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Comparable timber strengths

I am moving along in the construction of my tiki 30. Getting ready to put the decks on hull #1. when purchasing my lumber I left out the ha…

Started by Jordan Balbresky

5 Oct 2, 2010
Reply by Jeff Kittle

Pahi beam attachment

I've built new I-beam style crossbeams for my Pahi31 which were drawn up by JWD.  My old beams are bolted in the center of the trough and l…

Started by Frank Olsen

7 Sep 27, 2010
Reply by Ann and Neville Clement

Mast Shrouds

I am thinking of attaching the mast shrouds on my Pahi 42 to the crossbeams instead of the hulls.  To my logic the beams move much less tha…

Started by John& Kat Wilkie

2 Sep 19, 2010
Reply by Ann and Neville Clement

Tiki 38 deck help

Q: How do you get 121 mm out of 70 mm?A: You don't!! Yet, I am now led to believe that it is possible since it is on the plans. This is r…

Started by Budget Boater

1 Aug 21, 2010
Reply by Kanaloa

Removing deck beam troughs

Has anyone removed the deck beams troughs on a classic design and simply mounted them on decks?? It looks like it would make for more space…

Started by Mark Hamill

7 Aug 12, 2010
Reply by Greg F

Contact info at JWD

I've recently started building.  I've tried using the JWD website to submit questions about the construction.  After two weeks, I've heard…

Started by Russell and Janet Puryear

1 Jul 8, 2010
Reply by Ann and Neville Clement

pod/cockpit in Tiki 38

i'm thinking in modifying the pod area in kaimiloa.in fact, i will use that area more a a traditional cockpit than as a sheltered (?) origi…

Started by luis

4 Jun 30, 2010
Reply by Jamie Rohan

filled bilge in Tiki 38

hi,as shown in the atached pic, kaimiloa has part (not all her length) of her bilges (basically in the main cabins) filled and i cannot hav…

Started by luis

5 Jun 6, 2010
Reply by Budget Boater

Putting fittings through balsa and foam sandwich

We are about to put some new deck fittings on the boat and need to reinforce the existing decks where they will go.  The hull decks are foa…

Started by Robert Sheridan

1 Jan 30, 2010
Reply by boatsmith

Gripfast Nails

I can not seem to find gripfast nails in the USA is there a source here or do we have to order from overseas? Conversely can they be replac…

Started by Don Hayes

6 Jan 14, 2010
Reply by Bob Bois


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