"About adequateness of Wharram building plans - as a rookie, I can tell, they work very well. Simple stuff.
Those guys who helped me out didn't had any experience in boat building, but everything worked out just fine (and double fast as said)…"
"Im totally with Budget Boater here. Building together with a friend will reduce building time significantly. In few occasions I have had friends helping me out and I can tell you that: work almost flew in our hands :)
Tiki 21 ought to be around 400…"
"Hello, here is also some options.
So far I have used: Tikkurila Temadur 20, which is 2 part polyurethane paint - pretty cheap and outcome is almost hard as gelcoat. Potent stuff. Basically you can apply all 3-4 layers with one evening, but the…"
"hey, I think that all the rig choices will come to this one conclusion:
a) will you go out to water to experiment, if you finally find the time to leave computations
b) will you go out to sail
if your case is b), then it seems reasonably sound to…"
"Pius, I like your solution, as I have intention to go for gennaker as well for my Itatae. But tell me, did you epoxy coated the wood as well, before inserting it into the tube? If not, did you noticed any expansion/contraction of the wood due…"
"Hi . I made my mast out of 2 pcs of alum. with solid wood top and bottom. Seems to work well. I have noticed that the design for the foot of the mast tends to have problems over time if made from wood as this is a high stress area. Were the…"