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Interesting read about an Atlantic 57 capsize.
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Budget Boater Jan 25.

The Tiki 38
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Rod Jones Mar 27, 2009.

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Rod Jones replied to Steve Denton's discussion Importing a Wharram Built by Gunther Nutt or Andy Smith
"This is not complicated.  My Seawind came from Australia.  I paid a freight forwarder in Long Beach that imported alot of boats.  He handled all the paperwork.  I paid the import tax and that wasn't much. …"
Mar 12
Rod Jones replied to Jay J Hunt's discussion cost of building a Tiki 38
"This is not answering your question but adds some comparison. A sail away Tiki 38 built by Gunther Knutt of Seascape boats in Phuket will cost $ 140,000 and will take 12 months. He has a nice used Tiki 38 2008 model offered at $75,000 asking…"
Feb 23
Marc LaFrance left a comment for Rod Jones
"Hi Rod, Sorry about the delay. I did launch my tiki 30 in early Nov. I lost the building space, so it was a race to get her water ready!  Still don't have sails. When we vacated the space, another company sublet and bought the assets,…"
Feb 23
Budget Boater replied to Rod Jones's discussion Interesting read about an Atlantic 57 capsize.
"The following is 100% speculation based on the limited information available and past personal experiences. • The boat was traveling to windward at 5-7 knots in 23-27 knots of true wind • There was an approaching cold front • Two…"
Jan 25
Martin Phillips replied to Rod Jones's discussion Interesting read about an Atlantic 57 capsize.
"This is the second or third of these big cats to get tipped over. Clearly any unballasted boat can capsize and stay upside down. However this was the case with traditional "form stable" sailing ships too - only the modern keel yacht is…"
Jan 25
Brad Ingram replied to Rod Jones's discussion Interesting read about an Atlantic 57 capsize.
"I don't have much experience with the larger Wharrams, but I would probably be running just a blade on my Tiki if an organized front was coming my way. You just don't know if they will be packing any straight line winds or downbursts. In…"
Jan 24
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Interesting read about an Atlantic 57 capsize.

https://www.chriswhitedesigns.com/leopard-capsizeThis is not a Wharram specific subject but it got me wondering how a big wharram would have weathered the same squall.  After 100s of thousands of sea miles, and never a capsize of a big Wharram.See More
Jan 24
Rob Daigle left a comment for Rod Jones
"Yes, we'd entertain an offer, youd have to move fast though, I'm about to buy my partner out and have Gunther finish her. Ive just been delayed another year or two with a project here in Oregon, otherwise I'd say, "no"."
Jan 10
Zee Nagual left a comment for Rod Jones
"hi Rod , i figured that material costs are about over $ 20 000 something , so my asking price is  $28 000 AU , the boat costed me much more than that  as in rent and other associated costs , but at that price i would recover some of my…"
May 19, 2016
Björn left a comment for Rod Jones
"Hi Rod, did you go with Günther Nutt? He seems the far better choice than Andy Smith and here does not seem any trouble with the boats he built, he also seems to have a way better understanding how and which wood to use. The containers for the…"
Dec 29, 2015
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"Wow! Beautiful work."
Oct 16, 2015
Rod Jones replied to Allen Bosely's discussion Tangaroa Mk IV Bunk Width & Interior Pics
"I agree the boats can always be improved. A perfect example is the Tiki 38 mast step that had to be re engineered. I've wondered what a naval architect would say if they were to run the #s on these designs. I just think it would be better to…"
Jun 11, 2015
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Jun 11, 2015
Rod Jones replied to Allen Bosely's discussion Tangaroa Mk IV Bunk Width & Interior Pics
"After hanging around the Wharram community for a # of years, the one thing I've noticed is almost all these Wharrams end up on the market for sale. Alfs boat, Jacque's beautiful 38, Sea Dragon, Peace, Lipa Lipa, etc. etc. etc. Plans…"
Jun 11, 2015
Rod Jones replied to Budget Boater's discussion Narai MKIV (Modified) Instead of a Tiki
"The Narai I went to look at in Italy had increased beam. I have been on a tiki 38, and Indigo had much more space below. I understand why you like the design. It's very striking."
Jun 4, 2015
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"Beautiful boat!"
Feb 6, 2015

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I want a Wharram
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
I own a Maine Cat and an R33 currently.
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San Diego CA
Looking to?
Own a Wharram in the future. I love the Pahi 26 design.
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http://www.sailfuncat.com
In the past, my wife and I have cruised on our Seawind Cat, Valiant 42, Bristol Channel Cutter, and Shannon.

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At 5:49pm on February 3, 2015, laurent said…

thank you for friend ship , yes the Tikiroa is nice boat , i like it because it is perfect size, very simple, and Polynesian look . I dont know if Hanneke has improved the plan since the first one . I bought mine and i am refourbishing it . New hatches , new tiki rig ... yesterday  a 5mn storm put one hull down in the garden , big fear and no damages OUPS !

At 2:43am on December 29, 2015, Björn said…
Hi Rod,
did you go with Günther Nutt? He seems the far better choice than Andy Smith and here does not seem any trouble with the boats he built, he also seems to have a way better understanding how and which wood to use.
The containers for the Tiki hulls are 40 foot high cube, the cockpit shipped seperately and was packaged in a crate (which was actually pretty well made by the builder).
There would be quite a few modifications I would recommend on the build: aluminium masts, different mast foot design, cockpit roof, lowered cockpit floor on a slight slant to prevent water standing in the cockpit, lockers besides the cockpit....
I hope this helps a bit
At 4:42pm on May 19, 2016, Zee Nagual said…

hi Rod , i figured that material costs are about over $ 20 000 something , so my asking price is  $28 000 AU , the boat costed me much more than that  as in rent and other associated costs , but at that price i would recover some of my money , 

here is my phone number 07 14847102  call me if you want more info or negotiate  cheers Zee

At 5:24am on January 10, 2017, Rob Daigle said…
Yes, we'd entertain an offer, youd have to move fast though, I'm about to buy my partner out and have Gunther finish her. Ive just been delayed another year or two with a project here in Oregon, otherwise I'd say, "no".
At 10:19am on February 23, 2017, Marc LaFrance said…

Hi Rod,

Sorry about the delay. I did launch my tiki 30 in early Nov. I lost the building space, so it was a race to get her water ready!  Still don't have sails. When we vacated the space, another company sublet and bought the assets, which included most of my tooling. There is a scheduled payment for assets on March 16, which should allow me to order sails. Have also been refurbishing a small gaff sloop that I had built, to ready for sale. I'm very much looking forward to getting out on the cat.

Thanks for your interest. I'll try to remember to take some in the water pics...

Marc L.

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