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Pete Rigby
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  • Fareham, Portsmouth Harbour, UK
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A home builder, I own a Wharram
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
Repairing a Tangaroa Mk1
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UK Fareham, Hampshire

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Water borne epoxy. The above, of which details are below, has proved incredibly useful to me. All the work to date, on my TangaroaMk1, has been done while the boat is afloat. The biggest problem ha…

Water borne epoxy.

The above, of which details are below, has proved incredibly useful to me. All the work to date, on my TangaroaMk1, has been done while the boat is afloat. The biggest problem has been to keep the moisture content of timber and ply down to acceptable levels.

This,water borne epoxy, I use as a sealer. It is tolerant of damper timber than regular epoxy . A couple of coats within a half hour or so enable regular epoxy/fibre mixes to then be used for… Continue

Posted on December 8, 2008 at 2:31pm — 1 Comment

Pete Rigby's Tangaroa Mk 1

‘Eva’ is a Tangaroa Mk1, built in the 1970’s, and in 2006, given to me.

The previous owner was an Australian, married to a woman from The Phillipines. They had lived aboard for some years, with the idea of sailing the boat back to Australia. This dream faded.

I had carefully avoided anything to do with boats for many, many years. I’d grown up with a boat builder father, who stopped early in the 1960’s, when it seemed timber was doomed, and GRP was the… Continue

Posted on December 1, 2008 at 3:42pm — 1 Comment

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At 3:30am on January 28, 2009, sarah said…
Hi, I added a drawing of my cat, please have a look and see what you think.
At 3:02am on February 11, 2009, sarah said…
hi pete, my e-mail is lipsimadmum@hotmail.com... looking forward to seeing those photo's.
I'll be in the uk in april, I would love to come and see your boat.
At 4:43am on February 16, 2009, sarah said…
Hi Pete,
so sorry to hear you are not well, I hope everything goes well. I will certainly come past your boat to compare. Thanks and good luck.
At 3:21am on July 20, 2009, sarah said…
Hi Pete,
I havent heard anything from you for for a while, I hope every thing is ok....
At 2:43am on August 20, 2009, sarah said…
Poor you! you have had a horrible time!! It's good to have you back in the world of Wharrem though.

The bloke who originaly built our Tangaroa turned up on Lipsi this summer, a complete coincidence, he had no idea it was here. He said his eye fell on it as soon as he entered the harbor (in his huge plastic mono-hull Tut tut). He told me that he thought it looked in exelent shape, that the sails were the originals (ehm, hopefully the wallet will stretch to new ones next year!). And the best bit was when I asked him what damage he thought had happened to the mast and if he thought I should replace it (if you rememeber the discussions about the bend in it). He gave me such a look of horror, he said that he had paid a lot of money for the mast and it was designed specialy with the bend and it was the reason that the boat was so fast, he said that he got 15 knots out of her on a regular basis! So I'm quite happy that we didn't junk it as suggested!! I got the blokes e-mail address but I must have written it wrong as I have tried sending e-mails but they all come back.

My dad is planning to come again this year, hopefully early Septmeber, for our second round of sailing lessons.
At 1:52pm on September 12, 2009, Luis Sa Figueiredo said…
Pete - Thank you for your reply. The resolcoat 1010 is completly new for me. I belive that here in Brasil, that stuf does'nt exist. I am going to do some research. Thank you once again. Lusi

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