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Crossbeams assembly and hull line up.

Bonjour, Back and center crossbeams have to be in contact with the cabin bulkheads, or is it necessary or possible to leave a gap? Thanks a…

Started by Éric Bouvéron

5 Jul 14
Reply by Brad Ingram

Proa Why Not? Epoxy steel primer....???....

  Hi all, good stuff, cheap and strong, sands perfect also..... I believe it will last..... https://youtu.be/e2mALQjjHX0 all d best BSY.

Started by rael dobkins

0 Jul 10

Color Tiki 21 and repairs

Dear Tiki Friends, Last summer an inexperienced Hobie cat sailor crashed in to my Tiki 21. There is a small hole of about 30 cm2 6x6 cm. j…

Started by Johan van Zwienen

2 Jun 15
Reply by Ian Bamsey

Time to think about wings....

  Getting there, Vaka almost done..... Time to look into crab claw size and angle..... details, details..... all d best. https://youtu.be/

Started by rael dobkins

0 Jun 8

Total Proa Build episode 8

     Hi all, Vaka done, time to paint.... But we all know, how much fun it is to sand epoxy b4 paint..... cant wait!!!  except for that, am…

Started by rael dobkins

0 Jun 4

Total Proa Build episode 7

Hi all, here's WHY NOT? b4 paint..... vaka is done, and now to the ama....... as a proa he is different to a cat, but his sole too belongs…

Started by rael dobkins

3 Jun 2
Reply by Jeremy Walker

Tiki 26 Trailer Dimensions / Sketchup file

Here is a Sketchup file drawn at 1:1 scale in inches. Sketchup is a free program you can download here: http://www.sketchup.com/download T…

Started by Bill & Houston Barker

4 May 24
Reply by Pavel Kubalak

Time estimated to build a Wharram catamaran are they accurate?

I would like to know if the time estimated on James Wharram website are accurate. If not what are the experience from people that did built…

Started by Valery Gaulin

19 May 9
Reply by agur paesüld


A while ago I uploaded a discussion of the engineered carbon fibre crossbeams I've fitted to my Imagine Multihulls glassfibre Tiki 26, Zest…

Started by Robert Hughes

9 May 4
Reply by Jeremy Walker


Hi all, After ten years on the built of my tiki 31, I have finally reached the point where I must make my decision on the deck layout. I a…

Started by Manos Amanakis

4 Apr 28
Reply by Manos Amanakis


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