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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.

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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.

ANYONE USED DANISH OIL?
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Has anyone had experience of using danish oil to finish teak or iroko on the outside of a boat?  In the past I've always used boiled linseed oil, but recently a chainsaw sculptor recommended danish…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Hughes Feb 21, 2016.

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Robert Hughes replied to Building SV Satoshi's discussion Leaving the pumps on the epoxy containers?
"I left mine in for over a year and they were fine.  Leave a cup under them though, as they can drip slightly, especially if the temperature changes a lot."
Nov 5
Robert Hughes replied to adriano meis's discussion Where am i wrong?
"Maybe it is old but I think the main problem is the end of the gaff is too low.  I tried pulling the bottom of the luff sleeve tighter on mine and it didn't help much.  I needed to bring the top lower (like when reefed) or use a…"
Oct 6
Robert Hughes replied to adriano meis's discussion Where am i wrong?
"I'm not an expert on these rigs but I suspect the peak halliard is not pulling the back of the sail up high enough.  The same thing happened with mine the first time I raised it.  The way I solved it was to tie a lashing between the…"
Oct 6
Robert Hughes updated their profile
Sep 15

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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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