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At 5:28pm on April 11, 2011, Rogerio Martin said…

Marc. That's not my boat, it was my first experience in a Tiki. My wife and I flew from Rio de Janeiro to Florianopolis in southern Brazil to sail on the Tiki 26, a friend. I am starting to do the shopping wood for a 21

Good Winds

At 10:40am on July 3, 2011, paul anderson said…
your work is of a good quality marc and so clean,well done.
At 5:29am on July 4, 2011, Rogerio Martin said…
Marc you are 3 or 4 months in front me...I'm close the bunks of the frist hull now. And start another hull in next week. Your finish is much better then my. I still don't like my finish level. One ask: where your toilet ?
At 3:49pm on September 17, 2011, Mawibo said…

Hi, 

First, let me congratulate you for achieving such a high standard of work.

My question is what makes your fillet so dark? they look nearly black.

What do you use to thickened the epoxy?

Cheers, C.

At 7:01am on September 18, 2011, Marc LaFrance said…

Thanks for the compliment and for reminding me that I'm still building a boat. Been so busy trying to stay afloat, that I haven't been able to work on her for months.  The fillets are wood flour. Maple, purchased from Raka

Must be the the photos, it turns a dark brown in the epoxy. Seems to make a good, strong joint.

Cheers to you.

At 8:43am on July 14, 2012, John James said…

Marc I have benefited much from all your construction pictures will borrow the interior sheer clamp of wood instead of slimey epoxy .TINEY INTERIOR space is more like an airplene cockpit than yacht.

At 7:56am on July 19, 2012, John James said…

so what I ment tosay was thanks for sharing knowledge thru pics.What is your thoughts on interior finish .Is that varnish topcoat or would you roll a final coat of U.V. RESISTANT epoxy and call it done?Maybe both/

At 11:59am on September 2, 2012, john james said…

marc Im worried that sandwich deck might cure too flat and imovable it must curve to cabin side also corkscrew slightly.Is this a problem? Maybe I should try laminating the topmost skin in place?

At 9:55am on February 22, 2014, john james said…

ThankYou Mark could not have done it had I not had your good pictures to go bye plans seem really pretty in  adequate in a lot of ways. Your pictures helped me a lot what do I do next let's see some pictures of your progress

At 8:56am on February 24, 2014, Marc LaFrance said…

This site has been a fantastic resource, I'm sure, to everyone who is building, repairing, sailing or thinking about a Wharram cat. Myself included. Thanks to you and everyone else.

At 1:25pm on March 13, 2014, john james said…

Wow 78 mm must leave the beam well up above the deck. I was thinking to just clear the deck I think 55 might be enough. Having a hard time with these blocks

At 1:54pm on March 13, 2014, john james said…

Are your inboard blocks higher than your outboard ? I'm beginning to think I should just hold off on this whole process until I get the beams made and see what I need in order to make them all mate up together.

At 3:26pm on March 13, 2014, Marc LaFrance said…

I agree. It's not possible to get a fit without having the curved beam. As for clearing the deck, it's not that far off. It's that, with the camber of the beam, the bottom just keeps rising.

At 9:47am on March 14, 2014, john james said…

Yes Mark I see!! actually I hadn't even noticed that the  forward Beam is curved on the bottom.This  would complicate things even further. I must keep my magnifying glass close at hand ,and Remember Mr. Wharrams helpful words of advice about holding very tightly onto the saber saw and not sticking your fingers in the way of the blade as it goes up and down! Did you build your forward beam before fitting it with Deck block?

At 6:56pm on March 14, 2014, john james said…

Thank you Mark that makes great sense to me now. My problem now is  that I have to move out of the shop into the snow with  hull  number two in order to make space for me to build the crossarm beams.

At 6:50pm on October 27, 2015, john james said…

Right of course Mark all those raw holes got to be treated against rot and bugs,file:///Users/johnjames/Desktop/DSC09970.jpg wonder if G flex would maybe be the answer a simpler solution

At 3:12pm on November 10, 2015, john james said…

Hi Mark looks like you're going to be a launching soon. I am puzzling over the tabernacle full-size patterns in sheet#4 --I am wondering if most of this mysterious construction  kind of telescopes into the mast---two side layers of 12 mm hardwood with the grain going up-and-down and one layer of16mm  layer I don't understand what they are talking about here can you help me

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