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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…

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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 :…



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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…

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

Building of the Tiki 46 n°2 "GRAND PHA" Part 1

Building of GRAND PHA

Tiki 46 N°2   Part 1

November 2009. Since a few months  I spend almost all my time 7 days on 7 to build our Tiki46  until the 9-9-2009 when I have broken my left arm in descending too quickly a ladder.

During…

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Added by Bertrand FERCOT on March 12, 2013 at 9:39am — 4 Comments

Building of the Tiki 46 n°2 "GRAND PHA" Part 2

Building of GRAND PHA

Tiki 46 N°2   Part 2

Due to the limitation of the blogs, I can't put all the pictures and comments in one  part, so this second part will continue the…

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Added by Bertrand FERCOT on March 12, 2013 at 9:19am — No Comments

Building of the Tiki 46 n°2 "GRAND PHA" Part 3

Building of GRAND PHA

Tiki 46 N°2   Part 3

To end this blog  I have to open a third part.  Here are the links of the…

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Added by Bertrand FERCOT on March 12, 2013 at 9:04am — No Comments

Sailing with "PHA" Tiki 30 n°119

We built our Tiki 30 "PHA"n°119 in Martinique (West Indies) in 3 years and since her launch under Belgium flag the 16th December 2004 we have a lot of sailing time.



PHA is not rigged with the conventional Wharram Tiki rig. Since a lot of years I wanted a rig very easy to handle and we built PHA to test an advanced free junk rig implant in each hull without shrouds. Each sail is in fact a double sail with wishbones inside to generate an asymmetric curved shape.



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Added by Bertrand FERCOT on October 12, 2009 at 3:32pm — 4 Comments

Building of the Tiki 30 n°119 "PHA"

I arrived at the beginning of March 2001 in the West Indies to work at the Martinique airport in the air traffic control.

At first I bought an old mono-hull Etap28 to enjoy sailing. After a few cruises with our 3 teenagers, the life on board is appeared to be very difficult on a such little boat. So I thought why not to build quickly in one year a Tiki 30 in order to test the advanced junk rig (Swing wing rig) I planed to put on each hull of my Tiki 46 under building in… Continue

Added by Bertrand FERCOT on October 10, 2009 at 2:00pm — 6 Comments

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