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How to open the jars on the gaff without breaking them?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Rogerio Martin May 6, 2013.

Another question about hatches (this time for Hitias)
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Fernando Galindez Nov 16, 2014.

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Fernando Galindez replied to Martin's discussion Another question about hatches (this time for Hitias)
"Muito obrigado!!!!!"
Nov 16, 2014
Rogerio Martin replied to Martin's discussion Another question about hatches (this time for Hitias)
"Fernando contrui um tiki 30 e estou construindo uma Melanésia, mas o hitia 17 foi um amigo do nordeste do Brasil. Veja:  http://catamaram-mas.blogspot.com.br/          hitia 17 http://tikirio.blogspot.com.br/…"
Nov 16, 2014
Fernando Galindez replied to Martin's discussion Another question about hatches (this time for Hitias)
"Hola, Rogerio! Estoy comenzando a construir un hitia 17, en Buenos Aires hace 2 dias. Es un proyecto que hago con mi crianza de 11 años. Procure entrar a tu sitio pero encontre un error en internet, me gustaria saber de tu experiencia."
Nov 16, 2014
Omar M. Rashash commented on Martin's blog post The Launch!
"Looking good! I'm happy to see I'm not the only one to go with green hulls and the wingsail modification."
Oct 6, 2014
paul anderson commented on Martin's blog post The Launch!
"bravo mate"
Sep 21, 2014
kim whitmyre commented on Martin's blog post The Launch!
"Well done! A handsome vessel, Martin."
Sep 20, 2014
Martin posted a blog post

The Launch!

Even though I was more or less ready last year it took me again almost until the end of summer to finally launch my boat! It was awsome but as you can see almost no wind (so I still wait for a real test):…See More
Sep 20, 2014
Martin replied to Bart Koop's discussion looking for a tiki 26
"Hi Bart, there are two on Scott Browns site: multihulls.uk.com One in Ireland and one in Italy (oups, just saw that this one is sold already) Best regards Martin"
Aug 27, 2013
Martin commented on Michael Stephani's photo
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"Congratulations! I want to be there too before Summer ends!"
Aug 23, 2013
Martin commented on Michael Stephani's photo
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White for now

"Hi Michael, looks excellent! Have to try this tecnique, too ;-) Martin"
Aug 12, 2013
Martin replied to Josh's discussion Hitia 17 Sprit Rig vs Wing Sail?
"Hi Josh, as I am not quite finished with my built, I can not serve with any performance info.   I decided for the wing sail as I am dreaming bigger and the main purpose of my Hitia will be (besides having a boat at all) a test boat for my…"
Aug 1, 2013
Martin commented on Rogerio Martin's photo
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Roger tired and happy

"Hi Rogerio, Meus complimentos! Estou com um pouco de enveja que voce acabou de fazer o seu Catamaran! I just come back from the dust of finishing... Martin  "
Jun 14, 2013
Martin replied to Jiri Kudrna's discussion Hitia 17 #358 - Dedari Nyuh Kuning
"Congratulations! She looks excellent! I hope, I can follow this summer. Martin"
May 22, 2013
Martin replied to Scott Overdorf's discussion Tiki 21 Crossbeam Fillets
"Hi Scott, I am not really an expert, but from what I read, the stability of the cross beams is crucial to get a safe boat. You find some scary pics in the web where people seem to have modified the beams. So, I would build them as they are…"
May 9, 2013
Rogerio Martin replied to Martin's discussion How to open the jars on the gaff without breaking them?
"Look in http://tikirio.blogspot.com.br/2012/12/gaff-e-o-comeco-do-cockpit.html I use thinner timbers then plans. In Tiki 30 wharram recomends 2 timber with 2,5cm, I use 4 x 1,25cm . is more easy "
May 6, 2013
Chuck Valley replied to Martin's discussion How to open the jars on the gaff without breaking them?
"Nice. Bent laminations work well and look good."
May 6, 2013

Profile Information

I am:
A home builder, I want a Wharram
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
Hitia 17 (plan # 350)
Country, City, and State?
Germany, Neustadt (Weinstraße)
About me or us?
Stopped dreaming! But still "spying" on the experiences of those who have already started or completed. Thanks for everyone who shares, it really is a great help for those who are planning to start!
Looking to?
I am still thinking about building a big boat. But for the moment I am glad that I got started. So now I am trying to find my way as an apprentice boat builder and learning for the big one...

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The Launch!

Even though I was more or less ready last year it took me again almost until the end of summer to finally launch my boat! It was awsome but as you can see almost no wind (so I still wait for a real test):…

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Posted on September 20, 2014 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

The move!

It was a bit scary but car and hull survived it...

 

Now I really have space:…

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Posted on November 19, 2011 at 6:52am

The start (actual building time so far 143,5 h)

I finally dare to go public with my build. I have absolutely no experience in boat building so I was not sure how far I will get. Now after 9 month I am confident enough that I will finish it.

I was surprised to find out that the main problem so far is to free some time for the build. The expected technical problems for me as a total greenhorn proved to be manageable so far.

Yesterday I just finished the fillets and keel glassing of the first hull. Now I face another delay, I…

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Posted on August 26, 2011 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

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At 10:08pm on August 26, 2011, paul anderson said…
well done martin you are doing a fine job.
At 4:39pm on August 28, 2011, marc said…

Hi Martin, 

Happy to meet another hitia 17 builder. I'm just a little more in front of you, but you should catch me soon. Perharps we could share experiences and problems.

At 8:56am on September 4, 2011, marc said…
Hi martin, just a question please.
I'm in the stage to close the foredeck. Bad surprise. When I place a straight line on top of bulkheads 3-2-1, the BK 1 seems too low (around 10 mm) or the BK 2 too high. Is it the same for you or I made a mistake somewhere ???
At 5:01pm on September 6, 2011, marc said…

no prob.

For me a good working session will be necessary to adjust the foredeck, with deckstringers they are quite stiff.

I'm going to consider adding intermediate bulkhead like in :

http://knol.google.com/k/construindo-um-catamaran-wharram-hitia-17-etapa-4#

At 6:04pm on November 20, 2011, marc said…

Hi Martin, 

Thanks a lot for your message. Good news for you. In fact, as my boat is 500 km far from my home, I could only analyse in december where I screwed up.

As I try to explain my problems to my wife, she assess the situation by economy, in Deustchland everything seems to toe the line and in France everything goes wrong....

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