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I am:
I want a Wharram
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
I have already bought Tiki 26 plans and I hope to receive them by the end of this week! As soon as possible I'll start the boat building.
Country, City, and State?
Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro
About me or us?
I am 62 going to 63 next August. Since my childhood I like boats and the sea. I've already had two power boats that were mainly used for fishind and diving. The last 25-30 years I've being sailing with friends in mono and multi huls. I want the Tiki 26 (Madrigal will be her name) for sailing in Rio de Janeiro and Angra dos Reis. I don't know if in the future I'll try some longer trips.
Looking to?
Share my future building experience with other people.

Comment Wall (7 comments)

At 7:57am on July 31, 2009, Polinesio - Tarcisio Silva said…
Hi, Alexandre, my friend,
Welcome to this very free site.
And think: The only way to build is begin.
I advise you to build a model 1:20; it's a very nice job. And will give you basic experience.
I waiting your visit some day.

At 11:12am on August 13, 2009, Andrés said…
Hi, Alexandre. I'm sorry because my english is not good. The tent was built in Argentina for the previous owner, and is not part of the design. It gives good proteccion from the waves when we are going to weather, this is important because the boat is very wet in this situation (and the water is cold in the Río de la Plata). However this tent does not give shelter from the sun.
You can see more pictures in http://picasaweb.google.com/abellandres
I will send you an email in spanish.
Regards, Andrés.
At 4:44pm on August 13, 2009, Luis Sa Figueiredo said…
Alo Alex. I live very near. Sen.Muniz Freire.My Phone N# 22384411. It will be nice to talk with you, give me a call. I am retired, 73 years, but stil young. Inemoa is one of JW models, The boat was sold about 2 years ago.. Luis.
At 8:39pm on December 26, 2009, andy solywoda said…
Good Boat Choice. Good Luck on building.
of Kaimu
At 2:10am on December 28, 2009, andy solywoda said…
Hello Alex,
When I was young I spent new year's on ipanema beach and awoke to a candle procession over my passed out body.
Today's multihulls come from a polynesian tradition that is very old and sailed successfully over most of the pacific ocean. their method was to build models that they raced against one another and placed bets in the races, so a fast boat was desirable. they built their full size boats from the models and then could decide if any changes were successful or not. So, it is good that you are following the tradition and building a model. we will follow your project and wish you success in 2010.
At 9:46pm on November 10, 2010, John& Kat Wilkie said…
Dear Alexandre, We are John and Kat from Australia, members of the PCA and we are building a 42' Pahi due to launch in about a year. We will be in Rio on Tuesday 25th January just for the day. If you are going to be in the area and would be happy to meet with us to discuss Wharram building and owning, we would enjoy it very much. Please let us know as soon as possible.
John and Kat
At 12:58pm on May 9, 2011, Rogerio Martin said…

Alexandre, estou iniciando um Tiki 30 em jacarepaguá. veja em http://tikirio.blogspot.com


entre em contato rogerx.mx@gmail.com



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