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At 9:35am on September 2, 2008, Budget Boater said…
Yes, we are the webmasters for this site. There is no counter currently available through the site. However, on your page, you may be able to import a web based counter widget to your page as part of the content. I do not know if it will work or not.

It is very hard to have only one short mast and keep the larger sail area. The only rig I can think of that can spread a lot of sail area and still keep a short mast is the crab claw rig. You will still have very long booms, which in my opinion could be dangerous in a jibe. It is a matter of the force of the sail coming across that could do damage, not to mention the very heavy weight of the sail itself.

I still prefer the Wingsail schooner rig.
At 6:34pm on September 5, 2008, Betsy Way said…
Dear Budget Boater,
Your pics are wonderful, makes me long for sailing adventures and new shared design dreams. I'm new to forums, and a little slow about how to upload photos to...where exactly? I have a page?
At 9:53am on September 6, 2008, Budget Boater said…
Betsy, I sent you an email.
At 9:57am on December 10, 2008, Chris Bretter said…
Hi I just recieved my Tiki38 plans #118 start in Jan 2009 way cool.Regards Chris
At 5:37pm on January 7, 2009, marc said…
hi I have seen on your site that you used a cnc machine to cut pieces.
It is an interesting subject for me in a hobby way. Please could you precise what elements you used (CAD program, GCode generator, cnc Machine, etc)
At 11:15am on January 21, 2009, sarah said…
Hi, I suppose it's time that I introduced myself. Firstly well done on a fantastic site! My husband and I recently bought our first catamaran, we are new to sailing so I'm trying to get as much help as possible! There is quite a lot of work to do first as the previous owner had his own ideas on what should be on-board! anyway thanks again for a great site. Sarah
At 9:38am on February 6, 2009, hans boortman said…
I am planning to sell my t38 after a planned trip to the fla keys and the exumas this spring, and plan to build a t30. I"ll have some picturessoon.
At 12:43am on October 3, 2009, geno said…
Doing just fine...........keep up the good work,,,,,,,,,,,,,,I must try and get down there for a visit some time.................
At 8:14pm on October 30, 2009, Ann and Neville Clement said…
Hi,
My old email address is no longer in use. I have a new email address now. How do I change from peacefour@pocketmail.com to svpeacefour@yahoo here on the website? Can you do it for me? Your tech challenged friends, ann and Nev
At 10:49am on December 18, 2009, Ann and Neville Clement said…
Heck,
I screwed up with the computer again and my crossbeam letter got put under electrics and not titled. Can you fix it for me? I don't know how.
ann and nev
At 3:07pm on March 4, 2010, boatsmith said…
Hi Sean, Can we see some more pictures of your T-38? David
At 6:52am on April 14, 2010, Neil Hawkesford said…
Hiya
My old email address neil@gleda.org is now defunct. I need to change to nhawkesford@gmail.com. I've tried changing it in the settings page but it won't play. Can yo do the necessary please.
Cheers
Neil
At 2:52pm on April 15, 2010, Jason Farra said…
I am looking for a good source for epoxy... i need to complete a renovation of a small 20' daysailer i have before considering a Wharram build/re-build. Suggestions? I need about 1.5 gallons - also looking for reccommendations on not so expensive (i know... stupid question) topside/deck paint for the same project. thanks man!
At 8:00am on July 9, 2010, David Johnston said…
Thank you for your comment, and also thank you for your service. I was happy to serve you!
At 8:08pm on November 11, 2010, David Johnston said…
Happy Vets Day...hope your well!!!!
At 4:15pm on December 3, 2010, Ann and Neville Clement said…
Please email me off site. Important. Ann and Nev
At 11:47pm on January 8, 2012, Thomas Nance said…

Hi, I am very interested in buildi/buying a tiki 0 with the pn of using it to travle on and hopfully live on. I am wondering if you could tell me more about your experience doing that on your tiki 30. How was it for comfort, it would likley be just myself and my wife, we are young and in love (im told that helps) for living in a littel boat... do you have any more pics of the boat? would be very interested in using something like your bimini/screens. how did they work? any other info would be great! thankds, thomas

At 9:47pm on April 1, 2012, David Hill said…

Hi BB,  Ann Clements told me of this website, and i'm very glad she did. i sent another message to you, but i hadn't clicked on the BB webpage yet. i live near College Station, Tx. i've been a Wharram fan for some time; time is my problem.  i've been considering a couple of Kurt Hughes designs in CM, as they appear to be a faster build.  i'd rather not spend  multiple weeks or months of my time sanding and painting. i'm looking at all my options and plan on starting soon. a livaboard cat is what i want, and i really like the TIKI 38. now that i'm aware of your enterprise; precut kits etc, maybe this would be the way to go. my wife and i are OTR (O/O) truckers and being very independent is a big plus. also we have 11+ acres of space of our own; a big plus for a home builder.  i'd sure like to get together with you and discuss my options. thanks for your time. DAVID HILL 

At 7:03am on September 18, 2012, wakataitea said…

thanks... everything working on the page again...

hans

At 5:57pm on August 11, 2014, curt goodnight said…

Hi- Thank you for this website [my donation was via my Company]   what a tremendous resource!  Sincerely hope  there has been some "pay off"  for you.  

I have a question regarding your cargo strap tie down beams [Tiki30] i want to do this as well - are there specific modifications you would recommend ?   Add ply reinforcement to slope portion?  add wood to eliminate the area of no strap/beam contact from top to bottom of beam?  a formed channel to prevent any strap lateral movement?  Thanks again.  I am now building beams so there has begun to be an 'end' in sight.  Perhaps someday a visit to you in Texas[?  ] can happen.  Thanks, Curt

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