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Gulf Coast working marinas?
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I plan on moving my T38 from NM to the Arkansas river in Muskogee in a couple of weeks for assembly, then down the Arkansas to the Mississippi, probably through the Atchafalaya and into the gulf. The…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chuck Valley Oct 13, 2018.

Clearing out after the build...
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Not sure if there's anyone else close enough to me in New Mexico for it to be practical but I'm clearing out after mostly finishing the build and have a few things left over. There's not much local…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Axel Aug 31, 2018.

Flexible Sunpower monocrystaline solar panels for sale

I'm in Albuquerque, NM and have found a guy who's selling approximately 200 new Sunpower flexible solar panels, 100W, US$130 each, complete with blocking diode on each panel. Seems a pretty decent…Continue

Started Aug 29, 2018

Build help wanted
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I'm in New Mexico, finishing up a Tiki 38. The plan is to launch next year.  I built the bulk of the boat on my own but I am at a place where I need an additional pair or two of hands and am hoping…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Axel Aug 25, 2017.

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Axel replied to Ann and Neville Clement's discussion Where can I buy a good manual windlass for 30 foot boat?
"Thanks Ann, I did find it easily enough and as you say it is LOTS cheaper. "
18 hours ago
Axel replied to Ann and Neville Clement's discussion Where can I buy a good manual windlass for 30 foot boat?
""It is lots, LOTS cheaper if you buy direct from the company." Can you explain how to to do this? Who do you go to... Thanks and glad it worked out for you and your friend. "
Monday
Axel replied to Ann and Neville Clement's discussion Where can I buy a good manual windlass for 30 foot boat?
"Just found this windlass in the UK for roughly half the US price. Not sure what shipping would add but at the current exchange rate this can be bought in the UK for US$567. Seems to me you could buy a plane ticket and go over there to collect it and…"
Sunday
Axel replied to Robert Sheridan's discussion Using dyneema for rigging - warning
"In the process of finalizing the choices for standing rigging on a Tiki 38. Man, that heat-treated dyneema is expensive stuff! I can buy 500 feet of 1/4 inch, 316 stainless for less than the cost of 75 feet of 9mm dynex dux. While I appreciate the…"
Mar 26
Axel replied to Airton Ferreira Viegas's discussion Tiki 21 Hull Assembly
"I tried the stitch and glue method as prescribed in the plans on a larger Wharram and had a hard time with it. It seemed pretty laborious and difficult to get tension where needed.  I found one can often use screws or removable nails to hold…"
Mar 26
Axel replied to Ann and Neville Clement's discussion Where can I buy a good manual windlass for 30 foot boat?
Mar 5
Axel replied to Olli Väänänen's discussion Trampoline for Tiki31
"There are a variety of ways to suspend the netting, using rigid tube of different kinds, ropes and so on. While I have not yet made mine, I think that a net lashed at multiple points will give a more stable platform. I have been on a Tiki with a…"
Nov 21, 2018
Chuck Valley replied to Axel's discussion Gulf Coast working marinas?
Oct 13, 2018
Axel replied to Olli Väänänen's discussion wheel steering
"Olli, there is no more useful detail on the 'centre deck' sheet. "
Oct 12, 2018
Axel replied to Olli Väänänen's discussion wheel steering
"Olli, Although they reference the plans sheet, I dot think it shows much of the rudder detail. But I will look at it again to be sure.  On the 38 the steering line runs around a drum with several turns for friction. The drum is connected…"
Oct 7, 2018
Axel replied to Olli Väänänen's discussion wheel steering
"Here you go Olli, hope this helps. 20181005_185240.jpg"
Oct 5, 2018
Axel replied to Olli Väänänen's discussion wheel steering
"I don't have it at home Olli but will get them for you tomorrow. It should make the proper layout pretty clear. "
Oct 4, 2018
Axel replied to Olli Väänänen's discussion wheel steering
"I can take a picture of the plans sheet of the Tiki 38 which has wheel steering if that will help?"
Oct 3, 2018
Axel replied to Emil Gaigher's discussion Lifting Tiki 38 hull
"I wouldn't feel comfortable doing it that way. I certainly wouldn't work under it!"
Oct 1, 2018
Axel posted a discussion

Gulf Coast working marinas?

I plan on moving my T38 from NM to the Arkansas river in Muskogee in a couple of weeks for assembly, then down the Arkansas to the Mississippi, probably through the Atchafalaya and into the gulf. The boat is not yet completely finished and I will need somewhere inexpensive (with power) to do the balance of the work. It might be a month to do the rigging and the few other things, though given the way building seems to work, probably longer.... And yes, I could stay in Muskogee as the marina I am…See More
Sep 29, 2018
Axel replied to Emil Gaigher's discussion Lifting Tiki 38 hull
"I can't say for sure if it would work or not Emil, but I think I remember reading in the T38 literature provided by Wharram that the beams and attachments were designed to be strong enough to suspend one hull from the other. If that's the…"
Sep 29, 2018

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Tiki 38
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Comment Wall (3 comments)

At 7:49am on September 16, 2009, Jacques said…
Great pictures of your pod. Yes its heavy. With 6 guys (strong) I could manipulate it up and down without crane or loader.
Interesting the reverse thing, i was thinking doing the same and finally stuck to the plans.
Beautiful job.

Jacques
At 12:03pm on October 11, 2014, Josh said…
No worries Axel, I'm happy for you! If for some reason you don't continue, please let me know!
At 1:26pm on December 5, 2017, rael dobkins said…

Nice progress!!! love d banana....

Anything but white looks good on a hull.......

Good luck with d rest.

rael.

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