"Great to hear from you Hans! As the new owners of Wakataitea, we love the boat and really appreciate all the amazing work Hans and Isabelle did. Hans, I hope I get the chance to see your Land Rover, I'm sure it's amazing. From the one…"
hallo guys,i haven't writen since a long time. as you all know for sure, we sold our tiki 46 wakataitea in brasil october 2015. a 16 year long sailing life ended and a new life started.wakataitea found a new owner (a young famely with 2 kids) that sails her still around. we are very happy to know this. so you will see her still crossing the oceans. after 16 years living on the oceans, i life now in Wiesbaden, near Frankfurt. fare away from the ocean. it took me only 3 weeks, to be back in the…See More
"As the new owners we are very excited! We will join in September/October in Brazil and then make our way north towards the Caribbean - always excited to meet up with other Wharrams, hope to see some of you out there!"
"Luis, I'm interested to learn more - can you share some details or is there an online listing? Pictures look great. My wife & I are looking for a Tiki 38 to sail on for a year or more with our kids. We love our Tiki 21 but a year aboard…"
"Quick update: I've asked both Hanneke & Richard Woods about keel stubs. Some difference in opinions there.
Hanneke: "I think the best solution would be small streamlined keels like on the Mana or the Tiki 30. You can see the keel shape…"
"Good point. He's been pretty active in the Race to Alaska stuff, I'll try & contact him and put this question to him. Sounds like he's thought a lot about all these options.
If I add anything, I'm leaning towards…"
"PS if you are not proud there is always the lee board option - some people swear by them. Also, Kohler's promotion of keel winglets - though I can never see how they can work that well compared to a deep NACA foil…"
"I saw that by Richard Woods, and no doubt good advice. On the other hand I think that he is saying that a piercing daggerboard is not good compared to boards in the hulls. Its a relative thing - I'm guessing that a piercing dagger board is not…"
"BTW my multihull sailing bible is "Catamaran Racing for the 90s" by Rick White and Mary Wells. The title is hilarious and may initially sound off-putting, but this book is the bomb for sail trim technique. It is about beach cat racing, but…"
I would suggest trying the boatdesign.net "multihulls" or "foils" forums - you will definitely get some informed feedback.
I have also toyed with the idea of a center-mounted (single) long piercing dagger board.…"
"Thanks for sharing. Sounds like I need to fair the keel strips.
Interesting idea on the rudders. I'm still thinking about some form of keel, maybe something like you see on the Mana 24 design: http://wharram.com/site/news/2014/mana24. I may…"
"Hi Michael, No, I don't get bubbles. I suspect that it is very important to have the hull of a Tiki very clean and fair, given that it is the "foil".
I have been looking at the hull and rudders alot and reading about foil and rudder…"