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Comment by Richard Gordon David on March 4, 2013 at 2:32pm

stupid me, wrote comment before seeing this picture obviously Exmouth, I think I saw you late last season on a rare nice sunny day very late September, I was in my Halcyon 23 sailed to Brixham & back getting knocked down on the way back about 5 miles off Teignmouth, a Tiki 31 followed me out of the Exe and seemed to be trying out some sort of mod they look great at sea. Made me realise I had to get a Wharram, looked at the T 31 in Exeter but the Tanenui/Tiki hybrid was closer to my ideal boat so bought that. Cheers Nibby (Richard Gordon David) PS is the red Tiki 26 Scat owned by Nick Martin?

Comment by Jose Alberto Garibaldi on March 21, 2013 at 4:59pm

Richard - just saw this. Thank you for your kind words. I saw you out of the Exe as well - was a beautiful day that one. Pity you were knocked down - such are these things, but as always seemed that you managed. Nice to hear tiki 31 look great at see. Saw yours several times at scott brown  congratulations - seems a lovely boat. Would be good to exchange visits and/or sail together this season. The boat you saw if Nick - also sailed with Johnny Martin, who own a T26 as well. Most welcome for you to join sometime. May maybe? 

Comment by Richard Gordon David on March 22, 2013 at 5:20am

Hi Jose, Thanks for reply, bringing Tacenui Mae back to her mooring on the Exe in about ten days time, hope the weather improves but would like the easterly winds to stay to blow me back this way from Kent. Yes, see no reason why we can't meet up in May. Cheers Nibby

Comment by Jose Alberto Garibaldi on March 22, 2013 at 5:28am

Richard - good to know you will be bringing it in. Agree much much better with easterlies - my wharram at least is rather wet. Would be delighted to join as crew if you need any for part or the whole. Best regards, and best wishes,

Jose A.  

Comment by Richard Gordon David on March 22, 2013 at 6:06am

Thanks for the offer, but I think we'll be OK as the previous owner is crewing all the way back, I'm familliar with the south coast from the solent and have rounded the Bill a few times, but I know nothing of the Kent/Sussex coast. The boat should be quite dry for a Wharram as the central deck is solid plus it has a sort of spray deflector/windshield just behind the mast and best of all an aft cockpit with helmsmans seat protected by a body height cuddy. Personally, I think the mods including standing headroom pods don't spoil the lines of the boat at all. She is quite tightly packed ashore so can't get a good beam view of her but being a classic hull she should have more freeboard than her Tiki siblings and her sheerline certainly does'nt appear to sweep down so much amidships. Indeed, there have been comment's here questioning whether she might slam as she has an added storage locker full width in front of the mast beam, it is in fact a bit of an optical illusion as the top of this locker is actually a few inches above hull height and the bottom is the same wave clearance as the central deck, Indeed I antifouled her last week and was amazed that with hulls on the ground I was easily able to walk under the bridgdeck bent over, so I reckon there is a good 2 feet of wave clearance which should confirm the last owner's statement that she does'nt slam or touch waves at all. Cheers Nibby

Comment by Jose Alberto Garibaldi on October 18, 2014 at 6:15am

Richard 

Went down to Exmouth to see the boat - and saw what seems to be yours beached beside! At you the one in the little creek in Exmouth? We should sail out of there together some time! Your boat is looking very pretty - beautiful paint, interesting raised hulls, and nive overall - only little things here and there. Again not sure it is you, but last time I saw that boat, it used to have windvanes. Did you take them out? Why? I am now thinking of putting one in. Any views welcome. We should at least sail when weather better. Best regards, and best wishes, 

Jose A.  

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