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Hitia 17 feet 5,2 m Netherlands

For sale due to the death of the owner, never used, very nicely built and finished.
In Groningen, Netherlands
contact 0031640223361
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Tehini - Beautiful Classic

Due to divorce and circumstances still for sale

Very well maintained & equipped Tehini.
Information in german language and lots of pics via
Berthed at Algarve coast & ready to go
Contact Christian: or +49 177 6164930
Asking price € 58.000
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Tiki 46 or project wanted

Tiki46 wanted. Completed boat or project to complete.
Any location. Contact
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Looking for news of the life of Tangaroa Mk I, Tolfea

Latest NewsTolfea is a Tangaroa Mark1 that I built as my first major boat project in 1979. After living aboard in the Pacific Nortwest for four years with wife and daughter, we moved onto a larger Wharram based design and sold Tolfea. She stayed mostly in the Puget Sound area with trips north as far as Alaska and Haida Gwai. There is a YouTube of one trip by Nala Walla.
I don't know most of her other stories but came across her in the work yard at Port Townsend this September abandoned and impounded. I now own her again and am well along on a refit. The hulls and beams are in amazing condition requiring little. New bulwarks are underway. Many little details are required of course as well as a new mast and sails and motor and gear. If anyone can fill in her stories that would be welcome as there was no log aboard. The name is derived from Tolkien, meaning Isle of Spirit in high elvish. It is coming along well and should be Sailing this Spring. Birch Gerke
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Tiki 21 for sale

FOR SALE TIKI 21 Glass/ply/glass construction. Main, roller reefing jib and
Launching/rigging dollies and road trailer. Superb tent, bunk cushions. 3.3
Mariner LS o/b.
Beautifully built boat in good condition. £2850 or offers. If you do not
require the o/b then price can be adjusted accordingly.
Please contact Gordon on 07850-314155, or e-mail for more
information and images. Reason I’m selling is because I am chasing a bigger
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We are selling our Tanenui which we launched in '08.The boat is in excellent condition, has many extra features. Details are available at
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Tangaroa MK IV for sale

lovely Tangaroa MK IV,
named Winti Waï,
built in 1983 in Argentina.

We've been living onboard for 4years cruising in the caribbean. We decided to come to France in few month so we can't keep her an have to sell her...

£21 000- Martinique-FWI

she has a FACEBOOK profile: winti wai :

More details:
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Ariki 'Piggy' sails again

Thought people might be interested to know that 'Piggy', the Ariki famous as the protagonist of the "Stick to the Plans" cautionary tale published on your website a few years back, has set sail on another long cruise. This time, Tom Hembroff is sailing with his daughter and one of his sons. They have a blog:

I don't know if their plans include going all the way around, but they do hope to be in New Zealand by November. Since the first voyage of Piggy was more than 30 years ago, I think this might be a record. At the very least, it's a tribute to a great design (she's an Ariki) and excellent boat maintenance.

All the best,
Mary Wilson
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Glenn has reached the Philippines

Just received an email from Glenn Tieman. He has arrived in the Philippines from Yap Island.

You can read all about his latest voyage on his Manuleleblog

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Tiny Islands – Through Western Micronesia

 The many small atolls like Kapingamarangi which I’ve visited before have inspired me. They are rings of coral surrounding lagoons 2 – 20 miles across. the islands started as sand spits on the ring of coral reef, but were inhabited by islanders 1000 – 2000 years ago who brought plants and animals and created lovely exotic manmade environments.

They are simple, clear, bright and vividly colorful, in short – paradisiacal, but I’d never stayed at one for more than a month and wanted to in order to get to know the people and life better. This is what I did at Kapinga, where I stayed from November 2013 until April 2014, with the 200 some Polynesian inhabitants, out of the range of TV, motorized transportation, the internet and even radio other than shortwave, although there were difficulties.

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Finally the day came when we had to move the hulls of our Tiki 21 downstairs...

