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Dave English replied to Dave English's discussion Slipping my Tiki 38 in the group TIKI 38
"Thanks Marty. Much food for thought."
3 hours ago
Marty Peters replied to Dave English's discussion Slipping my Tiki 38 in the group TIKI 38
"Hi Dave, When i used to have my Tiki 30, I pulled her out the water up the beach using a standard trailer for a 14m speedboat with a couple of large beams laid across the trailer. I managed to borrow a the trailer and a couple of long aluminium…"
4 hours ago
Dave English added a discussion to the group TIKI 38
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Slipping my Tiki 38

Has anybody built an easy system for hauling out without having to resort to a crane?I'm thinking about a couple of axils on car tyres.See More
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TIKI 38

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Dave English replied to Budget Boater's discussion Wharram Wing Sails Now Available
"Nice! I will order from you when it is time for new sails for my Tiki 38"
Feb 17, 2016
Ganz Daniel left a comment for Dave English
"Dear Dave, as you say, the trimtabs are permanently inside the water. To get the pin  strait up that connects the tab with the steering wood/lines, I had to use a bit of the rudders as tabs. If you bolt the tabs outside of the rudders you will…"
Sep 26, 2015
Dave English left a comment for Ganz Daniel
"Hi Daniel. Looking at your photos, it looks like a simple trim tab off the rudders. I have built a system like that on a previous boat. The drawback was that the trim tab was bolted to the back of the rudder, so the trim tabs lived permanently in…"
Sep 25, 2015
Dave English left a comment for Ganz Daniel
"THanks Daniel. I have a an electrical wheel autopilot which is good as you say for short trips. I will make the windvane a project. Thanks for the info. Cheers."
Sep 25, 2015
Ganz Daniel left a comment for Dave English
"Dear Dave, the windvane system designed by wharram works fine and efficent on long voyages. It needs a good adjustment so it takes its time until it works proper, but then its amazing. Its steering all courses including spinnaker. If have also an…"
Sep 25, 2015
Dave English left a comment for Ganz Daniel
"Hi Ganz. Dave English here. I have a Tiki 38 Sarayu. I notice you have made up the Wharram's wind autohelm system. Just wondering how efficient it is and how much of the time can you use it. Cheerrs, Dave."
Sep 19, 2015
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Mar 19, 2015
Bertrand FERCOT left a comment for Dave English
"Hi Dave You'll be welcome. Tomorrow Friday evening, we'll be on board Grand PHA in Geelong to sail untill Sunday afternoon bu tI don't know yet where we'll anchor the Saturday evening. Last week-end we sailed to Portarlington,…"
Jan 29, 2015
Dave English left a comment for Bertrand FERCOT
"Hi Bertrand. Thanks for making contact. We are in the swing moorings at Williamstown. We live in Williamstown and have just bought Sarayu, but have no immediate plans for her. We will spend the next year getting to know her and doing some…"
Jan 29, 2015
Dave English left a comment for Dave English
"Hi Bertrand. Thanks for making contact. We are in the swing moorings at Williamstown. We live in Williamstown and have just bought Sarayu, but have no immediate plans for her. We will spend the next year getting to know her and doing some…"
Jan 28, 2015
Bertrand FERCOT left a comment for Dave English
"Hello Dave I,m happy to know there is one another Wharram cat in the Port Phillip bay. Where is moored Sarayu? We live onboard our Tiki46 Grand PHA who is moored in Geelong near the Western Beach Boat Club (we are now member to share their…"
Jan 28, 2015
Dave English replied to Jacques's discussion Failure of T38 Mast case
"Sarayu's masts are wood with glass/epoxy coating and seem to be as strong as Fort Knox. I think the mast would go through the tabernacle before it would start to bend, so I guess the question is, "How strong should the Tabernacle really…"
Jan 27, 2015

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I am:
I own a Wharram
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
Sarayu
Country, City, and State?
Melbourne Australia

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At 10:56pm on January 28, 2015, Bertrand FERCOT said…

Hello Dave

I,m happy to know there is one another Wharram cat in the Port Phillip bay.

Where is moored Sarayu?

We live onboard our Tiki46 Grand PHA who is moored in Geelong near the Western Beach Boat Club (we are now member to share their facilities). Sailing from France since April 2013, we are near Melbourne to meet our son and grand childreen who live in Altona Meadows.

The boat will stay in Geelong until the end of next October. We plan to visit aboard a camp-van the Tasmania during 3 weeks next month and a part of the Australia during 6 weeks around May. Next Jully, August and September we'll fly to France.

Next November we'll sail to the New Zealand.After ?

You can contact us via our Australian phone No :  0422 673 941

Bertrand Fercot

At 11:13pm on January 28, 2015, Dave English said…

Hi Bertrand.

Thanks for making contact.

We are in the swing moorings at Williamstown. We live in Williamstown and have just bought Sarayu, but have no immediate plans for her. We will spend the next year getting to know her and doing some alterations.

I would love to catch up and have a look at Grand Pha.

I believe there is also a Pahi 42 in the bay, though I haven't seen her for some time.Regards,

Dave English.

How about we sail down to Geelong one weekend?

At 5:01am on January 29, 2015, Bertrand FERCOT said…

Hi Dave

You'll be welcome.

Tomorrow Friday evening, we'll be on board Grand PHA in Geelong to sail untill Sunday afternoon bu tI don't know yet where we'll anchor the Saturday evening. Last week-end we sailed to Portarlington, but to sail back in Geelong we had 25-30kts in the nose.

Next time we'll be onboard will be after our return from Tasmania at the end of February.I'll be onboard almost all the time exept during a few days in Alltona untill the end of April because I want to check the boat with little improvements and to build a new tender.

My email is : bertrand.fercot   orange.fr

At very soon the pleasure to meet you.

Bertrand Fercot

At 9:35am on September 25, 2015, Ganz Daniel said…

Dear Dave, the windvane system designed by wharram works fine and efficent on long voyages. It needs a good adjustment so it takes its time until it works proper, but then its amazing. Its steering all courses including spinnaker. If have also an electrical autopilot this is very useful for shorter cruising and motoring.

regards daniel

At 2:15am on September 26, 2015, Ganz Daniel said…

Dear Dave, as you say, the trimtabs are permanently inside the water. To get the pin  strait up that connects the tab with the steering wood/lines, I had to use a bit of the rudders as tabs. If you bolt the tabs outside of the rudders you will end up with the pin quite far away from the end of the rudder.... cheers

daniel

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