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Two component paint
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While I wait for the Mana "cat kit" to arrive I have been spending considerable time on the Forum, picking up ideas and techniques that will be useful once construction begins. What a great…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by agur paesüld Apr 10, 2017.

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Swim ladder on smaller Wharrams / getting dogs and people onboard

What are others doing to make it easy to get dogs (and people) on board when not beside a dock?  Getting our 60 pound dog off and on the boat during a camping trip is a particular concern.On the Mana the mizzen mast on the aft crossbeam and the mizzen sail and its lines aft of that create a lot of "busy-ness" in that area. Any suggestions out there? photos of swim ladder arrangements on Tiki 21s? Other options? See More
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Dec 3, 2017
Rod McLaren replied to Zach Johnson's discussion Tiki26 with Mana flavor
"With luck, we may see a 'sail-off' next summer between the Mana and a Tiki 21. There is a Forum member who has expressed interest in joining the Elbow Run 2018 so if he joins us, and assuming I have completed my Mana build in time, we will…"
Nov 9, 2017
Rod McLaren commented on Rod McLaren's blog post Position Available - charter sailboat captain/jack of all trades
"Good morning, Fabian,  Thanks for your response. I will send a message to your personal address and we can continue from there. Cheers, Rod"
Oct 31, 2017
Fabian Guenther commented on Rod McLaren's blog post Position Available - charter sailboat captain/jack of all trades
"Hey Rod, just saw your posting and had a look at your son's website. I'd be quite interested to hear or rather read your comments on why this is such a great opportunity... :-)I will tell you more about myself in a PM:…"
Oct 31, 2017
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Position Available - charter sailboat captain/jack of all trades

http://www.escape3points.com/news/position-available-charter-sailboat-captain-jack-of-all-trades/Any Wharram lovers out there looking for a change of scenery? My son is looking for someone to fill a position at his eco-lodge on the coast of the Gulf of Guinea. Message him for more information. Message me for my take on why I think it is an exciting opportunity for the right person.…See More
Oct 25, 2017
Rod McLaren replied to Peter Killick's discussion Beach rollers in the group TIKI 30
"When I first took my Tiki 21 to West Africa, I had a pair of dollies made up for launching on the loose sandy beach. The tires were much too small (12 - 16  inch o/d as I recall) and did not work too well. After refurbishing the boat, my son…"
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TIKI 30

TIKI 30 owners, builders, and general questions about the Wharram TIKI 30
Sep 29, 2017
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Melanésia Rio de Janeiro Brazil

"I love it. Beautiful work, Rogerio. Hope to see a video of it sailing soon."
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Busua Beach 2002

This photo was taken by the late Robert Burch, a professional photographer from Montreal who was on assignment in Ghana. I was bringing the boat back on shore after a day of sailing. Abokwae Island with its two cocoanut palms is in the background.…
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Apr 10, 2017
agur paesüld replied to Rod McLaren's discussion Two component paint
"Hello, here is also some options. So far I have used: Tikkurila Temadur 20, which is 2 part polyurethane paint - pretty cheap and outcome is almost hard as gelcoat. Potent stuff. Basically you can apply all 3-4 layers with one evening, but the…"
Apr 10, 2017
Marty Peters replied to Rod McLaren's discussion Two component paint
"Jotun Penguard HB ( high build) Primer is excellent for filling imperfections and sands super easy. Remember if you want a great finish its all in the prep. Prep is 95% of the work and the top coat finish will reflect  that.( sorry for the…"
Apr 7, 2017
Ian Bamsey replied to Rod McLaren's discussion Two component paint
"Jotun agent recommended the polyurethane 2-part flex because he said it is more suited to a wooden deck/hull which flexes, and PU has better UV resilience. "
Apr 4, 2017

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I am:
A home builder, I own a Wharram
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
Tiki 21, launched 1998
Currently building Mana 24, Kit #3
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Canada
About me or us?
Just a country boy, now retired after a life blessed with wonderful experiences.
Looking to?
Re-launch my Tiki 21 in January 2013 off the coast of Ghana, where it has been since 2001, when I moved there to build and manage a seaside beach hotel. The boat developed some issues shortly after arrival and a busy life has prevented repairs until now.
Update Feb 2011 Refurbishing completed - had to leave before the boat could be launched again
Update - Jan 2017 Now in Canada, planning to build a Mana 24
Update - July 19, 2017 - took delivery of Kit #3 at the Calgary International Airport
Update January 24, 2018 Port and starboard hulls assembled, fibreglassing topsides under way.
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http://villagerainbows.com

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Swim ladder on smaller Wharrams / getting dogs and people onboard

What are others doing to make it easy to get dogs (and people) on board when not beside a dock?  Getting our 60 pound dog off and on the boat during a camping trip is a particular concern.On the Mana the mizzen mast on the aft crossbeam and the mizzen sail and its lines aft of that create a lot of "busy-ness" in that area. Any suggestions out there? photos of swim ladder arrangements on Tiki 21s? Other options? 

Posted on December 18, 2017 at 9:41am

Position Available - charter sailboat captain/jack of all trades

http://www.escape3points.com/news/position-available-charter-sailboat-captain-jack-of-all-trades/

Any Wharram lovers out there looking for a change of scenery? My son is looking for someone to fill a position at his eco-lodge on the coast of the Gulf of Guinea. Message him for more information. Message me for my take…

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Posted on October 25, 2017 at 11:49am — 2 Comments

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At 11:27am on December 18, 2012, Rod McLaren said…

Thank you, Galway Boy. Yes, I believe we make our own fortune, good and bad, by what we are open to and what we attract. My life has been greatly blessed with many wonderful opportunities. Building the Tiki 21 was one of them - it is a real pleasure to work with such great plans. During the 3 winters that it was being built, I had no idea that it would one day sail in salt water, much less in the Gulf of Guinea!!  Once she is back in the water in February, I will be handing it over to my son. He plans to take surfers from his eco-lodge www.escape3points.com) to nearby surfing breaks that are only accessible by sea. I hope to have photos to post at that time.

Let me say that your Pahi 31 is gorgeous. I have long admired that design and if I were much younger, I might have been tempted to start a build. However, with age comes some wisdom, and I am quite content to stick with my new hobby - building recumbent bikes/trikes and such.

Best wishes,

Rod

At 9:06pm on March 23, 2013, Bill Ludeman said…

One thing that might help is to toggle back and forth between whatever you are looking at and the main page.  I don't know why that works but sometimes I post or read something and it seems to disappear.    Then I toggle it and it reappears.  Seems to be a NIM thing   I agree the forum has some wierd characteristics.  - It sure takes lots of time to hunt thru it.

At 1:28pm on April 1, 2013, paul anderson said…

hey Rod, yes mate it is a t26. i have the electrical left to do and a few odds and ends, hopefully in another three or four months as work progresses and funds are found she will be in the water this southern winter.

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