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Alf Bangert
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Kattu under way
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After a summer of sea trials and preparations, we (my wife Kathleen and I) left Hornby Island BC on Sept.14 bound for San Diego using the offshore route.  If only we had left a week earlier while the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Björn Jun 25, 2014.

Spinnaker for Tiki 38
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I've decided I need a spinnaker..."Kattu" may be sensational upwind,  but not so much off the wind.  The plans don't show any dimensions;  I would like to know if any Tiki 38 owners have figured out…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alf Bangert Jul 23, 2013.

Fouling on rudder lashings
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I'd like to know what other Tiki owners have come up with to prevent marine growth on the rudder lashings.  It seems any anti-fouling paint would make the ropes too stiff and make the rudders harder…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Raf Jul 1, 2013.

Tiki 38 rigging question
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Just in the process of swaging all the standing rigging,  and noticed that on the sheet giving the lengths there appears to be an error.  (surprise?  not...) The foremast aft shroud is shown as 8.65…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alf Bangert Mar 18, 2013.

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I am:
A home builder, I own a Wharram
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
Tiki 38
Country, City, and State?
Gulf Islands, BC, Canada
About me or us?
Currently cruising mainland Pacific Mexico aboard "Kattu". This will be our winter grounds until spring 2014 when we continue on to French Polynesia.
Looking to?
Enjoy the cruising lifestyle as long as we can get away with it.

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Comment Wall (4 comments)

At 3:56am on May 30, 2012, Jacques said…

Hi Alf,

It is a very good and simple spot to fit solar pannels. I had to make two small beams from the rear, and the the 2 130W pannels took place naturally. No pb at all of shade, accessibility. Be extremely cautious with the connector which will be quite exposed and corrosion can happen.

At 3:25am on July 9, 2013, Klaus Pedersen said…

Your video looks terrific. Great inspiration on a rather bleak winters day here in northern NSW, Australia. Well, bleak for us Aussies anyway - yesterdays epoxy didn't cure fully overnight - how bad is that...! Cheers Klaus

At 1:12pm on June 26, 2014, Bertrand FERCOT said…

Hello Alf

A few days ago we were in FatuHiva and now we are waiting in Apataki to put our Tiki46 on the ground for a few days to check the botom : little damage on one skeg and to add anti fouling paint where it is missing.

What is your plan? Us we stay here about 2 weeks (very nice if no north wind) and we'll continue to Tahiti and other leeward islands before to continue to the Tonga and New Caledonian.....

Hoping to have the pleasure to meet you if we cross our routes.

Friendly

Bertrand

At 12:38am on June 28, 2014, Bertrand FERCOT said…

Hello Half

We expect to be in Tahiti during the second week of Jully and after the 14th Jully we'll stops in the leeward islands untill BoraBora  before to join the Tongas.

You can know our position on our Mailasail blog when you have an internet connexion.

I'll contact you via the wharrambuilder friends email to give you our iridium email adresss. and Vini phone number.

Friendly

Bertrand

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