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Balkan Shipyards in the UK looking to help you build...

  Hi all, anyway we are spending the winter in the UK

left Bulgaria and our almost finished pacific proa Crystal Clear.....

if you need a hand with your build anywhere in the UK we will be happy to come and give you a push.

below is my last clip, check her out she's a sweet boat.... got a car full of tools too....

  We both got what it takes, and we love Wharrams!!!

hope to hear from someone in need, as we are too.....

  all the best from Balkan…


Added by rael dobkins on November 12, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

no where to build

Haven't posted here for a Long time, hoping for some advise and help...

Bought plans for a tiki 30 last year to build with my kids, we were hoping to finish it before they get out of highschool, then we're going to take a year off to go sailing.

The problem is that I can't get anywhere to build, and if I put the money into a building site we won't have enough to build the boat... catch 22

Anyway, I set up a gofundme account to try and raise the funds we need - I… Continue

Added by john on November 12, 2015 at 2:15pm — No Comments

Would like to sell our tiki 21,,3 years old great condition. Triton sails highway trailer. 4700.00. Canadian. Located in Ontario Canada 

Would like to sell our tiki 21,,3 years old great condition. Triton sails highway trailer. 4700.00. Canadian. Located in Ontario Canada 


Added by Shelley on October 27, 2015 at 8:34pm — 1 Comment

World Map of Wharrams

Add your Wharram to this map of Wharrams. You'll need a Google account to do this.

Click here Google Map of Wharrams

Added by Ian Bamsey on September 15, 2015 at 3:49am — No Comments

Nav Cabinet/table and port berth.


Added by Randall Anselmo on September 9, 2015 at 8:45pm — No Comments

Some recent interior photos.


Added by Randall Anselmo on September 9, 2015 at 8:33pm — No Comments

Tiki 21. Parts layout on the 15mm plywood sheet.


I started to loft yesterday, making templates for the 15mm sheet of the Tiki21.

I take careful mesurements, then tried to put everything on the 1200 x 2400 plywood sheet. Impossible. I cannot put everything. I finished with no space for one rudder.

Mesured again, and agin. Same results, can't find any mistake on my side.

So, question is: did some of you faced the same problem? I will if necessary find a piece of plywood for the remaining part, but I'd like to know… Continue

Added by Éric Bouvéron on July 25, 2015 at 6:16am — No Comments

Before I order West System, ask help for clarification


I am now on the way to order the resin, and found West System in Shenzhen,China.

I am on for a Tiki 21, and, if some have experience in the building of this model

1-Are quantities indicated in instructions correct (no need to have more of a articular item?)

2-It is asked for : 406A 0.275 kg Colloidal Silica and 409B 4.5kg Microspheres (for fillets) OR

407B 3.5kg Low Density Filler (for fillets).

Is the reference 407B replaces bothe 406A… Continue

Added by Éric Bouvéron on July 15, 2015 at 3:19am — 1 Comment

About the Wood Triangular Section


All wood has been sourced now, but the "Triangular Section". Not able (capable?) to find it standard, (here in China, Shenzhen area )and since it is not in the form of a "square triangle", (BC² = AC² + AB²) I hesitate on what to order to mill it myself with my hand circular saw mounted on a table.

I am on a project for a Tiki 21, and the base of the wanted triangular section is 32mm, while the sides are 25mm. Or, "Imperialy speaking" base 1 1/4" and sides 1". (I just…


Added by Éric Bouvéron on July 7, 2015 at 2:57am — No Comments

Epoxy coating


Plywood is ordered and will arrive soon. Epoxy, I'm still testing. However, I have two questions.

-When you coat plywood with epoxy, is it acceptable to put the second coat before the first is totally cured, without sanding, or is it better to wait that the first coat is totally dry, sand and put the second coat?

-I tried an epoxy yesterday. The seller made the mixture on a scale. I took two pieces of wood, dry. I put some epoxy mixture on both pieces, tied them and made… Continue

Added by Éric Bouvéron on June 29, 2015 at 10:40pm — 8 Comments


Sailed Miri, Malaysia to Ishigaki, Japan.
Then Ishigaki to Okinawa then to the island of Kakeroma.
The last 10 months in Kakeroma.
Hoping to leave early May for the Inland Sea.
Photos instead of words as soon as we find fast internet.

Added by Cooper Dan on April 23, 2015 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Drawings for Hitia 17

Then arrived the drawings for Hitia 17 yesterday April 13 by mail.

I only had time to glance over them today. They see detailed out. I have more time in the weekend for a closer look at them.

I paid £ 40 extra because I want Wingsail…


Added by Carl Andersen on April 14, 2015 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Difficult with New look?

I modified the presentation of my blog , and I feel it is no longer accessible ! I give you the address Archiprog.blogspot.com. Thank you to tell me if you can check out my blog . and if you have some suggestions ...

J'ai modifié la présentation de mon Blog, et j'ai l'impression qu'il n'est plus accessible! je vous donne l'adresse…


Added by Blanc Jean-Paul on March 30, 2015 at 6:00am — 6 Comments

Sailing with "GRAND PHA" Tiki46 N°2 Part 3: From the San Blas (Panama) to ?

Updated until the 21 April 2014 (Here are the Part 01, Part 02 )

After our sailing to Puerto Bello to shop in Colon we sailed back in our anchorage of Cayos Holandes…


Added by Bertrand FERCOT on March 19, 2015 at 5:15am — No Comments

Sailing with "GRAND PHA" Tiki46 N°2 Part 2 : From St Martin (Caribbean) to the San Blas (Panama)

( Here are the Part 01Part 03 )

From St Martin to Great Inagua

Here is a general map of our track from St Martin to Great Abaco in red and from Great Abaco to Haiti in green :…


Added by Bertrand FERCOT on March 17, 2015 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

Sailing with "GRAND PHA" Tiki46 N°2 Part 1 : From Brest (France) to St Martin (Caribbean)

( Here are the Part 02Part 03 )

GRAND PHA has been launched the Monday 17th September with a trailer which put her near the sea at low tide.

In waiting the tide, I re-stretched the lashings which worked very…


Added by Bertrand FERCOT on March 10, 2015 at 1:30am — 12 Comments


Added by curt goodnight on March 2, 2015 at 4:33pm — No Comments

Links by me and SoLong

Being a noob to this site, I made a blog post about a cool weather related site. I had some feedback and inadvertently deleted somebody's comment. So I'm re-posting my original blog post and a link shared by SoLong.

My link: Interactive Global Weather

His Link:

Sorry SoLong, I deleted your comment by mistake. I have poor eye sight and thought I was clicking the reply button. 



Added by Bruce Williams on January 28, 2015 at 12:50am — No Comments

Fenua pahi 42 for sale


Added by Ralf Guentert on November 30, 2014 at 9:40am — 2 Comments

bimmi for tiki 26

I would like to buy construction plans for tiki 26 or 30 . I would like to know if the 26 tiki can have a bimmi installed with enough room for sitting under when sailing.

Added by patrick lennon on November 11, 2014 at 2:27am — 2 Comments

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