"RollyTasker Sails here in Phuket makes lots of Wharram sails and say they "will beat any genuine quotation".
Being based in Phuket we obviously use Rolly Tasker sails for all of our boats and we have always been happy with both price and…"
"I wouldn't worry too much about the rig for now . Not much wind in S'pore. In my experience the first beam lashings to go are the inboard ones on beam nr 3 . If they are still ok the others are for sure still ok . If you change beam…"
"6mm, swaged eyes , shackles with red loctite applied on the threads, lashing ropes 6- 8 mm polyester braid ,minimum 5 turns . When making the loops which go in the top of the mast do not forget to clad them in plastic tube. Which T 30…"
"I have always greatly disliked the fore stay bridle thing. Where we kept them we use greatly oversized U bolts ( 12mm T 38, 10 mm T30 ) and big ugly backing plates . i do not like drilling holes through the hull in that place and all the load…"
"There is a Tiki 38 for sale in Phuket . 2014 , Seascape built , diesel engine and hydraulic drives . Custom built for current owner . Owner lives in Thailand but is re locating to Portugal ,hence him wanting to sell the boat .
There is also a Tiki…"
"We have over the years used both methods. Whilst the idea of a hanked on jib with one ( or two ) tie -in reefs seems to be attractive ( retaining a reasonable sail shape when reefed, simplicity of a hanked on jib) in practice we find a roller reefed…"
"Judging by your pics your'e in guenther's yard . Highly recommended . Your next mast(s) will not have rot issues .
I prefer alu masts because making a good one myself is within the reach of my skills whilst a good wooden one is…"
"Rob: Are you in Thailand ? ( you mention Thai workers) If you want alu masts I can advise where to get your alu from and how we did our masts,incl conduits fro wires etc . I my opinion the best wood for masts is called aluminium…"
"What type of engine set up you would choose depends on where you use the boat . If you sail in area with ( normally) no strong currents , steep waves, etc then
two outboards of about 10 - HP will be just fine . Advantages and disadvantages of…"
"We insert 7 mm dia aluminium tubes in the lashing holes in the rudders and sternposts. First you drill the holes large enough to accept the tubes , coat the inside of the holes with epoxy and when dried fix the tubes in place with sikaflex or…"
" I would not fuff around using a code zero furler as a head sail reefer . It was not intended for the job and is unlikely to work satisfactorily . If you could lay your hand on a set of foils you could possibly convert the furler in to a…"
"I do like the Tiki rig. A lot . I like the looks and the ease of trim of all sides of the sail .It performs well on all points of sail. What I like a lot too is that one can get rid of the sail in just moments without having to turn into the…"
"The Thailand T 30 with deck pod is our's .
When deciding upon the design we wanted a deck cabin which was spacious inside, would incorporate a double berth plus lots of under seat stowage ,plus the (rather enormous) fridge.We wanted to keep the…"
"Re head sail and shroud tension
On our T 30's and T 38's which have roller furled head sails we do not use halyards for the jib anymore. When hoisting the jib we bring it up with the spi halyard , go up the mast and tie the top eye of the…"
Re dropping the main . Try running your halyards OUTSIDE the sleeve.The reduction in friction is very considerable , it makes hoisting and ropping the sail much easier . And : make a 4 mm line between the jaws of your gaffs with a loop…"
"I would not go for a crab claw or other "exotic " rig until you have sufficient sailing experience to handle such rigs and are able to judge re the pro's and cons of a conventional rig . Based on your experience ,neccessities and…"