"I built Tsunamichaser 15 years ago. Used the best plywood, Doulas Fir and SystemThree Silveryip epoxy. No rot ever anywhere as I’m constantly taking care of her - it’s easier than a major refit. She lives in the water full time.…"
"Sailing Tsunamichaser for the last 13 years along with a Tiki 21, a Hitia 17, and a Pahi 26 plus crossing from San Francisco to Hilo Hawaii on Beat Rettenmund’s Aluna has taught me one thing. Paying attention to sail trim, where lines run to…"
"Where I sail there is a bridge. If my mast wast 6' shorter I'd clear perfectly without any shenanigans! When I find myself in waters busy with boat traffic I wish I could raise the sail 12 inches higher on a taller mast so I could…"
"Wharram cats are not "high performance" by nature. I don't see daggerboards improving on their ability to go to wind. Loading will have a greater affect. Don't pile endless stuff onboard. Sail light with…"
hey tom i have found your insights into building your 26 very helpful,not to mention the practical stuff.now that you have sailed her for a while is there anything you would add or do differently with hindsight.
Hey, I left a message for Scott Viers as well; I'm an aspiring Tiki builder in Vancouver BC, looking to stop by, either on March 3 or March 10 in Seattle. If you're up to it, I'd like to come see Tsunamichaser. Let me know if that might work somehow. -- firstname.lastname@example.org
Hey Tom. Just wanted to say thanks for the inspiration with your excellent Tsunamichaser blog. I was forever drooling over it, and you're largely to blame for my (currently half) Ulua build. Cheers mate.