After some soul searching we have have changed coarse. We decided to look around for a boat that was a little more put together and closer to being usable.
So we have found hull #593 and put #136 up for sale.
#593 is a 1976 Tartan 27 mk2. This model is nearly identical to the classic with some subtle changes to the cocpit and cabin. Our new boat has a yanmar GM20. I greatly prefer a diesel . And the biggest thing: she is in the water and more or less usable as is.