Wharram Tiki 38 Built in Spain 2007 Built to plans, except the
pod was raised and glazed, giving better shelter with visibility.
It now has a five piece plywood clip in cover.
I brought her in 2015 from the builder/owner.
She is lying in Grenada West Indies on her own mooring in a beauiful sheltered bay.
Grenada is regarded as a safe haven from hurricanes, they do come there but rarely.
Hulls and decks +
Both hulls are as plan with three cabins on each side
Forward single berth, double berth in the middle with marine WC & hand basin and fresh water tap from tank in the keel.
The aft cabin is used as a tool store.
Forward single berth;double berth in the middle with a galley.
Built in 1 1/2 bowl sink salt water tap/fresh water tap from tank in keel;built in fridge, newworks in 2017;new cooker 2 burners grill and oven 2017;
The aft cabin is used to store fenders anchors and trolley.
There is a locker forward of the pod with two gas cylinders and a third ( Canaries island type) with a different fitting, all three regulated.
A rope locker with warps and mooring lines.
Between hulls is iroko garden decking, scrubs up lovely.
The netting fore and aft. has been renewed with dyneema from boris netting in lancashire hung on SS eye bolts thru fixed .
She was given five coats of copper coat antifoul in 2017
Rig and Rigging +
Rigged as plans two (wooden) masted schooner
Standing rigging is original stainless steel but relashed tensioning 6mm cord 2016.
New self tailing winch 2019.
Many of the blocks are new.
New halyards in 2019.
New steering lines to the wheel in the pod 2019.
Three main sails all sound
New spinnaker from jeckells 2016
New head sail from turbulence (unused) Grenada W.I.2020.
I repaired and kept the old head sail.
Two YAMAHA 9.9 Four stroke mounted in lowering boxes as plans.
Not sure of the age they came with the boat and have been very reliable.
Last serviced 2019.
There are 2 new spare propellers for these engines.
Electrics & Navigation +
All my navigation is done on ipad and phone with i-sailor and navionics seems to work ok.
But there is a garmin 152 in the chart table next to the new AIS (not the one in the photo)
There are USB ports in the pod to keep things charged.
Two 115 am. New solar panels in 2019 regulators are good..
Two new 210 ah lead acid batteries 2019.
New AIS send & receive ICOM MA 500 Class B with independent antenna.
Raymarine Depth sounder.
Old navman VHF with damaged antenna & peeling curly cord but it works fine.
Raymarine autopilot came with the boat works fine as does the wharram wind vane but more fiddly to adjust.
New LED Tri & anchor light 2019.
Two compasses, one in the pod and one loose in the chart table.
Ground Tackle +
Main anchor Rocnar 15KG
10 meters 10mm chain 50 meters octoplait .
Grapnel for dinghy.
Enough chain shackles and heavy rope to create a two anchor mooring wherever you are.
Enough mooring lines for marinas etc.
4 Man liferaft 2016.
4 CO2 Life Jackets
4 solid float life jackets
Climbing harness and a homemade device for climbing the mast.
Slings and carabiners. (always with a safety line/halyard)
Galley & Plumbing +
New fridge system in 2017
New two burner stove grill & oven 2017
1-1⁄2 bowl built in sink with salt water tap on foot pump and fresh water tap on foot pump from keel tank.
Pots and pans including a pressure cooker
Cutlery glasses and mugs.
Marine wc with holding tank and bypass.
Hand basin in the loo with foot pump from keel tank.
Long drop toilet in the well deck over the access hatch, good for night watches & selected times.
Old but sound 8ft walker bay with wood oars & suzuki 2.5 hp 4 Stroke
New in 2016
Fenders etc +
6 white long fenders.
One big orange one.
Mop and brush and a boarding fender (damaged but usable)
Misc 1 +
I have removed and repaired the rear beam which was wearing on its blocks.
Using tufnol laminate glassed into the beam.
I Removed the fore mast, fore decks and the mast case. using the rear mast & gaff as a crane, and rebuilt the mastcase using 145mm X 45mm laminated beams underneath
Rebuilt the mast foot to the wharram design (with much help from friends) in the Canaries before the crossing. I had no trouble with either.
The beams were relashed with new rope replacing the original from 2007 in 2019, but should be checked and tightened or renewed if necessary
Misc 2 +
There is on board all the tools and equipment hand and electric to do any repairs necessary including fibreglass work
Also enough system coppercoat for about two more coats on each hull or for repairs.
There are various drums of rope aboard 8-6-4mm not sure of the quantity.
Quantity of SS rigging wire ,swages and a crimping tool
There is a machete, heavy wire cutters and garden loppers.
Big jemmy bar. 2lb hammer. various fids for rope work. plastic boat hook
Extension for dinghy outboard folding wooden ladder and two spare propellers for the main engines
There is a wooden sack trolley with sand wheels which can transport an engine (or stores) or be used as a stand to service one, if the stand is suitably fixed.
There are numerous books, pilots and charts in particular large format pilots of the Bahamas. I have no idea how many but a lot. some in Dutch.
Owner Comments +
Tinto was built by Tom & Thea in Spain; they finished her 2007.
They sailed her to the Panama canal then round Cuba and back to the Guadiana river on the Algarve where I brought her in 2015.
I cruised the river and the south coast of Portugal & Spain from Gibraltar to Cape St Vincent. for two seasons.
I sailed to the Azores with friends Simon & Paula and cruised those inlands for the
summer then sailed back with a friend Luc to the Guadiana.
In 2017 sailed to the Canaries via Porto Santo & Madeira with two good crew Johnathan and David.
Spent two seasons cruising and doing repairs in preparation for the crossing.
2019 found a great crew Ines and Alexey sailed to Cape Verde in one week stayed one week, sailed to Barbados in about two weeks where my wife joined us.
Sailed on to tobago cays ,cruised down thru the Grenadines to Carriacou then on to Grenada where
the pandemic caught up with us.
We hung on for five months hoping it would go away but it didn't so we derigged her stowed
all we could in the cabins and left Tinto on her own mooring, which we had set up with Raphael Clements help, and came home.
That was july 2020. We employed Raphael Clement, a Grenadian man to look after her which he has been doing very well.
I have sailed Tinto single handed off the Algarve, in the Azores and the Canaries achieving 16 knots briefly in an acceleration zone between the islands. On passage I prefer to reduce speed to ease the load on the gear. But she still makes good passage times.
There is plenty of storage space below & she can be provisioned for 4-6 weeks.
The glazed deck pod makes night watches comfortable,(the windows can be removed in hot weather) although my crew seem to like standing on the deck locker, they are younger than me.
Everything on board stays, sleeping bags & all sorts of stuff.
Tinto is a well founded proven ocean cruiser, of good pedigree.
She is moored in a safe and beautiful situation, her shallow draught( 1 meter) allows her in close to the public beach.
She has served us well and given us great times, as I’m sure she will her new owner.
Crossing Video +
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