Saturday, February 5, 2011

Pictures as requested

But I'll let Tim do the pros and cons list.  These pictures are from when it was in the water last year.  Since it's currently under shrink wrap and sitting in 2 feet of snow, our pictures from today wouldn't be very viewable.

Very seaworthy companionway

Nice cockpit, good Lewmar winches

Salon area.  Two settees, and a pilot berth over the port setee.

Pilot berth over the port settee

Bookshelves and lockers over the starboard settee

U-shaped galley.  Three burner stove, oven, spice rack, folding counter extension, salt water foot pump.

Nav Station

Aft cabin starboard berth, hanging locker, and small seat

Main double berth on the port side


Head.  Has a separate shower with a seat just out of this picture to the left.

And now just a few of our own pictures from today:

 They cleaned a path to the boat just for us!
I think we might need some 2-way radios to anchor this boat or some really good hand signals!

 I'm ready for the night watch...

What did I get myself into???

1. Affordable
2. Big enough to ocean cruise but small enough to (barely) fit on our lake till we do that
3. Lots of room for grandkids
4. Really well-built, sturdy boat
5. Not too far away
6. Shoal draft for both Carlyle Lake and the Caribbean
7. Fits most of our criterion - modified fin keel, skeg rudder, high bridgedeck to the companionway, lots of handholds, good toerail, cutter rig, U-shape galley, separate shower.

1. Only has one hull
2. Winter weather is preventing an adequate survey and/or sea trial
3. Only has one hull

1 comment:

TaylorMad1 said...

from the pics that is a very nice blue water boat a lot wood to take care of, I have owned four sailboats & I could feel in the first impression if it was right for us the wife had the same feeling about the layout she would yea or nay in less than two minutes, we went from an O-day 23 to a hunter 27 to a hunter 31 & currently own a Hunter 356 not quite big enough to live on but would work, these are not what I consider blue water boats but the 356 is a much better boat on Lake Michigan than the 31 the Tarten is a great boat if it feels right the mechanical items can be upgraded for us its the feel & layout.