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boatsmith replied to Mike Haromy's discussion Halyard diameter
"for sails this size I think 1/2" is at the big side. 3/8" is probably fine . bigger halyard is easier to grip but also needs bigger blocks and is a bigger pile of line to deal with and will tend not to run as freely through the blocks"
yesterday
boatsmith replied to Johan van Zwienen's discussion Color Tiki 21 and repairs
"bestest most pretty repair would be to cut out all damaged plywood, then taper all of the ply edges (scarf) 2-3 " and fit a patch with matching tapered edges in with epoxy.Fair this out with some bog and patch in a layer of glass on the…"
Jun 15
boatsmith replied to matt connolly's discussion Forestay bridle angle
"i think your angle will be alright"
May 25
boatsmith replied to matt connolly's discussion Forestay bridle angle
"Dave is right about the bridle loads.you have a trade off necessary here.the bridle load increases as the bridle legs get shorter. the jib gets smaller as the bridle legs get longer."
May 23
boatsmith replied to Manos Amanakis's discussion CENTRAL POD SUSPENSION
"Rou are correct. The Tiki 30 cockpit sat on flanges on the inward faces of the beams. We did not have any problems with this set-up. But it does push down on the inward faces of these two beams twisting the beam tops towards each other. On the Ariki…"
Apr 28
boatsmith replied to Valery Gaulin's discussion Time estimated to build a Wharram catamaran are they accurate?
"Why do you suppose so many boats take 7-10 years to complete and so many end up as dead dreams offered for a fraction of material cost? "
Apr 26
boatsmith replied to Valery Gaulin's discussion Time estimated to build a Wharram catamaran are they accurate?
"if you are very skilled and organized and don't include any electric, plumbing,hatches, or ANY systems or extras at all and are satisfied with a hack level of finish you might be able to make the JWD time estimates. Add on from there. If you…"
Apr 26
boatsmith replied to Manos Amanakis's discussion CENTRAL POD SUSPENSION
"My first thought is that it would be better to run pod support beams under the main crossbeams and then run the lashings under the pod beams and over the main beams. I would extend the pod beams far enough past the main beams to effectively lash bot…"
Apr 26

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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
Country, City, and State?
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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