One just finished the Single
Handed Transpac, Slacker | Singlehanded Transpac
I've thought about doing some single
handing in a Tartan 10 as they are such sweet sailing boats. Most require too much work/modification, however, to get in shape for ocean sailing. No matter how you slice it, cruising in one will be spartan but you should have very quick passages especially if forced to go to weather
. First thing I'd do would be to design a fixed dodger/dog house to get rid of that huge sliding hatch
and give you some headroom
. If the boat is free or very cheap
, it would make a difference in my enthusiasm.
There was an attempt to revive production with a much more cruiser oriented deck
a few years ago. Haven't heard anything about that boat recently, though.