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Ideas for a cockpit tent - by Jon Walmsley

These are pictures of the cockpit tent on Tiki 28 Nr.5 Pakljhawa, but a similar tent can be made for other Tikis. The main four attachment points are the aft shroud shackles and the rear cleats. All four clear windows are zipped to allow entry and ventilation. The poles are 16mm fibreglass with the steel ferrules replaced with stainless. The whole thing rolls up and goes in a long zipped bag which fits across the back of the boat on top of the aft trampoline. It takes me less than five minutes to put it up.

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Wharram Florida Rendezvous May 2013

We will be holding the Spring Wharram Rendezvous (a Hui Wharram) May 17-18-19, 2013 in Islamorada, FL (Florida Keys) at the world famous Lorelei Cabana Bar.

A “Hui Wharram” or “Hui-o-waa-Kaulua-Wharram” (Hawaiian) is a group or gathering of Wharram boats. There is no easier way to fulfill your sailing dreams – from sailing the trade winds or the local shores – than with a Wharram Sailing Catamaran. Wharrams range from 16’ to 63’ and are mostly home built of plywood. Stable, rugged, fast, FUN, comfortable, inexpensive to build, operate and repair!

Come, see and enjoy the boats. Just have fun. We talk about Wharrams and nearly any other boat. We tell sailing stories…some may even be true. We compare notes. We share pictures. We look at plans. We take pictures of each other’s boats and get some really good (and a few bad) ideas. We eat and drink and just have fun. Bring a boat if you have one but everyone is welcome … no boat needed! FREE! No registration, no costs, no plan (a perfect Keys event!)! Join us for a Dutch-treat dinner on Saturday night at the Lorelei…lots of door prizes!

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Hinemoa 'Nausicaa'

Here are some photos of my Hinemoa design Cat. I bought it in 1998 in very rough condition and spent six months bringing it back to life. I sail it from Morro Bay California in the estuary and along the coast from Port San Luis to San Simeon Bay north. I made two trolleys for the hulls and have trailed it as far as Mulege Baja Mexico where four of us launched and beach camped for three weeks as far south as Porto Escondito. We found the boat a perfect match for this kind of trip.
Some photos:

1)      On the beach in the back bay Morro Bay

2)      Getting ready to assemble and launch Morro Bay launch ramp

3)      Ready to leave on Mexico trip.


Tim  Frein, Los Osos Ca.


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Building new crossbeams in Pohnpei

The slightly inebriated young Pohnpeian exuded, "You guys are the best! You give money. You guys make the world spin! All the money. You are the greatest, you are the ones who do it all! Giving so much money."

Just a stranger on the street of Kolonia, and no, I personally didn't give him money. The capital of The Federated States of Micronesia runs on easy American money. Only ten years ago there were exports, bananas, black pepper, and, for generations, copra, but not anymore. Today the Micronesian drives to his office, entitled "Office of Development and Resources" or some such thing, a few times a week; plays solitaire or Facebook for an hour or two, and his paycheck buys everything he wants. Please read my essay on this very important subject at:

Still Pohnpei is a pretty ideal place for me at this time; everything I need is here. The scraggly, free-spirited tropical port town sprawls almost randomly over a richly jungle clad, steeply ridged peninsula with the sparkling wide barrier reef-bound lagoon glimpsed through the foliage. On a dry day it rains five or six times. This cascade tumbles down streams and rivers deeply cut into the black basalt bedrock of the island and nourishes economical fresh local island food; several varieties each of taro, breadfruit, limes, bananas, cooking greens, coconut, etc. Free tuna, wahoo, and other by-catch from the factory ships, salted and dried by myself, for my daily meat. There are oysters by the hundreds on the nearby shipwrecks. Thrift shop clothes are nearly free and, for boatwork, most supplies are in the hardware stores. Cheap wifi in the well stocked library. And since roughly one third of Micronesians reside in the US I can, as an American, stay here with a minimum of harassment from the immigration office. Still none of this explains why Manu Lele's been anchored here for two years.