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Old 03-17-2013, 08:28 AM   #1
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Just bought an old Tartan 41 in need of major TLC but basically in fine shape - kind of like the new owner.

She's a bit of a race horse. Designed by Olin Stephens with an under body that reminds me of the 12 meter, Intrepid; the only 12 to win the cup twice - I believe. I first saw the design as a kid in the SORC and I have been in love with that boat ever since - I borrowed the essence of that from a scene in Citizen Kane.

The goal is to fix her up and sail to Pitcairn's Island - something I have wanted to do ever since reading The Bounty Trilogy around the same time the T-41's appeared on the scene come to think of it. I picture myself standing at the entrance to Christian cave gazing out at the Pacific and drinking a cold Foster's (oil can) and wondering what the hell was he thinking. I have funny feeling that he was probably thinking something similar to me when I decided to buy the boat. I just hope I don't see allot junk like cigarette buts, and "Kilroy was here" written on the wall.

I hope to make a few new friends and also obtain some good ideas on restoring an old glass boat and please contact me if I can be of help or if you need to bounce an idea.

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Old 03-17-2013, 04:25 PM   #2
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Enjoy your new boat! Also, enjoy the forums here--look around, ask questions where you want and post where you can.

Fair winds,

"Do or do not. There is no try." - Yoda

What we're doing - The sailing life aboard and the Schooner Chandlery.

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Old 03-17-2013, 04:37 PM   #3
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Thanks Redbopeep for taking the time to pen a response.

Down wind forever....
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Old 03-17-2013, 05:54 PM   #4
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Congratulations, Tom!

I found this image with the principal dimensions here:


Thatís a really beautiful design. Keep us posted on the work you do on her.

May you always have a handsbreadth of water under your keel.
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:28 AM   #5
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Thanks CruisingSpirt.... I hope to follow in your footsteps, I mean wake. Thailand, Malaysia, the Med.... way to go!
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