A Photo & Discussion Forum for Wharram Design Enthusiasts
First of all, we are happy to hear that you are adding that new little crew member. You two make cute kids, for sure! And second, we are delighted to know you have bought the Tangaroa Mk IV. Great choice for your young family.
I am assuming your boat currently has Classic type fastening system. Right? And you are considering putting Tiki type lashings on her. Right?
About those lashings... Why bother re designing the boat for Tiki type lashings when the Classics have been sailing and making excellent ocean passages for decades using their own well respected Classic type system which is already in place on your boat? Seriously, Brian, if there is need for maintainence or repair, then just do that and get going! Sometimes I think the majority of boat work is totally wasted time. Once you get the boat strong, then the sailing is what you need to do. As you sail along, you will make some minor changes each year for comfort or convenience but will probably come to respect James Wharram's original design more and more as the miles add up. Keep it simple and miximize fun. The Classics are tuff critters and they have a proud sailing history of their own. Don't try to turn your boat into a Tiki. Grow the family and enjoy the boat.
But if you are determined to continue on with making an apple out of an orange, let us know and we will see what we can do to help out.
Love, Ann and Nev