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Tiki 8m Build
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Tiki 8m

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Ian R replied to boatsmith's discussion Tiki 8m Build
"Nylon for the blocks such a very good idea!  Will use that idea if I need to replace mine at some point. I discovered the uses of tufnol myself, for other things. Wish I had used more of it from the start. I now buy nylon flanged bushes for any…"
Aug 12
boatsmith replied to boatsmith's discussion Tiki 8m Build
"I think that 6mm aluminum is not good! ^mm SS would be alright. It is not hard to make chainplates of solid glass or carbon.These composites are not good in a sheer load. It is much better to wrap the fibers around a ss tube or saddle. Or, you can…"
Aug 12
Levi Verwoest replied to boatsmith's discussion Tiki 8m Build
"Coosa board looks like interesting stuff. Yes my chain plates are aluminium, 6mmx50mmx 300. Not a lot of flexing but enough to make me want to replace with something better. I am removing as much metal as possible from the boat.  Loving the…"
Aug 11
boatsmith replied to boatsmith's discussion Tiki 8m Build
"Levi, the chainplates are of Coosa board reinforced with glass"
Aug 5
Levi Verwoest replied to boatsmith's discussion Tiki 8m Build
"Are those chain plates solid glass? Thinking of changing mine as that are alloy and I can watch them flex underway"
Jul 21
boatsmith replied to Haroraï's discussion A tiki 46, a Ariki 48 or Tehini???? Big deal
"Boatsmith builds of foam core glass, we have no problems with wood."
Jul 14
boatsmith replied to Steve Williams's discussion Harken Roller Furling units in the group TIKI 30
"I have had very good luck with the cruising designs furlers as well. The two T8ms at the Marriott in Marco Island have had theirs in multi-trip daily use for 8 years now and think that they really work well"
Jul 9
boatsmith replied to boatsmith's discussion Tiki 8m Build
"Cockpit console Boarding ladder roughed out Hatch Landing Hatch The main wiring chase turned out to be not large enough. We changed the 2" pvc for a piece of 3". We had to change the cockpit side as well"
Jul 5

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I am:
A professional builder
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
Tiki 30 Tiki 8m Ariki 48
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West Palm Beach, Florida
About me or us?
Boatbuilders and Fine Woodworkers
Looking to?
build more boats and sail more
Website:
http://www.boatsmithfl.com

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Not a Wharram, Not even a multi but very cool

Heck there probably isn'teven so much as a wooden toothpick aboard. Still this is one of the top end race boats of the world. The running rigging costs more than most Wharrams. This is top end boat building with a highly skilled pro crew and all in sinc and just flat haulin. Look at the acceleration beginning about 30 seconds. shazam!!!!…

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Posted on February 29, 2012 at 11:55am — 1 Comment

Ealry British Cat

I saw this todat and thiought that it seemed like James should have been involved somehow. The female quotient is certainly present.   http://www.britishpathe.com/video/windmill-girls-and-catamaran

Posted on February 8, 2012 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

sailing machine

This is not a Wharram, not even a boat. It is however a lashed together wind powered vehicle of some sort

 

Posted on January 29, 2011 at 11:00am

Tiki 8m Wharram Catamaran Build Blog

We have started the construction of a Tiki 8 meter. This is a fiberglass foam core version of the Tiki 26. We are running a blog documenting this build. Here is a link. http://tiki8m.blogspot.com/



Posted on August 21, 2010 at 8:27am — 1 Comment

Sail Magazine

Our Tiki 30 is in Jan issue of Sail magazine. Several nice photos and some commentary about the simple nature of these boats. David www.boatsmithfl.com

Posted on December 30, 2009 at 7:03am — 1 Comment

Comment Wall (41 comments)

At 5:21pm on October 21, 2008, brendon & aleisa said…
You are very welcome to visit..we are in Key Largo at MM 105 which is just about 3 miles after the new bridge. When you have an idea as to when you would like to come we can provide more detailed directions.

Brendon
At 7:05am on February 6, 2009, Budget Boater said…
It is great to finally see a nice Wharram at a commercial US boat show. Please let us know what you heard, saw, and experienced at the Miami Show as people were exposed to the TIKI 30.

I am so glad I no longer man a booth there. That place can be a mad house.
At 7:00am on April 28, 2009, Lee Hackney said…
David - Thank you for your response. I have seen pictures of your Tiki 30. It's one of the two nicest wharrams that I've seen. The price is more than I plan to spend, but judging by the pictures and comments that I've read your craftmanship is superb. I am going to try to make it down to the rendezvous. I hope I have the chance to meet you in perosn and see your Tiki. -Lee
At 7:29am on April 28, 2009, Alef said…
Hello-
Can you please send me details on the Wharram rendezvous.
At 6:17pm on April 28, 2009, Thom delForge said…
I may try to make it -- always so much to do once the weather get better -- the problem with living in the 'north'. I would love to tell anyone interested what I have found out -- and any ideas to help me with my refit.

ciao,

Thom
At 9:51pm on April 28, 2009, Rick Hueschen said…
Hello David. Thanks for the invitation to the Wharram rendevous. My
plans were to finish my Tiki 21 by May and attend the rendevous, but
that did not happen. Another completion date postponed. I hope to finish the hulls, beams, and platform in May and start the sails, mast,
rigging, and trailer this summer. I will definetly be there next year.
Thanks again, Rick.
At 7:58pm on April 29, 2009, Jacques said…
David,

I would love to. But too many things going on, and money savings too. I plan to go to Rhode island in june though. My hulls are painted now. Tomorrow we will put everything back together and have a party at the yard. I will post pictures.
At 8:05am on June 10, 2009, Ann and Neville Clement said…
Hi David,
Will you be bringing your pretty red boat to the Mystic Seaport Wooden Boat show again this year? We cannot afford to put Peace IV in the show, but would love to see more of your boat, of you and your family, and hear how you are doing with the Wharrams you are now building. We will drive down for the day. What we are especially interested in is seeing photos of your building projects, so we hope you will bring the lap top and "slide show".
We do expect to have a Wharram gathering up here in New England likely at our E Greenwich, RI mooring in mid September. Again, I hope you will be able to come for that. Date to be announced and likely it will be a weekend long event.
All the best, Ann and Nev
At 1:11pm on July 8, 2009, Björn said…
Hi David,
what is your experience with the colligo standing rigging. ? I am thinking about converting stainless to dyneema when swapping the wooden masts against aluminium masts on my Tiki 38. I have also seen that you have put a very nice cockpit tent on the Tiki 30, I am thinking about something similar for the Tiki 38 ust over the pod and also connectig the two hulls. Have you had any similar thoughts on a Tiki 38, maybe you would be interested in a joint design?
Regards Björn
At 11:04pm on August 15, 2009, Lee Hackney said…
Hi David -
I was told that you have acquired the molds for the Tiki 8m and that you will soon be building the 8m in glass. Any truth to this? Thanks, Lee

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