I am pleased to see your special solutions for the wharram catamarans.
For the cockpit mounting - we had a similar system on our Pahi 42 . It worked well, only in strong waves it could happen, that water came up in the gap between hull-cockpit.
Hi Bertran and Marie-Ellen,
You are looking good with that beard and nearly finished Tiki 46, dear friend. Is that Marie-Ellen behind the mask in the photo with you? We like that plan to live aboard and sail around the world. Perhaps now is that moment when we can at last raft your boat and ours together and remember back in 1998 when you first came into our building shed back in the UK to decide if you wanted a Tiki 46. Your experiments with the rig are most interesting and I believe you will have a close following as you did with the Tiki 30.
Nev and I are now on migration heading south through New York City in a couple days after busy summer with family in Rhode Island. Peace IV has some much needed fresh paint and still needs much needed bright work, but we are starting on it. Maintainence is so much easier than building, you would think we would be right on top of everything, but lazyness begins at launch when sailing starts. It is a hard habit to break and get back to working even a little bit.
Much love to all your family, Ann and Nev
Bertrand, You are my hero. I've followed your site to the end. I have your Tiki on my computer screen as my dream boat. Where will your Tiki be located at the end of next November? And may I ask your asking price in American dollars?
J'à et 2 mètres grands et considère la construction d'un Tiki 46. J'ai tendance aussi à aimer des voiles de Camelote
parce que je peux les lever au-dessus de ma tête si j'ai besoin à. sans parler de cela je veux naviguer au lieu de se font du souci.
Je voudrais savoir ce que les modifications que vous faites à votre Tiki construisent pour que je puisse adapter quelques choses à ma planification.
Ce français a été écrit avec un programme de traduction ainsi pardonnez s'il vous plaît les erreurs.
bonsoir bertrand , je suis inscrit sur le site depuis peu , j ai acheté il y a peu de temps un pahi 42 et voudrai vous poser quelques questions techniques , je parle assez mal l anglais et de ce fait j ai un peu de mal à converserr sur les differents forum. la construction de votre nouveau bateau doit vous prendre bcp de temps et j espére que vous avancez vite dans votre projet. jphilippe
I have been following your adventures for some time and must say i am impressed with your build and the modifications you have made, especially the pod design. I am currently negotiating for a well used tiki 46 that needs complete refurbishment and would value your opinion on wether the pod you have designed woud fit on a standard tiki with the schooner rig?
I can't wait for you to post some pics of the inside of the pod, preferably with someone in the picture to get a sense of scale.
Love the new pictures of the pod, this is exactly the sort of design i would like, but obviously retaining the beam for the mast - which may pose some interesting design problems, but i guess that everything is do-able if the design is right..
Hi Bertran and Marie Helene,
It is such a joy to see your excellent work on the new boat. Peace will be so happy to see you anchoring close by. We can hardly wait for that.
Today Nev finished with separating the two older solar panels which will now both be dedicated to the freezer and the four new solar panels will run everything else. So far it all works out just right. We are still using the gasoline generator to recharge the electric windlass battery which is a third separate system. But that seems to be the only use for the gasoline generator these days.
And today I used many lashings to protect the solar panels from the hurricane that is expected on Friday.
Hope to see you very soon, Love, Ann and Nev
Hi Bertran and Marie-Ellen,
Yes, it has been a long time since you started building your Tiki 46, but you have also built your Tiki 30 and both boats have a great deal of modifications and creativity that has gone into them and which takes care and extra effort. Also, you have been raising your family, doing your job, and now that the kids are grown and you are retired, you are completing your project. You are nearly there now, and we are waiting for you to come tie alongside Peace for a huge party. We can invite all the Tiki builders who live nearby and it will take both boats to hold them! It will be a major party, for sure. It only necessary for you to continue building and soon it will be finished. Much Love, Ann and NEv
bonjour Bertrand et Marie Hélène !
nous nous sommes vus il y a quelques temps chez vous et avons gardé un excellent souvenir de votre accueil et de votre gentillesse.
je m'étais déjà inscrit sur le site, mais j'avais du mal le faire et ça ne fonctionnait pas, donc nouvelle inscription.
je commence à rassembler des matériaux et une dalle de béton sera coulée entre les fêtes, ce qui me permettra d'aménager l'atelier et d'attaquer enfin les choses sérieuses !
Et vous, où en êtes vous, avez vous commencé les mises en peinture ? le froid ne doit pas faciliter les choses hélas !
amicalement à vous deux !
Marie Michèle et Bernard
Well, we understand completely. Your boat build has been much more custom than our was and I think you have done a better job than we did and it has taken time. Partly because you were working much of the time and also because you have made the masts in each hull and junk rig and all sorts of other experiments. We are patient mostly and can pretend to be more patient as needed. I am happy that your family was able to see the mostly finished boat and that your friends came and you had a great party and slept aboard. Nev and I actually sold our barge before we launched Peace IV, so I remember that feeling.
Soon, you will actually get the boat wet. Soon you will be taking her out of the building and she will see the sunshine. Soon she will dance on the water. WE can wait for soon.
Take Marie Helen in your arms and kiss her for us. Tell her to kiss you back. Love, Ann and Nev
I have been lurking and watching your progress for some years now.
I am sorry to say that my French is bad, plase forgive me for writing in English.
My Wife and I have the plan to show our two children the world with a Sailboat.
But as we both do not like camping, we will need a large catamaran with less motion than a monohull and enough space.
The Junk Rig seems so much easier to handle than a standard rig, and i would like to have the masts in swing tabernacles so i could lower them, if necessary.
As i like to build things as stable as possible, i would like to put the tabernacles on to/into the hulls.
Right until the swing-down masts, my dreamboat looked a lot like the Grand Pha.
I realise you must be very busy right now, and hope you will find the time and patience to answer my questions.
A) Evereybody seems to want to sail as close to the wind as possible. While this is not really something i would want to do, how close can one go to the wind with the Biplane rig?
B) How much of an improvement is the Wishbone Wing sail if compared to a simpler, cambered junk sail?
How much more construction time and weight is there in comparison to a cambered junk sail?
C) As you have said, the sail area was a bit small on the 30 PHA. Because reefing is supposed to be so easy
with a Junk Rig, i am temped to plan double the sail area of a normal Wharram, and just to reef a lot or to lower one of the masts when there is more wind. Is this a good idea, or am i crazy?
D) Some boats can be balanced against the wind, so that one does not have to steer or that an autopilot or windpilot do not have to do much. Can a biplane rig self steer? Did yours?
When will you be launching? And will you first do sea trials, or will you just sail away into the sunset?
Thank you for your patience with all those daft questions.
You can also reach me by mail : tomas dot allis at gmx dot net.