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03-27-2016 06:38 PM
Re: Targa sailboats

Very nice, MArp. I'll check out your web/blog. A good boat!
03-27-2016 05:24 PM
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
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.
12-06-2015 05:49 PM
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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?
12-06-2015 09:34 AM
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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?
12-06-2015 02:03 AM
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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.

09-10-2015 08:25 PM
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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 08:04 PM
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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 10:59 AM
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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 10:27 AM
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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?
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