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Sailing with GRAND PHA Tiki46 N°2

Started Oct 23, 2012

End of TIKI46 GRAND PHA building
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Bertrand FERCOT replied to sirfbus1964's discussion Lenticular sails
"Last month I sailed aboard the cat "Oryx" of Peter Hill who has modified his Split Junk Rig with light battens to generate good lenticular profiles in using simple flat sails. The rig with its little jib in front of the masts is very well…"
Feb 17
Bertrand FERCOT replied to Ann and Neville Clement's discussion Peace IV has new owners!
"Hello Anne and Nev We are happy to know you have sold Peace4 and she is in new good young hands. I hope you'll find soon the sailing boat the more appropriate for you now. We are again on board Grand PHA in New Zealand since one month with our…"
Feb 4
Luis Sa Figueiredo commented on Bertrand FERCOT's blog post Sailing with "GRAND PHA" Tiki46 N°2 Part 2 : From St Martin (Caribbean) to the San Blas (Panama)
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Feb 28, 2016
Bertrand FERCOT replied to Bertrand FERCOT's discussion Wharram cats rigged with one free junk rig on each hull in the group Junk Rigged
"Hello Scott Yes for a parallel rig you have to calculate where to put the mast as for a mono hull. On my previous Tiki30 and now on my Tiki46 only the sheets are handle directly from the pod. The halyards and down hauls are handle on each side of…"
Jan 1, 2016
Scott Burger replied to Bertrand FERCOT's discussion Wharram cats rigged with one free junk rig on each hull in the group Junk Rigged
"Bonjour Bertrand: I have the Practical Junk Rig book. I see that Blondie has the formulae for setting up a monohull. If I understand correctly, I just do the same thing for both hulls?  Also, on your junk rigged catamaran, did you route the…"
Dec 31, 2015
Bertrand FERCOT replied to Cute Helles's discussion Hull alignment and crossbeam position
"Hello cute Sorry but I can't understand exactely the modifications of the builder. Can you post a few pictures? For me 12cm is too much but to reduce it you have to modify all the beam holes! As I explained in my Tiki46 building blog, I think…"
Mar 17, 2015
Bertrand FERCOT replied to Jean Luc Massicci's discussion What configuration for maximum speed performance?
"h\Hello Jean-Luc A big boat has a higher potential of speed but she is more difficult to handle and is very very more expensive. I enjoyed very much my previous Tiki30 with her Swing rig very easy to handle. The canoe shape of the bottom hull accept…"
Mar 17, 2015
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Sailing with "GRAND PHA" Tiki46 N°2 Part 3: From the San Blas (Panama) to ?

Updated until the 21 April 2014 (Here are the Part 01, Part 02 )After our sailing to Puerto Bello to shop in Colon we sailed back in our anchorage of Cayos Holandes the 8 March 2014. Enjoying this beautiful and calm cove we used the next days to prepare Grand PHA to…See More
Mar 17, 2015

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I am:
A home builder, I own a Wharram
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
I've built an Hitia 14, a Melanesia, a Tiki30 N°119 with a free junk rig on each hull and a pod
From 1999 to 2012 I built with the help of familly and friends the Tiki46 N°2 with raised decks on the central parts of the hull, with a longer central cabin and with a free junk rig on each hull.
Country, City, and State?
France, in the village Sizun in Brittany
About me or us?
The boat has been launched the 17 September 2012 and after to have solved technical problems and waited the end of the winter we sailed away to a long voyage mid April 2013.
You can follow us with this Dolink link : http://www.dolink.fr/carte/grand-pha
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Sharing ideas on building, sailing, natural life, etc
Website:
http://www.grandpha.net/

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Sailing with "GRAND PHA" Tiki46 N°2 Part 3: From the San Blas (Panama) to ?

Updated until the 21 April 2014 (Here are the Part 01, Part 02 )

After our sailing to Puerto Bello to shop in Colon we sailed back in our anchorage of Cayos Holandes…

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Posted on March 19, 2015 at 5:15am

Sailing with "GRAND PHA" Tiki46 N°2 Part 2 : From St Martin (Caribbean) to the San Blas (Panama)

( Here are the Part 01Part 03 )

From St Martin to Great Inagua

Here is a general map of our track from St Martin to Great Abaco in red and from Great Abaco to Haiti in green :…



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Posted on March 17, 2015 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

Sailing with "GRAND PHA" Tiki46 N°2 Part 1 : From Brest (France) to St Martin (Caribbean)

( Here are the Part 02Part 03 )

GRAND PHA has been launched the Monday 17th September with a trailer which put her near the sea at low tide.

In waiting the tide, I re-stretched the lashings which worked very…

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Posted on March 10, 2015 at 1:30am — 12 Comments

Building of the Tiki 46 n°2 "GRAND PHA" Part 1

Building of GRAND PHA

Tiki 46 N°2   Part 1

November 2009. Since a few months  I spend almost all my time 7 days on 7 to build our Tiki46  until the 9-9-2009 when I have broken my left arm in descending too quickly a ladder.

