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Rusty Gesner
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How wet is forward cockpit on Tiki 46?
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We're curious as to how much splashing and waves you get in the forward cockpit of the Tiki 46, and under what conditions?Hans, I see you have raised the height of the cabins in the hull in the area…Continue

Tags: weather, waves, rough, cockpit, 46

Started this discussion. Last reply by wakataitea Feb 9, 2014.

Power & hot water systems on outboard-equipped Wharrams?
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If you have a large Wharram with outboards, what do you do for heated water and electrical generation?On of the advantages of some the diesel engine systems some have used on Tike 46's and other…Continue

Tags: Engines, Outboards, Water, Hot, Power

Started this discussion. Last reply by Budget Boater Feb 10, 2014.

Tiki 46 Speed under Power?
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If you have a Tiki 46, what is your maximum sustained speed under power, and what form of propulsion type/model/HP of engine(s) do you have?I'm curious partly because we hope to have a Tiki 46…Continue

Tags: Panama, canal, propulsion, speed, 46

Started this discussion. Last reply by wakataitea Feb 9, 2014.

Wreko Gas Stove also uses waste oil
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Hans,Hopefully you will see this post.I see in a photo of your galley that you have a Wreko cooker? It seems almost unbelievable, but according to their web site, …Continue

Tags: Environmental, Cooking

Started this discussion. Last reply by wakataitea Feb 4, 2014.

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Rusty Gesner replied to Brandon Gamble's discussion How do I heat a Tiki 21?
"Caravan, catalytic, and all propane heaters which don't have exhaust flues are just plain dangerous in the hulls. "
Oct 28, 2014
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Aug 20, 2014
Anthony McLeod left a comment for Rusty Gesner
"Hi Rusty, thanks for the invite. Unfortunately, one's dreams have to end sooner or later. My 'dream boat' needs a new loving owner and given my circumstances, I need to sell her asap. She is structurally rock solid but does need some…"
Jul 29, 2014
Rusty Gesner replied to Don Squier's discussion Multipule Power Sources
"There was recently a lot of discussion of this topic in the Yahoo Groups Leopard Forum, including detailed how-to information.  - Rusty"
Apr 25, 2014
Rusty Gesner replied to Budget Boater's discussion Construction Using Stainless Steel Brad Nails
"Hitachi makes a really nice air powered brad nailer at a reasonable price. I think I got mine at Lowes."
Apr 11, 2014
Budget Boater replied to Rusty Gesner's discussion Power & hot water systems on outboard-equipped Wharrams?
"We have also used various methods for generating electricity: • '60's sloop; engineless: Wind generator (least favorite) • Tangaroa; outboard: Two 50W solar panels ( adequate) - we only used electricity for fans, a couple of…"
Feb 10, 2014
Budget Boater replied to Rusty Gesner's discussion Power & hot water systems on outboard-equipped Wharrams?
"I have used multiple methods over the years and with various boats: • '60's sloop; engineless: Solar shower bag (least favorite) • Tangaroa; outboard: Solar shower bag • Colvin Gazelle; diesel inboard: 2.5 gallon bug…"
Feb 10, 2014
Ann and Neville Clement replied to Rusty Gesner's discussion Power & hot water systems on outboard-equipped Wharrams?
"The little islands all have fishermen and they all have outboards these days.  We made boxes out of the seats in the Tiki 46 design.  The port side has jerry cans with gasoline and the starboard has jerry cans of water.  All these…"
Feb 9, 2014
wakataitea replied to Rusty Gesner's discussion How wet is forward cockpit on Tiki 46?
"it's wet... only downwind you are dry... if the water does not come from the front, it will come through the gap on the side between the hull and deck... everything higher then 90 to the wind and 1 plus meter of waves is wet sailing... i can…"
Feb 9, 2014
wakataitea replied to Rusty Gesner's discussion Tiki 46 Speed under Power?
"take it through the Panama Canal..... do not build your boat for the panama canal and do not listen to all this bullshit writen in the internet about speed in the canal... in 2002 i went through the canal with my 55 year old sailing boat and a 14 hp…"
Feb 9, 2014
wakataitea replied to Rusty Gesner's discussion Power & hot water systems on outboard-equipped Wharrams?
"rusty.... i see you are planing the future... i though about this hot water etc a lot... in NZ it is in the winter quiet cold. we add to 15 liter of water in a jurry can 5 liter boiling water and the temperature is perfect... heatexchanger etc...…"
Feb 9, 2014
Rusty Gesner replied to Rusty Gesner's discussion Power & hot water systems on outboard-equipped Wharrams?
"I have to agree that favoring simplicity is smart, but I like to explore all options too, and we don't want to be constrained to sailing only warm areas, so we might encounter conditions where solar water heating won't…"
Feb 9, 2014
Ann and Neville Clement replied to Rusty Gesner's discussion Power & hot water systems on outboard-equipped Wharrams?
"Instead of heating water via the engines, you could just have some solar heated water. Even a dark colored hose left on deck will heat water. IF you leave it on top of the bimini, then the water will flow down to the cockpit and you can shower…"
Feb 8, 2014
Rusty Gesner replied to Rusty Gesner's discussion Power & hot water systems on outboard-equipped Wharrams?
"For their longest leg, 1200mm, their drawings show that the bottom of the pod would only be 620mm (~24") above the waterline. You might be able to squeeze that down to 560mm (~22"). That's a pretty big protrusion below the deck and…"
Feb 8, 2014
Ann and Neville Clement replied to Rusty Gesner's discussion Power & hot water systems on outboard-equipped Wharrams?
"Hi Rusty, Once we had a solar shower.  On my old boat long ago, I kept some fresh water warming in the sun while I swam overboard and then used it for my final rinse before going below to put on dry clothing.   These days I just heat some…"
Feb 8, 2014
Ann and Neville Clement replied to Rusty Gesner's discussion Tiki 46 Speed under Power?
"We get 8 knots in flat water with no wind on Peace IV using two 20 horse Yamaha engines.  These are easily driven hulls so you do not really need more power than that in our opinion.  Peace had the design specified 9.9 Yamaha engines when…"
Feb 8, 2014

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I want a Wharram, Other Monohull
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
Classic 1992 Macgregor 26C as a training boat, and think we would like a Wharram Tehini
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USA, Portland, OR
About me or us?
Currently sailing on Columbia River. In a few years, Taunya and I will be departing these shores for years of bluewater, anywhere the winds and whims take us.
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At 11:40am on July 29, 2014, Anthony McLeod said…

Hi Rusty, thanks for the invite. Unfortunately, one's dreams have to end sooner or later. My 'dream boat' needs a new loving owner and given my circumstances, I need to sell her asap. She is structurally rock solid but does need some TLC and a few £ or $ spent, mainly on some form of engine and other bits and pieces. It saddens me to think that I am asking less than half what she cost me in materials alone but such is life. But she is a fabulous boat to be at sea with .... surfing 4 to 5 meter swells in the Bay of Biscay ..... pure magic. Regards Tony.

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