Well, first things first: Congratulations on the Tartan purchase
, and especially so since a few years ago I myself almost bought a lovely Tartan 28 that just needed some TLC (particularly a new engine) and my research
showed them to be quite sea worthy, well built and IMHO have great lines.
That said, I have a few sea miles (5K nm during the past few years) and would like to keep in touch for possibly volunteering to crew with you when you are ready to put to sea. I wholeheartedly agree with the other respondents about that being this upcoming spring/summer.
I'm particularly looking for an outing to Block Island. I did bring a Jeaneau from the Vineyard down Buzzard's and back to Newport
last July, and New England
is really where my sailing heart is. Oh, I also don't mind pitching in for some of the work
to help you get her ready, and I'm a multi-decade electrical/electronics professional, so that can be helpful if any of the work
involves flaky electrons or the wires they flow through (or don't).
Cheers for now and happy sailing.