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Plans are being offered in a limited edition. Looks like the plans drawings are about at least as good as the Tane plans I have for comparison. Tane dates from around ten years later - late 60s - and…Continue

Tags: Tangaroa, Narai, Tane, Rongo

Started Oct 18

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RONGO

Plans are being offered in a limited edition. Looks like the plans drawings are about at least as good as the Tane plans I have for comparison. Tane dates from around ten years later - late 60s - and are basic but comprehensive plan sheets with additional brief but comprehensive building instructions for materials and methods of the day. My set may date later from the 70s as there is some brochure material with photos and some updates. I haven't seen if there are also building instructions for…See More
Oct 18
Graeme replied to Giovani Frisene's discussion Engines and Propellers
"Giovani, that's a useful list. But why no recommended outboards for the Raka design? (Also for the Tama Moana, Child of the Sea, which is almost identical in hull dimensions, sail area, and weights as Raka.)"
Sep 17
Graeme replied to Building Wharrams's discussion Tiki 38 building plans for sale, plan number 155
"JWD don't support second hand bought plans. They accept returns of plans in unopened as new condition if purchasing plans for a larger boat. Perhaps they do support builders with second hand bought plans after payment to them of some additional…"
Sep 16
Graeme replied to Dean Wilkerson's discussion Wings
"Richard Woods did it on early V-hull designs of his. Makes the sales pitch for it on his site. Woods worked on designs at JWD before going his own way circa mid 70s. (From late 70s, early 80s, JW had strong disagreements with and criticisms…"
Sep 16

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I am:
A home builder, I want a Wharram, Other Multihull, Other Monohull, Just Looking
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
Caper Cat, 125, Bolger Micro, Endeavour 24

Most likely to build classic Hinemoa, or Raka, I guess. Possibly Tane. I'm rather drawn to Tama Moana, and Raka!
Country, City, and State?
Australia, Queensland
About me or us?
A sometime sailor dreaming of doing it for real!
Looking to?
In the next few years to cruise the Queensland coast before venturing farther afield. Something larger to cruise GBR to Gulf to Kimberley top end coast and maybe liveaboard retired?

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