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Jerry S replied to kim whitmyre's discussion Lashing for tiki 26 bridles instead of bow eyes.
"I would like to resurrect this discussion if I may.  I am in exactly the same position except that I have no faith in my existing 6mm U bolts so must change to something else in the next few weeks (on a Tiki 26).  The 10mm Wichard U bolts…"
Mar 20, 2016
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"What did you do for marking the halyards?"
Mar 19, 2016
kim whitmyre replied to Bill & Houston Barker's discussion Tiki 26 hull centerline width
"Excuse me! You meant the distance between the fore beam and the aft beam, I realize, not the mast beam/aft beam. Can't see that on the plans. They show the position of the beam locating blocks just in front of the forward bulkhead, but…"
Oct 12, 2015
kim whitmyre replied to Bill & Houston Barker's discussion Tiki 26 hull centerline width
"Greetings Bill, Hope this finds Houston, Betsy, and yourself in good trim! What's going on? Center to center,  is 10 1/2' on the plans. The cockpit is 8' in length plus its ledgers that support it on the beam chords. I'll…"
Oct 12, 2015
kim whitmyre replied to john james's discussion rudder size
"Are you familiar with how the wooden boat builders join planks for rudders? Long holes, and brass drifts. When I replaced my t26 rudders, I sprung for Lloyds' rated 3/4" J'oubert: go for it!"
Oct 11, 2015
kim whitmyre replied to Jean Luc Massicci's discussion What configuration for maximum speed performance?
"As I recall, Wharram narrowed the beam to hull length on the Pahi 52, and the tama moana : moar faster! Of course, just like with a car, it helps to tighten the "nut behind the wheel." /:)"
Oct 9, 2015
kim whitmyre replied to wakataitea's discussion WAKATAITEA IS SOLD
"Xlnt, Hans! Thanks for sharing your travels with us."
Oct 9, 2015
kim whitmyre commented on Brad Ingram's photo
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Tiki 21

"Cool shot, Brad..."
Oct 7, 2015
kim whitmyre replied to patrick lennon's discussion Engine position for Tiki 26
"A judicial weight (meaning the 55 'lb weight of the motor)will likely ease the "hobby horsing." A 4-stroke motor will be seriously quieter than a comparable 2-stroke motor: my old 2-stroke was deafening compare to my current 4-stroke…"
Oct 4, 2015
kim whitmyre replied to patrick lennon's discussion Engine position for Tiki 26
"A judicial weight will likely ease the "hobby horsing." A 4-stroke motor will be seriously quieter than a comparable 2-stroke motor: my old 2-stroke was deafening compare to my current 4-stroke motor.. The main difficulty with an aft-beam…"
Oct 4, 2015
kim whitmyre replied to patrick lennon's discussion Engine position for Tiki 26
"Patrick, it's the Nissan (rebadged Tohatsu) 4-cycle 6hp SailPro model. The SailPro comes with the lower pitch, wide-blade prop designed for displacement boats. It weighs in at 55 lbs/25kg. The 9.8, depending on its age, could weigh considerably…"
Sep 30, 2015
kim whitmyre replied to patrick lennon's discussion Engine position for Tiki 26
Sep 29, 2015
kim whitmyre replied to patrick lennon's discussion Engine position for Tiki 26
"Patrick, I went from a long-shaft 20" motor to the extra long-shaft 25" motor and cavitation is nil...Of course, the prop is at the same level as the deepest point of the keel, which is where you want it to be! Pushes the boat better that…"
Sep 29, 2015
kim whitmyre replied to patrick lennon's discussion Engine position for Tiki 26
"The manueverability of the aft engine mount is unmatched: http://wharrambuilders.ning.com/photo/engine-down-from-side/next?context=album&albumId=2195841%3AAlbum%3A12660 This is a 6 hp Nissan SailPro 25" extra long shaft; the extra length is…"
Sep 29, 2015
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Sep 28, 2015
kim whitmyre commented on Brad Ingram's photo
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Launched

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Sep 25, 2015

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Tiki 26
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long beach, ca, usa

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Comment Wall (14 comments)

At 11:34pm on February 24, 2010, Wendy Anne Palmer said…
Oh my God! I'm going to delete it. I have not been able to get a photo in the profile box. Each time I did it I had to delete it. My son said he would do it and I didn't know it was there so big.Thanks, Kim, for the compliment. I like the colour-coordinated photo as a friend took it recently walking to the waterfall when we sailed to Great Barrier Island (on a monohull). But not that big!!!
At 11:29am on February 15, 2011, Rory McDougall said…

Hi Kim,

Thanks for the message. Seems like I'm slowly getting the hang of this Wharram site..........this rainy UK weather certainly helps!!

Great to see you have the Wave dancer vid featured - I found it about 2 weeks ago and have been drooling over it ever since. Just poetry in motion!!

Been out sailing much lately?? Love seeing all the smart new mod-cons you add to Vaea. can I ask the meaning of her name??

Cheers

Rory

At 12:36pm on September 2, 2011, Brandon Gamble said…
Hey you didn't happen to save any pics of Gerald Winkler's tiki 26 deck tent did you? They've pulled the site down and finding any info on deck tents has been a real pain. I'm having one custom built for Element and I really liked alot of the ideas from that tent... Thanks!
At 1:11pm on September 2, 2011, kim whitmyre said…

Brandon, I have a few:

If I come up with any more, I'll post them. I've gotta get one of these made soon!

At 1:23pm on September 4, 2011, Brandon Gamble said…

me too... Thanks for the post these will help alot

 

At 7:15am on October 19, 2011, Tom James said…
Thanks Kim that makes a lot of sense
At 3:55pm on July 9, 2012, paul anderson said…

Hey Kim,can I ask you for the dimensions of the wichard long dee shackle you have for the forstay?

cheers paul.

At 7:07pm on July 19, 2012, kim whitmyre said…

Paul, sorry to be such a laggard! Here's a link to Wichard's info:

http://www.wichard.com/fiche-A|WICHARD|1264-0202060105000000-ME.html

At 3:37pm on October 14, 2012, paul anderson said…

Hey Kim.i see Whichard have brought out a new block called a soft block,what do you reckon?I was thinking they could be used up the stick, a bit spendy tho.

cheers paul.

At 1:25pm on October 15, 2012, paul anderson said…

Kim I do not know where I read it on the interwebs but somewhere it said that these blocks should not be used at a height?

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