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Steve W
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  • United Kingdom
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Steve W replied to Scott Veirs's discussion Crab claw rig for Tiki 21? in the group Crab Claw rig
"Hi Scott, I know it's been a while since you've been active on the forum, but I'd like to ask for the benefit of your experience with Crab Claw on a Tiki. I'm rebuilding a Tiki 26 and designing a Crab Claw rig. What's your…"
yesterday
Steve W added a discussion to the group Crab Claw rig
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Crab Claw Tiki 26

I'm planning a Crab Claw rig for my Tiki 26 and have some questions for those with experience, especially Hans Wakataitea. I'm not trying to beat Bermudan performance, just make a good basic, affordable cruising rig. 1) Best method of attaching the sail tack - directly to the bottom of the mast (Wakataitea) or with the tack forward of the mast (Ontong Java) ?2) The angle of the sail spars and the plan shape of the sail at the tack - 60 degrees (Wakataitea) or less ?3)Curved or straight edges to…See More
Thursday
Steve W joined wakataitea's group
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Crab Claw rig

please feel free to add pictures and any kind of info's to this crab claw group.
Tuesday
Steve W replied to Matthew Harrison's discussion Tiki 26 Beam Construction in the group TIKI 26
"I have taken on a similar restoration project and like you will have to build new beams. From previous experience with plywood and epoxy I would say glass and epoxy coat the beams no question, for protection, strength and durability. Well worth the…"
Jan 7
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Sep 25, 2017
Steve W joined Budget Boater's group
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Restoring Wharrams

A place for those restoring any Wharram
Sep 24, 2017
Steve W replied to Anthony hunt's discussion Tiki 26 Hull and beams
"I have now bought this Tiki 26, called Stringalong, and will be restoring her to sail the UK coast once again. For occasional updates see the thread 'Stringalong 1992 Tiki 26 restoration' in the Tiki 26 Group discussions. Thanks, Anthony,…"
Sep 22, 2017
Steve W added a discussion to the group TIKI 26
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Stringalong 1992 Tiki 26 restoration

Stringalong, built 1992 in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, UK, spent most of her time around the Thames estuary based in Essex, recently abandoned in a boatyard, lots of her parts missing, finally just two surprisingly good hulls and two not very good beams now in my hands.I'm on the trail to find out her whole story, to restore her to full sailing fitness and to enjoy all she has to offer. The man who built her, a Mr A Fielding, did a very good job, it's plain to see that his work was careful and…See More
Sep 22, 2017
Steve W commented on Nigel Crossley's photo
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stringalong

"Hi Nigel, I have just bought Stringalong to restore to full sailing order. I would like to find out all her history, too, and would be grateful for anything you can tell me about her and especially for any pictures you might be able to pass on. At…"
Sep 22, 2017
Steve W commented on Nigel Crossley's photo
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stringalong

"Hi Nigel, I've just bought Stringalong with the intention of restoring her. I'd like to know all her history, too, and would be grateful for anything you can tell me about her and especially any more pictures you have of her. At the…"
Sep 22, 2017
Steve W replied to Russell and Janet Puryear's discussion Unused plans for sale in the group TIKI 26
"Hi, how much are you asking for the Tiki 26 plans? I've just bought a Tiki 26 in need of restoration and plans would be very helpful. Regards, Steve"
Sep 15, 2017
Steve W joined Budget Boater's group
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TIKI 26

TIKI 26 Group
Sep 15, 2017
Steve W replied to Anthony hunt's discussion Tiki 26 Hull and beams
"OK, will you call you shortly."
Sep 10, 2017
Steve W replied to Anthony hunt's discussion Tiki 26 Hull and beams
"Hallo, any news on this Tiki? Still for sale or what? I'm not far from Sheppey."
Sep 10, 2017
Steve W is now a member of Wharram Builders and Friends
Sep 10, 2017

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I am:
A home builder
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
Tiki 26
Country, City, and State?
Dover, England

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