"Hi John, What's up? Launched my boat in early Nov. Still no sails and a long story. How is your project going? Almost there?
I met Tom from tiki 46 Follower, in Titusville. Your friends Anne & Neville should be there with…"
Sorry about the delay. I did launch my tiki 30 in early Nov. I lost the building space, so it was a race to get her water ready! Still don't have sails. When we vacated the space, another company sublet and bought the assets,…"
Tabernacle has been done for a long time. I went with 5 coats of epoxy, 3 coats of epoxy primer and 6 coats of linear urethane paint. # of coats of epoxy and epoxy primer were for sanding. The paint had to be put on thin, hence…"
"Ha ! So you decided on a wood mast after all. Looks great. I just finished painting mine about 6 weeks ago. Over 2 months of mornings, nights and some weekend work.
Looks like you're getting real close."
Just got back into town. Aft beam seems solid enough. Only supporting solar panels on one side and hanging blocks for the bottom end of the ladder on the other. It's a Doug Fir box with a chamfer piece under the top and the ends…"
They made a cross grain laminate for strength, same as at the top of the mast.
I ended up laminating the whole thickness out of hydrotek ply. I covered it with some scrap xynole that I had. Two layers on the edges. Time will tell."
I just decided not to make the recesses, particularly the ones between the rudders and the sterns. Thought that it would be better to have the rudders rolling over lashings rather than fiberglassed, painted surfaces. I did take…"
"I think the indentations are meant so that wood lies upon wood and not the lashings. So the lashings just hold the pieces together but dont get squashed between them (leading to more chafe than necessary). I think both indentations together make up…"
"Hey Mark Im back for more help on Wharrams remedial boatbuilding course. I'm preparing to drill the holes through my rudder to attach it to the transom. My plans indicate and inset of about 3/16 of an inch.whare the Hinge lashings…"
"Now, I do remember your debating a shorter pod. I considered a pod for the same reason. It does look comfortable. Nice tidy job too. Don't know what to say about rudders. I agree with Budget Boaters response. My rudders are a laminate of…"
"Thanks Paul. Truth is that shortly after starting my build, I discovered a couple of medical issues that have led to many doctors visits, tests and procedures for the past 4 or so years. Also did an exemplary job of breaking my left thumb last year,…"
I am currently building a Tiki 30. I have built a Kauffman and Ladd Pilot Cutter, a "36 'Benford Ketch" and a Sam Devlin "Winter Wren" which I currently own.
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Orlando, Florida, USA
About me or us?
I am not currently a professional boatbuilder, but I have built some other boats professionally and done boat repair in the past. I received my plans for thr Tiki 30 in Feb. 2010 and began part time construction in mid March.
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Marc. That's not my boat, it was my first experience in a Tiki. My wife and I flew from Rio de Janeiro to Florianopolis in southern Brazil to sail on the Tiki 26, a friend. I am starting to do the shopping wood for a 21
Marc you are 3 or 4 months in front me...I'm close the bunks of the frist hull now. And start another hull in next week. Your finish is much better then my. I still don't like my finish level. One ask: where your toilet ?
Thanks for the compliment and for reminding me that I'm still building a boat. Been so busy trying to stay afloat, that I haven't been able to work on her for months. The fillets are wood flour. Maple, purchased from Raka
Must be the the photos, it turns a dark brown in the epoxy. Seems to make a good, strong joint.
so what I ment tosay was thanks for sharing knowledge thru pics.What is your thoughts on interior finish .Is that varnish topcoat or would you roll a final coat of U.V. RESISTANT epoxy and call it done?Maybe both/
ThankYou Mark could not have done it had I not had your good pictures to go bye plans seem really pretty in adequate in a lot of ways. Your pictures helped me a lot what do I do next let's see some pictures of your progress