Wharram Builders and Friends

A Photo & Discussion Forum for Wharram Design Enthusiasts

Axel
Share on Facebook Share

Axel's Friends

  • Jeff Lindsey
  • Building SV Satoshi
  • Vesko
  • Brad
  • rael dobkins
  • Edward Wolfe
  • Josh
  • Russell and Janet Puryear

Axel's Groups

Axel's Discussions

Build help wanted
8 Replies

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.

Sink drains
3 Replies

I have a question for the huddled masses yearning to be free, or perhaps it's better addressed to those who have already built their boats and are free. Whichever. If you have what you think is the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Axel Aug 2.

Paying to crew on someone else's boat?
5 Replies

This came up recently in an all too brief discussion I had with a poster on this forum, who had been looking for crew for a Transatlantic crossing. I was surprised when told that as crew, apart from…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Hughes Apr 9.

Value of a partially built Tiki 38
9 Replies

I have come to the sad place where I have to divide assets and move on. One of these is my 3/4 complete Tiki 38. I am trying to find any references to similar Wharram incomplete projects for sale,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Axel Oct 6, 2014.

Gifts Received

Gift

Axel has not received any gifts yet

Give a Gift

 

Axel's Page

Latest Activity

rael dobkins left a comment for Axel
"Nice progress!!! love d banana.... Anything but white looks good on a hull....... Good luck with d rest. rael."
Dec 5
Axel posted a video

From Bone to Banana; A tale of two hulls

Spraying the hullsides on a Tiki 38. First coat of yellow industrial polyurethane. Base coat is industrial epoxy primer. Probably 1.5 hours spraying, 30 minutes clean up. Topsides are done in the same paint in white. After second coat on hullsides,…
Nov 21
Axel replied to rael dobkins's discussion Sailing Conclusions, Proa Why Not?....
"Real, sent you a friend request so I can send a personal message. I am here with Vesko in New Mexico. Alex"
Nov 5
Axel replied to Éric Bouvéron's discussion Tiki 21 wooden mast, critical diameter.
"If you built a mast to Wharram's design I'd say you have more than enough skill to glass it as well. So if you are worried about it, you can buy fiberglass or carbon fiber sleeves that are easy to apply and get a good finish. It's…"
Nov 1
Axel replied to Giovani Frisene's discussion Tiki 38 Forward-leaning windshield
"Windows are often built that way on bigger boats, particularly working boats. they decrease reflection from internal lights and  are designed to shed and divert water, particularly green water, more reliably. Neither of those issues are likely…"
Oct 29
Axel replied to Rune M. Christensen's discussion Tiki 21beam repair
"You don't say how or what the beams were painted with and while modern paints are very good they don't last forever and are not foolproof.  They do require inspection, maintenance and sometimes repair. As well as being only as strong…"
Oct 21
Axel replied to Building SV Satoshi's discussion Is it recommended to coat whole sheets of plywood with epoxy before any cutting?
"SV Satoshi, yes, that is the book I was referring to. If you have never built anything out of wood/epoxy, I recommend it as a resource. I have an older copy but I believe it has been edited several times since then. Downloading it would ensure you…"
Oct 9
Axel replied to Building SV Satoshi's discussion Is it recommended to coat whole sheets of plywood with epoxy before any cutting?
"I pre-coated most of my plywood on the theory it would give me a nicer, thicker finish when applied  flat and save time messing about at funny angles and in confined spaces putting on multiple coats on later. You can do a single flow-coat on a…"
Oct 7
Axel replied to Jeff Lindsey's discussion Wharram build in New Mexico
"It was nice meeting you and Emily Jeff, glad you enjoyed the visit. Starting the hull spraying next week, made easier by the help with masking. Thanks, I appreciate the help and keep the capes on as long as y'all can!"
Oct 7
Axel replied to Building SV Satoshi's discussion Sanders recommendation needed for Tiki 38
"I can't tell you anything about Festool sanders. They are so much more expensive than the common US brands that I never considered them, but I have and use the following on my T38: 6" 90 degree drive RO sander  5" RO sander 1/4…"
Sep 20
Axel replied to Axel's discussion Build help wanted
"Late September sounds good Jeff, thanks for the offer. September is perfect for exploring south of here, especially the Gila. Going rock climbing? I happen to have a have a few pieces of Mexican obsidian I collected years ago if you would like…"
Aug 25
Vesko replied to Axel's discussion Build help wanted
"I'm so happy to read that. And no, I didn't get an email"
Aug 25
Jeff Lindsey replied to Axel's discussion Build help wanted
"Axel, how does late September work for you? We'd like to come down and work with you for a few days. We will get an air bnb. I am also going to go obsidian hunting in the Hamus and do some climbing in the Gilla, after, so it will be a great…"
Aug 25
Axel replied to Axel's discussion Build help wanted
"Vesko, I replied to your emails but wasn't sure if they were getting to you. My message to you is: "please take the train""
Aug 24
Axel replied to Axel's discussion Build help wanted
"Albuquerque, a few hundred miles down I-25 from you...  "
Aug 23
Jeff Lindsey replied to Axel's discussion Build help wanted
"Where in New Mexico?  I know the state well. Jeff"
Aug 23

Profile Information

I am:
A home builder
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
Tiki 38
Country, City, and State?
New Mexico

Axel's Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Axel's Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

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.

You need to be a member of Wharram Builders and Friends to add comments!

Join Wharram Builders and Friends

 
 
 

© 2017   Created by Budget Boater.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service