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Marc LaFrance
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Tiki 30 needs a home.
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Looking for a new owner for my Tiki 30.I'd like to find someone who will bring, mostly, her paint back and do the sailing that I had intended, but failed to do. As for a cost, I would like to propose…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Randall S Anselmo on Saturday.

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Randall S Anselmo replied to Marc LaFrance's discussion Tiki 30 needs a home.
"Hi Marc, Great work, great boat. What's left to do on the build? I'd love to have a look if she's still available. I'm in St. Augustine, so could drop down any time that's convenient for you. Kind regards, Randy"
Saturday
Marc LaFrance replied to Marc LaFrance's discussion Tiki 30 needs a home.
"hello Ryan, I missed your response somehow. It's quite a coincidence about your time in Puget Sound. I was there from 86 through 89,  sailing an engineless small gaff cutter, plumb bowed, long reeving sprit, loose footed main and skinny…"
Feb 11
Skyler Dixon replied to Marc LaFrance's discussion Tiki 30 needs a home.
"Marc, late to the game here but I live in Gainesville, FL and could be in Titusville this weekend if the boat is still available. skylerdixon@gmail.com - 386-586-8620 text or call"
Jan 31
Olmo Hake replied to Marc LaFrance's discussion Tiki 30 needs a home.
"Hi Marc, I am off for a year and would love to spend some months on the sea, ideally on a tiki 30. So I am very interested in yours and would be more than happy if you could provide me some recent pictures. My email address is:…"
Jan 29
Michael Cook replied to Marc LaFrance's discussion Tiki 30 needs a home.
"Mike Cook here: email cook.Michael.alexander@gmail.com"
Jan 21
Michael Cook replied to Marc LaFrance's discussion Tiki 30 needs a home.
"I’m an amateur builder in Deltaville VA gearing up for building an amatasi. I’ve built several small boats and restored three, an Alberg Sea Sprite, a Westerly Centaur, and a 20 foot Chesapeake skipjack. As you say, your price is about…"
Jan 21
Ryan Woof replied to Marc LaFrance's discussion Tiki 30 needs a home.
"bumping this, I'd also like to see the boat and can make weekends work. my email is ryan.woofenden@protonmail.com, it'd be great to see more photos. I'm owned traditional wooden boats, worked on boats professionally (wooden boat…"
Jan 14
Johnny Mandernach replied to Marc LaFrance's discussion Tiki 30 needs a home.
"Hi Marc, Thank you for the response. I sent you an email with the time frame I will be in Florida. I hope our schedules match up. -Johnny"
Jan 14
Marc LaFrance replied to Marc LaFrance's discussion Tiki 30 needs a home.
"Hi Johnny, The boat is at the Titusville Municipal Marina, central Florida east coast.  Let me know when you'll be in the area. Weekends are my only options for getting over there however. Marc"
Jan 14
Johnny Mandernach replied to Marc LaFrance's discussion Tiki 30 needs a home.
"Hey Marc, Your Tiki 30 looks Awesome! I’m definitely interested in it. I’ve been looking for a Wharram this size to take on weekend sailing trips in the gulf. I live in San Antonio, about short drive from Corpus Christi. I have a Hitia…"
Jan 14
Ryan Woof replied to Marc LaFrance's discussion Tiki 30 needs a home.
"Hi Marc, I'm quite interested. I'm currently based up in Asheville NC, and looking for a tiki 30 to use as a platform both for my own adventures as well as teaching sailing to youth, and running men's workshops/retreats. I might be…"
Jan 12
Marc LaFrance replied to Marc LaFrance's discussion Tiki 30 needs a home.
"Realizing that the original post for my Tiki 30 was mistakenly too ambiguous, I would like to submit an asking price of $12,000. I will send a zipped folder of recent photos to an email address, as 5MB here is too limiting. Marc"
Jan 7
Marc LaFrance replied to Marc LaFrance's discussion Tiki 30 needs a home.
"Hello Greg, The boat is docked at the Titusville municipal marina on the Intercoastal. There isn't a trailer. When I first launched, I transported the boat from Orlando on a flatbed truck in two separate trips. Marc"
Dec 5, 2023
Greg Watson replied to Marc LaFrance's discussion Tiki 30 needs a home.
"Hi Marc, Thiis is very intriguing… my mom lives in Astor, on the St’John’s.She’s getting up there in years, and I will probably soon have to move in and help her make some transitions; my idea is to get a boat that needs a…"
Dec 4, 2023
Marc LaFrance replied to Marc LaFrance's discussion Tiki 30 needs a home.
"Hello Brad, No, I haven't found anyone yet."
Dec 2, 2023
Brad Ingram replied to Marc LaFrance's discussion Tiki 30 needs a home.
"Hey Marc, have you found any suitable new owners yet?"
Dec 1, 2023

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A home builder
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
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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At 5:28pm on April 11, 2011, Rogerio Martin said…

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

Good Winds

At 10:40am on July 3, 2011, paul anderson said…
your work is of a good quality marc and so clean,well done.
At 5:29am on July 4, 2011, Rogerio Martin said…
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 ?
At 3:49pm on September 17, 2011, Mawibo said…

Hi, 

First, let me congratulate you for achieving such a high standard of work.

My question is what makes your fillet so dark? they look nearly black.

What do you use to thickened the epoxy?

Cheers, C.

At 7:01am on September 18, 2011, Marc LaFrance said…

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.

Cheers to you.

At 8:43am on July 14, 2012, John James said…

Marc I have benefited much from all your construction pictures will borrow the interior sheer clamp of wood instead of slimey epoxy .TINEY INTERIOR space is more like an airplene cockpit than yacht.

At 7:56am on July 19, 2012, John James said…

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/

At 11:59am on September 2, 2012, john james said…

marc Im worried that sandwich deck might cure too flat and imovable it must curve to cabin side also corkscrew slightly.Is this a problem? Maybe I should try laminating the topmost skin in place?

At 9:55am on February 22, 2014, john james said…

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

At 8:56am on February 24, 2014, Marc LaFrance said…

This site has been a fantastic resource, I'm sure, to everyone who is building, repairing, sailing or thinking about a Wharram cat. Myself included. Thanks to you and everyone else.

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