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Steven Straughen
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  • Coeur D Alene, ID
  • United States
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I am:
A home builder, I want a Wharram
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
A heavily modified and stretched Tiki 30. Refer to boatsmith's posts on the Tiki 36 thread to get the basic idea. I feel the redesign much improves the boat while still maintaining trailability (albeit somewhat difficult). This would seem suit my needs perfectly as I do not live near the ocean and intend to sail both lakes and open ocean.
Country, City, and State?
Coeur d Alene, Idaho
About me or us?
Ex Carpenter turned Engineer, sails on other people's boats occasionally, been a lifelong dream to have a boat of my own.
Looking to?
Build a Tiki 30 and learn to sail on the large lakes in my area, eventually trailering and taking to the Puget Sound for more experience, and finally to sail the open oceans.

Comment Wall (5 comments)

At 8:55pm on November 7, 2015, WaveDancer & Bella said…

Hello Steven! I wish you all the best for your Tiki project. I'm resident in the Philippines and have just bought the Amatasi plans, to build the first boat by my own hands. As an former economist who spend half the lifetime in offices, quite a task!. Before I was the owner of the famous Tiki 33 WaveDancer in Thailand, probably the best modified Tiki 30 ever built. Also the Amatasi will be a modified version, to make her a comfortable small coastal cruiser and island raider in the Visayas, Philippines. Wave

At 6:29am on November 8, 2015, WaveDancer & Bella said…
At 1:22am on November 9, 2015, Blanc Jean-Paul said…

Hello and welcome to the club.
it's a great adventure to begin construction of his ship. satisfaction is the amount of effort. I speak from experience because I am in my second construction. a first small catamaran epoxy plywood, and now I finish the construction of the 46-foot big brother always epoxy plywood. although the resemblance is great, I built on personal plans. I dedicated a blog to build my second draft, and I invite you to visit visit my blog of Kaahua. I think you will find the answer to the questions you ask yourself and the methods to be applied. Now if doubts persist, do not hesitate to bring you to me and I try to give you some ideas. either directly or to my blog so here too. I'm sorry, am not good enough in English for the site, but I hope that with the translation provided it will be useful. in any case do not hesitate to ask me questions.
good luck for your great project
See you soon.

At 1:03pm on November 15, 2015, Arlo Kleinrath said…

Looking to Sell my Tiki 30 modify. She is Half built. Professionally built. would like to get information/photo to you if you would be interested. Arlo Kleinrath.  Phone # 828-788-1766.

At 3:17pm on January 17, 2016, Arlo Kleinrath said…

Just wanted to let you know we finally posted info and photos on the site.

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