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09-10-2015 09:25 PM
Re: Targa sailboats

Hi Bill, Did you see my post from a week ago? I answered your questions and asked a couple of my own.
09-10-2015 09:04 PM
Re: Targa sailboats

Hi Jay
I knew about the Targa 34 my partner use to teach sailing lesson for Mary. Sounds like there are some more around. Ours has fiberglass decks non skid . What is your boat like? Could you sent me a photo ?
The boat been on CL sense Nov. had a lot of people look at her no one knows what there like We don't want to give it away. The reason were selling is aready have a bigger boat so she dosn't get used much.

09-10-2015 11:59 AM
Re: Targa sailboats

Hi Jay, You are getting my post mixed up with Bill's post. We had Targa 9.6 Silea until a dozen years ago (got a bigger boat, and we cruised Mexico for six months). Bill (Boatybill) has her now and I just looked up that CL post. Really fun to see her. I see she still says Avila Beach on the transom (we are in San Luis Obispo County). My wife made those brownish cushion covers in the salon, and she still has my custom DIY tilting radar mount. In answer to your question, she has fiberglass non skid on the decks but the cockpit has teak.
09-10-2015 11:27 AM
Re: Targa sailboats

That was probably Mary from Aftergaurd Sailing Academy. She has a Targa 34 and they do lots of training on it. They do offshore trips where they go out 200 miles and turn around and come back. There is a targa in alameda marina that is pretty trashed, and one at alameda landing that never moves from the slip. I heard that they all came wit teak decks, does yours have them? Also noticed yours is on CL for sale. Moving to a bigger boat?
09-09-2015 11:38 PM
Re: Targa sailboats

Hi Jay

Our Targa is in Lowries we love it too but we've been trying to sell it for a long time It's a hard boat to sell people don't know what are. This one's been here for 7 yrs now and it's in great shape.

Where is your Targa?


09-09-2015 10:48 PM
Re: Targa sailboats

Hi Jay, Any chance that was the Targa that I mentioned seeing from the boat show at Jack London Square many years ago?
09-09-2015 10:03 PM
Re: Targa sailboats

Hi Bill, Im over in alameda and have a 9.6 targa, love it! Very well built. Just in the middle of repowering with a beta 20 to the 110 saildrive. Jay
09-02-2015 08:34 PM
Re: Targa sailboats

I meant to mention...
When we went to the boat show at Jack London Square in maybe '03, we went out to the end of the dock and this boat caught our eye. It was a Targa 9.6, and we said, "Wow, that's our boat's sistership." She was doing man overboard drills, being used for a certification class. We were sure shocked.
09-02-2015 08:28 PM
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Hi Bill,
Great to hear from you and to hear that Silea is still sailing. We bought her in about 98 from a Channel Islands Harbor broker (Rick who is still there) after previous owner traded her in for a bigger boat. She was named M&M, with a very brightly colored giant M&M on her spinnaker. Since she is Finnish, we gave her a Finnish name. Silea means fast, sleek, smooth. We sailed her to the Channel Islands many times and loved her. We wanted a little bigger boat for more extensive cruising so we reluctantly sold her in '04 to someone from SF Bay area. A delivery skipper took her up there and he said he had a nice trip. With our new boat, we cruised in Mexico for six months, starting with the '06 Baja HaHa.

What kind of sailing are you doing with her? We'd love to see some photos. We could also send you some photos from her previous life with us.

Thanks for getting in touch,
09-02-2015 06:34 PM
Re: Targa sailboats

Hi Rodger

WE own Silea now up in San Francisco Bay area we love the boat and was wandering if you know some of the history of her and also was wandering if thee are more of those boats around?

Thanks Bill
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