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Tangaroa mk4 for sale
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 For sale Tangaroa mk4. Price…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by matt connolly Oct 14.

Crab claw sailors
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Hello all. Are there any Crab Claw sailors out there that have any feed back or design curio's about their rigs? If so,then out with it! I am setting up my Tangaroa mk4 with one and would like to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by wakataitea Aug 20.

Forestay bridle angle
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Hey all,I've just stepped my mast for the first time on my rebuilt tangaroa mk Iv. I'm doing a version of wakatiateas crab claw,so have put a 10degree rake on my 7meter mast. My question is what kind…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeremy Walker May 31.

Netting beams lashed or bolted?
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Anybody out there got any idea's on whether I should lash on my netting beams or bolt them?  As l have just finished putting beam lashings on my tangaroa.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by matt connolly Dec 31, 2016.

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matt connolly replied to matt connolly's discussion Tangaroa mk4 for sale
"Thanks for that. It is im pretty sure."
Oct 14
dave tomlinson replied to matt connolly's discussion Tangaroa mk4 for sale
"Walked by your boat last month,looked good That big cat across the basin has not moved for a long time it seems,is. It also for sale?"
Oct 14
matt connolly replied to matt connolly's discussion Tangaroa mk4 for sale
"Brunswick heads,east coast Australia."
Oct 14
patrick lennon replied to matt connolly's discussion Tangaroa mk4 for sale
"Location please"
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Budget Boater replied to matt connolly's discussion Tangaroa mk4 for sale
"Nice job Matt. Adding more pictures, including the interior will help. There is not limit on pictures."
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Tangaroa mk4 for sale

 For sale Tangaroa mk4. Price redeuction. $28,ooo.  In very good condition. 90% finished project that I wish to pass on after 4 years of rebuilding with the best materials. New paint and antifoul. I have other interests now so feel to sell. Rigged with a Wakatiatea inspired crab claw that works very well. 15 hp yamaha…See More
Oct 10
wakataitea replied to matt connolly's discussion Crab claw sailors
"check out wakataitea"
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"rig gives nice big open deck area. Cool"
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Chuck Valley replied to matt connolly's discussion Crab claw sailors
"Beat (Aluna) sent me this when I was considering the rig. "
Jul 26
matt connolly replied to matt connolly's discussion Crab claw sailors
"Well l've done one,just gotta see how she sails now. I know two previous owners of your boat btw."
Jul 26
matt connolly replied to matt connolly's discussion Crab claw sailors
Jul 26
salti replied to matt connolly's discussion Crab claw sailors
"Yeah mate same here. I may do it with a Narai MK lV."
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Crab claw sailors

Hello all. Are there any Crab Claw sailors out there that have any feed back or design curio's about their rigs? If so,then out with it! I am setting up my Tangaroa mk4 with one and would like to know what others have done.See More
Jul 25
Jeremy Walker replied to matt connolly's discussion Forestay bridle angle
"  Posting a diagram or drawing would no doubt explain things best. But I’ll have another go in words – What I suggeat is to glue and bolt a piece of 2x3” hardwood onto each stem, from deck level down to near waterline. The…"
May 31

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At 7:35pm on July 6, 2013, steve martland said…

I have a tangaroa mk iv that has had its beams replaced with aluminium beams and tiki style lashings works brilliantly   the beam o'all has been increased to 6m  .. I have no idea on the cost  but could perhaps put you onto the previous owner who did the conversion

At 5:55am on July 7, 2013, Don Brazier said…
I changed a wharram Narai IV from brackets to beams , if I can be of any help lets me know. Email Nz@wharram.com
Don
At 6:11am on July 7, 2013, matt connolly said…
Thanks guys,I think I'm gonna make new beams as there is some rot in beam 1 and 4...I'm wondering about cost effective timber to use in Australia?
At 7:41pm on November 19, 2013, Galway Bay said…

Matt I fail to understand Wharram's comment that Crab Claw is only for very experienced sailors. But this is not the first statement from W. that I failed to understand. Perhaps it is just me.

I don't know why any of the "crabbers" did not pick up your post. Frankly I waited for a vigorous discussion. Doubtless once I post a suggestion this will change and we will have a flood of replies showing how I got it wrong !!

I will put some thing together but I need an idle hour as I will need to post a drawing etc. I will try to do it soon.

At 3:42am on November 26, 2013, Galway Bay said…

Matt I am more and more pissed off with this site. Almost no body is sailing it seems. You get huge amounts of replies to useless things like "best way to fit a fiddle rail". At the same time simple questions like "what is the head room in a T21" drag on for weeks without any actual measurement. A prominent contributor posted photos of a finished boat last year. Still in no hurry to actually put it in the water. I better stop here.

You sound like some one who actually wants to go sailing. Keep in touch.

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