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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

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

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"Hi Jay, you may have already seen my reply to your question on lashings on my Facebook page, but for anyone else interested in this, the link is here " target="_blank"><iframe…"
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"Hi Don, we haven't met but I wanted to thank you for compiling this awesome, free, publication. It played a part of my involvement with the Tiki 38 Luckyfish and continues to inspire other Wharram wannabees. Thanks !"
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"I can’t wait to see your adventures on St Helena, cheers!"
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"Hi Brett, thanks for the feedback, its much appreciated. NZ is not on the radar as we loosely plan to stay north of equator for next couple of years. I see you have a Tiki 38 in Nth Island... cool !"
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At last a sailing Vlog from a budget catamaran ! In this episode, the crew of Luckyfish settle into life at sea, enjoy some home cooking and get a mighty sur...
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"Hey guys. That was fantastic. Good to see another fellow kiwi out there living the dream!! Keep up the great work. Are you heading to NZ eventually? cheers Brett"
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At last a sailing Vlog from a budget catamaran ! In this episode, the crew of Luckyfish set off for their first Ocean Adventure. Almost every cruiser these d...
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Brett Parker replied to Stewart Coates's discussion Gaff noise - any solutions?
"I just painted my leather with graphite and graphite powder. Quiet!"
Dec 20, 2016
Björn replied to Stewart Coates's discussion Gaff noise - any solutions?
Dec 20, 2016
Stewart Coates replied to Stewart Coates's discussion Gaff noise - any solutions?
"Hi Bjorn, Great to hear that - it is now on my todo list as well ! Thank you. Neil from Gleda sent a note in response and said he used UHMW - similar friction to Teflon but higher density/durability. His link is…"
Dec 20, 2016
Björn replied to Stewart Coates's discussion Gaff noise - any solutions?
"I had Teflon on my previous boats and it worked very well, probably better than leather and lasted virtually forever, I fisx it with copper nails to the gaffs. On my current one I still live with the noise and changing leather against Teflon is on…"
Dec 20, 2016
Stewart Coates replied to Andy Best-Dunkley's discussion Autopilot for Wharram cat - tiller or wheel?
"Hi Andy, Its a Simrad TP22. Please send me an email when convenient and we can exchange details. I paid US$625 for it so whatever half of that is. It's new in box as they say, but not in the box as it traveled in a suitcase once. Thanks for the…"
Dec 19, 2016
Stewart Coates replied to Stewart Coates's discussion Gaff noise - any solutions?
"thanks Brad that's good to know. sounds like the right plastic might be the way to go. btw checked out your blog, nice one and thanks for sharing"
Dec 19, 2016
Brad Ingram replied to Stewart Coates's discussion Gaff noise - any solutions?
"Hey Stewart. I ended up just super gluing some clear plastic from a container of screws I bought to the jaws, and no more noise! It was supposed to just be a temporary solution until I could get some better plastic, but it is working just fine for…"
Dec 19, 2016

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I own a Wharram
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
Tiki 38 - Luckyfish
Country, City, and State?
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.
Website:
http://www.svluckyfish.com

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