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FREE CROSSBEAMS & COCKPIT FOR TIKI 26
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Well almost free, I'd appreciate a small contribution to the RNLI for whatever you think is reasonable.  You never know when you might need a lifeboat...Now that I've finished my new cockpit and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Hughes Aug 5, 2020.

EXPERIMENTS WITH FOAM SANDWICH CONTRUCTION MATERIALS
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A while ago I uploaded a discussion of the engineered carbon fibre crossbeams I've fitted to my Imagine Multihulls glassfibre Tiki 26, Zest.…Continue

Tags: glass, polyester, epoxy, carbon, sandwich

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeremy Walker May 4, 2017.

DONATIONS TOWARDS SITE RUNNING COSTS
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I'm glad to chip in toward the costs of running this site with my small contribution.  The amount of useful information and free help available has to be worth a few dollars / pounds / euros or…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Haromy Nov 21, 2016.

Engineered Carbon Fibre Beams for a Tiki 26
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I've just mounted a pair of new main crossbeams on my Tiki 26, and thought some of you might like to see what was involved.  Zest is one of the Imagine Multihulls Tiki's, built in GRP/foam sandwich…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ian Bamsey May 5, 2016.

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Robert Hughes replied to tide's discussion sailing differences between wharram design styles
"No that's not what I'm saying.  If you took different JW designs where the major factors such as waterline length are similar, loaded them to similar displacement, and set similar sail areas in similar conditions there would be…"
yesterday
Robert Hughes replied to tide's discussion sailing differences between wharram design styles
"People will have experience of their own type of Wharram, and possibly one or two others, but a lot of it will be subjective.  Very few for instance will have storm experience on more than one... The main thing I've learned, based on…"
Monday
Robert Hughes replied to NeilR's discussion New Long Windows For Stock Tiki26 in the group TIKI 26
"Thanks Neil, I'll make a note of that mastic for next time mine need doing!"
Nov 7
Robert Hughes replied to NeilR's discussion New Long Windows For Stock Tiki26 in the group TIKI 26
"My GRP T26 has windows much as you describe.  The acrylic goes the full length in one piece, but there are two separate cut-outs in the GRP coachroof side.  I think it's better than one long cut-out as the middle "pillar"…"
Nov 6
Robert Hughes replied to Heather Whelan's discussion Voyage of the Ika Roa book
"Each to their own.  I like travelogues of sailing trips, they inspire me for future voyages..."
Jul 8
Robert Hughes replied to Heather Whelan's discussion Voyage of the Ika Roa book
"My copy arrived today, thanks very much Heather.  Pretty quick considering it's travelled from the other side of the world.  It's great inspiration for me, as it was waiting here when I got home from the boatyard, reassembling my…"
Jun 28
Robert Hughes replied to Heather Whelan's discussion Voyage of the Ika Roa book
"Thanks Heather, that's great !  I've put the order in and I'm looking forward to reading your book Cheers Rob"
Jun 19
Robert Hughes replied to Heather Whelan's discussion Voyage of the Ika Roa book
"Hi Heather, I've just been on the Bigwords Books site.  It seems to automatically apply a $5.50 NZ shipping charge, but says to contact the author for overseas orders.  I'm in the UK, can you tell me how much it costs to get one…"
Jun 16
Robert Hughes replied to Roger's discussion Extending or reducing beam on the water
"Neil, I'm sure I've seen pictures of that somewhere too.  It makes perfect sense, as long as you can be sure of having flat water..."
May 12
Robert Hughes replied to Panu Väänänen's discussion Double forestay: cutter, solent or side by side?
"That's the first time I've heard of a cat that can't be steered without a headsail.  The method of tacking might be a bit different because you wouldn't be able to back a jib, but still possible.  I wouldn't think…"
Apr 8
Robert Hughes replied to Panu Väänänen's discussion Double forestay: cutter, solent or side by side?
"With the stays side by side, chaff could be a serious issue.  Running "wing & wing" is fine, but when you have a jib on only one stay it could chaff on the other stay if it's flown on that side. For the use you're…"
Apr 5
Robert Hughes replied to adriano meis's discussion tiki 26 beach trailer
"We slid her off with the hulls lashed side by side with the temporary timber beams used on the trailer. Then we lifted the hulls onto timber blocks, put the trolleys under, put the wheels on, then took the timber blocks out.  The angles of the…"
Jan 25
Robert Hughes replied to adriano meis's discussion tiki 26 beach trailer
"I use a pair of trolleys like this for assembly and moving the boat around the boatyard.  Maybe something similar but with bigger wheels would do what you want.."
Jan 25
Robert Hughes replied to Andrés's discussion James Wharram passed away
"Very sad news.  A man never to be forgotten. I met him once, maybe twenty years ago, when we spent a week on Gaia.  He struck me as a true gentleman, a one-off with his own ideas, with a healthy disregard for convention and a disarming…"
Dec 18, 2021
Robert Hughes replied to Anna Berry's discussion tiki 26 performance with dagger board VS without dagger board
"Spot on Rory. Your experience on the Tiki's mirrors mine on my 26 in the English Channel, and also on a Pahi 52 beating up the Red Sea.  Both had well cut new sails, and attention was paid to correct trim."
Dec 11, 2021

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I own a Wharram
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
Tiki 26 "Zest"
Swallow BayRaider Expedition "Myth"
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Portsmouth, England

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Comment Wall (4 comments)

At 4:52am on December 6, 2011, paul anderson said…

good to have you on board mate,show us some pics hey?

At 5:45am on December 6, 2011, Robert Hughes said…

Thanks Paul!

Yeah, I'll sort some out and get them uploaded.

At 11:03am on December 13, 2011, paul anderson said…

Robert she is lovely i do like the idea with the chart table,i shall shamelessly copy it.

At 3:56pm on December 13, 2011, kim whitmyre said…

+2!  Very well thought-out t26, Robert.

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