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Old 04-02-2009, 09:40   #1
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Tanzer 29

Seeking any information on 1986-1988 Tanzer 29 sailboats.

Anybody out there an owner?
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Old 16-02-2009, 07:28   #2
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Old 17-02-2009, 09:57   #3
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Thank you for answering....I was begining to think it was a one design
(ha ha).

I currently have a deal pending on a 1987 tanzer 29.
full canvas enclosure & screens, bimini, refridgeration. Full Awlgrip repaint & bottom epoxied.
I'm excited.

Just can't seem to find ANY information about them.
I do know it was one of the last designs manufactured by Tanzer before they were forced into recievership.
I would love to get a copy of a brochure or owners manual.
This boat is missing its original copy.

The broker used to sell Tanzer new, and he figures probably less than 100 total were built. (guess).
Thanks for your time. Hope to hear from you later.
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Old 17-02-2009, 10:48   #4
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Here's a link with specs etc.

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Great boats!
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Old 17-02-2009, 15:23   #5
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I've been looking for the same info for a while now. There are a number of t-29 owners on the great lakes, and another couple on Champlain. I have been in touch with only a couple of them. I also exchanged a couple of brief emails with the designer, in search of engineering drawings, but to no avail. The boats are just too old I guess. Have to make my own

I just brought it home in November.. bought it online! I jumped in with both feet-- I don't even know how to sail yet, but determined to learn as soon as it warms up. I haven't even been on the water with it yet-- It was on the hard with the mast up in Chicago when I bought her in Late October. There's a little work to do on mine before it hits the water, so I'm hoping for an early spring. It's down here in Port Lambton on its trailer waiting for me to show it some attention. Too cold right now though.
I've been contemplating starting a t-29 owners forum on the internet, but since there are only a hundred of them, and probably 20 are no longer, and only 20 percent of the remaining owners are computer savvy, and likely only 50 percent of those are english-speaking. you get the picture... still, there's a couple guys on sailnet.com and the tanzer mailing list on yahoo.. the community might grow to maybe 20 people.. what do you think?
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Old 23-02-2009, 12:47   #6
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What an awsome idea.
I still have my Catalina 25, and one thing that was a factor in it's purchase was the overwelming amount of web based support for the model.
I think your idea would be great in promoting such a great "forgotten" design. Tanzer seems quite popular in my area. But few have heard of this model.
Not only racy lines, but wow, the living space in it's 29ft to me is like some 32 footers I've been on ....aft cabin....a winner to me.
I'd join.
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Evidently the T-29 was a French design, which only went into production the year of Tanzer’s bankruptcy.
Tanzer 22 Class Association Website: Tanzer History
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That was a good read. I never really cared for the look of the Tanzers but there is no doubt they made a good boat.

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Thank you for answering....I was begining to think it was a one design
(ha ha).

I currently have a deal pending on a 1987 tanzer 29.
full canvas enclosure & screens, bimini, refridgeration. Full Awlgrip repaint & bottom epoxied.
I'm excited.

Just can't seem to find ANY information about them.
I do know it was one of the last designs manufactured by Tanzer before they were forced into recievership.
I would love to get a copy of a brochure or owners manual.
This boat is missing its original copy.

The broker used to sell Tanzer new, and he figures probably less than 100 total were built. (guess).
Thanks for your time. Hope to hear from you later.
I nabbed a copy of the t29 brochure today!! pm me and i can send you a copy if you'd like.
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T 29 Tanzer Lake Champlain Willsboro Bay Marina New York. Over zealous sail maker marked the sail as a T30.
http://www.trip.net/~snichols/phoeni...nix%20T-30.JPG
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is that your boat, Phoenix?
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T 29 Tanzer Lake Champlain Willsboro Bay Marina New York. Over zealous sail maker marked the sail as a T30.
http://www.trip.net/~snichols/phoenix/Phoenix%20T-30.JPG

nice boat Phoenix. what are the specs on your snazzy spinnaker?
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companionway bulkhead replacement

I'm knee-deep in a companionway bulkhead replacement.
If any of you want to see photos, or have done this before, let me know.
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spent several hours scrubbing the boat today. also discovered the source of al lthe water that shows up in the bilge.. when it's on dry land...
I was power-washing the cockpit and discovered that the bilge was filling up. so i threw everything out of the lazarette onto the driveway, and went down in there with a flashlight, while leaving the hose running in the cockpit. sure enough, i have a cockpit drain hose that is split and spewing all the dirty water from the cockpit down into the bilge from the rear forward, leaving annoying water dams behind the cutlass bearing support and the battery box, until it overflowed those and started under the engineand forward to where the pump is mounted.
<i powerwashed the lazarett, let it dry in the sun, and removed the guilty split hose. I decided thereafter to plug the cockpit drain that was attached until I can replace both hoses with something more appropriate. THat's the kind of day it's been.
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