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Omar M. Rashash
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  • Hampstead, NC
  • United States
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Actual Build Weight of a Hitia 17
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I just came across my notes, so I figured I'd post this. All weights in lbs.  29 Mast  …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Hughes Apr 14, 2017.

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 Andrew Cassingham's discussion Tiki 30 Tiller arm
"FYI- gluing white oak with Any brand of epoxy is problematic. "
Nov 15, 2018
Omar M. Rashash replied to Robert Sheridan's discussion Using dyneema for rigging - warning
"The Spirit of Gaia, a Pahi 63, uses wooden deadeyes and chain plates, coupled successfully with Dyneema stays."
Jun 21, 2018
Omar M. Rashash replied to Ian R's discussion Cheap price of secondhand boats including Wharrams, sustainability etc
"Ian, I think we share many thoughts in common, but I believe there is still a way to self-build a Wharram, do it for a reasonable cost, and in a timely manner. Experience tells me part of the answer lies in a better application of digital…"
May 16, 2018
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Feb 21, 2018
Omar M. Rashash replied to Frank Higgott's discussion Schooner rig for pahi 31?
"Hanneke mentioned a modified sail plan for the Pahi 31, when we were discussing stretching one to 35 feet. The impression I received was it would be a variation of the Tiki 31 rig. I'll nail down the design details this summer, while sailing…"
Feb 5, 2018

Profile Information

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 handful of full-time programs in the U.S. While exposed to a variety of both traditional and modern boatbuilding techniques, I've 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 (or 35).

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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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