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Tangaroa mk4 for sale (SOLD)
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 For sale Tangaroa mk4. Price redeuction. $28,ooo.  In very good condition. 90% finished…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by matt connolly Nov 9, 2017.

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 dan Jan 13, 2020.

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, 2017.

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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Ian R replied to matt connolly's discussion which paint?
" 2 pack 10 years. Rest, rubbish. Varnish any kind,  1 year or less. Your piss is as good. And cheap. Wank oil must be as good. Have a nice sanding day folks, the paint stuff is mostly overpromoted and bad."
May 11
Manjuari replied to matt connolly's discussion which paint?
"Are you ready to paint already? Also interested in your experience because I'm going to be next. I'm thinking about Alexseal instead of Awlgrip. "
May 10
Jeff plentovich replied to matt connolly's discussion which paint?
"Barrier coats….does any have an opinion, experience or advice??? I have a tiki 30 epoxy over ply ready for paint.   I’m planning on using Awlgrip above the waterline.   Awlgrip is NOT recommended below the water line.  …"
Apr 14
dan replied to matt connolly's discussion Crab claw sailors
"hi -- i have had 3 wharrams (tiki 21, 26 and a tangaroa 36).  i now have a jarcat 6 for simple trailering and more acommodations (age happens!).  i intend to change the jarcat to a delta (flat crab claw) rig as it would be easier to put up…"
Jan 13, 2020

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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
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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