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The Confessional
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jörg Paschen Sep 9, 2012.

Navigation Lights on a Tiki 38
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Ron Hall Mar 12, 2012.

What Cruising Fuel?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeff Kittle Dec 28, 2010.

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Adrian Hall replied to Luk's discussion Aluminium masts - Group order
"Thanks Luc. Will wait for your further advice Adrian"
Jul 14
Adrian Hall replied to Luk's discussion Aluminium masts - Group order
"Hi Kenneth, Now that Gelda has moved on to the next phase we feel that we should take up the mantel and return to the blogosphere. Our silence has been caused by a technical hitch (we don't understand computers!) and we have been locked out of…"
Jul 13
Adrian Hall replied to Luk's discussion Aluminium masts - Group order
"Hi Luk, I am building a 38, Kira, and to date had planned to build my own masts. Have just returned from a visit to Neil's Gleda, and am now convinced that aluminium masts are the way to go. I am very interested in a group order. I would need…"
Jul 12
Jörg Paschen replied to Adrian Hall's discussion The Confessional
"I m so glad, my Idea was just to build a " small " Boat, but I must confess I will not doing it again.  So my biggest mistake was: I build the Rudder-head to the wrong side. I notice this 2 years after building in the moment I start…"
Sep 9, 2012
Mike Haromy replied to Adrian Hall's discussion The Confessional
"That's mine.   Could have bought any number of used, excellent boats for less than the cost of the plywood.   "
Sep 8, 2012
Chuck Valley replied to Adrian Hall's discussion The Confessional
"Put me on that list, also the one about marriage and having kids, building my own house, getting the wrong job, and not eating properly. Hell, if we knew how things could  turn out, we wouldn't do anything. Meanwhile we plod…"
Sep 7, 2012
Budget Boater replied to Adrian Hall's discussion The Confessional
" I am surprised that no one has confessed that their biggest failure was building a boat in the first place... "
Sep 7, 2012
Russell and Janet Puryear replied to Adrian Hall's discussion The Confessional
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Sep 7, 2012
Greg Russell replied to Adrian Hall's discussion The Confessional
"I always tell everyone my boat is almost perfect, if it was perfect I would never get in the water and sailing and that is the whole idea of building a boat.  "
Apr 29, 2012
Martin replied to Adrian Hall's discussion The Confessional
"No major injuries yet. But this was close: Happens when office workers uses tools... My only excuse is that I was a bit in a rush to straighten some nails before the epoxy settled... And for sure there were already numerous stupid things happening…"
Apr 27, 2012
Omar M. Rashash replied to Adrian Hall's discussion The Confessional
"Experience comes from making mistakes.  The bigger/costlier the mistake, the better the lesson learned.  DAMHIKT. Omar"
Apr 14, 2012
doug nisbet replied to Adrian Hall's discussion The Confessional
"Ref: Ann and Nev's DON'Ts I was sitting up on my up side down Nari 40' back in 1969 fairing in the keel and I was tired, sick and hungry and it was 11pm at night! I was using a 20lbs angle grinder spinning at 5,000 rpm with 16 GRIT…"
Apr 12, 2012
Rogerio Martin replied to Adrian Hall's discussion The Confessional
"I had the curse of the bulkhead 6. I cut three of them for the first hull.  But my biggest mistake was in placing the upper hull , on page 8 of…"
Apr 12, 2012
Ann and Neville Clement replied to Adrian Hall's discussion The Confessional
"Hi,      Well, I guess Nev and I are not the only ones who built two right tillers.  But at least we were able to get one unglued before it all went off solid and turn it into a leftie just in time!  But he also cut his…"
Apr 12, 2012
Ian Boardman replied to Adrian Hall's discussion The Confessional
"We all make mistakes Adrian but its probably best for us minions if you don't make too many in your day job. Never been guilty of trying to flick start a jammed saw with my thumb but a guy we had helping us on our farm for a time managed…"
Apr 9, 2012
andy solywoda replied to Adrian Hall's discussion The Confessional
"You're so smart you go out and build yourself a new dugout Use that new computer aided design  To make Ackermann rudders so fine You work late at night  Everything seems alright  The computer is such a tool You are no…"
Apr 8, 2012

Profile Information

I am:
A home builder
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
Started building "KIRA", a Tiki 38, in June 2009.
Country, City, and State?
Sittingbourne, Kent, UK
About me or us?
An amateur builder, a novice sailor.
Looking to?
Build Kira in the next 5 years, and then plan to set sail for the wide blueyonder.
Website:
http://www.buildingkira.com

Comment Wall (1 comment)

At 7:04am on October 31, 2009, Björn said…
NIce Website, good luck with the building, if you need any ideas or an exchange of the(mostly sensible) modifications to the plans I am happy to discuss them here on by email b.wedel@highyag.de.
Rgds Björn

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