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Amatasi
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Somebody about to build a Amatasi?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by WaveDancer & Bella Mar 25.

Hatches which are real wathertight
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Tikis (and others) in rough seas and when beating upwind take a lot of water over the front-hatches. Does anyone have a method to build-/make them real watertight? Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Glenn Tieman Apr 19, 2013.

10 HP Honda/Yamaha vs. 2 x 6 HP Tohatsu
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Is there anyone out there who can tell me about the following.What gives you the better thrust on a tiki 30:1 x 9.9 HP 4 stroke Yamaha/Honda (longshaft with high thrust propeller)or2 x 6 HP 4 stroke…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by chris.t.schupp Nov 29, 2012.

Philippines / I'm tempted.......
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... to buy a comfortable house with an attached guesthouse in Puerto Galera, bring my Tiki "WaveDancer" or a TamaMoana there and offer tours to North Palawan and elsewhere in the Phil.-Archipelago.We…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by WaveDancer & Bella Oct 24, 2014.

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WaveDancer & Bella replied to WaveDancer & Bella's discussion Amatasi
"All the best for you as well! Will be interesting hearing frm your progress then! Cheers from the Philippines"
Mar 25
Andy White replied to WaveDancer & Bella's discussion Amatasi
"I wish you well! The plans are currently discounted on JWD website so may take the plunge myself, but need to finish my workshop. So maybe cutting this winter and a full summer of epoxy work in 2018!"
Mar 25
WaveDancer & Bella replied to WaveDancer & Bella's discussion Amatasi
"I think the leeway can be minimised by 2 mesures: First the "extra paddles or rudders" as forseen by the designers and with slight larger mini-keels may be from 2 inch to 4 inch. How efficient this should be can only be mesured in…"
Mar 20
Andy White replied to WaveDancer & Bella's discussion Amatasi
"I've been thinking about this for some years. Have the study plans...just keep hesitating, but don't know why. Love the concept and aesthetics but always wondered if she has a leeway problem? But could fit some daggerboards blades"
Mar 18
WaveDancer & Bella commented on Bao Ya's video
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SV DELOS vs AMEL YACHTS A Few Words Ep 10

"It is all about making money .... nothing more nothing less. Everybody is invited to do the same ..... "
Mar 16
WaveDancer & Bella replied to Robert's discussion Andy smith boatworks
"Check this video clip on this site: http://wharrambuilders.ning.com/video/busker-and-wavedancer-sailing-the-andaman-sea Both boats are built by Gunther Nutt Seascape ltd. in Phuket "
Dec 5, 2016
WaveDancer & Bella commented on WaveDancer & Bella's video
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Busker and Wavedancer sailing the Andaman sea

"We hope to start with the build of our marine-/outdoor & BBQ-Camp in the Phiippines during 2017. A new boat is planned as well. "
Nov 30, 2016
WaveDancer & Bella shared their video on Facebook
Nov 30, 2016
WaveDancer & Bella commented on Björn's video
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Maughidhoo 3 - Taking the Sails Down off the Wind

"I had on my WaveDancer a "pull down rope" fixed forward to the sleave of the mainsail at about 3/5 of the mast height. It worked all times very well, specially when the sails were wet. "
Nov 30, 2016
WaveDancer & Bella commented on charles eugene marie's photo
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"The bow beam is a very good idea! "
Aug 22, 2016
WaveDancer & Bella commented on Rogerio Martin's photo
Aug 20, 2016
WaveDancer & Bella commented on wakataitea's group to many wharrams rest in a boatyard
"A plywood boat needs continuous attention and maintenance. I made the experience, if you do this on a regular base, the boat stays almost as new and costs are low. Wharrams want to live and sail. :-)"
Aug 16, 2016
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Jul 27, 2016
WaveDancer & Bella commented on Soren Carlsen's photo
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modified pahi

"Don't know, but many of the polynesian boatbuilding principles are violated. It look like a heavy duty displacement "sea tank". But in practice it may work, depends what the expectations of the owner are. "
Jul 25, 2016
WaveDancer & Bella left a comment for Gunther Nutt
"Welcome Gunther! "
Jul 17, 2016
WaveDancer & Bella commented on WaveDancer & Bella's video
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Busker and Wavedancer sailing the Andaman sea

"WaveDancer was sitting a bit on her back at this day. Usually we carried about 300 ltr. water with us what gave a perfect trimm. For this short trip we had only some beers on board :-)"
Jul 17, 2016

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I am:
I own a Wharram
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
streched (32.5 feet) Tiki 30 "WaveDancer"
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Switzerland / Seychelles / Thailand / Philippines
About me or us?
Cruiser for 3 months p.a.
soon for 6 months p.a.
Trades: Management / trouble shooting / fotographer / videograph
Looking to?
My semiretirement - sailing, trekking, to do my foto- and video-projects, enjoy the girls and life...

