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
‘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