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Look what i spotted!

Watching a youtube video series with Catamaran Impi and spotted one of our members in a video.  What a small world.  It's right at the 3:05 mark.....…Continue

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Started Aug 17, 2016

Tiki 46 Mast.....help.
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Okay.  Please correct me if i'm wrong on any of this.  I'm looking for masts for my Tiki 46. I would prefer aluminium but i cannot find 7-8 inch diameter with a 3/16 wall anywhere in north america.…Continue

Tags: weight, issues, fir, douglas, mast

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeremy Walker Sep 2, 2016.

Rudder Lashings: epoxy in place or caulk?
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Just putting my final lashings on the rudders and wanted opinions about using epoxy where the rope passes thru the hull and rudder or caulking or leaving them alone.  Also is antifouling harmful to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by agur Jun 1, 2015.

tiki 46 launch
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https://flic.kr/s/aHsk4wmG3TJust launched yesterday.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mary Wilson Oct 18, 2014.

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Mike Haromy replied to Ann and Neville Clement's discussion Peace IV has new owners!
"Congrats to both!"
Jan 2
Mike Haromy replied to Allen Bosely's discussion Single Yamaha T9.9 powerful enough for Tangaroa?
"So after a break in,  at full throttle, no masts, weighing 13-14000 lbs we did 4.5 kts on just the yamaha 9.9 without lifting the other motor out of the water.  "
Oct 22, 2016
Jeremy Walker replied to Mike Haromy's discussion Tiki 46 Mast.....help.
"Just chucking this idea in here............it is something I thought about many years ago, meaning to give it a try if ever I needed a low budget aluminium mast with a constant section. But now that it looks as though I may never get around to using…"
Sep 2, 2016
Ann and Neville Clement replied to Mike Haromy's discussion Tiki 46 Mast.....help.
"Ah,!  Mike, that is wonderful to think about...  You will turn off the motors and then raise the sails to the wind one by one until she is powering along with only natural sounds.  I loved the way the sunlight played with the water…"
Aug 27, 2016
Ann and Neville Clement replied to Mike Haromy's discussion Tiki 46 Mast.....help.
"On Peace IV we have wooden masts made of mast quality (fine grain no knots) Douglas Fir from Canada.  Peace has done over 50,000 miles with no trouble.  Our masts were made by Nobel Masts in Bristol because of Nev's allergy to epoxy…"
Aug 3, 2016
Budget Boater replied to Mike Haromy's discussion Tiki 46 Mast.....help.
"Just Rivet"
Jul 25, 2016
Brett Parker replied to Mike Haromy's discussion Tiki 46 Mast.....help.
"If going for Aluminium, sand nice and smooth and make sure you get them anodised. Remember some alloys not suitable to anodising.  Not good for your sail sleeve to have that white powder abraiding away your sail."
Jul 23, 2016
Mike Haromy replied to Mike Haromy's discussion Tiki 46 Mast.....help.
"https://www.metalsdepot.com as recommended by budget boatbuilder and the total for 4 sections of 24 feet was $3464 us. Now on to splicing suggestions........epoxy/rivet, 3m5200/rivet, just epoxy after acid wash, just rivet,, just 3m5200?"
Jul 22, 2016
Marty Peters replied to Mike Haromy's discussion Tiki 46 Mast.....help.
"As a matter of interest could you post the suppliers and costs as i know that this topic is always coming up and i'm sure other members would be interested in where to source materials. I don't know how heavy my masts are but i expect that…"
Jul 22, 2016
Rogerio Martin replied to Mike Haromy's discussion Tiki 46 Mast.....help.
"Tiki 30 in Freijó wood, have 50kg. 9m, 140mm dia, 2,5cm wall, wharram construction. To compare."
Jul 21, 2016
Mike Haromy replied to Mike Haromy's discussion Tiki 46 Mast.....help.
"Hi Robert. thanks for the numbers but i think you mean pounds, no? 253 kg is like 600 lbs. Good luck with the build, i'ts a huge project. And Marty, thank you , i will go with the 1/4 wall much less reluctantly"
Jul 21, 2016
Marty Peters replied to Mike Haromy's discussion Tiki 46 Mast.....help.
"My masts have the following specs and were extruded in south africa:  Total length    fore and aft mast   12,800 mDiameter of the mast section           170mmWall thickness                         4.5mmGrade of aluminium   6061 T6 Now i can tell…"
Jul 21, 2016
Robert replied to Mike Haromy's discussion Tiki 46 Mast.....help.
"Hi Mike, the boat was designed for wooden masts which as you say weigh about the same as the 1/4" wall alu mast.  I will have to cross this bridge myself at some stage as I am also building a Tiki 46, but I sort of like the wood…"
Jul 21, 2016
Mike Haromy replied to Mike Haromy's discussion Tiki 46 Mast.....help.
"Yes. if money were no object i would spend $6000+ per mast in carbon fiber, but with that budget, i'd probably own a gunboat, lol. i'm not actually concerned that much about weight except if a 1/4 " wall mast in aluminium at 345 lbs…"
Jul 20, 2016
Robert Hughes replied to Mike Haromy's discussion Tiki 46 Mast.....help.
"Have you thought about carbon fibre?  It's more expensive but will save weight compared to aluminium or wood.  I'd recommend C-Tech in New Zealand.  They're very helpful and I found their prices good.  They'll…"
Jul 20, 2016
Brett Parker replied to Mike Haromy's discussion Tiki 46 Mast.....help.
"Some companies will make a die and you can have your tube extruded to your specs. Worth exploring. It will cost you extra to get your die made but you own the die and could charge other T46 uses a charge to get back your costs or go in with others…"
Jul 20, 2016

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Tiki 46
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Pickering, Ontario, Canada

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At 9:48am on May 13, 2013, wakataitea said…

hey mike,

what happend with your www.tiki46.com page????

cherrs hans

check out: http://www.wharramsailing.com

At 8:22am on November 30, 2013, Galway Bay said…

Thanks for the support Mike. Especially for getting in before the policemen ! Looking forward to launch photos ....no pressure now !!

At 1:49pm on November 30, 2013, Galway Bay said…

Launching sooooooooooooon ???That's grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreat to hear..!!!!!!! Funny how the discussion has changed once one or two spoke out ?? Best of luck  !!!!

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