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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.

Tama Moana sail
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Hello all,does anybody out there know how the sail on a tama moana is attached to boom and spar? the nuts and bolts of that lashing system?? Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by matt connolly Dec 29, 2016.

tiller steer outboard to control box?
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Hello all,I'm soon to remount my outboard on my slowly reinvented Tangaroa but its a tiller steer and l'm putting it in a position which will make using the tiller arm for control a pain in the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by matt connolly Oct 26, 2016.

Shroud position??
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Hello forum,Can anyone elucidate on where the standing rigging attaches to the hulls(l mean the distance along the hull edge), as far as the position of the mast is concerned? Is there a formula…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by matt connolly Jul 14, 2016.

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matt connolly replied to matt connolly's discussion Netting beams lashed or bolted?
"Hmm...that's a discreet way of doing it."
Dec 31, 2016
paul anderson replied to matt connolly's discussion Netting beams lashed or bolted?
"My beam at the back of my boat is lashed and I glued a solid rod of aluminium at both inner lashing points of the hulls.The beam has slots cut to fit the rods.Works like a charm."
Dec 30, 2016
matt connolly replied to matt connolly's discussion Netting beams lashed or bolted?
"Yep gotcha. Thanks."
Dec 30, 2016
Budget Boater replied to matt connolly's discussion Netting beams lashed or bolted?
"The netting beam, if not bolted in, will need some mechanism to not move side-to-side under the lashings, just like the main beams, which have pins or locating blocks."
Dec 30, 2016
matt connolly replied to matt connolly's discussion Netting beams lashed or bolted?
"The cross beams should already be doing that in theory...or you mean just for the netting beams themselves?"
Dec 30, 2016
Budget Boater replied to matt connolly's discussion Netting beams lashed or bolted?
"No. You would just need to create a means to stop athwartship movement."
Dec 30, 2016
matt connolly replied to matt connolly's discussion Netting beams lashed or bolted?
"Ok...Apart from the extra work,can you see any problems lashing them?"
Dec 29, 2016
Budget Boater replied to matt connolly's discussion Netting beams lashed or bolted?
"The netting beam has but a single pivot point, which is the dead center of each hull. Flexing should not be an issue."
Dec 29, 2016
matt connolly replied to matt connolly's discussion Netting beams lashed or bolted?
"Hey Budget Boater,thanks for the reply. Yes they are wooden beams,Oregon. I've converted the boat to lashings as I said and wonder about the bolts being to static and not having movement while the rest of the boat flexes under lashings? The…"
Dec 29, 2016
Budget Boater replied to matt connolly's discussion Netting beams lashed or bolted?
"I assume you are talking about the aluminum or wood beam that connects the bows on the Tangaroa. This should be through bolted into the stem posts. If I remember correctly, your forestay bridle terminates here as well, and will need the strength of…"
Dec 29, 2016
matt connolly replied to matt connolly's discussion Tama Moana sail
"Thanks for the reply guys,l think l know what l'm doing now!"
Dec 29, 2016
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Netting beams lashed or bolted?

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.See More
Dec 29, 2016
Andrés replied to matt connolly's discussion Tama Moana sail
"There is an interesting blog from Beat Rettenmund, who has a Tiki 38 and now is in Tikopia helping in restoring the Lapita-Tikopia Tama Moana. http://clanb.be/aluna/welcome.html Beat has sailed with Glen Tieman and decided to change the T38's…"
Dec 25, 2016
William Baer replied to matt connolly's discussion Tama Moana sail
"Contact Glenn Tieman. I believe he's a member on this site."
Dec 23, 2016
matt connolly posted a discussion

Tama Moana sail

Hello all,does anybody out there know how the sail on a tama moana is attached to boom and spar? the nuts and bolts of that lashing system?? See More
Dec 18, 2016
matt connolly replied to matt connolly's discussion tiller steer outboard to control box?
"Thanks Dave,definately worth a thought,at least in the mean time."
Oct 26, 2016

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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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