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Ricardo Aráoz
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  • Argentina
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Long live the router

Had cut the lower hull panels for one side of one hull, planed them good until satisfied.Then I got the router out, fixed a pattern cutting bit and in a few hours I had eight copies of each panel all…Continue

Started Nov 10, 2015

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Hi all, I am about to purchase a set of sails from Jeckells in the UK. They'll be sent to a friend's home in the U.S.A..I'd like to know if there will be any extra charges (taxes, stamps, etc.) when…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by friendshipsloop . Oct 23, 2015.

South East Asia host?

Hi all, my daughter is travelling through South East Asia. She's been some 4 months going through China and is presently in Thailand (in some island, can't remember it's name), in a couple of weeks…Continue

Started Jun 8, 2013

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Ricardo Aráoz replied to bruno legenne's discussion WHY PODS ARE NOT WIDER???
"Very interesting Maxim. I've been looking at your cabin for quite a while now. Do you have any plans/sketches you might consider sharing? Cheers"
Apr 22, 2017
Ricardo Aráoz replied to Jordi's discussion LPG cylinder storage in a Tiki 30?
"You might put a floor in the locker so as to have some space between the gas bottle and any salt water that enters through the venting hole. OTOH the locker is not 1 meter away from the entrance to the boat."
Feb 6, 2017
Ricardo Aráoz replied to Robert's discussion Stern drain hole
"I would just fit a rubber plug from the inside and inspect it regularly to see what happens."
Jan 26, 2017
Ricardo Aráoz commented on paul anderson's photo

8hrs to windward, 4.5 back.

"Mate, this is a really cool picture."
Dec 29, 2016
Ricardo Aráoz commented on paul anderson's video

Wharram Tiki 26 Honey Badger,don't care for monos.

"Ok, that's enough sailing already, now start taking bloody pictures!!! Hahahahaha Now seriously mate, congratulations, you deserve every second of fun you are having. Cheers"
Dec 23, 2016
Ricardo Aráoz commented on paul anderson's photo

For Ricardo ;)

"That's more like it!!!!!! hahaha"
Dec 21, 2016
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Dec 21, 2016
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Dec 8, 2016
Ricardo Aráoz commented on paul anderson's photo


"Nice happy picture mate. And a beautiful place to have a boat in the water. ... Now stop taking bloody pictures and get the hell out there sailing!   :P"
Dec 8, 2016
Ricardo Aráoz commented on paul anderson's photo

She floats.

Dec 2, 2016
Ricardo Aráoz replied to paul anderson's discussion LAUNCHING OF TIKI 26 ''RAFIKI''.
"Congratulations mate! Well done."
Nov 24, 2016
Big tane left a comment for Ricardo Aráoz
"G'day Ricardo. I thank you for the reply and the link. I won't be doing anything till around easter time as i have to save up for each project. And the weather will start to be more stable and cooler. Gerry on big tane. Toora."
Nov 16, 2016
Ricardo Aráoz replied to Big tane's discussion TIMBER MAST.
"I'd go with the bird's mouth method, eight sides. The V notch is 45º on both sides so easy to cut, very easy to make tapered mast, and above all it's self jigging. This means you just have to press the staves and they'll go…"
Nov 16, 2016
Ricardo Aráoz replied to laurent's discussion 3 small Pahi for sale in France
"mmmmnope.... I think he objects you wearing them together :P"
Oct 15, 2016
Ricardo Aráoz replied to Éric Bouvéron's discussion Deadeyes for dyneema rig tension?
"I don't think that'll do. Ply is not too strong in the edge (sorry, my english is not enough to express this properly). I'd use hardwood, can you get lignum vitae? Or locust? Oak, ironwood or greenheart should also work. Remember the…"
Oct 8, 2016
Edward Wolfe replied to Ricardo Aráoz's discussion Tiki 30 - Gaps for bulkheads 1 and 7? in the group TIKI 30
"This is probably late, but...IIRC BH7 did reach to the bottom of the keel timber in the slot between the stern post. This made the top align with the lower hull top. The problem was the keel timber was milled to 18mm and the stern is also 18mm,…"
Jul 29, 2016

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A home builder
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
Tiki 30
Country, City, and State?
Argentina, Olivos, Buenos Aires
About me or us?
Building a Tiki 30.
Looking to?
Build a Tiki 30

“To be truly challenging, a voyage, like a life, must rest on a firm foundation of financial unrest. Otherwise, you are doomed to a routine traverse, the kind known to yachtsmen who play with their boats at sea… “cruising” it is called. Voyaging belongs to seamen, and to the wanderers of the world who cannot, or will not, fit in. If you are contemplating a voyage and you have the means, abandon the venture until your fortunes change. Only then will you know what the sea is all about.

“I’ve always wanted to sail to the south seas, but I can’t afford it.” What these men can’t afford is not to go. They are enmeshed in the cancerous discipline of “security.” And in the worship of security we fling our lives beneath the wheels of routine – and before we know it our lives are gone.

What does a man need – really need? A few pounds of food each day, heat and shelter, six feet to lie down in – and some form of working activity that will yield a sense of accomplishment. That’s all – in the material sense, and we know it. But we are brainwashed by our economic system until we end up in a tomb beneath a pyramid of time payments, mortgages, preposterous gadgetry, playthings that divert our attention for the sheer idiocy of the charade.

The years thunder by, The dreams of youth grow dim where they lie caked in dust on the shelves of patience. Before we know it, the tomb is sealed.

Where, then, lies the answer? In choice.

Which shall it be: bankruptcy of purse or bankruptcy of life? ”

― Sterling Hayden, Wanderer

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Tiki 30 #226 here!

Tonight, getting home from work, I see a big envelope resting on my apartment's door.

They were the full plans for my Tiki 30 number 226!

Feels like Christmas! Now I'll have to discipline myself and read and re-read carefully the instructions and plans till I can see in my head all of the building steps in detail. Then make a general buying list and many partial buying lists for every step of the building. No building allowed yet.

Then I'll start making all the small and…


Posted on August 30, 2012 at 6:12pm — 4 Comments

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At 5:31pm on October 5, 2012, luis said…

hola ricardo, sí soy el mismo. que tal? siempre recuerdo tu buena onda con el libro de junk rig, por cierto. bueno, te mando un cordial saludo.

At 6:08pm on October 5, 2012, Ricardo Aráoz said…

Hola Luis, acá ando, tratando de construir un Tiki30. El mes pasado me llegaron los planos. No bien consiga los fondos (calculo entre 3 y 10 meses) empiezo a hacerlo. Y tu Swaggie? Lo vendiste? Ví que ahora tenés un Tiki 38.

Bueno, un abrazo.


At 9:00am on February 17, 2014, john james said…

my plans date 1997 number 150 they show only the strap system

At 4:29pm on May 22, 2014, Jesse Walker said…

Hi Ricardo thanks for the response.  My email is exd.electrical@gmail.com. 

One more question. The lashing you use per-stretched correct?  and for the rudder lashing do you use per-stretched or normal nylon with some stretch? 

At 5:19pm on November 16, 2016, Big tane said…
G'day Ricardo.
I thank you for the reply and the link.
I won't be doing anything till around easter time as i have to save up for each project. And the weather will start to be more stable and cooler.
Gerry on big tane.

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