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non skid paint tips
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any good advice out there regarding getting an attractive non skid finish that is maintainable in the future ie when repainting is required. thanks BrettContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by patrick lennon Apr 1.

Tiki 38 headsail
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Been wondering whether it is better to have the tack of the sail down as low as poss or as high as poss. I think it is better to keep it low to give more of a" slot" between the foremain and headsail…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by dave tomlinson Mar 21.

sea anchor attachment on T 38
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Thinking about how to attach my parachute bridle on my T 38. Do you think the horns on the stempost are grunty enough?? A friend has made a special attachment half way up the stem post ,a double…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brett Parker Nov 2, 2016.

tips and techniques for tiki schooner rig sailing needed.
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I have sailed my T 38 about a year now and was wondering if you would share your sailing method with this rig . When going to windward do you have the  foremain sheeted into the centre line and the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brett Parker Jun 18, 2016.

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Brett Parker replied to Lindsay's discussion Tiki 30 custom build or Wharram plan option ??
"Hi Lindsay- This boat was built north of Auckland in the Warkworth area. It was built with offshore in mind. I know who built it but it has changed hands since then. If you give me a call I can pass on the builders details. 027 645 2906 regards Brett"
May 11
Brett Parker commented on friendshipsloop .'s video
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"Woohoo!! How awesome!! Congrats to everyone. regards Brett"
May 9
Brett Parker replied to Valery Gaulin's discussion Tangaroa MK IV is it prone to Hobbyhorsing? And the best compomise for sail option?
"Just to change the subject a little , I was wondering what experience is out there regarding bow bulbs, vortex generators or any other hull appendanges. On a recent trip to Australia I saw a Pahi 63 called "Pelican" I think it was …"
Apr 21
Brett Parker commented on Frank Higgott's photo
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"Well done Frank. When are you sailing north to meet some of your fellow wharram bros?(Hauraki Gulf) regards Brett"
Apr 12
Brett Parker replied to bruno legenne's discussion WHY PODS ARE NOT WIDER???
"Hey just a thought....What are you using your boat for, world cruising or coastal? With a t30 when you load your boat up for extended cruising, you can be adding a lot of gear and weight. My boat was pretty heavy when I sailed from NZ to Tonga and…"
Apr 5
patrick lennon replied to Brett Parker's discussion non skid paint tips
"Just fine white sand. The sand from aquarium Shops is very clean . It is important to use a sieve to remove the larger grains. The surface can be very sharp so sand a bit with 150 sand paper."
Apr 1
Budget Boater replied to Brett Parker's discussion non skid paint tips
"Tape off the area to have non-skid Prep surface for paint Apply a wet coat of paint Apply non-skid from a shaker (we have used many types of non-skid, but they get shaken onto the surface from a container with holes in it) in an even coat over the…"
Apr 1
Ann and Neville Clement replied to Brett Parker's discussion non skid paint tips
"We used Glidden oil based polyurethane porch and floor paint and mixed Behr non skid additive one packet per gallon of paint.  This worked better than expensive two part paint, and all the other yacht priced paints we tried in years past.…"
Apr 1
Brett Parker replied to Brett Parker's discussion non skid paint tips
"cheers Patrick- do you what the sand is? What type of sand? cheers Brett"
Mar 31
patrick lennon replied to Brett Parker's discussion non skid paint tips
"I used sand and 2 part polyurethane paint. Buy sand from aquarium shop, run it through a seave, apply paint and sprinkle sand on paint before it dries, apply 2 coats on top . You can sand the sand with sandpaper between coats to get just the right…"
Mar 31
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non skid paint tips

any good advice out there regarding getting an attractive non skid finish that is maintainable in the future ie when repainting is required. thanks BrettSee More
Mar 31
Brett Parker replied to patrick lennon's discussion Windvane for Tiki 26
"A friend had his tiller pilot mounting inside the rear of the cabin with a small hole in the rear bulhead(just forward of the rear beam) and then had it connected to the cross bar on the top of the trim tabs.... Have fun Brett"
Mar 31
Brett Parker replied to patrick lennon's discussion Windvane for Tiki 26
"I think water ingress still an issue. Worth setting up to avoid this happening.  I believe the water finds its way in on the underside somewhere. My units were set up on the rear of the  cabin tops , just  forward of the rear…"
Mar 30
Brett Parker replied to patrick lennon's discussion Windvane for Tiki 26
"Hi Patrick The Wharram windvane self steering system is a wonderful piece of gear. I built one and used it on my t 30 and sailed single handed from New Zealand to Tonga and back. It was great. I was pleased I had two units as I had a spinnaker…"
Mar 29
dave tomlinson replied to Brett Parker's discussion Tiki 38 headsail
"Going to look at another cat tomorrow, so will let you know if anything definate happens , it needs to have offshore potential otherwise I will keep the T38 , Wharrams seem to be the best value offshore cats around but may be tempted by…"
Mar 21
Brett Parker replied to Brett Parker's discussion Tiki 38 headsail
"yeah the rear beam is 150mm. Let me know if you get another boat. Might know someone who could be interested in yours. Got my boat parked alongside the yard in the harbour so I can use their power. Just painting the pod at the moment and replacing…"
Mar 20

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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?
Whangateau Harbour, Warkworth, New Zealand

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Comment Wall (5 comments)

At 4:46pm on March 30, 2011, wayne McCarthy said…

Come on Brett, cut that mooring line, lets take our boats to Tonga..hurry up

Wayne

At 4:08pm on March 5, 2012, Thomas Nance said…

Hi Brett, nice to have you as a friend. I see you have a tiki 30, I would be very interested in hearing about your boat!

At 2:45pm on July 10, 2012, wayne McCarthy said…

We did cut those Lines and went, It was GREAT.

Congratulations on taking your 30' Wharram Offshore.

It was a Adventure with a capital "A"

Wayne

At 2:51pm on September 21, 2012, Carl said…

Hi Brett! How things? Time we all catch up- all I can bring this time round is a 12ft tinny, but the Wharram dream is alive and well- just slightly out of reach right now.

Keep in touch

Carl

At 3:54am on March 22, 2016, dave tomlinson said…

Hi Brett do you still have the tiki 38 . I am buying charlies  38 and will be bringing it up to Akl from tauranga in a few weeks , maybe catch up if I am near Omaha some time Dave

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