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Old 15-09-2016, 09:57   #31
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Re: What To Buy And Where To Buy It? $45,000 In My Pocket..

ZSTINE,

There is a good bit of information on the Tartan 41 boats (1975 etc.) located here on this page I found earlier when doing some research on that model, which is one I have admired in the past. You may want to look over the content (from a mix of sources) to help you with your sale too, especially with buyers who may not know much about that boat design. I think the boats look nice, and I happen to like the layout and pilot berth.

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Old 15-09-2016, 10:45   #32
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I think you have made a lot of valid points for anyone thinking about buying a used boat.
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Old 15-09-2016, 10:53   #33
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I am about to buy my second boat but my first live aboard and one thing that I realize is that this will probably not be my last boat. I want to live in Mexico on the Sea of Cortez for a few years and then I'm not sure. So I'm looking for a boat that will serve me well there and then if I decide to do something else that might mean a different boat. So I think for both of us it means a good, solid older boat (hopefully that someone else has updated most, if not all of the systems) but it doesn't have to be a true blue water boat. I'm not ready to go conquer oceans right now, so I don't need a boat that's capable or equipped for that.
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Re: What To Buy And Where To Buy It? $45,000 In My Pocket..

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We have not yet listed our 1975 Tartan 41 "Diablo", but $45k is close to what we'd ask. She is in New Jersey. Its an S&S design for blue water, she is a stout construction, but still quick enough to get where you want to go. Diablo was a freshwater boat (lake Erie) until we bought her 4 years ago. We have been outfitting her to go live-aboard cruising including all new standing rig, 530W solar, etc. see below.. But with our family of 4, we are now considering a catamaran.

Diablo was repowered in 2008, 550hrs approx. now. always maintained with impellers, oil changes, etc.
She has AB refrigeration, hot/cold pressurized water, 3 burner stove/oven, sleeps 8.
2013:
-Anchor windlass, 150' 5/16" HT chain, 44lb plow
-Three group 29 deep cycle Lead Acid Batteries (house bank 342Ahr)
-Lowrance link-8 VHF radio with AIS
-Replaced all sanitary hose & head rebuild
2014:
-Battery monitor by Victron Energy BMV-700
-West Marine HP-310 air floor dinghy with Tohatsu 9.8
-Lowance Fish Finder X-4
-Rule 800 bilge pump and float switch
2015:
-new starter battery (bank 1)
-Boss Audio marine stereo with blue tooth
-Yandia galvanic isolator
2016:
-New standing rigging including new turnbuckles
-Rebuild mast step
-New tinned marine mast wiring
-LED steaming light with deck light, LED masthead tri-color
-cutter stay backing plate installed in mast (deck fitting to be installed)
-new VHF antenna
-replaced forward hatch seal.
-new Jib sheets, jib halyard, spin halyard, and furling line
-two Kyrocera 265W solar panels on arch
-Victron Blue Solar MPPT 50amp charge controller

Let me know if interested
zach
I remember seeing this boat listed on Yachtworld maybe 2-3 years ago when I was looking for a boat. I have a special place in my heart for the Tartan 41 and still would jump on the opportunity to own one if I did not already have a boat.

p.s. - love your spinnaker on Diablo, cool image
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Re: What To Buy And Where To Buy It? $45,000 In My Pocket..

First thing I'd do in the same situation which is how I bought my last boat, put half of that in the bank and call the other half your budget. Whatever you buy will require some customization and replacing and it's a BUYERS MARKET!!
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First thing I'd do in the same situation which is how I bought my last boat, put half of that in the bank and call the other half your budget. Whatever you buy will require some customization and replacing and it's a BUYERS MARKET!!
Yup, agree completely with one caveat: Put most of the money in the bank and go bum around some boatyards in Florida and the Carib to see what is really out there. Lots of boats for sale that are not advertised, probably most. About 8 years ago was in a warehouse Hinckley operates. Full of Pilot 35s that had never sold after their owners got tired of them. Some had spent 15 years sitting in the warehouse. Its truly "make an offer" world out there, especially with winter coming. If you put most of your money into savings, you will be more motivated to wheel and deal. Then once you buy a nice boat, you will have enough, perhaps, to make it seaworthy.
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