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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 Rig

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

Tanenui for sale naples fl

Tanenui launched '08. Excellent condition. Go to  http://www.wharramtanenuinaples.com

Added by Vince Cameron on October 28, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Tiki 30 Project for Sale

Recent surgery and future disability prevents completion.

Starboard hull nearly finished

Aft crossbeam framed, double coated with epoxy, lacks class

Center crossbeam partially framed, all parts double coated

Forward crossbeam parts complete double coated,

Port hull stem,stern post, backbone, bulkheads, complete double coated

Port hull lower and upper plywood panels, deck, cabin sides and top.

All plywood is Hydrotek marine ply

Framing is douglas… Continue

Added by Robert mccary on October 15, 2014 at 3:30pm — 7 Comments

The Launch!

Even though I was more or less ready last year it took me again almost until the end of summer to finally launch my boat! It was awsome but as you can see almost no wind (so I still wait for a real test):…


Added by Martin on September 20, 2014 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

donated westphala vanagan cooktop and sink combo

Added by curt goodnight on July 29, 2014 at 7:27pm — No Comments

Hourua Reflections

We've now owned Hourua for 3 years and still learning how to sail her efficiently. Since we finally got her down to Singapore we have been racing her at our club, Changi Sailing Club. We have managed to surprise everyone, including ourselves with our performance, regularly winning on handicap in a mixed fleet of boats. Have added some sail power, much bigger genoa, approx 140% and of course an asymmetrical spinnaker. As Singapore is basically on the equator we generally sail in very light… Continue

Added by Nigel Signal on July 28, 2014 at 2:30am — No Comments

New Tiki 38 #143 plans received and anxious to get started.

Hello, Everyone, Maggy and I received our plans a couple of days ago. Tiki 38 #143. We are now planning the exacts, as to where the boat workshop/shed should be placed on our very modest property, allowing the ability to move around as needed and the eventual transport loading for moving to the ICW. BTW we are also in the Blog/Website building stage. We are planning to share the workshop development, building, transport and everything in between with all of you. If anyone has any wisdom to…


Added by Tom Vogt on July 27, 2014 at 3:09pm — 2 Comments


Added by curt goodnight on June 14, 2014 at 6:58pm — 1 Comment


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