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Started this discussion. Last reply by Bert van Baar Feb 21, 2021.
Tikis (and others) in rough seas and when beating upwind take a lot of water over the front-hatches. Does anyone have a method to build-/make them real watertight? Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Glenn Tieman Apr 19, 2013.
Is there anyone out there who can tell me about the following.What gives you the better thrust on a tiki 30:1 x 9.9 HP 4 stroke Yamaha/Honda (longshaft with high thrust propeller)or2 x 6 HP 4 stroke…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by chris.t.schupp Nov 29, 2012.
... to buy a comfortable house with an attached guesthouse in Puerto Galera, bring my Tiki "WaveDancer" or a TamaMoana there and offer tours to North Palawan and elsewhere in the Phil.-Archipelago.We…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by WaveDancer & Bella Oct 24, 2014.
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Very much admire your Tiki, she looks a picture under sail in the video.
Harry is a Bill Belcher design and second hand books can be obtained at -
The vane was about 6" taller at first, then I made him a bit more streamlined and added a quick adjust weight arm. Cost about 40 quid to make. As Cookie is so light on the helm with the right sail balance - Harry steers with only the force of wind in the vane. There is no servo-pendulum paddle that trails in the water. May not be so suitable for larger Tikis?? Although I bet Harry could steer a trim-tab arrangement that would then steer the main rudders. Would be interesting to find out! As Cookie has no stern net beam, there is no aft central point to mount Harry, thats why I have two brackets on each cabin side and Harry has to be tacked when the wind or course changes.
Hope that helps. Let me know if you have any other specific questions.
Lovely boat and I really enjoy the videos too, probably the nicest wharram videos on the net. Im wondering if you can post some more info/pictures or videos about the modifications and how they work down below. Im very interested in the tiki 30 design and would be very interested in the mods you had made. Thanks alot
Hi and thanks for the invitation. We brought Eric's boat last year so obviously you know the boat well. We currently have her in Langkawi and due to bring her back to Ao Chalong in October so Gunther can add a bimini and amke a couple of other small alterations to enhance our comfort. Many thanks for your video's which Id many times while contermplating buying Busker, in fact without the videos ight not have brought and instead continued to charter from Max at Ao Yon. We are planning 2 weeks in Phang Nga bay over Christmas finishing back in Langkawi so if you are going to be in the area maybe a beer at the Lighthouse? Stay well and I hope the new project is going well. Cheers
I sent you friendship request, but no comment. Sorry!
I'm actually living in CH. I'm diving instructor, love a Filippina and plan livining with her in some years on a Wharram.
About your reply I would be very happy!
Hi Wavedancer & Bella
I am planning to build a Wharram in the Philippines in next few years. We are in Cebu from 23rd - 27th September visiting friends, but our main base likely to be near Laoag or maybe Sta Ana on Luzon.
Unsure of whether to build 30, 38 or 46. Seems plywood is becoming difficult to source and other materials/equipment might be complicated to import.
Any comments from your own experiences would be appreciated.
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