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Long live the router

Had cut the lower hull panels for one side of one hull, planed them good until satisfied.Then I got the router out, fixed a pattern cutting bit and in a few hours I had eight copies of each panel all…Continue

Started Nov 10, 2015

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Hi all, I am about to purchase a set of sails from Jeckells in the UK. They'll be sent to a friend's home in the U.S.A..I'd like to know if there will be any extra charges (taxes, stamps, etc.) when…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by friendshipsloop . Oct 23, 2015.

South East Asia host?

Hi all, my daughter is travelling through South East Asia. She's been some 4 months going through China and is presently in Thailand (in some island, can't remember it's name), in a couple of weeks…Continue

Started Jun 8, 2013

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Ricardo Aráoz replied to Olmo Hake's discussion Building a tiki 30
"Absolutely agree. Just get the plans, make the boat as good as you can but add absolutely no extras, no reinforcement, nothing. Build the simplest boat you can. If things get rough you don't even need a mast. Once you've got it in the…"
Oct 12, 2023
Ricardo Aráoz replied to OldCrow's discussion Bulkhead attachment, stringers, and weave fill? :)
"Right. The original poster is NOT building a Tiki 38, he clearly stated he is building a Tiki 30."
Feb 4, 2023
Ricardo Aráoz replied to OldCrow's discussion Bulkhead attachment, stringers, and weave fill? :)
"Maybe we have different plans?Mine, Tiki 30, Building Plan Book, page 7 is Main Bunks. I can't see or read about any fillet covered with glass tape. It would be nice to talk about the same reality, so, have the plans changed?About the…"
Feb 3, 2023
Ricardo Aráoz replied to OldCrow's discussion Bulkhead attachment, stringers, and weave fill? :)
""So is this overkill or correct?" - IMO it is overkill.Building instructions booklet, Making Epoxy Fillets chapter, paragraph 5, only thing required is "Coat the sanded fillet with epoxy resin to seal it". Then again, you may…"
Feb 2, 2023
Ricardo Aráoz shared adriano meis's discussion on Facebook
Dec 23, 2022
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, 2022
Ricardo Aráoz replied to Bart's discussion wharram windvane on a tiki 30 rudder
"I don't know if I'll be able to explain myself. I'd go with Rory's idea but wouldn't use a universal joint. Just end the rod shy of the trim tab. Then attach to the rod a U shaped piece of metal, horizontal (parallel to the…"
Sep 4, 2021
Ricardo Aráoz replied to Bart's discussion wharram windvane on a tiki 30 rudder
"Another way might be to make the trim tabs go up to the highest part of the hollow and fix a stainless steel cheek to the top of each side of the tab in an angle up to the desired height (from the top of the hollow to the top of the rudder is only…"
Aug 19, 2021
Ricardo Aráoz replied to Bart's discussion wharram windvane on a tiki 30 rudder
"Same problem here, rudders are "hollow" and I'm not willing to pay Wharram's prices.In Sheet #1 of the plans (structural details) and in the drawings on the Building Plan Book you can see that the rudders are NOT hollow, but then…"
Aug 19, 2021
Ricardo Aráoz commented on Peter Wharram's video
Jul 15, 2021
Ricardo Aráoz commented on Andre's blog post Softwood vs Hardwood for timber
"I think oak will weight much more than spruce. I would find out the specific weight of both timbers and calculate the weight difference.Durability shouldn't be considered as wood is encapsulated in a Tiki. Strength, spruce is more than…"
Apr 8, 2021
Ricardo Aráoz replied to Cute Helles's discussion slatted deck construction
"It may sound crazy, but what if you make a 10mm dado in the bearer so as to fit each grating and then you fix them with rope? Easy to see if it has a problem, easy to fix, easy to do. If you would want to do some more work just make sliding dovetail…"
Feb 14, 2021
Ricardo Aráoz replied to Dean Wilkerson's discussion Hobbyhorsing
"Sorry, I must have messed up my meaning. My objections were not directed against transom sterns but against transom sponsons as illustrated in the picture Levi Verwoest posted."
Sep 25, 2019
Ricardo Aráoz replied to Dean Wilkerson's discussion Hobbyhorsing
"Have you people considered the stress those sponsons will transmit to the hull in a seaway? And what about slowing recovery after submersed? I wouldn't like that. Dean, if you'd prefer transom stern you might look at Richard Woods designs…"
Sep 24, 2019

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A home builder
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
Tiki 30
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Argentina, Olivos, Buenos Aires
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Building a Tiki 30.
Looking to?
Build a Tiki 30

“To be truly challenging, a voyage, like a life, must rest on a firm foundation of financial unrest. Otherwise, you are doomed to a routine traverse, the kind known to yachtsmen who play with their boats at sea… “cruising” it is called. Voyaging belongs to seamen, and to the wanderers of the world who cannot, or will not, fit in. If you are contemplating a voyage and you have the means, abandon the venture until your fortunes change. Only then will you know what the sea is all about.

“I’ve always wanted to sail to the south seas, but I can’t afford it.” What these men can’t afford is not to go. They are enmeshed in the cancerous discipline of “security.” And in the worship of security we fling our lives beneath the wheels of routine – and before we know it our lives are gone.

What does a man need – really need? A few pounds of food each day, heat and shelter, six feet to lie down in – and some form of working activity that will yield a sense of accomplishment. That’s all – in the material sense, and we know it. But we are brainwashed by our economic system until we end up in a tomb beneath a pyramid of time payments, mortgages, preposterous gadgetry, playthings that divert our attention for the sheer idiocy of the charade.

The years thunder by, The dreams of youth grow dim where they lie caked in dust on the shelves of patience. Before we know it, the tomb is sealed.

Where, then, lies the answer? In choice.

Which shall it be: bankruptcy of purse or bankruptcy of life? ”

― Sterling Hayden, Wanderer

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Tiki 30 #226 here!

Tonight, getting home from work, I see a big envelope resting on my apartment's door.

They were the full plans for my Tiki 30 number 226!

Feels like Christmas! Now I'll have to discipline myself and read and re-read carefully the instructions and plans till I can see in my head all of the building steps in detail. Then make a general buying list and many partial buying lists for every step of the building. No building allowed yet.

Then I'll start making all the small and…


Posted on August 30, 2012 at 6:12pm — 4 Comments

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At 5:31pm on October 5, 2012, luis said…

hola ricardo, sí soy el mismo. que tal? siempre recuerdo tu buena onda con el libro de junk rig, por cierto. bueno, te mando un cordial saludo.

At 6:08pm on October 5, 2012, Ricardo Aráoz said…

Hola Luis, acá ando, tratando de construir un Tiki30. El mes pasado me llegaron los planos. No bien consiga los fondos (calculo entre 3 y 10 meses) empiezo a hacerlo. Y tu Swaggie? Lo vendiste? Ví que ahora tenés un Tiki 38.

Bueno, un abrazo.


At 9:00am on February 17, 2014, john james said…

my plans date 1997 number 150 they show only the strap system

At 4:29pm on May 22, 2014, Jesse Walker said…

Hi Ricardo thanks for the response.  My email is exd.electrical@gmail.com. 

One more question. The lashing you use per-stretched correct?  and for the rudder lashing do you use per-stretched or normal nylon with some stretch? 

At 5:19pm on November 16, 2016, Big tane said…
G'day Ricardo.
I thank you for the reply and the link.
I won't be doing anything till around easter time as i have to save up for each project. And the weather will start to be more stable and cooler.
Gerry on big tane.

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