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Bertrand FERCOT's Blog – October 2009 Archive (2)

Sailing with "PHA" Tiki 30 n°119

We built our Tiki 30 "PHA"n°119 in Martinique (West Indies) in 3 years and since her launch under Belgium flag the 16th December 2004 we have a lot of sailing time.

PHA is not rigged with the conventional Wharram Tiki rig. Since a lot of years I wanted a rig very easy to handle and we built PHA to test an advanced free junk rig implant in each hull without shrouds. Each sail is in fact a double sail with wishbones inside to generate an asymmetric curved shape.

Have a view… Continue

Added by Bertrand FERCOT on October 12, 2009 at 3:32pm — 4 Comments

Building of the Tiki 30 n°119 "PHA"

I arrived at the beginning of March 2001 in the West Indies to work at the Martinique airport in the air traffic control.

At first I bought an old mono-hull Etap28 to enjoy sailing. After a few cruises with our 3 teenagers, the life on board is appeared to be very difficult on a such little boat. So I thought why not to build quickly in one year a Tiki 30 in order to test the advanced junk rig (Swing wing rig) I planed to put on each hull of my Tiki 46 under building in… Continue

Added by Bertrand FERCOT on October 10, 2009 at 2:00pm — 6 Comments

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