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06-11-2016 06:14 AM
Jaramaz
Re: Targa sailboats

Quote:
Originally Posted by Richardo1955 View Post
G'day Targa owners,
I have a Targa 32' called SIJO in Sydney Australia and love her!
There is a sliding track in front of the mast for a self tacking jib but I have not been able to rig a sail there that works.
Do you have a boat with the same self tacking rig?
Would you be able to send a photo so I can get this working correctly?

I would love to be able to use this in heavy weather
Thanks
Ricardo
Hi Rick,

Self tacking jibs are popular in Scandinavia due to all the archipelago. It would help if you could state your problem more specifically, here some first points:
- a specific self tacking jib is necessary. They are always < 100%, often 70-80%, so one is missing some sail area.
- the clew often has a set of holes, as it is difficult to get the angle right
- the sheet is most often from the clew to a block attached to a sliding car on the track, then forward to a block where the forestay ends in the deck, and then back to the cockpit.
- (possible to take a turn up in the mast instead to the foretay, but not as popular).

Main difficulty is to get the sail and sheet right, but not really difficult.

/J
06-11-2016 03:13 AM
Mads
Re: Targa sailboats

Hi

I'm about to buy a Targa 96 with the same jib-slide right in front of the mast. There's a furling-jib that should fit the task. I'll get back to you if it works.

Best from Mads
05-30-2016 10:24 PM
Richardo1955
Re: Targa sailboats

G'day Targa owners,
I have a Targa 32' called SIJO in Sydney Australia and love her!
There is a sliding track in front of the mast for a self tacking jib but I have not been able to rig a sail there that works.
Do you have a boat with the same self tacking rig?
Would you be able to send a photo so I can get this working correctly?

I would love to be able to use this in heavy weather
Thanks
Ricardo
05-29-2016 09:31 PM
Richardo1955
Re: Targa sailboats

Quote:
Originally Posted by kms View Post
Does anyone know of a web site for Targa Sailboats? I believe they are made in Finland.
I have a Targa 32' called Sijo in Sydney Australia. She has a track for a self tacking jib just forward of the mast and I cannot rig a sail on it that works.
Does anyone have the same setup that you might be able to send a photo to clarify how to rig this self tacking sail?
Richard
03-27-2016 06:38 PM
rogerbsailor
Re: Targa sailboats

Very nice, MArp. I'll check out your web/blog. A good boat!
Roger
03-27-2016 05:24 PM
marp
Re: Targa sailboats

Hello from Finland!
We have here lot of Targa 96 and 101 boats in use. Our unofficial association has blog web pages in a place you can construct from following words targapurjehtijat point wordpress point com
I am sorry, but all is in Finnish language. You may translate with google translate. Many of us can communicate in english, too

Our summer 2015 journey was sailing from Trondheim, Norway to Helsinki, Finland via Danmark and Sweden. We bought our s/y Anna, Targa96 from Malvik near Trondheim.

yours MArp
12-06-2015 07:36 PM
rogerbsailor
Re: Targa sailboats

Hi Dean,
I think she sailed very well in light winds. We had 155 genoa however, which is a lot of sail and helpful in light winds. I don't know what jib or jibs you will have now. We sometimes went out to day sail in tandem with our dock mates. One boat was a Catalina 36 and the other was a Hunter 34. We out-sailed both of them by a good margin. She is fairly light for a boat 31.5'. She is about 23% lighter than a Catalina 320, for example. Less mass to push thru the water means less wind needed and less engine HP. I thought she had 18 hp, but I could be wrong. We don't have currents down here like you have up there. We felt underpowered a bit when we were coming back from Catalina once, and in the afternoon, we tried to motor straight into the teeth of a pretty stiff wind, which had stacked up the chop and swell quite a lot. We opted to fall off a bit and motor sail upwind to make better progress. But I think many boats would have also been slowed way down in those conditions. But if you are going against current rather than adverse wind and seas, you should do ok. I think we could motor at about six knots, but if you've got a six knot adverse current, you're not going anywhere! I don't know how much a fixed blade prop would help. You should talk to an expert about that. I gather there is quite a bit that goes into deciding what prop will work well with a specific engine.

When we got her, she had very low hours for how old she was. Then we didn't really put that many hours on her because we mostly just used the engine to get in and out of the harbor, and then we sailed. The engine has great access by the way.

As for the spinnaker, we kept it when we sold her and then used it on our next boat. It was an asymmetrical in a sock so the rigging was simple - just the halyard and sheets.

Were you able to see that pic of her at Pelican Anchorage?

I'm don't know the proper way to pass along an email address in this forum, but you can email me using my user name for this forum, rogerbsailor at gmail dot com (pretty tricky, eh?)

Congratz again. We're kinda jeolous.
Roger
12-06-2015 05:49 PM
Dkram
Re: Targa sailboats

Thank you Roger, I cant wait for Silea's arrival
I am glad to hear that she sails well, how is she handling in light winds? I live in Deep Cove in North Vancouver and lots of sailing will be local in protected waters of Indian Arm. I was looking at another Finnish boat, Finnsailer 34 before I saw Bill's CL ad for Silea. Concern i had about Finnsailor was sailing performance in light winds. On the other hand, that boat had 50 HP Perkins engine while Silea is probably underpowered with her 15 HP Volvo? Have you had any issues with lacking power while motoring agains current?
Would replacing two blade folding prop with fixed three blade help? I was also surprised that it only had 700+ hours on original engine - I guess it was not used that much by previous owners?
You mentioned M&M spinnaker - I saw spinnaker pole but there is no spinnaker or rigging for it - were you using spinnaker.
Thank you for the picture, I would love to see more pics. Not sure how do I send you my email address for pics exchange without posting it here?
Dean
12-06-2015 09:34 AM
rogerbsailor
Re: Targa sailboats

Hi Dean,
Congratulations! She's a great boat. Sails very well. I wrote a few words about her history earlier in this thread. What else would you like to know? I could send some pics (I'm attempting to attach one of our favs - us with Silea at Pelican, Santa Cruz Island). My wife was born in Vancouver and still has some family there. We'd love to see photos of Silea getting shipped to her new home and in her new slip. What marina will she be in?
Roger
12-06-2015 02:03 AM
Dkram
Re: Targa sailboats

hi Roger, I purchased Silea from Bill and am getting her shipped to her new home in Vancouver, BC
I would love to learn more about the boat's history, your experience with her, etc.

Dean
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