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tiki 38 weight and draught
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Hi I know the weight is supposed to be 3000 empty and 5000 kg loaded and .75 m draught but is the .75 at 3 or 5000kg and has anyone measured to see how deep their boat actually sits in the water…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by dave tomlinson Nov 17, 2016.

tiki 38 new, extra front beam length?
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Hi I have recently bought Charlies Tiki 38 in NZ and are just wondering if someone can tell me the length of beam that would be needed to go across the bows, to add a prod plus front tramp…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Olivier R. Apr 15, 2016.

catamaran mitchell 36 in Auckland like a Wharram

hi selling my glass cat in Auckland nz , no its not a wharram but a similiar concept, fast low maintenance, easily beached, sails well , 4 singles in the hulls and 1 queen bed in the pod, autopilot…Continue

Started Jun 25, 2011

wharram capsize in nz
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saw on another forum crew.org.nz that a wharram had capsized in the bay of islands, solo with gusts to 50 kts, not sure what size wharram but would think perhaps a 21 ft. anyone know about it?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nicki Wakefield Jun 13, 2016.

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dave tomlinson replied to Éric Bouvéron's discussion Tiki 21 wooden mast, critical diameter.
"Could you glass it. That would make it stronger as well as less maintenance and get it close to the right diameter."
Nov 1
dave tomlinson replied to Giovani Frisene's discussion Tiki 38 aluminum tiller bar
"Hi sorry don,t have any good photos but will take some next time I am at the boat, bar was behind rudders from new and is not heavy to steer at all, as leverage is provided by the tiller length, it would be too hard to steer with the crossbar though…"
Oct 29
dave tomlinson replied to Giovani Frisene's discussion Tiki 38 aluminum tiller bar
"If you mean the connecting bar between the tillers, then mine is ss pipe about 1inch, doesn't,t need to be super strong as it's taking push pull loads, mine is mounted close behind the tillers which keeps the rear deck clear, it has a…"
Oct 27
dave tomlinson replied to matt connolly's discussion Tangaroa mk4 for sale
"Walked by your boat last month,looked good That big cat across the basin has not moved for a long time it seems,is. It also for sale?"
Oct 14
dave tomlinson left a comment for Giovani Frisene
"Maybe you are looking at the picture of the oro that I had my t 38 is not a very big pod but is all enclosed about 1.8 x 2.4 maybe"
Oct 12
dave tomlinson replied to Giovani Frisene's discussion Deckpod Modification Tiki 38
"Have a look at the modified tiki 38 on the sian sailing Thailand site, looks like a much better setup for a liveaboard, my t 38 also has a nice pod with a table and 2 good single beds, easily seats 6 for dinner and a great place to keep watch from…"
Oct 11
dave tomlinson replied to Anthony hunt's discussion Anti fouling for Tiki 38
"no coppercoat is hard epoxy resin with copper powder, wiping and scrubbing won,t wear it away no more often than annually you can lightly take the surface off with fine wet and dry paper and it should last 10 years of this   after 3 to…"
Sep 16
dave tomlinson replied to Anthony hunt's discussion Anti fouling for Tiki 38
"Coppercoat is great if you plan to have the boat awhile and are happy to wipe or scrub every few months, costs more initially but cheaper in the long run and more environmentally friendly, we put it on a 38 ft cat and it performed well . gives a…"
Sep 16
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Aug 23
dave tomlinson replied to Pieter's discussion Whip-staff for Tiki31
"whip staff is like a  vertical mounted tiller connected by lines to the rudder, push staff the way you want to go, I put 1 on my first cat as the tillers were too far back  and too short for comfortable steering, You could mount one inside…"
Aug 20
dave tomlinson replied to Brett Parker's discussion sqare sails compared to spinnakers
"downwind sails are usually easier and more stable if flown on their own , without the main blanketing them.  There is an old guy here that went around the world using a cheaply made square sail downwind in the trades, like the old…"
Jun 1
dave tomlinson replied to matt connolly's discussion Forestay bridle angle
"This is the same situation as used with climbing/descending gear.  One loaded line going to 2 anchor lines/ points, each anchor point/line has the same load.  You could google it but from memory at a steeper bridle angle anchor line…"
May 18
dave tomlinson replied to Thom delForge's discussion Composite Beams
"someone else in another thread was talking about alloy as a building marteirial, and 10 in alloy tube as beams, they would be very strong and stiff at that size but alloy can fail with repeated flexing where wood is naturally flexible."
Apr 9
dave tomlinson replied to Valery Gaulin's discussion Increasing Pahi 31 by 10%
"I remember the price dropped quite a bit on that one when it was for sale in Auckland, down to about 15000 which was looking pretty cheap, saw it more recently in Tauranga and for sale again about a year ago. I think Don brazier ? who has put up…"
Apr 8
dave tomlinson replied to Valery Gaulin's discussion Increasing Pahi 31 by 10%
"It may not be that hard to do but it also may introduce weakness, in that it is greater spacing between beams and bulkhead / stringers etc may be a problem in heavy sea conditions"
Apr 8
dave tomlinson replied to bruno legenne's discussion WHY PODS ARE NOT WIDER???
"the problem with a full width pod or cabin is that the hulls are flexing on the beams and so you either have to allow for that where you join the pod to the hulls or stop the flexing. I have had a wharram oro 46 where the builder rigidly fixed the…"
Apr 6

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Currently a tiki 38 with solidly fixed beams and a centerpod b4 sawyer 46 open deck ex race cat previously 2 wharram oros and lots of other multis
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At 5:17am on March 19, 2011, Iain & Cherry Mae Cairns said…
Good day Dave have been to see ur boat recently, she sits on the mub @ low tide in SHOAL BAY, AUCK, she is really gorgus. Luv the lines & the cabin across the deck. I used to have a Narai Mk2. Lived on her for about 2 years in Aust. new partner & I are lookin for a new boat to live on in the Phillipines, am contenplatin building a modified TEHENI with a center cabin like urs. are also possibly thinking of buyin second hand & rebuiling.
At 6:33am on March 19, 2011, Iain & Cherry Mae Cairns said…

have not explored that option yet. but want sumthing bigga than the NARAI. Do u know wot the new owner is goin to do with the boat. it does not look like it has moved in a long tym. Contact details wud b gud if u still have them. I am goin to leave a letta on his "windshield" so to speak.

At 6:36am on March 19, 2011, Iain & Cherry Mae Cairns said…
Thanx 4 ur reply, Dave.
At 11:05pm on April 15, 2011, Iain & Cherry Mae Cairns said…
U not going to believe it, the hulls were given to me !!!!! yes they are the hulls from dairy flats.
At 3:06am on April 16, 2011, Iain & Cherry Mae Cairns said…

Yes that wud be gud pleeze Dave a few photo's on that center cabin wud be gud, how the structure was fitted & if there are still beams.

Did u have a gud tyme sailin.


thanx Iain

At 4:30am on April 16, 2011, Iain & Cherry Mae Cairns said…
sweet as, thanx Dave, happy sailin

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