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Masthead rigging
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Hi I am currently renovating the masts on my tiki 38. The halyards blocks were held in place at the masthead by short lengths of 6mm rope doubled and then fed through a slot in the masthead with a…Continue

Tags: halyards, knot, stopper, rigging, Masthead

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rory McDougall Mar 9, 2012.

Light wind sails for Tiki 38
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Hi,I am hoping to add a sail to the wardrobe for my tiki 38 to help in light wind conditions. At present, with a standard setup and an overbuilt boat, performance suffers in under 10 knots of wind. I…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by alex Jan 15, 2013.

Norslay rigging
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Hi, has anyone had any experience with Norslay rigging? My tiki 38 came with this fitted. Norslay is a plastic impregnated galv wire rope. I am happy with the uv resistance and they are overbuilt…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ann and Neville Clement Nov 12, 2011.

Best Material for Windows
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Hi allI need to replace the windows on my Tiki 38 and am researching the best material and technique for this. I will be cruising in a hot tropical climate. There has been reference to various types…Continue

Tags: acrylic, windows, window, porthole

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott Williams Feb 20, 2011.


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Tim Brown commented on David Broun's photo


"Love the photo! Been fishing in Australia like 5 or 6 years ago and it's been increadible! One sad note was that I've lost my fishing reel on the last day of the trip, but oh well, it is what it is :D"
Dec 8, 2022

Profile Information

I am:
I own a Wharram
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
Jigal Tiki 38 built in 1998 (Formerly Imajica- Jesse Martin and d'Tiny- AJ Eckerwal, builder)
Country, City, and State?
Australia, Broome, Western Australia
About me or us?
I live in Broome Western Australia with my family and work in adult education. I am passionate about protecting the amazing environemnt of the Kimberley region, one of the last wilderness areas in the world. This is currently under threat from industrilisation. Google 'Save the Kimberley' or 'Environs Kimberley' for more information.
Looking to?
I purchased a Wharram Tiki 38 from the Mentawai Island off SUmatra and sailed over 6 weeks via Java, Bali, Komodo and Timor back to Broome. I have since done several trips in my area to the Rowley Shoals and to the Buccanneer Archipelago. I am looking to continue this in 2012 with an extended trip to the Spice Islands and Raja Ampat from April to October

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Kupang Karaoke

18th June 2010

Dear human race, one final despatch.

After running low on provisions and surviving briefly on a mixture of baked beans, petrol and sugar, wearing only the uncured pelts of komodo dragons and unlucky tourists, we are back in a more or less civilized state.

Following a gruelling Indiana Jones style expedition through stony creek beds and vine-draped jungle, Sonny sighted the first dragon high on the slopes of Rinca Island in Komodo after I nearly stepped on…

Posted on June 18, 2010 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments


30th May 2010- Shopping

Dear World,

Apologies for the radio silence, it has been necessary to avoid pirates, hawkers and of course harbour masters. Fortunately our syarbandar (harbourmaster) contact lately has been nil. Despite dressing in our best harbourmaster shorts and thongs and turning up at the appropriate perebuan (harbour) office, they have always been closed.

But we have found other outrageous adventures to occupy our time..... like shopping. I should say…

Posted on May 30, 2010 at 1:00pm

The Jigal Diaries

Hello the rest of the world- we are at last anchored in our Wharram Tiki

38 Jigal, in a mangrove creek in Tua Pujet on the island of Sipura about
60 nautical miles off the west coast of Sumatra. The last few days have
been a frenzy of boat survey, purchase and preparation. Our new sails have

arrived and we leave for our inaugural sail with our new best friends,

and previous owners of Jigal (formerly Imajica), Kwab and Ciaran who

have spent the last few years…

Posted on May 6, 2010 at 11:00am

Comment Wall (4 comments)

At 1:41am on July 23, 2010, Marty Peters said…
Congratulations on your purchase! Sounds like you had an adventure bringing her home and I'm sure you will have plenty more adventures on your new boat..
At 5:18pm on February 15, 2011, rob van leeuwen said…

Hi David, was interested to see Jigal on the beach at Broome (Catalinas?) I had a Tiki21 briefly in Broome before moving to Exmouth where I cruised the coast from Shark Bay to Dampier. Loved the boat but often found it bit small. Sold it and bought a 22' folding tri which had more room inside with the added advantage of being easily trailerable. Sold that when I moved out to Lord Howe Is (weather observer). I may now be returning to Broome sometime this year and am contemplating a larger wharram or another trailerable tri. I remember Broome as being a bit exposed so was wondering what your experience has been with a larger boat, moorings, cyclone season etc. There are 2 Tangaroas that I know of for sale, Salad Days in Carnarvon and Karua on Langkawi Is Malaysia. Both seem to be in good nick and worth considering. Do you know either of these boats? Any feedback would be appreciated. cheers, rob

At 10:13pm on November 10, 2011, andy solywoda gave David Broun a gift
Some of your photos are worldclass and bring attention to your efforts.
At 5:30am on November 11, 2011, paul anderson said…

lovely pics mate,your shots are an inspiration.

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