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Tiki 38: a few spacific questions.

I am trying to decide on the size boat to build for Us. We do want kids so that is an additional thing to plan for.I am an Ex commercial fishermen/merchant marine; i have lots of monohull time on…Continue

Started Oct 13, 2009

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A home builder, Other Monohull, Just Looking
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
19 ft sampan
Country, City, and State?
US Tonasket washington
About me or us?
Erica and I are interested in the world around us. We teach hands on skills and appropriate tech together; been married 5 years, working on additional members of our family. Erica is the brains and I am the brawn (she lets me say that). We are planning to build A Tehini with a few mods for us and our friends and future family. We are owned by one cat who lets us pet him, figure another cat wouldn't go amiss.

I have built several boats and been a sailor for much of my life, Erica has been a science teacher in a museum.. told ya she's the brains.
Looking to?
build A Tehini; I'd better since i asked the mill to start cutting the wood for it.

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winter is here

So the shed isn't all done yet but its going to be covered in plastic soon for the winter and some prelim boat work.

since we decided to build a loft in the shed its taking a bit longer than expected; not that his is a bad thing since we plan on living in the loft ;) any how its in building and we will do a bit of foundation work this winter after i build a temporary stove in for heat (a days work at most unless i want to take and build a design from france that needs a little work to…


Posted on November 12, 2013 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

one wall up and a break till the coolth of the morning.

well now a wall is up and it sure is a big boy. to get the width we had to go nearly twenty feet high. all in all it's not to bad we did the hard part today. tomorrow we get up at 0500 and do some work while it's cool. in case anyone wonders when you are committed to building a boat; I would say the moment you build a shed larger than your house by three times ;)

Posted on July 3, 2013 at 8:06pm

Bow shed getting assembled

to tell the truth i never thought it would get here. I built the stem walls and we are making bows, tomorrow we will raise the stove shop office part of the shed. huzza! Huzza! HUZZA!!!! 24'X80'  is not a small space 9 feet at the pitch is not a short space but it will allow for the things to go on that need to happen. I will get some pictures tomorrow as we put the first part up and put the ply on it. Shade is, at this time of year essential to working outdoors. Our dream is getting geared…


Posted on July 2, 2013 at 3:24pm

Bow shed wood delivery.

Monday! Monday! Monday! 9:00 AM only. Thats right the delivery is set for monday morning and i will meet the truck get it off loaded, get it tarped and then tuesday head to portland to pick up the apprentice. them to ashland to teach the workshop, See Dermit and Payta, drive home on the 20th (well Erica will drive and i will sit in abject terror as i usually do in any car) and finally get to start building my shop. 

Nothing like building tension.

Posted on June 5, 2013 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

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At 5:42am on October 13, 2009, Bertrand FERCOT said…
Hello Ernie

The automatic translators are very difficult to understand. By example, camelote in common French means cheap, poor quality!!!!

You can have details concerning my Tiki46 building on the blog :

At first you have to know where will be implanted the masts in the hulls in order to change the accommodations. My masts will be behind the second beam but by example on the Tiki46 Apatiki rigged with classical junk rigs the masts are in front of the second beams.

Here is a general view of PHA# accomodations :

At 9:12pm on May 18, 2012, Joe Swetish said…

Hi there!

Re:  Errors

On the Tehini plans, there is the original lines drawing, as well as the booklet with the updates.  The booklet lines drawing shows the location of the centerboards, etc, as well as the new sheerline.   This is to give more headroom in the areas of the fore and aft single bunks. 

Comparing the widths in the original plan and the updated plan, note they are the same.  The side view of the lines drawing has new vertical measurements, e.g. 3' 10 1/2" from the waterline on the update vs. 3' 9" or so on the original. 

When I lofted with the updated measurements, the result looked wrong.  What seemed to work better was to draw the entire boat w/ the original measurements, and expand the sheerline from there.  This is easy since the sides of the hull are a straight V.

Let me know if this makes sense.


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