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My son and I are planning on building a Tiki 21 this summer.
The study plans for the boat call for soft wood lumber.
"Timber: Use a fine grained softwood (white or red pine, spruce, Columbian Pine
etc.),selecting wood for grain and ‘no knots’. A light weight hardwood, such as a light
mahogany (also called gaboon or occume) can be used."
But we have a friend who just sent us this message:
"I have 1000 board feet of white oak logs sitting in my…Continue
The Tiki trailer with swing out cradles is well under construction. I've made some structural improvements including additional crossmembers and attaching the A frame and drawbar to the underneath per Aus/NZ trailer standards. Ive also added longitudinal drawbar stiffeners to reduce flex. With all material being 5mm steel I think it's a bit of an overkill but considering it could theoretically take a T30 then I'm glad it's extra strong. Suspension is all rated to 1500kg and has disc brakes…Continue
I have been a multihull builder since 1976(Wharram type 1 Tangaroa) etc..I have a lot of skills concerning construction and restoration that I want to transfer to an apprentice over a one-year period asap. I have been building this custom cat for 9 yrs, launched 2018; sea trials coming soon. You will learn: 1) designing a live-aboard catamaran for very little money. 2) safe use of fiberglass, epoxy, polyurethane adhesives, caulks, expanding foam; 3) marine woodworking alternatives to…Continue
Posted by dennis schneider on August 30, 2020 at 5:34pm