About The Boat

Slacker is a stock 1979 Tartan Ten, hull number 213. Her homeport is Marina Del Rey, California. With directional stability from her narrow hull, relatively long keel and 4/5’s rig, the Tartan Ten makes an excellent shorthanded racing boat.

  • LOA 33′
  • LWL 27′
  • Beam 9.3′
  • Draft 5.8′
  • Displacement 6700 lbs
  • Sail Area 486 sq. ft.
  • D/L 156

More info available here: http://www.tten.com/

Diesel: 10 gallons
Water: 21 gallons

Phasor Marine P2-13-sm (Kubota based) 2 cylinder 13 hp diesel (2006) with 40 amp alternator, racor fuel filter and self-bleeding fuel system & electric fuel pump. Transmission replaced/upgraded (2012).

Batteries: group 31 AGM house, small AGM starting
Battery Monitor: Victron BMV600
12 V Distribution Panel: Blue Sea
Lighting: OGM masthead tricolor/anchor with strobe and daylight sensor; LED interior with red; incandescent running & steaming lights. Decklight w switch in cockpit
110 v: Newmar 7 amp charger & receptacle

Instruments: Raymarine ST60+ speed/depth/wind
Chartplotter: Garmin GPSMap 546 with AIS data interface. Mounted on swing arm for cockpit and interior viewing
VHF: Standard Horizon GX2100 with AIS receiver & cockpit RAM mic. New mast head antenna and low loss cable (2012).
GPS Antenna: Garmin 17x hvs (wired to VHF)
Autopilot: Raymarine Smartpilot X5 with GP Tiller drive arm & custom canvas cover

Stereo: Fusion 200 with 2 cockpit speakers


Hull, keel and rudder brought down to gel coat, faired and epoxy barrier coated. Keel faired to class templates. Rudder faired (2011). Kelp cutters in front of keel & rudder. Last bottom paint: 12/2012 with Vivid white.

New strut and cutlass bearing (2012)

Standing Rigging: Above decks chainplate modification. Shrouds and forestay upsized to 1/4″(2011). Forestay mast tag fitted with lollypop to allow articulation (2012). Mast & boom primed and painted in 2010. All mast fittings, tracks remounted with new fasteners (2012).

Running rigging: Main, jib and spin halyards all warpspeed (2011) with new clutches. Backup jib halyard. Warpspeed jib sheets. 2 reef lines. Boomkicker and vang tackle (2013). 2 snatch blocks, 3 winch handles

Custom Canvas Dodger, mainsail cover, tiller cover (2010)

Custom fitted seat cushions

Cockpit cover

Anchors: Fortress FX-12 with 30′ 1/4″ chain & 250′ 1/2″ nylon line, 10lb Danforth with 160′ nylon line



Spare tiller

Emergency rudder

Manual bilge pump in cockpit; Rule 1000 electric pump w/ float switch

Fire Extinguishers


2 thoughts on “About The Boat

  1. Nice job. JIm Q and I discussed “you” before the race. I figured you would not be competitive due to the small chute size and lack of experience. Wrong!! I’ve always liked the T-10, never sailed one. Though about one for double-handing to Hawaii, but bought a Moore instead. Jim and I raced it in the Pac Cup 92. Also saw a ton of t-10’s in the Great Lakes. Again, Congrats and I hope your trip back is safe and “painless as possible” Good website as well!

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