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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, 2017.

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, 2017.

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, 2017.

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 replied to Raymond O'Neill's discussion Rudder lashing tiki 38
"Hi there. also important to get as tight as possible to start with and use a non stretch cord. Your step may have worn too and may need to be built up again so it is right angles to the edge of the skeg and rudder. That way the ledge is correctly…"
Aug 2
Brett Parker replied to Haroraï's discussion A tiki 46, a Ariki 48 or Tehini???? Big deal
"Hi there Gilles Try and get on a few different boats and get a feel for the different designs. Get onboard and try out for size, as many as you can. I have a t 38 and these are a neat boat. My preference would be a t 46 going bigger but then I am…"
Jul 14
Brett Parker replied to Nigel Signal's discussion Tiki 30 outboard recomendation - advice sought
"go extra long. I used this on my previous t 30 and found it great. Found the 9.9 fine too."
Dec 17, 2017
Brett Parker replied to Giovani Frisene's discussion Tiki 38 aluminum tiller bar
"I will try and send you some photos tomorrow too."
Oct 29, 2017
Brett Parker replied to Giovani Frisene's discussion Tiki 38 aluminum tiller bar
"I think this is a good way to go. Mine, a t section in hardwood is quite heavy. You could always plug the ends with with hardwood and when it gets worn just fill with epoxy and graphite. Anodising would would be a good idea for looks if you want. My…"
Oct 27, 2017

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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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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


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"


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


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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