Up at 7am to pee the dog.
8am breakfast bacon and egg wraps.
9am filled the water tanks
10am met Grant and Pat from Harris & Ellis yacht brokers.
Rita went inside first with Pat, while Grant showed me around the outside answering any questions I had.
Grant confirmed that the bottom is Micron CSC.
There were some rough spots on the keel (fairing coming off) easy fix.
The zincs are cheap and easy to get.
The mast corrosion is cosmetic, but definately needs to be addressed before it becomes a structural issue.
Then I went aboard with Pat.
Went over the boat thoroughly.
Man did the boat stink!
Definately been put away wet and covered.
White mold on much of the teak in the head, rear cabin, and v-birth.
The cushions are tired and dated, and based on the mold in the boat need to be replaced.
Same with the mattresses.
You would NEVER get that smell out.
Much of the teak in the galley/head needs refinishing.
Opening the cupboards and other storage, the boat was jammed full of stuff confirming the neglect.
The bilge was a mess, moldy and dirty.
You can tell a lot about the care of a boat by its bilges.
However, the motor and motor compartment were very clean.
Likes on the boat
- Teak cap and grab rails
- Flag blue hull
- Layout (very open)
- Lots of room in the fore and aft cabins (storage too)
- Doors to head/shower from both the salon and aft cabin
- Navigation station off to side
- center line double sinks
- deep bilges
- fridge/freezer with upper and lower doors
- AGM batteries
- 4 cyl Yanmar diesel
- lots of interior grab rails
- Shoal draft (5' 4")
- New cradle
- Diesel heat
- A/C (not on the listing)
- Several 12v fans throughout
- Dorades for ventilation
- Nice hatches with screens
- Nice stainless side ports with screens
- Simple davits
- Outboard crane and storage
- Modern radar and chart plotter
- Modern autopilot with under deck ram
- Instrument displays on companionway
- Rear fold down swim platform and ladder
- Full enclosure
- Huge cockpit
- Cockpit cushions
- Teak folding cockpit table
- Stainless CQR anchor
- Windlass controls in cockpit
- Winter frame and cover
- Teak cap and grab rails (maintenance)
- Original sails (probably need replacing)
- No spinnaker
- Fenders are a mess (need new ones)
- Alternator belt dust (need serpentine belt upgrade)
Overall we were disappointed with the condition of the boat.
The neglect over the past couple of years were catching up with her.
At asking $214k US (don't ask about CAN$) she would need the following:
- New sails ($10k)
- Spinnaker ($5k)
- Stack pack ($2k)
- Refinish Mast ($4k)
- New Fenders ($1k)
- New cushions ($5k)
- New mattresses ($3k)
That is almost $30k.
This boat is overpriced compared to other Tartan 4100 boats on the market.
There are other decent 4100s on YachtWorld for a lot less money.
For that price, you can get a completely refurbished 4100 from the Tartan factory with an all new carbon rig, new sails (dual forestays), and redone interior.
With the boat being a salt water boat, there could be some wiring and other issues that you can't see on the hard. All the rigging would be a candidate for replacement.
BUT she is located in Canada and has an excellent cradle and winter cover.
AND she is a TARTAN.
We could low ball an offer, but I don't want a huge project right now. Just cleaning (getting rid of the white mold) and refinishing the interior wood would be months of work.
Besides, Rita said NO.
Sorry no pictures.
OK, so were got underway by 10:45am.
WNW wind 6-8 knots, so full main and jib once we got out of Collins Bay.
Very closed hauled and gusty at points.
Sailed as much as we could.
Past Amherst Island, wind was on the nose, so we motor sailed with main at 2,000 RPMs.
We saw a ship on the AIS:
She past within a quarter mile of us (destination Picton):
Coming up Long Reach, the winds were light on the beam so we motor sailed when we could:
Around Deseronto, the Narrows, and into North Point shoal to anchor for the night.
Our friends Don and Judy recommended this anchorage.
Trip Odometer: 39.4 miles
Avg Speed: 4.6 knots
Moving Time: 08:30
Great spot to anchor with a sand bottom no weeds (good holding).
Public dock for peeing the dog:
Only boat in the anchorage was us!
Another great dinner on the BBQ; we ate below because it had turned cold.
Here I am reading the Tom Wilson book:
CS wine for the CS Yacht:
Shadow enjoying below decks: