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December 2008 Blog Posts (6)

The stem head


This is the Ehecatl stem head. There will be two carved, painted, and varnished pieces of hard wood to go on each side of the stem head once the decks are on and complete. These will add the detail and make the bows of this boat stand out.

Added by Budget Boater on December 30, 2008 at 12:26pm — No Comments

More Than A Place To Rest

The after end of the port hull's main cabin, showing the still-unfinished galley. The surfaces need to be sanded back and sealed better and the stainless Plastimo two-burner and oven unit has yet to be fitted and plumbed in.

Added by The Ethnic Catamaran Company on December 23, 2008 at 9:42am — No Comments

Measure Twice, Cut Once, Get Six Guys To Help

Sometimes the only way to make a launch date is to enlist more manpower (of course, there will also be one person who will stand around just watching!)

Added by The Ethnic Catamaran Company on December 20, 2008 at 12:12pm — No Comments

Upper Hull Parts

I have not been able to access the blog on our regular site blog, so am moving the blog here. Many of the next few blogs happened over the last 4-6 weeks so are not what I am currently working on. I just need to get the information up.



I started cutting out the parts for the upper hull bulkheads on the CNC. It took a little longer to draw the bulkheads and parts… Continue

Added by Budget Boater on December 11, 2008 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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

Added by Pete Rigby 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

Added by Pete Rigby on December 1, 2008 at 3:42pm — 1 Comment

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