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Wharram Wingsail
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeff Kittle Sep 17, 2010.

Mast sleeve
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Ann and Neville Clement May 26, 2009.

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"Hi Ian My front tramp is made of a heavy open weave nylon i found being discarded at a local shipping company. It works well to keep the spray down between the hulls up to F6. After that,for safety, i roll up the canvas and tie on a fish net to…"
Sep 22, 2013
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"What is your tramp made from ?"
Sep 20, 2013
cordier stéphane commented on Rick Hueschen's blog post Sailing “Sandy” (2011 Wharram Rendezvous) by Rick Hueschen
"très joli tiki 21, très simple, très pur, bravo !!!!"
Mar 12, 2013
Rick Hueschen replied to Roger's discussion Mast whip/vibration
"Hi Roger, What is the diameter of your mast? From looking at your pictures, the mast appears to have a smaller cross section. I built the standard wooden mast with a four inch cross section according to the plans and have no problem with mast…"
Mar 30, 2012
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"She looks good! How was the meet? Still going to the spring meet too?"
Jan 16, 2012
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Jan 15, 2012
Greg Russell commented on Rick Hueschen's blog post Sailing “Sandy” (2011 Wharram Rendezvous) by Rick Hueschen
"Hi Rick I haven't posted any pictures yet. My trip home took 6 day and not going ashore. One jump was 40 hours from Punta Gorda to Appolacheecola. The whole 2 month trip was good to the Bahamas and the Dry Tortugas and the Wharram gathering…"
Jun 19, 2011
Brandon Gamble commented on Rick Hueschen's blog post Sailing “Sandy” (2011 Wharram Rendezvous) by Rick Hueschen
"Sounds like it was awesome man! Sorry I wasn't able to finish in time to make it down. The pics look great."
Jun 7, 2011
Simon Jones commented on Rick Hueschen's blog post Sandy sailing to Cape Lookout
"I want to mount the outboard on my T21 "Tiki Sunrise" behind the aft beam to increase the usable deck area. I see you are doing this - but how? do you have any close-up photos that show your outboard bracket arrangement?   Thanks Simon"
Apr 22, 2011
Rick Hueschen is attending Dan Kunz's event

Florida Wharram Rendezvous (Hui Wharram) at Lorelei Restaurant Islamorada Florida

May 20, 2011 at 1pm to May 22, 2011 at 6pm
May 20, 21, 22.  Lorelei Restaurant and Marina, Islamorada, FL (Florida Keys).  Annual Event.  Last year we had 8 Wharrams, a few other boats and about 50 people for the Saturday Dutch-treat dinner (door prizes!).  More than 70 people showed sometime during the weekend.  Everyone welcome.  Contact Dan at floridawharramrendezvous@hotmail.com for details.
Feb 7, 2011
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"Hi Brandon, During the winter, I heated the "Man Cave" with a kerosene heater. It would easily heat to 50-60 degrees with proper ventilation. I mainly glued and coated small parts during the colder months, and would bring them in the…"
Dec 17, 2010
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"So what were you able to get the temp up to in the winter? What did you use for heat?"
Dec 15, 2010
Rick Hueschen replied to paul anderson's discussion epoxy coating inside hulls and bulkheads
"I use a very sharp paint scraper to "shave" down the hills and flatten the second coat of epoxy. It greatly reduces sanding time and the cost of sandpaper. Of course, it must be done on flat surfaces before the hull is stitched together."
Dec 6, 2010
Rick Hueschen replied to Brandon Gamble's discussion Collapsible Trailer in the group Tiki 21
"Hi Brandon, The keel clears the fender by about 1/2 inch. I kept that clearance in mind while installing the polyurethane rollers in the cradle. Rick."
Nov 30, 2010
Rick Hueschen replied to Brandon Gamble's discussion Collapsible Trailer in the group Tiki 21
"Hi Scott, 1) The galvanized thin walled electrical conduit is welded in an offset side by side pattern. I then used low profile carriage bolts and unistrut to clamp it to the trailer. PVC pipe couplings are glued inside the outer pipe to provide a…"
Nov 29, 2010
Rick Hueschen replied to Brandon Gamble's discussion Collapsible Trailer in the group Tiki 21
Oct 12, 2010

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I am:
A home builder
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
Own a Tiki 21 "Sandy"
Launched 2-21-10
Country, City, and State?
U.S.A, Apex, North Carolina
About me or us?
I previously owned a San Juan 21. I've spent many years cruising the
outer banks N.C., Pamlico sound, Cape Lookout and I love the
Florida Keys.
Looking to?
By building a Tiki 21, I hope to expand my trailerable cruising capabilities to the Dry Tortugas and the Bahamas.

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Sailing “Sandy” (2011 Wharram Rendezvous) by Rick Hueschen

                  



On a quest for more adventure this year, my wife Libby and I, decided to sail our Wharram Tiki 21 “Sandy” to the Wharram gathering at Islamorada, Florida. Our 320 mile round trip started in Jupiter, Florida.

The plan was to sail in company with Gene Perry and Dale Kipp. Gene has been sailing and building Wharram catamarans for many years, and I hoped to gather any wisdom about these boats that he could share. Gene had recently acquired a classic 27 foot…

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Posted on June 6, 2011 at 6:30pm — 3 Comments

Sandy sailing to Cape Lookout

On Good Friday morning April 2, my wife Libby, daughter Rachel, and I hitched up the trailer for a three day sailing trip to Cape Lookout N.C. After a few test sails on the local lake, it would be Sandy's (my Tiki 21) first taste of salt water. Four hours later we arrived at the public launch in Beaufort, North Carolina. We set up the boat, which takes approximately one hour. I have designed and built a telescoping trailer that has been working out very well.…

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Posted on April 13, 2010 at 10:01pm — 1 Comment

Tiki 21 (First assembly)

Today was a great day! I pulled my hulls out of the "Man cave" (building shed) my wife has so aptly named. I needed to set the boat in the driveway and assemble it for the positioning of the beam sockets. It is a

much needed boost of motivation after a long year of boatbuilding. No MORE FILLETS. I temporarily set-up

the boat with the crossbeams and center… Continue

Posted on June 6, 2009 at 9:07pm — 4 Comments

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At 9:07am on April 28, 2009, boatsmith said…
Hi Rick, your boat looks great. This is just a reminder of the Wharram rendevous at Islamorada in May. We expect 8-10 boats this year and lots of Wharramites. You will be able to glean lots of ideas about what works and what doesn't.Feel free to call me for any additional info or if I can be of any help on your project David 561 632 2628
At 12:49am on June 8, 2009, Ann and Neville Clement said…
HI Rick,
We will be in the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race from Baltimore to Portsmouth in October, then go to Rebel Marine (anchoring out) to be with friends there who organize the race and are old cruising buddies, then go through the inside at Hatterass via the Dismal Swamp route and then planning a stop in Oriental with more friends. There is a Tiki 46 up in the mountains getting well along and he bought plans through us, so we take a special interest in those projects and will hope to get out to his boat shed. He is in Winston - Salem. There is a guy interested in buying Tiki 46 plans at the bottom of the Cape Fear River who we hope to visit again. Then, if it is a typical year, we will likely go offshore to Charleston and then offshore again to Florida.
So I will give you our phone number and ask you to phone us from time to time during October to make the connection. 401 261 7816. We can receive or even make calls for free after 7pm week nights or any time on the week ends. Likely we will make a Wharram gathering in Florida in early December also.
It is always fun to meet Wharram builders and see what interesting ideas they have come up with.
Again, congratulations! Ann and Nev

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