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Sailing south from UK - Tiki 38
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Hello, first post. I've recently started getting a plan together to build a Tiki 38. I've got the study plan, and will be purchasing the full plans shortly. I've got quotes from Robbins, and Jeckels,…Continue

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Paul Bays replied to Robert Westling's discussion Sailing south from UK - Tiki 38
"Hello Robert, thanks for your message. I haven't watched the France to Greece and back again trip, thanks for the tip, Ill take a look this weekend, I'm looking forward to that. best regards Paul"
Friday
Robert Westling replied to Robert Westling's discussion Sailing south from UK - Tiki 38
"The study drawings have scales on them.  On the Tiki 38 study drawings there are two, one is 1:20, and the other 1:30.  If you print the drawing and use a ruler to confirm the scale then the scale on the drawing can be used to get a…"
Thursday
Robert Westling replied to Robert Westling's discussion Sailing south from UK - Tiki 38
"Hi Paul, I think I've watched that video too many times!  Their other videos are also wonderful, in particular the one documenting their passage from France to Greece and back again.  I think it's one of the best sailing videos…"
Thursday
Chris Johnson replied to Robert Westling's discussion Sailing south from UK - Tiki 38
"I have been working under the assumption that the plan-view drawings in the study plans are scaled accurately, so for example you could take the Tiki 30 drawing, print it out, measure the stem to stern length of the drawing on the paper and the…"
Thursday
Paul Bays replied to Robert Westling's discussion Sailing south from UK - Tiki 38
"Hello Robert, If you are building a tiki 38, I think you may enjoy this video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDQdjGbE7Iw Its a french builder and covers the building and sailing, it has some classic french humour " one week at sea and the…"
Thursday
Robert Westling replied to Robert Westling's discussion Sailing south from UK - Tiki 38
"Thanks Eamon!  Agreed, was really just looking for exactly the confirmation I got from Andy.  Will be building soon enough!  (And then asking a myriad of more interesting questions.)"
Wednesday
Eamon Green replied to Robert Westling's discussion Sailing south from UK - Tiki 38
"Hi Robert, I'm building a Tiki 38 in Norfolk. I haven't sailed one yet, but my experience sailing the T30 is that they go just fine to Windward so don't worry too much about that. Just get building!"
Wednesday
Andy Best-Dunkley replied to Robert Westling's discussion Sailing south from UK - Tiki 38
"Sounds like you know what you are doing! Good luck, I am sure you will enjoy the process and the results!"
Jan 8
Robert Westling replied to Robert Westling's discussion Sailing south from UK - Tiki 38
"For me it's the building that is at the heart of it. I left full time employment three years ago, and am close to completing a full house restoration. Several years ago I built a Caterham car, and the idea of building a capable cruising cat is…"
Jan 8
Andy Best-Dunkley replied to Robert Westling's discussion Sailing south from UK - Tiki 38
"Back in the days of the "classic" Wharrams, it is true they had a bad reputation amongst the "yachties", but nowadays most Wharrams are well built and well kitted out, and the designs have proven themselves. One thing I'd…"
Jan 8
Robert Westling replied to Robert Westling's discussion Sailing south from UK - Tiki 38
"Hi Andy, that's what I thought, but sometimes it's good to check in with those that know more than you! I've watched more than enough YouTube clips of successful Wharram sailing. You're right that the guy with the Tiki 31 seems…"
Jan 8
Andy Best-Dunkley replied to Robert Westling's discussion Sailing south from UK - Tiki 38
"Your friend with the Tiki 31 must either not know how to sail, or have it set up really badly. The others don't know what they are talking about! Wharrams and other multihulls of course go upwind, but you have to have good sails and know how to…"
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Sailing south from UK - Tiki 38

Hello, first post. I've recently started getting a plan together to build a Tiki 38. I've got the study plan, and will be purchasing the full plans shortly. I've got quotes from Robbins, and Jeckels, and have put together a pretty comprehensive budget. Yesterday I was speaking with some friends at the marina who on hearing of my plans were adamant that a Wharram cat could not sail from the UK to the Azores or Canary Islands due to the tide and prevailing winds in the Channel. One of them has a…See More
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A home builder
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
Planning to build a Tiki 38
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UK
About me or us?
I am a retired architect, and long time sailor. Most recently I was the keeper of a 1952 teak Vertue, Merganser. Before that I took care of a 1922 gaff yawl designed by Albert Strange called Charm. I've built a Caterham car, and many other objects, big and small, but this will be my first (and likely last) boat building project.
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