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We're Almost There!

We've signed the contract and sent it to Salerno's so the Winter dinner is almost set.  As soon as they confirm that the place is ours, we'll create the event here at the website and let you register.

TONE Winter Dinner set for March 7, 2015

This year's TONE Winter Dinner will take place at Salerno's in scenic Onset, Mass. on Saturday night, March 7, 2015.  We're planning a delicious catered buffet dinner preceded by a cocktail and hors d'oeuvres hour.  Salerno's is a function facility located in a historic 1800's building in the heart of the Onset harborfront district.  It features a wonderful old-time dark wood bar in the cocktail area and a lovely main dining room for our buffet dinner.  The dinner cost has been set at $50.00 per person.

Click this URL to see the Salerno's website:


Onset throbs with life during the summer and is often a stop for the Long Island TONE contingent as they journey to Maine.  It will be cold and quiet when we arrive, but we should have the place to ourselves and the winter water views are often as uniquely spectacular as their summer counterparts.  Onset sits on the northern edge of the Cape Cod Canal and is easy to reach by car.  It's basically at the end of the I-495/MA Rt. 25 multi-lane highway that leads to the Bourne Bridge and Cape Cod:  a snap to drive to.

TONE has also reserved a block of 15 rooms at the nearby Inn on Onset Bay.  This charming old Victorian era house has been transformed into a modern day inn with all the amenities that TONE members would expect.  The rooms have been recently refurbished and all feature comfortable queen and king beds, modern baths, and in some cases spectacular harbor views and in-room fireplace.  The Inn on Onset Bay is the perfect counterpart to our selection of Salerno's for this winter's gathering.
The Inn is only a short distance from Salerno's so dinner guests can park at the inn and walk up to dinner.  March 7 is only one day later than the full moon so if it's a clear night expect a gorgeous view of the harbor (which we walk right past).

Click on this URL to see their website:

As it says above, we're just waiting for contract confirmation so save the date for this truly delightful seaside evening!  More details and the sign-up opportunity will follow soon.

       Fall 2014 Nor'Easter        

On Newsstands Now!

Well, maybe not really on newsstands, but it is available for immediate download here at the TONE website.  Click on the link in the lower right hand corner of this home page to get the Fall Nor'Easter straightaway.
Featured in this edition:

The President's Letter - The quarterly message from Alan Benet, TONE President

Safety Corner - The season for Northern sailors is almost over, but we need to keep ourselves in our boats to end this season on a safe note.  The Safety Corner looks at overboard issues.

Tartan Tech - Alan Benet gives us an upgrade project so we know what's going on with our pumps right from the helm, suggests a blood test for our engines (no, really), and tames the toilet seat.  I mean, come on, isn't that worth a look just out of curiosity?

Tartan Factory News - Tim's back and he send his regards.  Quality and production are both up.  Read it here.

Places We Sail - PWS goes to Maine for the 2014 New England Cruise Penobscot Bay portion, including the annual meeting and dinner.

Chesapeake Bay Tartans and T-34 Classic News - Catch up with our Southern sisters and brothers.  We post the latest on the doings of the T-34 Classic crew.

Galley Notes - Ummmmm, chocolate.  Enough said.

Click through and learn!

TONE is thankful to our “Friends of TONE” for their kind and generous support. When considering a marine purchase we urge TONE members to consider our friends first. “Friends of TONE” include the following companies:

Tartan Yachts - 

New England Yacht Partners - 

Defender Industries - 

Hamilton Marine - 

Click on any of the sponsor logos to go to their web site in a new window.
East Coast Yacht Sales - 

Points East Magazine - 

Kingman Marine - 

Johnson Marine Hardware - 

North Sails - 

Evolution Sails -

Doyle Sails - 

The Mystic Seaport 2014 Winter Dinner:
Outside at the Seaport and Inside at the Dinner

TONE Winter Dinner - Mystic Seaport

Fall 2014 Newsletter Here!

Click the Lettering
to get the  Fall 2014 Nor'Easter

Feature articles include:

  • President's Letter
  • Safety Corner - MOB
  • Places We Sail:  2014 NE Cruise:  Maine Part 1
  • Tartan Tech - Idiot Lights, Oil, and Toilet Seats (We Warned You!)
  • Tartan Factory News
  • Chesapeake Tartans & T-34 News
  • Galley Notes - Chocolate Ganache

 TONE's Mission: To provide forums for all Tartan owners to exchange information, enjoy boating and social events together,
 and create a sense of fellowship in order to enhance our ownership experiences.

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