Tama Moana - Child Of The Sea Study Plan

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The most important part of the Study Plan is the Materials List, which will list the major boat building materials requirements so you can cost your project in your own area.

We feel sure that after studying these plans you will appreciate the quality and detail of the Building Plans, which, for the more recent designs, are more like a course in wooden boat building than just a plan set.

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Contents:
  • 1 x A0 Plan sheet
  • Materials List
  • A4 and A3 Colour drawing sheets
  • Articles
Tama Moana - Child Of The Sea Study Plan
Building Method: Strip Plank/Epoxy/Glass
Length Overall: 37' 9" 11.5 m
Beam Overall: 14' 11" 4.55 m
Waterline length: 28'5" 8.65 m
Draft: 1' 9" 0.53 m
Weight: 3500 lbs 1600 kg
Loading capacity: 3300 lbs 1500 kg
Sail area: 395 sqft 36 sqm
Building Time Estimate: 1600 hrs  
The Child of the Sea has the traditional hullshape of the islands of Tikopia and Anuta. She is built in strip planking over plywood backbone and bulkheads. Her rig is traditional crabclaw and she is steered with steering paddles/side rudders.

Ethnic Designs as Canoe Craft have a basic design principle of maximum boat for minimum cost. Building and sailing one you can be a research participant in a major attempt to recover and preserve the practical, design, handling aspects of Man's first offshore sailing vessels.

Two TAMA MOANA designs sailed the Lapita Voyage from the Philippines to Tikopia and Anuta in 2008-9, where they were donated to the island populations who are now using them as their autonomous transport.
 
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Tama Moana Building Plans
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