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Hull construction

I have finished most of my small parts and I’m finally starting the first hull.   I have the lower panels loosely stitched to the keel and will be stitching in the bulkheads soon.   Any advise from…Continue

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Mast construction
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Does anyone have thoughts on glassing a wooden mast.  I’m building Tiki 30.  I opted to build using the “birds beak” method because of material availability.   I’m very pleased with the final…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Ian R Jul 29.

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Hull construction

I have finished most of my small parts and I’m finally starting the first hull.   I have the lower panels loosely stitched to the keel and will be stitching in the bulkheads soon.   Any advise from former builders???See More
Wednesday
Ian R replied to Jeff plentovich's discussion Mast construction
Jul 29
Ricardo Aráoz replied to Jeff plentovich's discussion Mast construction
"Epoxy being susceptible to the sun you'll have to have it always painted as being the mast flexible you'll have to wet the glass with epoxy so that the glass does not de-laminate.All considered I'd go with just a varnished mast that…"
Jul 28
Jeff plentovich replied to Jeff plentovich's discussion Mast construction
"Hey Robert, thanks for the input.   I have been concerned about the weight of the mast.   I’m slightly over 100 pounds as is and I still have to add the crane, shoulders and final paint."
Jul 26
Robert replied to Jeff plentovich's discussion Mast construction
"I would avoid adding any extra weight aloft unless it is called for in the design. Hopefully the mast is strong enough when built as the designer intended. An epoxy primer and three coats of a two-part LPU paint should provide adequate abrasion…"
Jul 26
Jeff plentovich replied to Alberto's discussion Any Wharram builders in Florida?
"Hey Brad…I never did hear back from you after the Everglades challenge.   I’m hoping you made survived.   That is a pretty grueling event and doing it on a paddle board as well….I’m guessing you have stories!!!!i…"
Jul 25
Jeff plentovich posted a discussion

Mast construction

Does anyone have thoughts on glassing a wooden mast.  I’m building Tiki 30.  I opted to build using the “birds beak” method because of material availability.   I’m very pleased with the final product.   I was considering adding a layer of glass to the mast for additional strength and maybe peace of mind.   I have a glassing technique that I am comfortable and confident in so there is not endless painting and sanding to get a smooth finish.  Any thoughts anyone???See More
Jul 25
Jeff plentovich left a comment for Jeff plentovich
"Give a call...941-525-4362.   I live out near the Dunedin causeway.   Go west on 580 and turn right on alt 19 headed N"
Jul 6
Richard Seal left a comment for Jeff plentovich
"hey Jeff, I'm in Clearwater and headed your way - where do you want to meet? Great timing - it's my day off & I'm out shopping"
Jul 6
Jeff plentovich left a comment for Richard Seal
"Hey Richard, it looks like I’m home for the afternoon should you be around Dunedin today.   THe thunderstorms look like they might push out here today so sailing is questionable but the 26 is here if you would like to look it over. give a…"
Jul 6
Richard Seal left a comment for Jeff plentovich
"Thanks for the invite, if this weekend is busy for you I usually have Wednesdays & Sundays off, or I could meet you up in Dunedin after work one day."
Jun 30
Jeff plentovich left a comment for Richard Seal
"Hello Richard, you are welcome to come take a look anytime and maybe take a sail if time allows.   She is in better than new shape, she has had 3 loving owners lol.   The 26 would be a great boat for cruising Florida mainly due to the…"
Jun 30
Richard Seal left a comment for Jeff plentovich
"Hi Jeff, I live down here in St Pete - I work at North Beach Windsurfing in St Pete Beach as their beginner instructor/repair dude/asistant shopkeeper & shipping packer. I would love to check out your 26 sometime as I've not seen one in…"
Jun 30
Jeff plentovich replied to Alberto's discussion Any Wharram builders in Florida?
"Hey Brad…your timing is excellent.   I am just finishing up some maintenance work on the 26 this week.   She will be looking good and ready to sail with the next warm weather.  We will sail 0n almost any nice afternoon.…"
Feb 3
Jeff plentovich replied to Alberto's discussion Any Wharram builders in Florida?
"Hey Brad, as I write this I have a few of the small parts complete.   I have nothing that looks like a boat yet.   I do have a set of tiki 30 plans that I would be happy to let you review. ‘’I also have my tiki 26 ready to go…"
Dec 10, 2021
Jeff plentovich replied to Jeff plentovich's discussion Tiki 30 Design modifications in the group TIKI 30
"Thanks Duncan.....that gives me a little more confidence.  I actually precut the bulkheads adding 2” plus to the height but have not made the final decision yet.   I think I will go with it.   Thank you im building all the small…"
Dec 6, 2021

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I own a Wharram
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
Tiki 26
Country, City, and State?
Dunedin FL
Looking to?
I recently purchased an 8 year old tiki 26. There are a few areas that need a little attention and I would like to get my hands on some plans so I can keep any projects true to the original design.

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At 7:51am on June 30, 2022, Richard Seal said…
Hi Jeff, I live down here in St Pete - I work at North Beach Windsurfing in St Pete Beach as their beginner instructor/repair dude/asistant shopkeeper & shipping packer. I would love to check out your 26 sometime as I've not seen one in person yet. I hope you're coming along nicely with your modified 30.
At 6:41pm on June 30, 2022, Richard Seal said…
Thanks for the invite, if this weekend is busy for you I usually have Wednesdays & Sundays off, or I could meet you up in Dunedin after work one day.
At 2:24pm on July 6, 2022, Richard Seal said…
hey Jeff, I'm in Clearwater and headed your way - where do you want to meet? Great timing - it's my day off & I'm out shopping
At 2:27pm on July 6, 2022, Jeff plentovich said…

Give a call...941-525-4362.   I live out near the Dunedin causeway.   Go west on 580 and turn right on alt 19 headed N

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