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Jose Alberto Garibaldi replied to Panu Väänänen's discussion Boom on a Tiki 31 wingsail
"Panu - just read this. If you have your wingsails cut per the plans, the mizzen will end up being a bit too baggy without the boom. The main would be fine, albeit I believe it would be a bit flatter to windward if you do have a boom. It is worth…"
Feb 26, 2022
Jose Alberto Garibaldi replied to Lovako's discussion Ply Construction
"Lovako - I don´t know much about the phi 42 boxes, but some suggestion on the method. You cold try what you have in mind, but I think it might end up being difficult to have a good result without having some sort of mould to place the chop…"
Oct 16, 2021
Lovako left a comment for Jose Alberto Garibaldi
"Hi Jose, iv got a 42ft Pahi and live in Madagascar. Drop me a mail, would like to hear if you can help with info concerning plywood construction Dries at driesdej@gmail.com"
Oct 13, 2021
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Sep 18, 2021
Manos Amanakis left a comment for Jose Alberto Garibaldi
"Good morning Jose A, I was in Volos just two weeks ago on a sailing trip with friends and family! Unfortunately not on a Wharram but on a rental monohull. My boat is far away from Volos, now on the hard at the most eastern part of Crete island. The…"
Sep 13, 2021
Jose Alberto Garibaldi left a comment for Manos Amanakis
"Manos - I bought a Narai in Volos. and might need to go to Greece relatively soon. You said you wee in south east Greece, where that boat is (close to Volos). Are you in the area? On there boat, I just completed a forward pod, and would be good to…"
Sep 13, 2021
Jose Alberto Garibaldi replied to Manos Amanakis's discussion LAST MINUTE QUESTIONS
"Manos - interesting - my cockpits have dual use, and they serve the same purposes. albeit on opposite sides. Below the port  cockpit floor hatches there tis a toilet; and opposite side, a kitchen / dining table. There are waking water basins…"
Sep 15, 2020
Jose Alberto Garibaldi replied to Manos Amanakis's discussion LAST MINUTE QUESTIONS
"Manos - congratulations! What a boat- it indeed looks beautiful. There is no rubber in mine, but it would not hurt I believe putting some - others may comment as well. I used pre stretched rope to attach the shrouds to the wooden plates. You need to…"
Sep 15, 2020
Jose Alberto Garibaldi replied to Manos Amanakis's discussion MAIN SAIL CLEARANCE in the group Tiki 31
"Manos - South east Med sounds great! Best wishes with the build...!!!"
Aug 23, 2019
Jose Alberto Garibaldi replied to Manos Amanakis's discussion MAIN SAIL CLEARANCE in the group Tiki 31
"Manos - have always followed your build, and good to hear from you. If you ever want to sail a tiki 31, give me a call and we go sailing. I think you can get from 100 to 200 Eu to the  UK. Might help in the process. Post some photos whenever.…"
Aug 21, 2019
Jose Alberto Garibaldi replied to Manos Amanakis's discussion MAIN SAIL CLEARANCE in the group Tiki 31
"Manos. great to hear the building has continued. Not sure, but believe from memory that the clearance is between 40 to 50 cms on the original plan, depending on how much you tension the halyards. You should get space with some additional 40 to 50…"
Aug 20, 2019
Jose Alberto Garibaldi replied to Olli Väänänen's discussion Maximum engine power for Tiki31
"Olli  Great to hear from you. Leveller has a honda 15. It is reliable, and seems perfect for the boat  neither heavy nor powerless, and in fact wth more than enough power to counter any strong tide and still run forward with authority. .…"
Aug 10, 2019

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I own a Wharram
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
I own a Tiki 31, based in Plymouth, UK
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Wimbledon, London, UK
About me or us?
Love the wharram boats, and after a very long search found a Tiki 31, Leveller. Needs some TLC, but is sailable, and is in very good shape to improve it. Am currently sailing and getting to know it, plus changing parts in need of repair. Plan to do a summer cruise later in August '10
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Exchange views with other wharram enthusiasts, exchange experiences with other Tiki 31 owners/builders, and with other wharram people.

