The Tartan 34c is a true S&S designed classic. From 1967-78, 525 hulls were produced. In 1968 she won her class in the Southern Ocean Racing Circuit and then again in the Port Huron-Mackinac Race, followed by the Marblehead-Halifax Race. In fact, to this day they are still winning in club competitions all over. Besides Olin and Rod Stephens, the deck was developed by Gerhard Gilgenast, German Frers Jr. and Francis Kinney. Production came to an end when the factory burned down and molds were destroyed. This led to the newly organized Tartan Marine where production resumed. The 34c’s cruising prowess has been fully realized as the design has been sailed single-handed around the world - across the Pacific to Hawaii, around the Horn of South Africa - not to mention numerous other passages.
Today she is considered to be a moderately heavy keel-centerboard sloop with graceful overhangs, wide side decks, a long 8' cockpit and moderate sail plan. Olin Stephens referred to her as a "masterpiece", as everything seems to work well. She sleeps up to six in a cabin trimmed in teak with 6' 2" headroom. The galley is starboard of the companionway with good storage and cooler accessible from the cockpit as well. There's a nav station to port forward of the quarterberth. The port settee will open to a double, and the starboard sette is a single with good storage above both. The table is custom made oak fixed in place and has leaves. She is very easy to single-hand as the jib sheet winches and mainsheet are positioned near the helm.
Wings of the Morning, hull number 107, has been upgraded over the years and so shows like a much newer boat. The hull and decks have been painted with Awl-Grip. The interior has been rebuilt with planked ceilings and overhead. The galley has been completely rebuilt and upgraded with tile and custom cabinetry. The companionway ladder is custom built. There is new electrical wiring and panels and the rudder is new. She has a professionally rebuilt engine with new complete exhaust system, new engine fuel pump, carburetor, alternator and water pump. There is a new fuel tank and galvanic isolator. The bottom has been epoxy-coated. The mainsail has been overhauled. There is a Harken traveler and mainsheet system with 8 to 1 purchase. She has new electronics, a new swim ladder, a new Bomar hatch amidships, new safety lines, new Harken roller furling, and new halyards and sheets. The dual bilge pumps are new. The head compartment needs some work completed on the cabinetry and there is no fresh water system or tank. The exterior bright work will need attention. The bottom half of the centerboard is broken off - a new one is estimated at $1500 new from Tartan.
Wings Of The Morning is here on the hard and ready to be seen today!
For more information or details, please contact Steve Dake, Director of Sailboat Sales, at (231) 759-8596 or by email at email@example.com.
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Hull color - white
Deck color - white
Keel - encapsulated lead, with a centerboard
Head type - manual Thetford Porta Pottie Curve
Opening Ports - 2
* No fresh water tank
* No holding tank
Batteries - 3
Mainsail Traveler System by Harken - with 8 to 1 ratio
Mast Mainsail Delrin Easy Glide System
Winches - Barient #22 two speed primaries
Compass - Contest
Depth, Speed & Wind System - Raymarine ST60+ - including through hull sensors
GPS - Garmin 76, portable
VHF - Icom IC M422, Icom M34 portable with dual transmission points
Bilge Pumps - 2
First Aid Kid
Main - 187 sq ft
Jib - 110%
Genoa - 150%
Genoa - 130%
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