Hi all.I've found a tiki 30 for sale and considering to buy it but, the boat wasn't build by plan and I am much puzzled about the engineering and structural strength. The boat is made of fiberglass…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Raf Aug 6, 2013.
How hove to is done on a cat? Please. I know how to do it on a mono and this is tacking without releasing the jib and when the jib is taken aback, release the main sheet and turn the rudder to go…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Ann and Neville Clement Jul 2, 2013.
"HaHaHa....Reminds me of what you get when you ask 10 economists what the market is going to do and you'll get 12 answers:) But seriously not all ocean miles are alike, hence my statement. Take care.
Unless the builder/designer was a fully certified naval architect or at least a designer with decades of successful designs roaming the worlds oceans, I would steer clear of anything this far from plan. OR I was as qualified as the…"
"I tend to agree with Galway Bay here. The key is to have a controlled amount of flexibility. If you want to make a structure rigid you have to design it rigid and accept the weight penalties. If you just stiffen one bit you tend to…"
I mostly agree. Even if those Pacific craft were bolted together the arms made of tree branches would flex.
However the degree of accuracy needed for rigid construction is probably not appropriate to home - building. It can be done…"
"you are looking for a wharram around 36ft. would be a narai mk4 be an option aswell? this one I know well and she is built not heavier than the original plywood one. I know the one who built her in SA. a nice strong boat, very seaworhty in my view.…"
"Skegs aren't there? The stern is higher and the bow goes in deeper, this is a recipe for a boat that will broach easily and will demand a lot of rudder work to keep in coarse. (broaching is the tendency of a boat to slide away from the wanted…"
"Thanks Chris for the very valuable specs. Some points to consider: 1) Why choosing U section for the beams? Full round section gives higher strength for the same material and therefore, lighter and cheaper. 2) Lifting the stern,…"
"I like the cabin. No nonsense, however, to my feelings is missing the simmetry. The boat is definitely a Wharram looking, why not sticking with a certified design? Custom design tend to have lesser resale value and the structural strength remains…"
"A difficult one. I've tried floor paint on hull and wasn't impressed, not the brand you mention though. I tried epoxy paint and not pleased as it went cholky in a short time. Lets keep in mind the conditions in the tropics are harsh. Paint…"
"talking to many seasoned seafarers and all seems to agree, the chance of being struck at sea is minimum. Perhaps because a vessel at sea is actually a hurdle rather than a conductor for the bolt to reach the water. Those very few incidents known in…"
"I've looked at this matter closely, as north Queensland is lightning prone over the cyclone season. My finding wasn't reliable nor incoregging. Some say, while a "grounded" boat might have some protection, it inevitably…"
"Whats all this business about naked women weighting for the yachties on the beach? No one has ever mentioned that, as a reward after an ocean crossing. It happens though, admittedly not often but, some time it happens. A few times I drop the pick in…"
"1.8 meter height cabin the the full length and width of the hulls? It will not longer be a sailing catamaran. Will look like a humpy and the reselling value will be next to nothing. Might as well build a raft with 44 gallon drums and build a…"
you are looking for a wharram around 36ft. would be a narai mk4 be an option aswell? this one I know well and she is built not heavier than the original plywood one. I know the one who built her in SA. a nice strong boat, very seaworhty in my view. look under www.raiatea-yacht.com there you will find her advertised. jst nneds to be sailed to australia. I think the price can be put further down quite a lot. she s up for sale since about 3 years.
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