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At 8:35pm on August 4, 2010, Thom delForge said…
Tiki Thom here to say -- Welcome aboard. I an still in the finishing stages of refitting my Tiki 31, Tiki Thomcat. I have made so many changes and anxious to see how it all works out in the real world. The big deal are the composite beams -- now that the hulls are back in order I hope to be trial fitting them in the next month. There is a new fore deck and cockpit that may make my 31 a more comfortable boat -- we will see. The big deal left is raising the masts -- I have material for a three foot extension. Other commitments have kept me away from this project -- but there still time this season. Thanks for this forum -- just when I needed a little boost.


Tiki Thom
At 2:56pm on January 16, 2011, Paul Lawton said…

Hi Jose,

I am trying to catch up on all of the stuff on this site.  Brilliant information and stories.

I also just spotted that your boat is based in Plymouth, but you are in London.  We must get together and share experiences of sailing and fixing.  My boat is actually based near Exeter so you must drive past me to get to Plymouth.

I'll be hopefully launching again at teh end of March. Drop me a line when you next around.



At 3:48am on June 23, 2011, Rory McDougall said…

Hi Jose,

Thanks for the call, sorry i missed you. When do you want to sail to Chichester?

Cheers, Rory

At 5:46am on June 23, 2011, Rory McDougall said…

OK Jose,

Why don't you email me on - roryandcookie@yahoo.co.uk and see if we can sort out arrangements, etc

Cheers, Rory

At 1:19pm on February 6, 2013, Ian said…

hello Jose- I am in CI.  The original artwork is by my son Hugh www.hughrose.co.uk   I am topcoating the starboard hull just now, so he will soon be painting the other side. In a month or two I am shipping the boat to the UK where she will be assembled and launched this summer. Alloy masts are waiting there already. A bientot Ian

At 8:25am on February 7, 2013, Jose Alberto Garibaldi said…


That´s why the boat is a piece of art... You have left me thinking on several options - is it on vinyl? He painted it on the boat directly? Quite a statement - congrats. 

I might need to ship mine sometime  as well. If you manage to let us know how or who will ship it please do so - will be quite helpful. Congratulations again,

Jose A.  

At 2:41pm on February 7, 2013, Ian said…

Jose- Hugh painted it with International (conventional yacht paint) over the International 2pack(4 coats over the boat). The other side will be a different design. We thought a lot about the salt because he would usually use acrylics I think. He has work on Flickr too. I will take another photo soon of the stern area which looks nice (big waves there).

I am shipping because I am moving back to UK. I can shift hulls in two trips with Condor Freight for around £1600 incl my towing vehicle. A bit cold in shed today but still managed paint. A bientot Ian

At 2:56pm on February 14, 2013, Ian said…

Jose- I am in Channel Isles. After many years here of hard work in my own business I am leaving because the place has got too pressured and overpopulated. Also I now have a base in France and UK. My business was 7 days a week and I have completed many major projects in that time, but the boat always had to come second (ie not at all).  I sailed a bit, now and again. Ironically, now I have free time and nearly finished the boat I will be sailing in UK and elsewhere I hope, full- time if I want to.

I have got a few building tips for people, but the main one is: don't build a boat without a very good shed, and preferably build in a team so morale and motivation stay high. Another one is to cover right up when using epoxy (ie all over). I started getting reactions to WEST and nearly scrapped the project till I discovered FLAG. I have mostly used a powered airmask which is a must. The building method doesn't suit me at all, as a pro-woodworker. I can't speed it up beyond a certain point; getting a good finish is difficult; and it's mostly unpleasant to work with. Given the number of hours spent building, I could easily have bought 2 boats with my professional rate in that time. However, I still like the Tiki 31 design, which makes it worthwhile. A boat has to be beautiful for me, as well as practical.

What is the origin of your boat? In some ways she looks like Phil le Maitre's Tiki Sunrise which he built here and I have sailed on.

At 4:16pm on February 17, 2013, Thom delForge said…

Ian -- Nice job.  I have a 31 as well.  Getting ready to touch up it's paint and raising the water line.  I am dockside in Southern Florida, very tough on wooden boats.  The river is dirty, so the water line needs to be another 4" to keep the hulls looking cleaner. 

I fond of your trailer -- looks like a rather great solution to moving about.  How long is the trailer overall?  I am thinking a pair of them for haul outs would be good for me.  The going fee in my area seems to be based on minimums, $400 each way. 


Tiki Thom

At 7:07pm on March 2, 2013, Ian said…

hello Thom- I only just found your reply, sorry, I am not very good at these things.

Will measure trailer which actually does work very well.  Cheers ian

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