Help Identify and Fix Tiga Baord

Help Identify and Fix Tiga Baord

Post by marti » Sun, 22 Jun 1997 04:00:00


Hi,

I have  Tiga racing board 12'4" long byt 25" wide.  It does not have a
center fin, but does have a neet mechanical longitudinal mast adjuster. On
it is written Strucrual Composit Carbon (SCC).

It also says the origianl shape was by Hughues De Turckhem and was designed
by Andres Brindal.  It is white with purple trim and grafix.

It also has a big imperfection.  Just aft of the mast slot/adjuster is a
18"x1-2" delamination.  It is both top and bottom.  On top it looks like it
was repaired with some sort of epoxy sealent.

My questions are as follows:

1) anyone have a clue as to the year and model of this board??

2) is there anything special i should know about repairing it?? Will
opening up the area letting it dry and fiberglassing it do the tirck or is
there something differerent about this SCC stuff??

3) Since this is a racing board and does not come with a center fin is it
still a good board to learn on??

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Help Identify and Fix Tiga Baord

Post by Jim Crav » Mon, 23 Jun 1997 04:00:00

I don't know what board this is, but it sounds like it had a
daggerboard at one time and someone filled in the slot.

 
 
 

Help Identify and Fix Tiga Baord

Post by GARY S. WOO » Wed, 25 Jun 1997 04:00:00

Martin, older Tiga (and most other) boards of this size almost always had a
moving
mast track, plus a daggerboard.  From the description and location of the
'imperfection',
I suspect that someone has glassed over the vertical slot where the
daggerboard used
to reside, making it a semi-slalom board, although a huge one.
Some modern boards in the 'funboard' range have now evolved to have the
daggerboard unit removable and replaced with a sealed 'cassette', allowing
it to work
somewhat like a slalom board.  Typically this is still found on boards in
the 10-11 foot
range, however.

As to the model, could be an older Swift or one of their race boards -
don't know the
name off-hand.
I beleive the SCC construction is a fairly standard epoxy.  Tiga still has
a web site
somewhere (they are now owned by BIC), and they could probably confirm
this.

The board will still have the floatation and stability needed to uphaul
sails comfortably,
but you will lose a lot of upwind ability and some lateral stability
without the daggerboard.
There is a considerable difference in learning to sail on a longboard where
the daggerboard
(centerboard) is used to enhance lift, and a slalom board where higher
winds are required
to allow planing using just the fin (skeg).  Turning, upwind style and many
other factors are
different in the two style of sailing.

It might be just fine for learning, but while your curve is still steep,
its awfully nice to have
that centerboard to be able to get back to the beach where you launched
from.  There will
be lots of time for you to do the 'walk of shame' once you've graduated to
slalom boards...

Gary

Quote:
> I have  Tiga racing board 12'4" long byt 25" wide.  It does not have a
> center fin, but does have a neet mechanical longitudinal mast adjuster.
On
> it is written Strucrual Composit Carbon (SCC).

> It also has a big imperfection.  Just aft of the mast slot/adjuster is a
> 18"x1-2" delamination.  It is both top and bottom.  On top it looks like
it
> was repaired with some sort of epoxy sealent.