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Robert Hughes
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FREE CROSSBEAMS & COCKPIT FOR TIKI 26
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Well almost free, I'd appreciate a small contribution to the RNLI for whatever you think is reasonable.  You never know when you might need a lifeboat...Now that I've finished my new cockpit and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Hughes Aug 5, 2020.

EXPERIMENTS WITH FOAM SANDWICH CONTRUCTION MATERIALS
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A while ago I uploaded a discussion of the engineered carbon fibre crossbeams I've fitted to my Imagine Multihulls glassfibre Tiki 26, Zest.…Continue

Tags: glass, polyester, epoxy, carbon, sandwich

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeremy Walker May 4, 2017.

DONATIONS TOWARDS SITE RUNNING COSTS
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I'm glad to chip in toward the costs of running this site with my small contribution.  The amount of useful information and free help available has to be worth a few dollars / pounds / euros or…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Haromy Nov 21, 2016.

Engineered Carbon Fibre Beams for a Tiki 26
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I've just mounted a pair of new main crossbeams on my Tiki 26, and thought some of you might like to see what was involved.  Zest is one of the Imagine Multihulls Tiki's, built in GRP/foam sandwich…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ian Bamsey May 5, 2016.

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Robert Hughes commented on Rory's photo
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"Thanks Rory, interesting exercise !"
Sep 12
Robert Hughes commented on Rory's photo
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"Is Wilson based on what you used on Cookie?"
Sep 10
Robert Hughes replied to Justin Langford's discussion Adding skin fitting to 38ft Tiki
"Blakes are good, just ensure they are well greased, and move them regularly.  Whether or not to have a black water tank depends largely on where you will be sailing.  If you'll be in confined waters then you probably do need…"
Aug 19
Robert Hughes replied to Justin Langford's discussion Adding skin fitting to 38ft Tiki
"Make sure the stopcocks protecting any openings below the waterline are of material that's not going to degrade.  I once accidentally fitted an ordinary brass one, thinking it was bronze.  A couple of years later it broke off in my…"
Aug 8
Robert Hughes commented on Andre's blog post Softwood vs Hardwood for timber
"Oak doesn't glue well with epoxy, something to do with the tannin content I think.  Some hardwoods are difficult to glue well due to their natural oil content, but as long as the surface is properly degreased it can be done.  As an…"
May 13
Robert Hughes commented on Rogerio Martin's photo
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"That's often a problem if you glue oak with epoxy.  I've made new tillers using ash instead of oak."
May 13
Robert Hughes replied to Levi Verwoest's discussion How to capsize a Hinemoa
"The smaller your boat the bigger your adventure !"
Apr 5
Robert Hughes commented on Robert Hughes's photo
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"Merci beaucoup !"
Feb 15
Aneblanc commented on Robert Hughes's photo
Feb 15
Robert Hughes commented on Robert Hughes's photo
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"I like the look of your wheels, the tires look more robust than mine.  What type are they, where did you get them?"
Feb 15
Aneblanc commented on Robert Hughes's photo
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"Sorry, I should have said OSB not particle board! But I am not sure OSB would stand up to water very long. Wow, 40kg of lead that's a lot and a problem to be reckoned with. The axle is a solid 1"x1m stainless steel rod going from side…"
Feb 14
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"Hi Thierry, Yes, the angles are adjustable.  I wanted to make it easy to line up the hulls for fixing the crossbeams in place before launching.  I've attached a couple of pictures and you'll be able to see the outer bolt on each…"
Feb 14
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"Hi Robert, is your cart's angle adjustable? I like them very much. Do you have more details? I made my carts out of 2x4s and particle boards, only 2x 3.00-4 pneumatic wheels and very low. Lengthwise stability is achieved through 2 pipes…"
Feb 11
Robert Hughes replied to Cute Helles's discussion slatted deck construction
"Carefully wipe the screw threads with a very thin coating of grease to make them easier to remove"
Feb 4
Robert Hughes replied to Theo's discussion Epoxy resin availability in Europe
"I'm in the UK and use EL2 epoxy resin from easycomposites.com They ship to most European countries and there's a euro option for prices on their website.  Their service has always been very good. Rob H"
Jan 31
Robert Hughes replied to Johnny Martin's discussion Tiki 26 aluminium beams
"According to Aluminiumwarehouse.co.uk it's an industry name for 6082 T6.  The 6082 refers to the chemical composition of the alloy, and the T6 refers to the heat treatment it is given to achieve the desired mechanical properties. …"
Oct 20, 2020

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I own a Wharram
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
Tiki 26 "Zest"
Swallow BayRaider Expedition "Myth"
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Portsmouth, England

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Comment Wall (4 comments)

At 4:52am on December 6, 2011, paul anderson said…

good to have you on board mate,show us some pics hey?

At 5:45am on December 6, 2011, Robert Hughes said…

Thanks Paul!

Yeah, I'll sort some out and get them uploaded.

At 11:03am on December 13, 2011, paul anderson said…

Robert she is lovely i do like the idea with the chart table,i shall shamelessly copy it.

At 3:56pm on December 13, 2011, kim whitmyre said…

+2!  Very well thought-out t26, Robert.

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