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Comment by WaveDancer & Bella on June 27, 2011 at 1:27am
Tanenui? Gosh I sit here in my office and miss my boat!
Comment by WaveDancer & Bella on June 27, 2011 at 6:00am
No - small Pahi of course.
Comment by laurent on June 27, 2011 at 10:14am
 wave dancer, it is tikiroa pahi " la piguse" before tiki rig conversion and new red sail .
Comment by WaveDancer & Bella on June 27, 2011 at 10:24am

Hi Laurent

I'm again and again surprised, how beautyfull our "working machines" look!

I work here in Switzerland near a very nice lake and my Tiki is far away. To bad!

So I just bought a Virus Turbo II Skiff to get now and then on the water and do something for my

deteriorating fittness.  Fair winds always... Wave

Comment by paul anderson on June 27, 2011 at 11:25am
what a lovely photo,it looks like a painting.
Comment by Filippo Mezzatesta on June 28, 2011 at 6:18am

outstanding picture!!!

I'm italian, but I'm working in Switzerland too, in Lugano :)

I'm building a tiki 21, hope it will be ready to sail for august... you're picture symbolize what i'm dreaming about my next summer navigation!

Comment by Kevin Hutchinson on June 28, 2011 at 4:25pm
Hello, I am intrigued by the pahi 26 . Is ther any in the eastern US? I would love to see one up close.  Where is this boat now?
Comment by laurent on June 29, 2011 at 5:02am

hello kevin,

"la piguse" is now in south  france, well builted in switzerland in 1982, navigated around mediterranean sea with several navigators but in the same family, greece, corsica, mallorca , north africa , cap verde ... the owner ,builder could,nt navigate any more for different reason but wanted piguse dancing again in good hands, i bought it for very few euros in exchange to respect this family tresor ,so i keep the original name and hope to keep the spirit of the owner navigation , simple , cool way . the last sailor (nephew) wanted to cross atlantic to caraibes but stoped in canaries due to urgent  family reason . the boat came back to europ in container ; it is in that state i got it ,with every thing  inside for long passage , maps ,tools, rot food ! salt included , i discover all that inside the hull with weird  feelling... and i expect to complete and more the interupted voyage ...

i like the polynesian style of pahi , it is question of taste . it is pity small pahi doesn 't have same succes than tiki . due to the bad comportement with old rig ? i read this rumor here and other  on some post but   now glenn tieman ( who inspire me in his way of life and sailling) emphasize a lot in many post on forum  of the improvement of the tiki wing sail rig . the conversion is imperative . i hope tikiroa , small pahi will gain new builders and happy sailors...




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