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Date Posted: - Wednesday - 10/24/07 - 1:52pm
Author: Lawrence Killingsworth M40 Ta' Ata Ori
Subject: Ta' Ata Ori Update

We unstepped the masts and hauled Ta' Ata Ori out the water a couple of weeks ago -- all 14 tons of her. She's up on the hard for a full bottom job (sounds like cosmetic surgery and it is, sort of) and other upgrades.

Looks like the old main mast will have to be replaced. It was built in 1979 by her former owner out of "whatever we could find" on the island of Nuku Hiva in the French Marquesas, after she was dismasted in mid-Pacific. Quite a story of courage, resourcefulness and craftsmanship under primative circumstances.

So, we're having another one built in Port Townsend, WA, the wooden boat capital of the Northwest. We decided not to go with aluminum fabrication, for reasons too primal to go into here.

We hope to have Ta' Ata Ori re-rigged and ready to sail by next spring. She'll also have a new set of sails, made by Port Townsend Sails (http://www.porttownsendsails.com). They are experts in cruising sails and all the work is done locally. Can't wait to fly the cruising spinnaker and mizzen stays'l.

More news as it happens. Film at 11.

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[> rigging -- ben millett, - Friday - 10/26/07 - 1:51am

I have just found this site after owning Dream Weaver, my M 40,for 4 years. I am planing on taking her masts down recoating and possibly rerigging her I am interested to hear what wire sizes you putting on you new masts

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[> [> M40 Rigging -- Lawrence Killingsworth, - Friday - 10/26/07 - 11:12am

Good morning, Ben --

Ta' Ata Ori's standing rigging was upgraded/upsized a few years before I bought her. She's been in fresh water ever since and it's in pretty good shape. I'm not planning on replacing it, unless close inspection shows some wear, corrosion, etc.

I can measure the size of wire and get back to you, but I won't be visiting the marina for a few weeks.

I'm sure we'd all like to see some photos of your vessel.

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[> [> [> Measured Wire Sizes -- Lawrence Killingsworth M40 Ta' Ata Ori, - Monday - 11/ 5/07 - 11:22am

I measured Ta' Ata Ori's rigging this weekend.
Here's the scoop: Main upper shrouds, lower shrouds, headstay and backstay are all 5/16" (the backstay is 1/4" after the split).
Mizzen upper shrouds and lower shrouds: 1/4".
Triatic stay: 3/16".
Hope this helps with your project.

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[> Ta' Ata Ori -- Mike Anthony, - Friday - 10/26/07 - 4:57am


Good luck on the upgrades. With your help we finally got our masts and booms up and operational. The 40 is such a pretty boat. Unfortunetly I will be pulling Tivoli in two weeks. Please send pics when finished.

I actually like our Sitka Spruce masts and booms, I too would rather not go with alum. If there is anything I can do, dimensions pics anything, please just give me a call

Mike & Paula
S/V Tivoli

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[> [> Sitka Spruce -- Lawrence Killingsworth, - Friday - 10/26/07 - 11:20am

Hi, Mike. Sounds like Tivoli will be just about ready to head for the open ocean, come spring.

I'll send pictures and update this web site when we get TAO re-fitted next spring. I have all sorts of projects lined up -- we'll see just how many we actually get done.

There are good sources for Sitka Spruce out here, so that's what we'll likely use to rebuild the mast. When that's done I'd be glad to sell you my old mast, so you can carry along a spare when you go sailing. Safety first, Mike, and I can tell you have an unlimited budget (as do we all) for sailing.

Thanks for your offer of help, but I think we're OK for now.

Our best to you and Paula and S/V Tivoli

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