During…

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Posted on March 12, 2013 at 9:39am — 4 Comments

Building of the Tiki 46 n°2 "GRAND PHA" Part 2

Building of GRAND PHA

Tiki 46 N°2   Part 2

Due to the limitation of the blogs, I can't put all the pictures and comments in one  part, so this second part will continue the…

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Posted on March 12, 2013 at 9:19am

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At 6:23pm on October 14, 2008, Jacques said…
Bonjour Bertrand,


Voila un nouveau membre: ce site decidement part tres fort. I heard about you by Ann and Neville who I know very well as they stop twice a year at my place and give me great advice and motivation for my building. They have became great friends.

I plan to finish and launch my boat (T38) next summer. As soon as I can I want to cross back to France and Mediterranee where friends and family are waiting for me. Any information, recommendation about your crossing trip would be helpfull as I have no experience for a transat.

A+

Jacques
At 5:18pm on October 18, 2008, Jacques said…
Merci Bertrand pour ces informations,

Principalement, ce sont les previsions meteo qui m'inquietent. Une fois parti pour une telle traversee, il me semble important de pouvoir prevoir le temps de facon fiable. Autrement, oui, il faut certainement se forger une experience dans le vent fort avec le bateau, ne serais ce que pour voir ce qui casse et ce qui tient (y compris l'equipage).

Ann m'a recement parle d'equipement pour les grandes traversees, par opposition a la naviguation pres des cotes.
Quel serait a ton avis une courte liste de ces equipements specifiques strictement indispensables?
As tu un radeau de survie par exemple?

Enfin, derniere question, qu'en est il des douanes a l'arrivee? ne m'attendront ils pas avec une TVA a payer sur le bateau et ses equipements.

Merci encore et excuses moi pour toutes ces questions.
At 4:02am on October 30, 2008, Capgeraldo said…
Hi Bertrand,
I am pleased to see your special solutions for the wharram catamarans.
For the cockpit mounting - we had a similar system on our Pahi 42 . It worked well, only in strong waves it could happen, that water came up in the gap between hull-cockpit.
bg Gerald
At 7:23am on October 7, 2009, Ann and Neville Clement said…
Hi Bertran and Marie-Ellen,
You are looking good with that beard and nearly finished Tiki 46, dear friend. Is that Marie-Ellen behind the mask in the photo with you? We like that plan to live aboard and sail around the world. Perhaps now is that moment when we can at last raft your boat and ours together and remember back in 1998 when you first came into our building shed back in the UK to decide if you wanted a Tiki 46. Your experiments with the rig are most interesting and I believe you will have a close following as you did with the Tiki 30.
Nev and I are now on migration heading south through New York City in a couple days after busy summer with family in Rhode Island. Peace IV has some much needed fresh paint and still needs much needed bright work, but we are starting on it. Maintainence is so much easier than building, you would think we would be right on top of everything, but lazyness begins at launch when sailing starts. It is a hard habit to break and get back to working even a little bit.
Much love to all your family, Ann and Nev
At 11:15am on October 11, 2009, Hal Gordon said…
Bertrand, You are my hero. I've followed your site to the end. I have your Tiki on my computer screen as my dream boat. Where will your Tiki be located at the end of next November? And may I ask your asking price in American dollars?
Hal
At 5:16pm on October 11, 2009, Hal Gordon said…
I know you crossed the Atlantic with her. I'm looking forward to that blog and examining all my sources for dollars. I'm retired. On a school teacher's pension, but...we shall see...
Hal
At 4:46pm on October 12, 2009, Ernie wisner said…
Bonjour Bertrand.
J'à et 2 mètres grands et considère la construction d'un Tiki 46. J'ai tendance aussi à aimer des voiles de Camelote
parce que je peux les lever au-dessus de ma tête si j'ai besoin à. sans parler de cela je veux naviguer au lieu de se font du souci.

Je voudrais savoir ce que les modifications que vous faites à votre Tiki construisent pour que je puisse adapter quelques choses à ma planification.

Ce français a été écrit avec un programme de traduction ainsi pardonnez s'il vous plaît les erreurs.
At 11:36am on October 13, 2009, Ernie wisner said…
Thanks for the reply.

yes i do know the translators are not good. However; my dimly remembered French From 20 or so years ago was worse.

I try to use folks language if i can.
would it work if now and then i try to write french but we do most of the communication in english?
At 7:12pm on March 1, 2010, jean philippe desfarges said…
bonsoir bertrand , je suis inscrit sur le site depuis peu , j ai acheté il y a peu de temps un pahi 42 et voudrai vous poser quelques questions techniques , je parle assez mal l anglais et de ce fait j ai un peu de mal à converserr sur les differents forum. la construction de votre nouveau bateau doit vous prendre bcp de temps et j espére que vous avancez vite dans votre projet. jphilippe
At 11:40pm on May 6, 2010, Marty Peters said…
Hi Bertrand,

I have been following your adventures for some time and must say i am impressed with your build and the modifications you have made, especially the pod design. I am currently negotiating for a well used tiki 46 that needs complete refurbishment and would value your opinion on wether the pod you have designed woud fit on a standard tiki with the schooner rig?

I can't wait for you to post some pics of the inside of the pod, preferably with someone in the picture to get a sense of scale.

Keep up the great work.

Cheers

marty

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