Thursday, August 29, 2013

OK I made a mistake Wharram Tiki #164 IS NOT FOR SALE

Sorry for the confusion, I guess I was in a deep funk. I had been spending weeks grinding, sanding, caulking and painting our house and had no time for anything else. But really after finishing the house last week I really thought over where I'm at in my life. I retired from the cubical life back in 2005 and thought I'd cruise for the next 20 years. Well after a few years I was itching for something different and my wife and I decided to buy an ultra cheap Concrete Geodesic Dome on 5 acres. The house is very cool but wow the work needed was extensive. It only had basic framing inside. Then my own personality quark got involved which make me want to do everything. It doesn't matter if it's plumbing, electrical, carpentry or tiling...I want to do the job. So this house plus building a Wharram and the constant tug-of-war between which has priority sometimes sends me over the edge. And It doesn't help that I also bough a old Pearson Triton and then there is my Hobie Cat the needs sailing, plus I'm actively looking to buy a local business. And I though I left stress back in the cubical:)  So now I'm in a better place and Tiki is staying here.

So now a little, very little Tiki news....
Work on Tiki this week wasn't much but important. I put 4oz fiberglass cloth on the interior lower hull section in the bow. The idea is that the entire lower 2ft or so is encased in fiberglass to keep the wood dry and rot free. The forward compartment will not get checked often so I can imagine a little standing water sitting for months doing it's damage.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

A hard choice but a choice must be made.....For Sale

Yes this project is for sale. I've hit the point is life of too many projects and too little time. I hate to, but probably should give up on a Tiki 30 build. Starboard hull is finished to lower topsides, bulk heads installed, the keel fillet done, all stringers and stiffeners made and some installed. Also for the port hull I've completed the bulkheads, skeg, keel backbone, and stem. Also both rudders P/S are done.

I have all the 6mm and 9mm marine quality, BS1088, plywood to complete the build, 4.5 gallons of Raka epoxy and more than 20 lbs of wood flour. I would be willing to sell for cost of materials which as of today is at about $5900.

I believe I've done high quality work and built a very strong start of a Tiki 30. My guess is this represents about 1/3 completion to a simple build.

Everything is located in Knox Maine, about 12 miles west of Belfast Maine, or 1 hr from Augusta or Bangor.