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Beam lashings
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Hey so far so good it's really time to decide on the lashings I have some 3/16 sta-set Black double braid polyester. It seems kind of skinny. I also have Sampson trophy color quarter inch and it…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brad Ingram Jun 28, 2018.

Acrylic windows are cracking
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Lots of hairline cracks appearing around the bolt holes in my acrylic the holes are drilled oversize and the acrylic his bedded in 3M 4000 UV I AM PLANNING TO TRY A SOFTER CAULKING MATERIAL SUCH AS…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by boatsmith Apr 29, 2018.

Shroud placement
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I'm preparing to install the chain plates for my tiki 30 there are two shrouds -- they're 18 inches apart and both make on to the mast at pretty much the same point at the masthead--it's probably a…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Budget Boater Nov 13, 2016.

Deciding on a mast
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My local marine consignment shop will sell me a 36 foot mast for under a thousand bucks- masthead rig ,forward and aft shrouds attached, halyard winch, spreaders. slotted sail slides.I COULD chop…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by dennis schneider Aug 24, 2016.

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Profile Information

I am:
A home builder
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
TIKI 30.

I have also built several trimerans, (an Artie Piver 24', modified 31' and 36', respectively,) a 14' catameran, and sailed/rehabbed a Jim Brown trimeran, among others....

and more recently inspired/contributed my maritime experience for the http://lastchancetobeacowboy.com/blog
Country, City, and State?
US, New England
About me or us?
I have two accounts on this network, (this is my primary,) and a daughter who loves me very much. :)
Looking to?
find a good source for PLYWOOD.

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At 5:38pm on January 7, 2011, Ann and Neville Clement said…

Hi John,

     Folks have been asking about your here at Manjack.  We are now settled in where you used to anchor behind Rat Cay on a huge anchor that was dug deep in the sand for the season.  Nev is fixing a dinghy, I am doing some gardening on island, and we plan a sail to grocery shop three islands down in a few days.  I was thinking a few days ago that most nights I think back on the day and feel that I have been happy and joyful most of the time.  I guess living on the water makes it that way.  Want to come for a winter warmer?  Love, Ann and Nev 

At 10:18am on July 19, 2012, Bob Bois said…

Hi John,

I hope you are well - how goes the building?

At 4:52pm on July 22, 2012, Bob Bois said…


The book looks great, I may have to read it!

In the meantime, if you ever need an extra pair of hands, by all means, send me a message and I'll come on down.

Thanks for your message.


At 6:42am on September 2, 2012, Marc LaFrance said…

I hadn't considered that one. I'll most likely do the Wharram sliding window.

Probably use type 1 PVC for the rails. Have you ever seen Wiley ports? I have some on a small gaffer that I built. You can leave them open in the rain and still get some ventilation.


At 9:03am on September 18, 2012, Bob Bois said…


Check out Jamestown Distributors in Bristol, RI.

Hope all is well with you and your build.

At 12:55pm on February 18, 2014, Ricardo Aráoz said…

Hi John, I'd wonder if you could send me your mail address, there's a couple of things I'd like to talk in private.

At 8:19pm on February 18, 2014, Ricardo Aráoz said…

Pls take a look at your inbox

At 4:37pm on February 19, 2014, Ricardo Aráoz said…

I've already sent them. Tell me if you don't get them.

At 3:00am on February 20, 2014, Rory McDougall said…

Hi John

Bit confused by your comment.....any clarification??

Cheers, Rory

At 7:40am on February 22, 2014, Marc LaFrance said…


I like your boat. Looks good!

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