Thanks for publishing this. I am however not a huge fan of carbon fiber unless it is really needed. Sanding and cutting carbon is significantly more hazardous to human health than glass fiber as the fibers cannot be degraded by your body…"
the boat was designed for wooden masts which as you say weigh about the same as the 1/4" wall alu mast. I will have to cross this bridge myself at some stage as I am also building a Tiki 46, but I sort of like the wood…"
"Possibly the problem is that the plans require plywood that is 1220x2440 which is marginally larger than your 1200x2400.
It seems that certain countries use slightly different standards for the sheet size, which is something to consider or at least…"
"I used bronze nails, and pre-drilled the ply sheets with 2mm holes so the nails can be inserted into the ply with a light tap.
When fitting the ply, the glue is applied to the stringers and the marked areas on the sheets and 2 clamps are used to fix…"
the idea is to roughen the surface so that the epoxy gets something to grip on to and the sanding also helps to ensure that the surface is free of contaminants like blush.
So you need to sand enough to scratch the entire…"
you have about 0.5 degrees of toe out, which is regarded as acceptable toe out for many cars, so I would not worry about that if it is going to be a lot of work to change. As far as I can tell there is no list of acceptable…"
"Hi Budget Boater,
this is a photo of the plans for the Tiki 46, the idea is to form some sort of purchase. One is supposed to lubricate it with wax or similar to make it easier to tighten the shrouds which then run through the grooves and…"
"Reading above one gets the impression that you have to use the best materials. I tend to think good enough is good enough. Boats do not rot because of inferior materials so much as through lack of maintenance or incorrect building.…"
i posted here some movies (links) from the time we build our tiki46 wharram catamaran.it took us 2 years and 6 month to finish the boat. please visite our web page www.wharramsailing.com for more infos.please do not forget to donate some $ to budgetboater. to set up all this is a lot of work and will make your job maybe easier... have funcheers hans "wakataitea"See More
hallo robert. i just checked out your place on google earth... man.... looks realy great. desert... never have seen one... we are still in mayotte. the weather is not so nice. all mozambique chanel is south wind... we hope it will change that we can leave soon. i have to fligh to germany in july. will stay it end of july in south afrika. then we are planing to sail up to namibia... can you give me any advise about the weather/ sailing conditions to go up from cap town...
Up from Cape Town to Walvis Bay you can expect South Westerly winds from 15-25 knots most days. It can get quite rough as well, at times. There are not too many places to stop, basically Luderitz and then Walvis Bay.
In Walvis the weather can vary a lot in winter with cold days between 12 and 17c and hot days between 20 and 35c.
I can take around a bit and if you want to go further I can arrange it. You are also welcome to stay with us if you want a bit of time on dry land.
Interestingly many people here speak German, ich verstehe auch ganz gut aber, ich bin nicht so gut beim schreiben und reden.
Brazil is easy to get to from here, my sister sailed across in 1998 via St Helena, Ascension and Fernando de Noronha.
Stuff is reasonably cheap here if you earn Euro or USD. You do not need a visa if you are on an EU passport and want to stay less than 3 months.
That is what I know for now.
It would be really cool to meet you.
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