One of my best sailing friends sailed around the world in a Tartan 30 with his wife. The only problem he ever had with the boat is that one of the amidships bulkheads broke loose from the hull when beating to windward coming down to the Caribbean
. He reinforced all of the bulkhead tabbing, and then proceeded to perform a four year circumnavigation
without any structural problems.
When he was rounding South Africa
in the Aghulas current
, he capsized 180 degrees while he was eating beets, and had red beet juice on the overhead in the salon
to prove that his boat was upside down for an instant. The life raft was washed away in the capsize
, and he sustained a small bend in the boom that did not require any repair before completing the circumnavigation
He loved his Tartan 30, and it took great care of him even when conditions were extreme.
Enjoy your Tartan 30.