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Omar M. Rashash
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  • Hampstead, NC
  • United States
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For sale: Unused Set of Tiki 30 Plans
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Marge and I have decided that a Pahi 31 better meets our requirements than a Tiki 30. Therefore, I have an unused set of Tiki 30 Plans for sale. They are Sail #127, which I purchased from the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mirko Mattesini Jul 12, 2016.

Rolly Tasker? Yes, I'm pissed!
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There is a cautionary tale in here somewhere.  So, the wife and I have been busting our asses to get our Hitia 17 in shape to sail at the Hui Wharram this weekend.  For those of you who don't know,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ann and Neville Clement Jul 6, 2013.

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Omar M. Rashash replied to Alfred Archibald Linthorne's discussion Aluminum Catamaran
"Aluminum is a great material, in all its various alloys, including maritime applications. However, I suspect if you build a Wharram out of aluminum, you'll end up with a boat that looks like a Wharram, but doesn't act like one. I've…"
Feb 22
Brandon Gamble commented on Omar M. Rashash's photo
Nov 8, 2016
Omar M. Rashash replied to Éric Bouvéron's discussion Deadeyes for dyneema rig tension?
"While lignum vitae is the traditional material, it is difficult to find in adequate size and quantity. If you want to make your own deadeyes, 1/2"-3/4" industrial grade phenolic (resin impregnated linen), will do the trick. It can be…"
Oct 9, 2016
Omar M. Rashash replied to Christian Linder's discussion What is the best way to get rid of the dust after sanding wood and before coating?
"A tack cloth can be a really bad idea when working with epoxy. Whatever it is impregnated with may interfere with the ability of the epoxy to cure. If you're going to wipe it down, either use a wet cloth or a cloth saturated with acetone or…"
Sep 29, 2016
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"Great looking Wharram."
Sep 16, 2016
Omar M. Rashash replied to Soren Carlsen's discussion reskining a pari42
"Any wooden boat can be repaired, given enough time and money. The best decision you could make would be knowing when not to attempt it. This would be an example of when paying for a proper survey would be worthwhile. It's pretty much given,…"
Sep 14, 2016
Mirko Mattesini replied to Omar M. Rashash's discussion For sale: Unused Set of Tiki 30 Plans
"I'm interested! please send me details at mirkomattesini@gmail.com Regards Mirko"
Jul 12, 2016
Omar M. Rashash replied to Omar M. Rashash's discussion For sale: Unused Set of Tiki 30 Plans
"The plans are still available. They have been registered in my name with JWD and I now have all the appropriate updated plan sheets. Omar"
Jul 12, 2016
Mirko Mattesini replied to Omar M. Rashash's discussion For sale: Unused Set of Tiki 30 Plans
"Hi, The plans are still available? Thank you in advance Mirko Mattesini"
Jul 12, 2016
Omar M. Rashash replied to Alfred Archibald Linthorne's discussion Aluminum Catamaran
"Actually, that's only part of the answer. Even in an aluminum boat, with no electrical systems, any metal in contact with the hull, except for aluminum, zinc, or magnesium, will cause the aluminum hull to corrode. More info is available…"
Jul 9, 2016
Omar M. Rashash replied to Aline Recchia's discussion Second Hand Plan Purchase
"JWD have been having problems with both their website and lost emails. It took two tries and three weeks, but it appears that I've managed to transfer the ownership of two sets of second hand plans to my name. They have promised to provide to…"
Jun 25, 2016
Omar M. Rashash replied to Alfred Archibald Linthorne's discussion Aluminum Catamaran
"Other than converting the wood scantlngs to aluminum, the build should be straight forward. The Wharram Tiki and Pahi hull designs are basic in that they don't incorporate any compound curves too complex for plywood. Additionally, unlike…"
Jun 18, 2016
Omar M. Rashash replied to Beacon Hill Ben's discussion Aluminium mast for Hitia 17: 80, 90 or 100mm OD? in the group Hitia 14 & 17 building
"I'm pretty sure they just missed changing the gaff dimension when they repurposed the Tiki 21 rigging plan. You'll also need to draw out the gaff to reflect the 3-1/2" mast diameter. Also, much easier to do as a bent lamination than…"
Jun 16, 2016
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Under sail at the Wharram Hui, Ft. Myers, Florida
Jun 16, 2016
Omar M. Rashash replied to Beacon Hill Ben's discussion Aluminium mast for Hitia 17: 80, 90 or 100mm OD? in the group Hitia 14 & 17 building
"The mast height is to plan."
Jun 16, 2016
Omar M. Rashash replied to Beacon Hill Ben's discussion Aluminium mast for Hitia 17: 80, 90 or 100mm OD? in the group Hitia 14 & 17 building
"Well, my Hitia 17 mast was built to plan with two exceptions. It was constructed from Douglas Fir using birds mouth construction and it has an 18" extension x 2-1/2' diameter, because it's gaff rigged. Finished weight is about 29…"
Jun 16, 2016

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I am:
A professional builder, I own a Wharram
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
Built and launched a Hitia 17. Contemplating the build of our Pahi 31- "Taku".
Country, City, and State?
Hampstead, NC
About me or us?
I have over 40 years of experience in woodworking, but my introduction to boatbuilding has been rather recent. I'm a 2010 graduate of the full-time Wood Boat Building Program at Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington, NC. This program is one of only a handfull of full-time programs in the U.S. While exposed to a variety of both traditional and modern boatbuilding techniques, I've gotten more experience in some areas than others. I probably know more about epoxy than I really wanted to learn.
Looking to?
Sailing with our Hitia 17 and to start our Pahi 31.

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At 11:00am on November 5, 2013, Bao Ya said…

Thank you for taking the time to respond to what I wrote, many including me read but do not always respond.

At 11:55am on November 5, 2013, Omar M. Rashash said…

I've learned to do new things using two methods.  In the first method, somebody shows me something new, preferably with an explanation.  In the second method, I find out what works by trial and error.  This is usually more painfull, although the lesson has a greater tendency to stick in my memory.

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