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Rod McLaren
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Crosby Stills & Nash - Southern Cross (Remastered/lyrics)

""So I'm sailing for tomorrow..... I have my shipAnd all her flags are a flyin'She is all that I have leftAnd music is her name." Great song. Thanks for sharing, Paul."
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Old habits die hard.

"Nice. Bamboo is such a versatile product. My son uses bamboo extensively in his structures at his eco-lodge. The bamboo is an introduced species in West Africa, but the introduction did not include the building methods used in places where it…"
Mar 17
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Rod McLaren commented on Rod McLaren's status
"Thank you. I plan on it."
Mar 12
Budget Boater commented on Rod McLaren's status
"Congratulations! Keep us updated."
Mar 12
Rod McLaren commented on Brad Ingram's photo
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Expanding Trailer

"Thanks for the reply, Brad. This is already sounding so much more doable than I anticipated. The welding is not a problem - I have a welder that I use for fabricating bicycles and tricycles for the past 5 years - so it is just a matter of sourcing…"
Mar 11
Rod McLaren posted a status
"I guess that makes it official - my payment has been sent for a Mana 24, Kit #3. Delivery this spring. And then the work begins."
Mar 11
Rod McLaren replied to Gary Prost's discussion How long to get a Tiki 26 from trailer to sailing?
"Congratulations on your decision, Gary. The Woods catamarans look like excellent boats. If I weren't so hooked on Wharrams, I might be considering the Eagle myself - it looks very promising. "
Mar 10
Rod McLaren commented on Brad Ingram's photo
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Expanding Trailer

"Hi, Brad, Your comment a few minutes ago on Gary's post reminded me of your expanding trailer. I had not remembered it is a Hobie trailer. This is the system that I have been contemplating for the Mana but I have worried the hulls would be too…"
Mar 10
Rod McLaren replied to Gary Prost's discussion How long to get a Tiki 26 from trailer to sailing?
"Good morning, Gary,  As I wait for JWD to ship my Mana 24 kit (kit #3, they tell me), I have time to consider things like launching/set-up/trailering. I read your comment a few weeks ago regarding the Mana, and thought I would throw in my own…"
Mar 10
Rod McLaren replied to Chuck Valley's discussion Support This Site!
"Thanks, Budget. As soon as I saw 'donation thermometer" I remembered seeing it. Too big a rush to see today's posts, I guess.  By the way, thanks for all you do. This is a wonderful source of all kinds of "good stuff.""
Mar 9
Rod McLaren replied to Chuck Valley's discussion Support This Site!
"Good morning, All, I have been a mostly inactive member until very recently as I prepare to build my second Wharram. Time for me to ante up - there is so much valuable information on this Forum. So, help me out, someone. I see mentions about PayPal,…"
Mar 9
Rod McLaren commented on curt goodnight's photo
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sailing w jib save

"Sounds like we have more than a few things in common. And in the interests of transparency, it is not just my partner that appreciates the "luxury accommodation" of a deck tent and a nearby porta-potti. I am not so fond of getting up…"
Mar 1
Rod McLaren commented on curt goodnight's photo
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sailing w jib save

"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ml5PuhhzlkA&t=8s Since it is armchair sailing weather in Colorado and Saskatchewan, here is a 30 minute video of last year's sailing/camping trip"
Mar 1
Rod McLaren commented on curt goodnight's photo
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sailing w jib save

"Wishing you success. Camping/sailing with my partner is one of the reasons why I am building the Mana 24. When I still had my Tiki 21 in Canada that isn't something that I ever considered. But in the past 4 summers, a buddy and I have organized…"
Mar 1
Rod McLaren commented on curt goodnight's photo
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boat coming onto trailer

"Pipe scaffold pads - you just answered one of my questions. So when trailering, the weight of the boat is sitting on rollers and the pads are stabilizing the hulls? Is that how it works? brilliant!"
Mar 1

Profile Information

I am:
A home builder, I own a Wharram
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
Tiki 21, launched 1998
Update - preparing to build Mana 24, Kit #3, awaiting finalization by Wharrams
Country, City, and State?
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
Website:
http://villagerainbows.com

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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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