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Comment Wall (14 comments)

At 4:25pm on May 21, 2010, Hector de Ezcurra said…
Welcome WaveDancer!
How did you stretch the boat? Just as per plans but only bigger? Did you modify the interiors' display?
Your videos on Youtube are great! Please upload some photos, including interiors, to the photogallery.
Thank you.
Héctor.
At 6:29am on May 24, 2010, Mawibo said…
It is amazing what 2 extra feet do to the lines of your tiki.
Was it hard to modify the plans? Did J.W. supervise it?
I suppose the extra cost is worth it.
enjoy your sunny life, it looks like you do anyway,
C.
At 10:25am on October 2, 2010, christinè debost said…
thank you very much.
At 5:11pm on March 3, 2011, Rory McDougall said…

Hi WaveDancer,

Very much admire your Tiki, she looks a picture under sail in the video.

Harry is a Bill Belcher design and second hand books can be obtained at - 

http://www.amazon.com/Wind-Vane-Self-Steering-Bill-Belcher/dp/0877421587

The vane was about 6" taller at first, then I made him a bit more streamlined and added a quick adjust weight arm. Cost about 40 quid to make. As Cookie is so light on the helm with the right sail balance - Harry steers with only the force of wind in the vane. There is no servo-pendulum paddle that trails in the water. May not be so suitable for larger Tikis?? Although I bet Harry could steer a trim-tab arrangement that would then steer the main rudders. Would be interesting to find out! As Cookie has no stern net beam, there is no aft central point to mount Harry, thats why I have two brackets on each cabin side and Harry has to be tacked when the wind or course changes.

Hope that helps. Let me know if you have any other specific questions.

Cheers, Rory

At 9:21am on September 4, 2011, Ganz Daniel said…
Hi Markus! Our boat is in Carriacou WI and i miss it also! Villicht bisch mau ir gägend de chöi mer eis ga schnappe... cheers dänu
At 3:36am on March 25, 2012, Thomas Nance said…

Hi there.

Lovely boat and I really enjoy the videos too, probably the nicest wharram videos on the net. Im wondering if you can post some more info/pictures or videos about the modifications and how they work down below. Im very interested in the tiki 30 design and would be very interested in the mods you had made. Thanks alot

At 7:20pm on July 25, 2012, Nigel Signal said…

Hi and thanks for the invitation. We brought Eric's boat last year so obviously you know the boat well. We currently have her in Langkawi and due to bring her back to Ao Chalong in October so Gunther can add a bimini and amke a couple of other small alterations to enhance our comfort. Many thanks for your video's which Id many times while contermplating buying Busker, in fact without the videos ight not have brought and instead continued to charter from Max at Ao Yon. We are planning 2 weeks in Phang Nga bay over Christmas finishing back in Langkawi so if you are going to be in the area maybe a beer at the Lighthouse? Stay well and I hope the new project is going well. Cheers

At 11:52am on October 27, 2012, Peter Vogt said…

Hello Wavedancer


I sent you friendship request, but no comment. Sorry!

I'm actually living in CH. I'm diving instructor, love a Filippina and plan livining with her in some years on a Wharram.

About your reply I would be very happy!

Best regards

Peter

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At 11:01am on October 30, 2012, Peter Weil said…
Greetings. My girlfriend in the picture just moved to India for a six month job. She asked me to join her in Februafy for a vacation maybe in Thailand or the Philipines. Where would you suggest going. Thinking about a sailing charter.
Peter
At 3:48am on September 1, 2013, Peter Brook said…

Hi Wavedancer & Bella

I am planning to build a Wharram in the Philippines in next few years.  We are in Cebu from 23rd - 27th September visiting friends, but our main base likely to be near Laoag or maybe Sta Ana on Luzon.

Unsure of whether to build 30, 38 or 46.  Seems plywood is becoming difficult to source and other materials/equipment might be complicated to import.  

Any comments from your own experiences would be appreciated.

Kind regards

Peter

 

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