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doug nisbet replied to Ann and Neville Clement's discussion best decision we ever made while building Peace IV
"It take just as much effort to build a bad boat as it does a good boat.  Life is too short to take the short cuts; you only pay for them later.  "
Aug 12, 2014
doug nisbet replied to Axel's discussion Value of a partially built Tiki 38
"Hi, Where is this boat located and do you have photos?"
Aug 5, 2014
doug nisbet replied to Björn's discussion Rot in aft beam or build "Quality" of professional and Wharram approved builder Andy Smith
"This is an interesting blog . . .  I've been a boat builder off and on all my life (Largest Wharram - 40" Nari).  Since I have been in Andy' boat yard in Bohol, Philippines, I can assure you that it seems better organized…"
May 13, 2014
doug nisbet replied to Ann and Neville Clement's discussion Peace IV will be sold next year.
"Hello from Avalon, Catalina Island! I’m sitting here in my “50 catamaran” on the hill overlooking the harbor and I know stairs very well.  From my bedroom to the road and back there are 100 steps!  I wiped out my knee on…"
Jan 6, 2014
doug nisbet replied to paul anderson's discussion Using a roller to paint two pack paints
"FYI: The two part paint which is Linear Polyurethane has "Isocyanate" in it!  Methyl Isocyanate is what is still kill and causing birth defects in Bophol, India.  When you spray it, it WILL go transderm and get in your body even…"
May 22, 2012
doug nisbet replied to Shundo's discussion comment dématter un Tiki 38'
"Alain, We hauled a Tiki 38' by travel lift in March.  We were having a pre-purchase survey done; neither my partner nor the surveyor saw any flexing.  I had been concerned about the hulls rotating in.   NOTHING…"
Apr 15, 2012
doug nisbet replied to Adrian Hall's discussion The Confessional
"Ref: Ann and Nev's DON'Ts I was sitting up on my up side down Nari 40' back in 1969 fairing in the keel and I was tired, sick and hungry and it was 11pm at night! I was using a 20lbs angle grinder spinning at 5,000 rpm with 16 GRIT…"
Apr 12, 2012
doug nisbet replied to Adrian Hall's discussion The Confessional
"The difference between an amateur and a professional is quite simple:  Professionals make fewer mistakes and we know how to cover them up better! For years, I wished for a Wood-Welder and then epoxy came along. I glued up a cored bulkhead for…"
Apr 8, 2012
doug nisbet replied to Sandra Kloesges & Michael Rinas's discussion Tiki38 Touch Wood for Sale
"Hello, I'm interested, I've already requested friendship status with you on this blog site.  please send contact information to my email address.  Cheers, Douglas"
Feb 9, 2012
doug nisbet replied to Andrew's discussion Tiki 36
"I don't think your're going to like that square top main when you have to climb up on top of that solid bimini and remove that 45 degree top batten every time you want to put the sail away or completely reef it!  This sure isn't…"
Dec 15, 2011
doug nisbet is now a member of Wharram Builders and Friends
Dec 15, 2011

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I am:
A professional builder, Other Multihull
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
21' foam/glass Wharram shaped cat. Bottom is D shped
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Santa Cruz, CA
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The older I get the more right Wharram becomes!
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