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Servicing crossbeams and boxes
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Hi all,our Tiki 38' is 11years old and she's still in great condition, but it's time to service the beams and beam boxes. One beam has cracks appearing along it's top, so I assume the top timber is…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Norm van't Hoff Nov 3, 2016.

Repairing damage to keels, how to lift a Tiki 38' above high tide?
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Hi all,My Tiki 38' recently had an excursion onto a reef after breaking her moorings while I was away. Fortunately, there's only minor damage to the bottoms of the keels, so the repairs don't look…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rogerio Martin Nov 5, 2016.

'Sprit pole' on a Wharram Tiki 38

Hi all,When we bought the boat it had no light-airs headsail, so we've just installed a 'sprit pole' for our new, light-airs, rope-luffed, asymmetrical reacher! In theory, this should transfrom our…Continue

Tags: asymmetrical, reacher, light-airs, pole, sprit

Started Aug 9, 2015

Tiki 38' Steering
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Hello all. I've just bought 'Jumpa Lagi' a Tiki 38', and I have a question regarding the steering, hoping someone out there might be able to answer... I've attached photos to illustrate. The cross…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ganz Daniel Mar 31, 2015.

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Rogerio Martin replied to Norm van't Hoff's discussion Repairing damage to keels, how to lift a Tiki 38' above high tide?
Nov 5, 2016
Norm van't Hoff replied to Norm van't Hoff's discussion Servicing crossbeams and boxes
"Thanks Bjorn,  that's pretty much what I thought.  happy sailing,   Norm "
Nov 3, 2016
Norm van't Hoff replied to Norm van't Hoff's discussion Servicing crossbeams and boxes
Nov 3, 2016
Björn replied to Norm van't Hoff's discussion Servicing crossbeams and boxes
"you will have to take the masts down. then you can the beams out and fix them and the troughs one after the other. it takes min 3 people (fairly strong and tall) better a few more.  Your will also have to undo what is attached to the individual…"
Nov 3, 2016
Brett Parker replied to Norm van't Hoff's discussion Repairing damage to keels, how to lift a Tiki 38' above high tide?
"Be interested to hear how you have found the local people in this area...."
Nov 2, 2016
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Servicing crossbeams and boxes

Hi all,our Tiki 38' is 11years old and she's still in great condition, but it's time to service the beams and beam boxes. One beam has cracks appearing along it's top, so I assume the top timber is delaminating and in any case, I'll need to check for rot. We're in equatorial West Papua where rains are frequent and humidity is always high, so we now have green growth under the beams and I can't get in there without lifting the beams, which brings me to my question. I guess I'll have to take both…See More
Nov 2, 2016
Norm van't Hoff replied to Norm van't Hoff's discussion Repairing damage to keels, how to lift a Tiki 38' above high tide?
"For anybody with similar issues, in the end, we put her on wooden blocks and tyres, on a beach, during big tides, then we worked between the tides, on the keels, with fast drying epoxy. Results are good enough (I think ;-) "
Nov 2, 2016
Norm van't Hoff replied to Norm van't Hoff's discussion Repairing damage to keels, how to lift a Tiki 38' above high tide?
"Great ideas, thanks everyone. I'm about to embark on a local voyage of discovery, hoping to locate a location nearby to dry her out. Any of the above could turn out to be solutions and I received another tip today... If you place banana trunks,…"
Jun 14, 2016
Jeremy Walker replied to Norm van't Hoff's discussion Repairing damage to keels, how to lift a Tiki 38' above high tide?
"Log rollers and planks made slippery will do the trick if you use a come-along/Turfer and a bunch of people with some muscle.....I recall moving an Oro (46ft) a fair distance from the water this way"
Jun 12, 2016
Beacon Hill Ben replied to Norm van't Hoff's discussion Repairing damage to keels, how to lift a Tiki 38' above high tide?
"Wow, you are in a beautiful part of the world! Very remote indeed. Can you get empty oil drums? Fill them with water to sink them to allow the keels to settle on them, empty them so you can roll up the beach with the help of the locals?  Good…"
Jun 12, 2016
Brett Parker replied to Norm van't Hoff's discussion Repairing damage to keels, how to lift a Tiki 38' above high tide?
"Are there people? A really big group of people could drag/ lift your boat up above high water. Maybe put on some free beer or contact the local church???/ or could you sail to an area where a bit  of gear might be available????"
Jun 12, 2016
Norm van't Hoff replied to Norm van't Hoff's discussion Repairing damage to keels, how to lift a Tiki 38' above high tide?
"Hi Ben,  I'd love to roll the boat up the beach but finding inflatable rollers here would be impossible, and there are no tractors or 4WD's either. I'm in a remote location, Raja Ampat, a group of islands off the North-West tip…"
Jun 11, 2016
Norm van't Hoff replied to Norm van't Hoff's discussion Repairing damage to keels, how to lift a Tiki 38' above high tide?
Jun 11, 2016
Brett Parker replied to Norm van't Hoff's discussion Repairing damage to keels, how to lift a Tiki 38' above high tide?
"Interesting product. Think you would need more like twelve. These could be bloody useful for long term cruising where you can end up in no mans land and you have to wing it yourself!"
Jun 11, 2016
Beacon Hill Ben replied to Norm van't Hoff's discussion Repairing damage to keels, how to lift a Tiki 38' above high tide?
"Would it be possible/usefull to roll your Tiki further up the beach, to where it stays dry most/all of the time? There are these heavy duty inflatable beach rollers, you would need six of them (buy/borrow), and you would use a tractor or 4WD car to…"
Jun 11, 2016
Norm van't Hoff replied to Norm van't Hoff's discussion Repairing damage to keels, how to lift a Tiki 38' above high tide?
"Many thanks Brett,  Great advice, thank you, and you're right, I'm very grateful she only got some 'scratches'.  Norm "
Jun 9, 2016

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I own a Wharram
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
We own a Tiki 38'
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Sarinbuana Eco Lodge, Bali, Indonesia
About me or us?
We've bought 'Jumpa Lagi', and took her from Manila to Palau, and now, Raja Ampat in Indonesia, where we'll stay for some time. We're Aussie/Kiwi, and we love tropical Australia, so I imagine we'll cruise to Northern Australia sometime.
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Looking to join the global Wharram family ;-) Enjoy the genius design that is the Tiki 38'. Live a sustainable lifestyle while aboard. Keep refining the boat with incremental improvements along the way. Own a Pahi 63 one day...
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http://www.baliecolodge.com

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Spare blocks on the mainmast of my Tiki 38'

Can anyone tell me what the spare blocks on top of my Tiki 38's mainmast are for? 

Tks Norm 

Posted on January 7, 2016 at 3:33am — 2 Comments

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