We're on a trip to TX to see my family
, and stopped through Rockingham to meet a longtime internet
friend of my wife's..He's a really nice old guy, and is hoping for a heart transplant..he probably will not live long..anyway, he and I were talking about my boat, and he knew a bit about my Tanzer..and asked if I had ever looked over a Tartan...second boat I looked at was a Tartan 27, so he began telling me about his job at the Tartan factory in NC...he worked in purchasing
and receiving, and a part of his job was to do the final look see at each boat and to add the receipt packages (winch handles, accessories, etc)
on each new boat before it left the plant...he probably walked on almost every boat that was built in NC at least once...unfortunately he doesn't have pictures from that time...but it sure was neat to listen to him talk...