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Thomas Nielsen replied to Julia Siegel's discussion Looking for a Tiki 26 in the group TIKI 26
"Not Northern Europe but there looks to be one in Baja Mexico. US boat. $5000. Here is the link. https://m.sailboatlistings.com/view/98307 Cheers Tiki 26 Tsunamichaser"
Jun 7, 2023
Thomas Nielsen replied to tide's discussion refit and maintenance
"I built Tsunamichaser 15 years ago. Used the best plywood, Doulas Fir and SystemThree Silveryip epoxy. No rot ever anywhere as I’m constantly taking care of her - it’s easier than a major refit. She lives in the water full time.…"
May 28, 2023
Thomas Nielsen replied to Anna Berry's discussion tiki 26 performance with dagger board VS without dagger board
"Sailing Tsunamichaser for the last 13 years along with a Tiki 21, a Hitia 17, and a Pahi 26 plus crossing from San Francisco to Hilo Hawaii on Beat Rettenmund’s Aluna has taught me one thing. Paying attention to sail trim, where lines run to…"
Nov 30, 2021
Thomas Nielsen replied to paul anderson's discussion locks for sliding main hatches
"Hey it's 8 years later.  I've never locked my boat where ever I travel and nothing has ever been taken.  What has been others' experience? Cheers.  "
Jul 23, 2020
Thomas Nielsen replied to Anna Berry's discussion tiki 26 mast
"Where I sail there is a bridge. If my mast wast 6' shorter I'd clear perfectly without any shenanigans!  When I find myself in waters busy with boat traffic I wish I could raise the sail 12 inches higher on a taller mast so I could…"
Jul 23, 2020
Thomas Nielsen replied to Anna Berry's discussion tiki 26 performance with dagger board VS without dagger board
"Wharram cats are not "high performance" by nature.  I don't see daggerboards improving on their ability to go to wind.  Loading will have a greater affect.  Don't pile endless stuff onboard.  Sail light with…"
Jul 23, 2020

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I am:
A home builder, I own a Wharram, Other Multihull, Other Monohull
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
Wharram Tiki 26, Gary Dierking Ulua 16, Bamboo surfboards, building insulation surfboards, canvas and cedar strip canoe
Country, City, and State?
Seattle Washington
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Looking to?
share, build and go sailing

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At 4:49am on April 7, 2011, paul anderson said…
hey tom i have found your insights into building your 26 very helpful,not to mention the practical stuff.now that you have sailed her for a while is there anything you would add or do differently with hindsight.
At 2:45am on April 11, 2011, paul anderson said…
thanks thomas for the heads up,who knows one day i may sail up to your beautiful part of the world.
At 1:40am on February 18, 2013, Justine said…

Hey, I left a message for Scott Viers as well; I'm an aspiring Tiki builder in Vancouver BC, looking to stop by, either on March 3 or March 10 in Seattle. If you're up to it, I'd like to come see Tsunamichaser. Let me know if that might work somehow. -- justobella@hotmail.com

At 12:17am on November 24, 2014, Scott Dierikx said…

Hey Tom. Just wanted to say thanks for the inspiration with your excellent Tsunamichaser blog. I was forever drooling over it, and you're largely to blame for my (currently half) Ulua build. Cheers mate. 

At 3:40pm on October 27, 2015, friendshipsloop . said…

Thomas, any idea of the whereabouts of Badu..?  Vessel and crew...? 

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