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Tartan 27 Handbook

A handbook dedicated to the Tartan 27 owner who wants to improve his skills in handling, maintaining, and enjoying his yacht.



Originally published in 1978 by Eric Bohn, Deborah James, and Hugh Wallis, the Tartan 27 Handbook is a compilation of articles from the T27 Association newsletter, The Jib Sheet, augmented with material from symposiums and other sources. The demand for this information far outstripped the initial printing of 200 copies, and a second edition was issued in 1981. Ten years later, as the boat achieved "classic" status, the handbook was revised and reformatted in its current form.

To simplify distribution, this third edition of the handbook has now been converted to a searchable PDF format suitable for browsing on your computer or for printing (165 pages).

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How to order

Send a check or money order for $15 payable to "CBTSC" to the following address:

C. McClure, CBTSC Treasurer
141 Wilson Street
Carlisle, PA 17013

If your email system allows large attachments, we prefer to email you the PDF. Be sure to provide your email address as well as a postal address so we can use the best method for delivering your handbook.
***NOTE: During the sailing season, please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery of your handbook.***

Enjoy your Good Old Boat!

Page Updated: 27 Feb 2019 RFL