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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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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.

Tiki 26 Bunk Cushions

I've got a pair of bunk cushions from a Tiki 26 to dispose of, any (half) reasonable offer accepted.They are in good condition, professionally covered in a red fabric with piped edges.  I think the…Continue

Tags: Cushions, Bunk, 26, Tiki

Started Jan 8, 2013

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Robert Hughes replied to Omar M. Rashash's discussion Actual Build Weight of a Hitia 17
"No chance of a capsize in that race then !!! It's amazing what these boats are capable of at times."
Apr 14
Robert Hughes replied to Frank Higgott's discussion Two stroke or four stroke?? Ahhhh
"Thanks Frank, that's much appreciated. That performance is far better than with my Mariner 5.  Most of the difference must be due to the high thrust prop since I can't get that speed even flat out. My intention is to build the new…"
Apr 12
Robert Hughes replied to Axel's discussion Paying to crew on someone else's boat?
"In addition to potential legal problems in the country where you are operating, my understanding is you can be charged with offences by your flag state, where the boat is registered. For most most ordinary folk that will be their home country.…"
Apr 9
Robert Hughes replied to Axel's discussion Paying to crew on someone else's boat?
"I crewed on the delivery trip of a Pahi 52, from Thailand as far as Egypt.  The arrangement was that the owner paid all costs while on board, we paid our own airfares plus our share of food and drinks ashore.  That seemed fair in the…"
Apr 9
Robert Hughes replied to Valery Gaulin's discussion Time estimated to build a Wharram catamaran are they accurate?
"Don't forget to allow for time standing back admiring what you've just done and dreaming what it will be like when it's finished and in the water.  I lose hours that way..."
Apr 4
Robert Hughes replied to Thom delForge's discussion Composite Beams
"That's good to hear! Thanks for the update Thom"
Apr 4
Robert Hughes replied to patrick lennon's discussion Windvane for Tiki 26
"Hi Patrick, I've used a tiller pilot, an Autohelm ST1000, on my Tiki 26.  I put an 18" auxiliary tiller on the side of one of the rudders pointing inboard, and mounted the Autohelm on the aft main beam pointing aft.  I added a…"
Mar 30
Robert Hughes replied to paul anderson's discussion Beam protection from anchor.
"My front beam is alloy, as it's one of the glass Tiki's, but that also got badly scuffed by the chain early on in its life.  The owner before me added a bit of thin stainless steel to protect it, and that seems to work well.  It…"
Jan 17
Robert Hughes commented on patrick lennon's blog post Tiki 26 sailing Koh Kood
"Wow!! What a fabulous video! You've obviously put a lot of work into editing that, and achieved a really impressive result. Beautiful boat and a beautiful country too.  I just showed it to my wife and her comment was "It just makes…"
Dec 24, 2016
Robert Hughes commented on paul anderson's video

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

"Fun fun fun!   Makes all the hard work worth it!"
Dec 23, 2016
Robert Hughes replied to Robert's discussion Andy smith boatworks
"I'd agree with the positive comments about Gunther.  Back in 2008 I crewed on the delivery trip of one of the Pahi 52's he built.  I was on board for about five weeks and we sailed over 5000 miles.  It was a solid, well…"
Dec 2, 2016
Robert Hughes replied to paul anderson's discussion LAUNCHING OF TIKI 26 ''Honey Badger.''
"Well done Paul !  Sounds a bit more exciting than you would have wanted, but all's well that ends well.. I'm sure there's quite a number of us on this forum wish we could have been there to give you a hand."
Nov 30, 2016
Robert Hughes replied to Andrii Fedchuk's discussion I need help for Tangaroa project data!
"It's a sad sign of our times that it's now more difficult to navigate the bureaucracy than it is to navigate the ocean !"
Nov 27, 2016
Robert Hughes replied to paul anderson's discussion LAUNCHING OF TIKI 26 ''RAFIKI''.
""Honey Badger" sounds good !"
Nov 26, 2016
Robert Hughes replied to paul anderson's discussion LAUNCHING OF TIKI 26 ''RAFIKI''.
"Well done Paul, now comes the reward for all that hard work! Looking forward to seeing the photos..."
Nov 25, 2016
Mike Haromy replied to Robert Hughes's discussion DONATIONS TOWARDS SITE RUNNING COSTS
"Gratefully sent.   Thanks"
Nov 21, 2016

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I own a Wharram
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
Tiki 26 "Zest"
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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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