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Oct302008

Construction begins...

In June 2008 construction of the hulls commenced. Unlike the 'normal' Tiki 38 which is in ply 'Natural High' is being built in cedar strip planking the same as Creed O'Hanlons 'Ahmad Bin Majid'

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Reader Comments (3)

Nice boat!

Why did you opt for cedar planking versus ply?

May 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMark

Hi Mark,

The cedar planking I think made a nicer job and it eliminated the stringers. Also I think that it is fairer and stronger. There had already been some hulls built at the same yard using the same techique so it was easy for me just to follow. Now that I have shifted the boat to New Zealand for finishing I probably would have used a PVC composite core if I had started the construction here in the first place.

May 15, 2009 | Registered CommenterWarren Matthews

That's a lot of stations/forms!
How many did you leave in as bulkheads?
Nice looking job.

July 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSt.john Starkie

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