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sqare sails compared to spinnakers
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Are square sails more stable than a spinnaker? I am using a gennaker for my T 38 but get annoyed when it suddenly collapses and then starts thrashing round like a made thing before filling again and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brett Parker Jun 7.

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.

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Brett Parker commented on matt connolly's photo
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"rig gives nice big open deck area. Cool"
Aug 8
Brett Parker commented on Barry Nielson's photo
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Tiki 21 restoration

"Looks great.!!"
Aug 3
Brett Parker replied to Darcy Rylander's discussion Tiki 46 build
"Greetings- I would say no too. You know how to work and how to handle all the tools. You could always get a feel for the epoxy(assuming you are not experienced with that) by building some of the smaller bits first. Are you going to build her in…"
Jul 19
Brett Parker replied to Christian Linder's discussion Polythene grams/metre squared
"Polythene for your sails...? I would have thought this was a fairly temporary material to perhaps experiment with initially. I suppose with some of the really strong tapes like gorilla tape, you could learn quite a lot but don't think its the…"
Jul 4
Brett Parker replied to Levi Verwoest's discussion wharrams in seattle? or nearby?
"maybe a T 31 might be a good size for you/ Tough little boats and not too big...."
Jun 20
Brett Parker replied to Levi Verwoest's discussion wharrams in seattle? or nearby?
"Hi Levi Good on you for trying on a few bigger boats for size. I finished the building of a t 30 and sailed it to Tonga from New Zealand and back and decided it was ok for crossing an ocean but decided if I wanted to do this long term, that a bigger…"
Jun 19
Brett Parker replied to Johnny Martin's discussion replacement for tiki 26 tillers
"Actually they are not that hard to make out of wood. You could use good clear decking timber and glue up. If you decided you didn't want to paint them you could just graphite and epoxy a thin v around the glue line to protect from uv or use…"
Jun 16
Brett Parker replied to Brett Parker's discussion sqare sails compared to spinnakers
"Thanks Ian for the video."
Jun 7
Ian Bamsey replied to Brett Parker's discussion sqare sails compared to spinnakers
"Hi Brett, the A2 usually goes up higher. It's just up quickly here to dry whilst we unloaded after a few days. The sprit just gets the sail further in front of the main to catch more breeze. The whole thing is a bit of fun and not all based on…"
Jun 6
Brett Parker replied to Brett Parker's discussion sqare sails compared to spinnakers
"Thanks BB will experiement a bit more with angles. Hi Ian. Hope that boat is well tied to the wharf! She looks like whe wants to get going!! Wow that looks really great. Interesting that your A2 doesn't go to the top of the mast. Is there a…"
Jun 2
Ian Bamsey replied to Brett Parker's discussion sqare sails compared to spinnakers
"I've built an A2 downwind sail. First outing last weekend and it's good at around 140 to 170 degs. "
Jun 2
Budget Boater replied to Brett Parker's discussion sqare sails compared to spinnakers
"Yes, 20 degrees off the sterns will definitely increase speed made good and keep the sail filled."
Jun 1
Brett Parker replied to Brett Parker's discussion sqare sails compared to spinnakers
"You can set your sights off my gennaker bro! Cheeky bugger:) I mostly use it on its own. It makes for such easy sailing except when it has a hissy fit, which tends to be in fresher conditions so I may be doing something wrong. I saw an interesting…"
Jun 1
Ian Bamsey replied to Brett Parker's discussion sqare sails compared to spinnakers
"Is it not better to sail the angles to increase the apparent wind and keep the sail shape? Last year I sailed down wind all the way home. I watched another Tiki sail big legs at angles. He was home well before me."
Jun 1
dave tomlinson replied to Brett Parker's discussion sqare sails compared to spinnakers
"downwind sails are usually easier and more stable if flown on their own , without the main blanketing them.  There is an old guy here that went around the world using a cheaply made square sail downwind in the trades, like the old…"
Jun 1
Brett Parker replied to Brett Parker's discussion sqare sails compared to spinnakers
"thanks BB. Yes I do square it up, but maybe I need to work more on the trim and set.  I think the problem occurs more when the wind is up and the boat is  self steering and the bum can get thrown around a little with a following sea, which…"
May 31

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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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