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Neil Hawkesford
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Rod McLaren replied to Neil Hawkesford's discussion Shameless Plug
"Looking forward to the read, Neil, warts and all.  "
Mar 5
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Shameless Plug

Hi FolksI hope you'll forgive this shameless self-promotion.I've just published my latest book on Amazon.It's entitled 'A Foolish Odyssey', and yes, that's a Tiki 38 on the cover.My reason for telling you about it?It tells the full story of how I came to build my Tiki 38 'Gleda'. If you want a warts and all, heart on…See More
Mar 2

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I am:
A home builder
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
Sailing Tiki 38 #107 'Gleda'
Country, City, and State?
UK, Warwick
About me or us?
I started building in December 2006 and finally launched in May of 2014. Now permanently living aboard cruising European waters for a few years. Full build and sailing blog at www.thegledaproject.com
Looking to?
Travel the world on 'Gleda' to explore, to experience, to contribute

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At 5:16am on November 25, 2008, Chris Bretter said…
Hi Neil
I have been watching your progress for a while now on your site. you seem to be moving along quickly now.
At 12:13pm on June 19, 2010, Chris Bretter said…
Hi Niel you are back on track again well done.Regards Chris
At 3:24pm on June 20, 2010, Tom H said…
Thanks Neil. I've done a couple of looong refits and buile a small craft or two, but I did all that without 2 kids. I'll be ready to get going on a boat once I can fing the proper house. I think a Tiki 38 would be perfect for my family.
At 4:16am on July 26, 2013, Demi & Dirk said…

Hi Neil,

I am a Tiki 46 builder and I am watching everyday your very helpful blog "thegledaproject.com". But since yesterday your site does not work. Everything o.k.?

All the best


At 3:47pm on January 31, 2014, Ian Bamsey said…

I'm thinking should I sail down to your event from Exmouth? Would others join? Can we moor? Do we need to stop on route? 

Who else sees June the 1st in Plymouth as a reason to cruise the south coast?

At 12:48am on January 3, 2015, wakataitea said…

hey neil, just looked at your web side.... realy nice job you are doing... looks very nice you tiki... all the best hans

At 3:50pm on May 2, 2016, Tom Haver said…

Hi Neil,

Tiki 38 "Tinto" is still on the guadiana river, but I did sell her to a very nice man named Ray o'Neill.

I do not know if he is there, he uses Tinto for holydays.

I did built the boat my self and launched her in 2007 in Alicante Spain.

We, me and my wife Thea lived on Tinto for 4 years and travelled that years between Mallorca and Panama.

The boat is lying just south of alcoutim where I built a mooring.

It is a pitty I am not meeting you on board of the tiki.

In the 8 years I've owned Tinto and the thousands of miles of sailing her, I did meet only one other tiki 38 which was the pilgrim in the Azores. (see the final crossing of the Pilgrim on you tube or on the wharrambuilders site).

I am now living in Holland again, where I am racing dinghys, just like in the past.

I hope you enjoy the river and the fabulous sailing area in the algarve.

Regards, Tom Haver

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