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Hi everyone,

My Tiki 31 needs a new owner. Regretfully she has been neglected and has become a project boat. The hulls are fine. The gunnels, top and some beams need replacement. sails are complete.

I will not be able to work on her or finish the project because I have been diagnosed with metastatic carcinoma. Ready for the green pastures so they say.

I do not have recent photo's, but I will post the photo's that I have

If you are interested in giving her some TLC let me know

Cheers

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Hi Rudy,

I’m sorry to hear about your diagnosis.

can you pm me about price,location and maybe a few photos?
sincerely 

Gregory Lloyd 

Sorry to hear about your illness, Rudi.  Best wishes.

thank you Chris

Chris Boxer said:

Sorry to hear about your illness, Rudi.  Best wishes.

Hi Rudy,

I’m so sorry to hear about your diagnosis, Best wishes for a peaceful transition.

Where is the Tiki located?

Cheers,

Greg

Thank you Greg.

the tiki is Den Helder, The Netherlands

Hi

I am also interested in your Tiki, and have a friend in Alkmaar.

Is it possible to do the repairs in the docks where the boat is is situated now?

Have written a PM a bit ago, pleas contact me.

Regards, Greg

Tiki 31 rot problems:

The open cockpits are a problem because the lateral  2" or 3" x !" stringer battens joining the ply sides catch rainwater on their upper surfaces and retain it. On my boat I have sizeable  epoxy fillets in all these places, but no paint/epoxy finish keeps 100% of moisture out, and the differential movement of ply/batten/epoxy fillet induces tiny cracks in the paint finish which allows ingress of water, and eventually rot. This can be happening almost unseen below the paint surface.

The cockpit selfdraining slots present end grain of the plywood and have to be very carefully sealed. Mine are all t taped over the epoxy cloth where the water drains out.

There is also a water trap between the cockpit sides and the cockpit mini-decks. Water collects there and is difficult to drain, collecting water against the beam blocks.

Drains behind beam blocks need constant maintenance and the areas behind the beams against the cabin sides are difficult to access and clean.

On my boat I am gradually replacing timber beam blocks with tufnol blocks and tufnol repairs. If I were to build a Wharram again I would use tufnol only for beam blocks.

I have no idea how many Tiki 31 plans are being sold now, and how many are built with the cockpits. There really ought to be a Mark 2 which deals with these problems which destroy the boat without regular attention.

The outer gunnels need an epoxy fillet below them to cover the under surface and bridge between the hullside and the gunnel timber. This stops rot starting there. That is 120 ft + of epoxy fillet and takes a long time....

My boat is now on the Wharram Designs photo list of Tiki 31.



Ian R said:

Tiki 31 rot problems:

The open cockpits are a problem because the lateral  2" or 3" x !" stringer battens joining the ply sides catch rainwater on their upper surfaces and retain it. On my boat I have sizeable  epoxy fillets in all these places, but no paint/epoxy finish keeps 100% of moisture out, and the differential movement of ply/batten/epoxy fillet induces tiny cracks in the paint finish which allows ingress of water, and eventually rot. This can be happening almost unseen below the paint surface.

The cockpit selfdraining slots present end grain of the plywood and have to be very carefully sealed. Mine are all t taped over the epoxy cloth where the water drains out.

There is also a water trap between the cockpit sides and the cockpit mini-decks. Water collects there and is difficult to drain, collecting water against the beam blocks.

Drains behind beam blocks need constant maintenance and the areas behind the beams against the cabin sides are difficult to access and clean.

On my boat I am gradually replacing timber beam blocks with tufnol blocks and tufnol repairs. If I were to build a Wharram again I would use tufnol only for beam blocks.

I have no idea how many Tiki 31 plans are being sold now, and how many are built with the cockpits. There really ought to be a Mark 2 which deals with these problems which destroy the boat without regular attention.

The outer gunnels need an epoxy fillet below them to cover the under surface and bridge between the hullside and the gunnel timber. This stops rot starting there. That is 120 ft + of epoxy fillet and takes a long time....

My boat is now on the Wharram Designs photo list of Tiki 31.

I suppose we all hope our boats will survive us at least for a while when we are gone, I think about it sometimes.

As the philosopher Heracleitos said: Panta Rei,  all things flow.

Best wishes

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