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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.

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"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
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
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
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
Brad Ingram replied to Rod McLaren's discussion Two component paint
"I did the monourethane because it is supposedly easier to touch up when you get the inevitable deck scrapes. It's super hard paint though, and my topsides still look brand new"
Apr 3
Rod McLaren replied to Rod McLaren's discussion Two component paint
"Thank you for the responses. They lead to more questions: Budget Boater - I like your approach - no doubt we pay a lot for the word "marine". I will check into what is available for "industrial" paints locally. Of course, I…"
Apr 3
Thom delForge replied to Rod McLaren's discussion Two component paint
"What ever you do -- Do not use Systems Three water base urethanes -- Totally useless!"
Apr 3
Rod McLaren replied to Valery Gaulin's discussion Time estimated to build a Wharram catamaran are they accurate?
"I would agree with everything that has been said. I estimated I put in 700-750 hours building a Tiki 21 single handed when the plan suggested it would take 350 - 500 hours. I had a fair bit of wood working experience previous but it was my first…"
Apr 3
Ian Bamsey replied to Rod McLaren's discussion Two component paint
"I also used Jotun 2 part paints. I used Penguard HB epoxy primer which is excellent. 3 coats would be ideal. Sand pack final coat with fine paper on orbital sander and you have a finish like a perfect egg shell which sets you up for the top coat.…"
Apr 3
patrick lennon replied to Rod McLaren's discussion Two component paint
"I prefer 2 part poly Jotun for longevity and ease of application. I used small foam rollers to apply nothing else worked as well as these. The toxicity of the thinner and paint are a concern as in boat building you end up painting in…"
Apr 2
Brad Ingram replied to Rod McLaren's discussion Two component paint
"I used epoxy Primekote (two part primer and $100 a gallon) and then epifanes monourethane for topcoat. It is the hardest monourethane out there, and my topsides still look new after almost two years. "
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16x20 Acrylic on stretched canvas
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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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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


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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,


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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