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Error on Melanesia Plans

This one cost me a lot of brain power before I figured it out, so I'm posting here in hopes it will save another Melanesia builder a headac…

Started by Rich Young

3 Feb 11
Reply by Nathan Stanley

Possible new build?

Yep, I thinking/dreaming of another build,who knows? Hans Klaars magnificent boat Ontong Java would be the inspiration for the build. I wou…

Started by paul anderson

12 Jan 28
Reply by Jeremy Walker

Stern drain hole

I'm still getting to know my recently acquired Pahi 42. A few mysteries remain. One of those mysteries is the drain hole in the compartment…

Started by Robert

6 Jan 27
Reply by Andy Best-Dunkley

Is this the correct way to tie lashings Tiki26.

Was just wondering if this is the best solution . Was concerned that the lashing crosses the loop in the bowline and could cut through with…

Started by patrick lennon

6 Nov 25, 2016
Reply by Lee Dilkes

narai mkiv beam bracket replacement

I recently purchased a narai MKIV from the seventies. I have found that the brackets holding the beams in place are old steel and rotted ou…

Started by dan

24 Oct 16, 2016
Reply by Adam Shuttleworth

Mastlength and masthead for spinnaker

Hiya! We hope to have our TIKI 21 in the water soon. One of the last steeps is the constrution of the mast. We have ordered an aluminum tub…

Started by Pius Bielowski

33 Oct 7, 2016
Reply by Éric Bouvéron

Tips on Boil Bake test for plywood

I'm looking for plywood to build my hitia 14.  I'm living in Okinawa, Japan right now, and I don't speak very much Japanese.  I've looked a…

Started by Johnny

8 Oct 3, 2016
Reply by Nathan Stanley

Pacific Proa WHY NOT? shunting and rudderless steering...

  Here he is, sailing flawlessly, WHY NOT? it's all about balance......   All d best, Balkan Shipyards. https://youtu.be/AkwW9C7oS6w

Started by rael dobkins

0 Sep 3, 2016

Pacific Proa Crystal Clear SAILING!!!!

  Here she is, the first proa on the black sea (as far as I know) launched and sailing, she will go down wind like a "puppy" up wind too. v…

Started by rael dobkins

11 Aug 17, 2016
Reply by Jeremy Walker

FRP cross beams

Has anyone used FRP cross beams instead of fabricating their own. I have a good supplier of 6"x6"x20' pultruded beams. Seems like it save a…

Started by James Ryan davenport

4 Aug 15, 2016
Reply by Jeremy Walker


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