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Sad passing of Akhona, co-builder of Luckyfish
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Today with sadness I post this tribute from Dan Hardwicke in South Africa, the builder of Luckyfish, to his co-worker Akhona Bayana, who has sadly passed away. He fought a lifelong battle with…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by boatsmith Oct 27.

Gaff noise - any solutions?
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Hi All,My first post here and good to be on board.On the Tiki 38 Luckyfish we had the standard leather protection on the inside of the gaff jaws. After a few thousand miles of listening to them…Continue

Tags: lubricants, noise, gaffs

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brett Parker Dec 20, 2016.

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boatsmith replied to Stewart Coates's discussion Sad passing of Akhona, co-builder of Luckyfish
"A boat built with love is always best. fair winds to another lover"
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Sad passing of Akhona, co-builder of Luckyfish

Today with sadness I post this tribute from Dan Hardwicke in South Africa, the builder of Luckyfish, to his co-worker Akhona Bayana, who has sadly passed away. He fought a lifelong battle with illness finally succumbing to TB. Reading this, one can see Dan was surrogate family for Akhona and so to Dan I extend our sympathies for losing a loved one. Akhona's spirit will live on in the travels of Luckyfish and we will happily carry out Dan's wishes to commemorate Akhona with an inscription on the…See More
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Sad passing of Akhona, co-builder of Luckyfish

Today with sadness I post this tribute from Dan Hardwicke in South Africa, the builder of Luckyfish, to his co-worker Akhona Bayana, who has sadly passed away. He fought a lifelong battle with illness finally succumbing to TB. Reading this, one can see Dan was surrogate family for Akhona and so to Dan I extend our sympathies for losing a loved one. Akhona's spirit will live on in the travels of Luckyfish and we will happily carry out Dan's wishes to commemorate Akhona with an inscription on the…See More
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Stewart Coates replied to Building SV Satoshi's discussion Is it recommended to coat whole sheets of plywood with epoxy before any cutting?
"I support Axel post wholeheartedly. We always built our racing dinghies (extreme loads) using WEST, pre coated sheets, 2 coats, sanding between, and applied with high quality sponge roller, then marked and sanded the glue and fillet joints. The bond…"
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I own a Wharram
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
Tiki 38 - Luckyfish
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SV Luckyfish & Mongolia
About me or us?
Bought Luckyfish from builder Dan Hardwicke in Sth Africa in 2014. Sailed from Cape Town to Windward Islands 2015/16 with all female crew from Mongolia - the first Mongolians to sail across an ocean. Sharing our experiences via vlogging and blogging.
Looking to?
Return to LF in Jan 2017 and cruise to the Hui in May, then?. Trying to help balance the narrative about "needing all the bells and whistles" to enjoy cruising on a catamaran.

UPDATE: 2018 plans to cruise Florida, Bahamas and finish season in Panama and continue sharing adventures and How-To's via Youtube to help others realise their dreams.
Website:
http://www.svluckyfish.com

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Sad passing of Akhona, co-builder of Luckyfish

Today with sadness I post this tribute from Dan Hardwicke in South Africa, the builder of Luckyfish, to his co-worker Akhona Bayana, who has sadly passed away. He fought a lifelong battle with illness finally succumbing to TB. Reading this, one can see Dan was surrogate family for Akhona and so to Dan I extend our sympathies for losing a loved one. Akhona's spirit will live on in the travels of Luckyfish and we will happily carry out Dan's wishes to commemorate Akhona with an…

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Posted on October 23, 2017 at 10:45pm

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At 3:44pm on March 30, 2017, Björn said…
Hi Stewart,

I really like your videos, they are so different fro the other sailing videos on Youtube!
If you are ever travelling through Berlin, let me know and we can got out for a few drinks or go otu sailing!
Regards Björn

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