Press Gang News

Tartan 27 needs a home

Press Gang logo

News from the Press Gang at
Good Old Boat magazine

Release Date: March 11, 2009

Please remember that these news items were important at the time of their release, but no longer have any urgency. So it is not necessary to follow up on them.

Dear Good Old Boat Subscriber,  

A good old boat needs a home. Kirk Esco's 1967 Tartan-27 needs a home, and he will part with it for $500 (negotiable). Kirk sent us this message:

"It is time to part with my 1967 T-27. Hull number is 278 or 287. She is just beyond my capacity to restore. She is at the Tall Timbers Marina in Tall Timbers, MD, on the Potomac. She comes with sails, a new rigid boom vang, a new Profurl (improperly installed by FO). She is definitely a project. Chainplates are out, engine may or may not run, missing two portlights (new glass, no frame), most interior wood removed for refinishing (never finished), needs cushions, wet deck core where chainplates penetrated the deck, companionway hatch completely disintegrated and needs replacement, all electrical needs to be redone. The hull is in GREAT condition!

It is yours for only $500. (I'll negotiate.) After one month, I turn the title over to the marina and abandon her. It all makes me very sad because she was my very first boat, but I can only deal with one boat at a time and I am living on my other one.  Time to cut back. Contact me by calling (removed), or by emailing (removed to protect from spiders)."

Happy Sailing! Karen, Jerry, and the Good Old Boat Crew.

Back to Top