SailNet Community - Reply to Topic

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Boat Review and Purchase Forum > Saga 43
 Not a Member? 


Thread: Saga 43 Reply to Thread
Title:
  

By choosing to post the reply below you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Topic Review (Newest First)
05-13-2001 07:19 AM
Jeff_H
Saga 43

I would address your questions to Bob Perry <robertp@abac.com> the designer of the Saga. He has designed a lot of ''serious blue water cruisers'' and seems to speak quite candidly about things.

I have had the chance to observe the Saga 43 underway in a number of conditions. They are quite fast on a reach in moderate conditions. They are better than most heavy cruisers in light air and beating but compared to a coastal cruiser are not especially good in light air and don''t point as well as I would have expected from a narrow waterline boat. The one that I am most familiar with has a shoal keel and that may be the problem. They also seem a little tender but that may have been more of a product of sailor error, carrying too much sail for the conditions.

I believe that they were developed as a performance long range cruising boat but I have never been convinced that they were successful as such. There just did not seem to be enough storage and the like for serious long distance stuff.

I am not a big fan of their rig. I know what they were trying to do but I don''t think it has been successful. The narrow slot between the two headsails means that you have to roll up the forestaysail (genoa/reacher) every time you tack. I think they would have been better off going with a fractional and bigger mainsail and then using a more conventional Code zero with a sock.

Jeff

05-12-2001 10:21 PM
dwill
Saga 43

Is the Saga 43 a proper Open Ocean sailboat capable of safe and comfortable circumnavigation?

Has anyone completed multiple passages on Saga 43? If so, how does the boat handle in heavy weather? Light winds? Would you choose the Saga 43 again?

What are your personal experiences living aboard a Saga 43 for long periods (2-3 years)?

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:49 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.