A Photo & Discussion Forum for Wharram Design Enthusiasts
i have been looking at ways to make a beam for the tramps of my tiki 26.now i woud like to build it out of timber or other materials.i know alot of people have used ally poles and spars,any thoughts?
any work such as this that i undertake now, i coat the work in resin and either glass or carbon fiber, and then vacuum bag the critter with heavy plastic and shop vac as the vacuum source. You can tie off a shop vac bagging system with twist ties and bits of rope around the throat plastic of the sack. It produces marvelous results, quickly, eliminates out gassing issues, and provides for an even saturation of the material with resin (if done correctly). Not rocket science and good results can be obtained with just a trial or two. Just in the process of installing some collars, for dagger board foils, and rudder foils on my umiak trimaran and i will post pictures of these first carbon fiber pieces if everyone agrees not to laugh.
Going to vacuum bag every bit of work on my tiki 21 restoration and thinking now of how to vacuum bag the production of the tiki 38 hulls....now i get the appeal of constant camber construction techniques using vacuum bagged panels. In any case, this technique is what i plan for beaming the tiki 21.