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synthetic rigging mast top loops?

Just wondering if people changing to synthetic rigging are using the same mast loop dimensions as the dimensions given for S/S rigging in the plans . This is for a Tiki 38 standard rig.regards BrettContinue

Started Sep 17, 2018

sqare sails compared to spinnakers
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Are square sails more stable than a spinnaker? I am using a gennaker for my T 38 but get annoyed when it suddenly collapses and then starts thrashing round like a made thing before filling again and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Giovani Frisene on Tuesday.

non skid paint tips
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any good advice out there regarding getting an attractive non skid finish that is maintainable in the future ie when repainting is required. thanks BrettContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by patrick lennon Apr 1, 2017.

Tiki 38 headsail
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Been wondering whether it is better to have the tack of the sail down as low as poss or as high as poss. I think it is better to keep it low to give more of a" slot" between the foremain and headsail…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by dave tomlinson Mar 21, 2017.

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Giovani Frisene replied to Brett Parker's discussion sqare sails compared to spinnakers
"Thank you so much for your words. I live in Tiki 38 Amelia in Paraty, Brasil, beautiful place but little winds. What size of gennaker do you suggest?Thank you so much."
Brett Parker replied to Manie's discussion Pahi 42 Captain Cook
"Reading your question, I wonder if chartering maybe the best option for you. Just a thought"
May 27
Brett Parker commented on Vicki's blog post Wharram Narai Mk4 42' For Sale
"Love to see some photos Vicki."
May 27
Brett Parker replied to Jordan O's discussion Auckland NZ, (Tiki ~38) looking for SPACE to build, and cost estimates in NZD?
"Hi Jordan I own a t38 at Whangateau. Grant has my number cheers Brett"
Jun 30, 2022
Brett Parker replied to Éric Bouvéron's discussion Flying jib
"Normally for a sail like this you might have a wire in the luff of the sail. But if of heavier construction you don't really need this. I gather you will be using this either reaching or on a broad reach. This is fine as the loads on the sail…"
May 11, 2021

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I am:
A home builder, I own a Wharram
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
Tiki 38
Country, City, and State?
Whangateau Harbour, Warkworth, New Zealand

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At 4:46pm on March 30, 2011, wayne McCarthy said…

Come on Brett, cut that mooring line, lets take our boats to Tonga..hurry up


At 4:08pm on March 5, 2012, Thomas Nance said…

Hi Brett, nice to have you as a friend. I see you have a tiki 30, I would be very interested in hearing about your boat!

At 2:45pm on July 10, 2012, wayne McCarthy said…

We did cut those Lines and went, It was GREAT.

Congratulations on taking your 30' Wharram Offshore.

It was a Adventure with a capital "A"


At 2:51pm on September 21, 2012, Carl said…

Hi Brett! How things? Time we all catch up- all I can bring this time round is a 12ft tinny, but the Wharram dream is alive and well- just slightly out of reach right now.

Keep in touch


At 3:54am on March 22, 2016, dave tomlinson said…

Hi Brett do you still have the tiki 38 . I am buying charlies  38 and will be bringing it up to Akl from tauranga in a few weeks , maybe catch up if I am near Omaha some time Dave

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