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Sailing “Sandy” (2011 Wharram Rendezvous) by Rick Hueschen


On a quest for more adventure this year, my wife Libby and I, decided to sail our Wharram Tiki 21 “Sandy” to the Wharram gathering at Islamorada, Florida. Our 320 mile round trip started in Jupiter, Florida.

The plan was to sail in company with Gene Perry and Dale Kipp. Gene has been sailing and building Wharram catamarans for many years, and I hoped to gather any wisdom about these boats that he could share. Gene had recently acquired a classic 27 foot…


Added by Rick Hueschen on June 6, 2011 at 6:30pm — 3 Comments

Sandy sailing to Cape Lookout

On Good Friday morning April 2, my wife Libby, daughter Rachel, and I hitched up the trailer for a three day sailing trip to Cape Lookout N.C. After a few test sails on the local lake, it would be Sandy's (my Tiki 21) first taste of salt water. Four hours later we arrived at the public launch in Beaufort, North Carolina. We set up the boat, which takes approximately one hour. I have designed and built a telescoping trailer that has been working out very well.…


Added by Rick Hueschen on April 13, 2010 at 10:01pm — 1 Comment

Tiki 21 (First assembly)

Today was a great day! I pulled my hulls out of the "Man cave" (building shed) my wife has so aptly named. I needed to set the boat in the driveway and assemble it for the positioning of the beam sockets. It is a

much needed boost of motivation after a long year of boatbuilding. No MORE FILLETS. I temporarily set-up

the boat with the crossbeams and center… Continue

Added by Rick Hueschen on June 6, 2009 at 9:07pm — 4 Comments

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