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Tiki 38 Jumpa Lagi -SOLD
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- Currently based in Punta Fuego, Luzon Island, Philippines- Build 2006 in Brunei by an experienced builder. Owned by Jamie Rohan (Australian, airplane pilot, also member of this forum) until 2012.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Olivier Faucon Mar 9, 2015.

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I am:
A home builder, I own a Wharram, Other Multihull
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
I have built a Farrier F-32 (foam-vinylester). It is in France
Country, City, and State?
Philippines, Manila
About me or us?
We are a French-German couple with 2 kids and we live in the Philippines at present
Looking to?
sail in the Philippines.

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At 10:30pm on January 18, 2012, Jamie Rohan said…

Hi Olivier,

"Jumpa Lagi" ("see you again" in Malay) was built in Brunei by a British manual arts teacher. This was the 3rd wharram that he built. The first two were smaller designs (approx 18', and 30')
He bought the marine ply through Singapore, but I believe it originally came from Australia. He managed to get her on the water, just before having to leave Brunei due to family reasons.

This is when I purchased her, and over the last 3 years have tried to make her a comfortable cruising boat.
We hauled her out for a decent coat of paint, and some minor repairs.
The biggest issue we found in the tropics with the open deck Wharram is lack of shelter from the sun and rain. We use a soft bimini that we string up in between the rear shrouds. This gives us a great shade over the cockpit seat that we made. However, when its raining, you will still get pretty wet at the helm. The rest of the crew can scurry downstairs.

We recent made the passage from Brunei to Singapore. We had initially calm winds, but the NE monsoon winds kicked in at 10-15kts, and we had a great sail for the remaining 4 days. Averaging 6-7knts with 4 adults on board and boat fully loaded. We touched 9.5kts a few times surfing. The most we saw was 12.

The beauty of the Tiki is the low aspect rig. She is very stable. No need to reef until 20kts of breeze, depending on the seas.

Structurally, she is perfect. The only rot that i'm keeping an eye on is in the cockpit side wall where the builder had left an "open wound". It's not structural, so i haven't worried about it so far. Her rig is 2 years old. I decided to use dynex dux, which is a aramid fibre. It's very light, and uses deadeyes for tensioning. I'm really happy with it. They use it fast high tension racing boats. Super strong. But of course the Tiki rig is comparatively slack. But it was cheaper than SS, and less weight aloft. And I didn't need to rely on anyone to do the hydraulic swaging. She has 2 Yamaha9.9's which are about 200hrs old. They run great, even in washing machine conditions when they constantly surprise me, with the volume of water flying around them. I apply a regular anti corrosion spray on them. And the beauty of course is, when you get a shopping bag wrapped around the prop, you simply lift it up, pull it off, and drop it back down.

Anyhow, let me know if your keen, and i can email some pics. Let me know ur email address.

All the best

Jamie Rohan

At 3:05am on July 4, 2012, wayne McCarthy said…

Hi Olivier, I was given your name some time ago as being interested in a TYiki 38'.

My Boat is now on market on Wharram site if you are interested.

cheers Wayne

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