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Category: Dinghy classes
Forum Name: Dinghy Yarns...
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Topic: Tasar
Posted By: Fatsailor
Subject: Tasar
Date Posted: 02 Oct 16 at 10:44pm
Couldn't post this in GENERAL soo.
TASAR dinghy   can I sail one single handed or will I be mostly swimming??
I have a fair bit of time in dinghies, and no sylph like figure!
Looking at an old TASAR without Mylar sails, I sail on a small duckpond, very variable breeze!
Currently using a Zoom ,but my knees don't like it!
Will I be constantly overpowered and dumping the main?
Any bodies input welcome.


Posted By: rich96
Date Posted: 03 Oct 16 at 6:09am
Most difficult thing will be tacking the boom spanner on your own.

You can centre it and leave it fixed as a compromise though ?

Its very stable and not too much sail so may be ok on your own ?

Not really suited to ponds though - bit sticky in the light stuff

Posted By: Fatsailor
Date Posted: 03 Oct 16 at 9:32pm
Thanks rich , boom spanner? What is that


Posted By: JimC
Date Posted: 03 Oct 16 at 9:51pm
The Tasar has a variety of rotating mast which has to be manually pushed from one side to the other while tacking. This is done with a lever that is located just under the boom. The lever gets called the mast spanner.

Sailing the boat two handed this is not a big deal, because the crew grabs it on their way across the boat mid tack. Sailing singlehanded its going to be rather more awkward.

The Tasar is a nice boat, but I really don't think its going to be much fun to sail one singlehanded in restricted water.

Posted By: Fatsailor
Date Posted: 03 Oct 16 at 10:44pm
Thanks ,you have made my mind up,ill scratch that one .


Posted By: Rupert
Date Posted: 04 Oct 16 at 9:21am
Had big chaps sailing Albacores successfully at our club. Excellent light wind boat.

Firefly 2324, Lightning 130, Puffin 229, Topper 44496, Minisail 3131, Minisail 3446

Posted By: catmandoo
Date Posted: 05 Oct 16 at 11:44pm
Mast spanner aint a problem , i used to sail ours singlehanded in lighter winds , unicorns cats need a bit if manual manipulation of the spanner too 


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