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Hi, I've just bought T38 Kaimiloa, we are preparing her to sail from Portugal to Uruguay and would like to know if anybody else than Bertra…

Started by luis

1 Sep 29, 2009
Reply by Axel

where do they rot?

Hi The truth is that all boats rot. Alloy boats corrode. Steel boats rust. Plastic boats get ossmosis. And wood boats rot. I have had one…

Started by Ann and Neville Clement

7 Sep 1, 2009
Reply by Ann and Neville Clement

Coating under water line

Question. My boat is reaching completion. I have to do the paint. What would be your advice for painting under water line: Primer/ antifoul…

Started by Jacques

18 Jun 3, 2009
Reply by Bertrand FERCOT

Bow heads

I know everybody likes to personalize his building with custom made bow heads. What about yours? Mine are made with a mix of oak, mahogany…

Started by Jacques

4 May 16, 2009
Reply by Jacques

Wharrams and Dolphins

I am continually amazed at how much Dolphins seem to like Wharrams. I have had a number of close encounters on my Tiki 21 and my Tiki 31. T…

Started by Paul Lawton

1 Mar 29, 2009
Reply by Tom

Fin Shapes

Hello, So I've got 4 swing keels and two rudders to shape. I'm wondering about how water will flow over them, and what the best shape will…

Started by Tom

0 Mar 29, 2009

yellow /red cedar strip -building

Hello Friends..................can anyone comment on building Wharram canoes with cadar strip.......................instead of plywood.....…

Started by geno

3 Mar 29, 2009
Reply by Tom


I will be building a central pod for my Tiki 31 as part of my refit. I would appreciate any ideas that outer members may have regarding suc…

Started by Thom delForge

6 Dec 1, 2008
Reply by boatsmith


Just a thought I had the other day is that on the Tikis, certainly the 30 and 38 there are full length lashing strakes. Their first use is…

Started by Dave Vinni

11 Nov 19, 2008
Reply by Bertrand FERCOT


I've bought a used 47' ORO it is 20' wide I'm going to widen it to 24' and I'm doing it in the water. if I make the front and back beam tem…

Started by vern

5 Aug 31, 2008
Reply by wakataitea


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