeration, a new harken mkIV #2 roller furler and head sails. Has anyone ever converted their Tartan 37 sloop into a cutter rig? I was interested in installing a removeable inner forestay to have a cutter sail rig. I have stainless frames for twin biminis as came with purchase and i have acquired a stainless dodger frame, so i will be making connecting biminis and a dodger . At my marina I acquired a sailrite sewing machine capable of single and zig zag stitching for $60. So lots of sewing projects for the future.
A hydrovane self steering windvane system will also be added as extensive offshore cruising is my plan to start after upgrades are finished. As a merchant mariner my work will continuously fund new upgrades and future cruising plans.


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 Post subject: Re: New Tartan 37 cb owner
PostPosted: 05 Dec 2020 09:08 
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Tartan37CB, what marina are you at? I'm at Herrington North. Same deal here - refitting after years of neglect. Happy to meet up and share notes. I've probably done some of the projects you have planned.

Plenty of T37 cutter rigs. Great cruising option.


 
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 Post subject: Re: New Tartan 37 cb owner
PostPosted: 05 Dec 2020 09:29 
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Joined: 29 Dec 2010 10:24
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Congratulations, sounds like you were ‘right place right time’ with the engine as well! Think about a hard top dodger with removable fabric front and sides. It can blend in nicely. I have just finished a new Bimini ( in my basement) with my Sailrite, use Profilen synthetic thread,it’s a bit trickier on adjustments and expensive but lasts longer than the sunbrella.
One thing I did was to glass in a floor in the anchor locker,it has a drain to a thru hull just above the waterline.Now no mud/water/ mess goes down the bilge.
Good luck,have fun, Bruce on old #6.

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