I have owned a 1981 K/CB Tanzer 22 (with trailer) from new. She has been everywhere between Baltimore
and St Augustine (with a 25 mile missing spot in northern NC) and the entire length of the Tennessee River. The boat currently stays year round on a TVA lake in the Tennessee mountains where we have kept a slip since 1983 or 84.
The boat has been remarkably problem free for almost 35 years. I kept the keel and centerboard
painted with epoxy paint
covered with normal bottom paint
and kept zincs (now magnesiums) on both the keel and centerboard
. I've never had any serious rust problems. The boat has developed a dozen or so small blisters
all since we stopped hauling it out for the winter. The cushions
have been recovered once and are now due (past due) for replacement. A year or two ago I replaced the sheaves in several of the original blocks after the sun destroyed them. The main and genoa
have been replaced once and a cruising spinnaker
and storm jib
have been added to the mix. We own both the original and the new style rudder
We did most of our coastal sailing on one or two week vacations with our two (then young) daughters aboard with us. It was crowded, but it worked until the older daughter turned 15. Then....
In 2004 when my wife and I retired we bought a 34' Pacific Seacraft
which we have taken to the Bahamas
eight times. Irish Eyes to the Bahamas
We did not part with the Tanzer.
There is still the Tanzer 22 website Tanzer 22 Class Association
There is an active Tanzer group on Yahoo https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/tanzer/info