Simple Self Sufficient Sailboats – Ep 68 Sailing Luckyfish

would be for James Wharram and Hanneke Boon to build a Tiki 72 I heard something about that a 72, feet. you arrived at the Black Point community
we just saw a guy crashes jetski into the JD that’s the most exciting thing
that’s happened pretty impressive entrance yeah there
was some big rise and some medium-sized guy just feeding on a fellow’s got
cleaning fish they hang around there may be tempted to get in the water with them
but as Marcel said maybe not at the feeding station we had anchored off the
small community of Black Point exactly half way along the Exuma island chain this was Marcel and family’s last full
day with us we still had 50 miles to cover to get them to their flight in
Georgetown tomorrow after wandering around the peaceful
small community and collecting some provisions including some tamarind seeds
and coconuts we returned to the boat for the last leap to Georgetown just sign for the first time I have been
feeling like I already know you the other way around we have been following
your story you’re very comfortable around you domestic arguments that we
cut out when we start throwing sauce pans in each other think hard
what do you think is missing in the video from what you’ve experienced in
the last you know and shame my dress because it
they open you shave your legs I change we can ask you the same question and
theater did you watch any vaporizer wasn’t any Marcela watches a video i
think only master and I watched one you watch the boat to work yeah inside and
outside for the two video there are any different man from what she was in The
Bachelor yes really you’re not white yeah the way how you
are your personalities is exactly like how I felt when I watched your videos I
I don’t feel any difference and the boats the orders don’t like the rough stuff what are your most favorite things on
the vault or stops that we made sorry cooks well today’s army that there
wasn’t the one glass falling over because the boat is rocking it was just
the wind because the wine glass is empty the week had been our first good test of
all the renewable energy systems five crew on board meant more power for
charging equipment and running the water maker with the energy coming from three
different sources the benefits of a diversified system were already obvious
it would be possible to do it all with solar but we would need many more panels
and at least four times the storage and even then the system would not be so
versatile we’re just steaming out through galio
cut i am on the atlantic ocean side pass between cave key and big galley okey they just made what beautiful fish and
egg sandwiches father look at that just before we hit the waves soon we’ll be out of there by Georgetown
and get the sails up I think I have a quick run we got good wind sandwiches it had been a fantastic week for
everyone on board Marcel had come to see if his family would enjoy sailing and to
see a finished version of the boat he’d just started building in Belgium followers of his YouTube channel will
know that shortly after this video Marcel and family emigrated to Thailand
where he began building a smaller Wharram to practice woodworking skills
before resuming his Tiki as many wooden boat builders would understand
Marcel finds great peace and pleasure when in the workshop building wooden
boats we hope to sail with you all again one day soon you honey this is Joey hi everybody Joyce
joined us he’s come from California welcome to lucky fish man and still you
didn’t have to bring us a piece of work really well here’s that here’s something
that made are you guys oh there’s a place called booboo hill were you in
school where you can either you can either keep it or throw it on a hill so
we’re gonna go and find this place yeah might be its word drink maybe water
wells yeah yeah don’t be a first for all of us because we haven’t visited did Joe
joined us for a whole two weeks so we’ll take her much more leisurely pace this
time and explore more of the exhume Asst Joe normally sales a 27-foot monohulls
solo and has been gaining experience sailing with groups doing charters and
was keen to see firsthand how we did things on lucky fish we make the short
crossing to Monument Bay on the chip that evening and past this very
interesting crisp white Atlantic 47 with her patented mast foiled catch Rick I’m
always attracted to catamarans with two masts they just make so much sense most are talking to a beach ball you
know Wilson Wilson the ball yeah you’re breaking into a conversation here luckily there’s no mirrors on the amazing Joe as luck would have it we
anchored next to John Michels Tiki 36 Taguchi one of only two or three in the
world I’d last met John Michell on the hard stand in Grenada we went over to
say hi while Joe walked up to see the monument in Zuma and it’s a very
interesting boat I believe it was a prototype to the Tiki 38 that we sail so
I was just checking out the cabin now which a lot of Tiki 38 people talk about
would it be possible to build out across the center deck area in between the mass
and the Tiki 36 does it with other quite well Joey in the porthole this is the
centum seem to pod what we call this mid ship’s cabin very nice good sitting room
hatch here many people interested in Tiki 36 idea maybe adapting it to the TV
for big guy like me though it’s a bit of a stretch and then what’s your head but
this is a cozy we kevin in here it’s nice yeah I like in there you got the
acrylic window there the back looks like another sliding one that closes the door
way to make it all wet it’s not picture out the window it’s a
balance five to six I believe very nice about 1/2 million dollars worth and a
considerable amount less lucky fish sitting over there anchor as we were
reminded of last night but they were pretty cool about it we just offered to
leave if they wanted to leave so but they were good and the beach is just
there their monument Barry sing baby no he went parenterally was his idea to go
walk out so that was nice and then we’re gonna put them up in a couple of hours
let’s go and join John Michell in Jersey ours belong to a banker here’s some
Jersey yes very stressed yes
and then I vote from him actually and then I took the boat to rest and
prepare for the crossing and then the next year during summer and fall
we went down to Spain Portugal and then Madeira and then Canary Island
knowledgeable in Tenerife yes from Canada Yellin we went to Cabo Verde and
there we stayed three days and Cabo Verde we
we went across to blood look 18 gangs not bad at all I seem to Guadalupe yeah
well I think our Ralph Gunter was just done a similar thing with his party 42 I
think his crossing was about the same it’s 3,700 miles total matheny yeah it’s
lovely yeah that’s the way I shouldn’t cross things should be yes he’s going to
stay here for two months in the hole there and then go back to go back to
Jersey where he was born or who she was originally belong
so the bite is one of only two Tiki 36 is built and are both built by a
professional builder yes and from the from the Warren Jim sweren design metal
yard yeah somewhere in my stuff yes and there’s carved in the work there’s a
number the specific number of the yeah I say I say so
so James Warren designed the boat had two of them built by Andy Smith both
works in the Philippines or did when they built in England at that time I
interesting could have been yeah who knows but so Andy Smith is a
professional builder and he built both of them and then worm decided that it
was a little bit too much for the amateur boat builders to to take on a
project like this the build construction required a
professional it’s a complicated construction so so he decided not to go
ahead with producing amateur plans for it it’s a very simple model yeah that’s
interesting and then so were I mean what when why I had a head scratch and came
up with the Tiki 30 instead and then looked at the
construction authority I reckoned that the chicky Katya clacks I thought yes it
does it would have a tremendous success with a pub mmm sorry there is a number
of sellers you designed and constructed pods for their Chiquita Diego
interesting amelioration yeah because otherwise there was a French guy who
built one in New Jersey knew jacques pierre a Buddhist pilgrims Pierce’s bar
here he wanted to to sell how of the votes to me yeah I decided against
because he he wouldn’t want to have any challenge in the construction of his
baby oh and you wanted to put in a father in like this i i i knew the boat
yeah seven years before and i had actually tried to buy the boat from from
scott brown yes sorry lima yes and when I phoned Scott he said I sold the boat
yesterday there was a Tiki 38 was it not I do it six years to Viper wow that’s
like a school girlfriend listen together white oh she gets divorced and then
leaving parents so it’s a you’ve sailed across the Atlantic weather and cruising
through the Caribbean you know the full circuit of the Caribbean pretty much
dipping down to Grenadier and yes I’m the dragon clark’s Coronado is where
we first met and then came up here from Grenada with
another friend yes and we’ve been here pretty much since the beginning of jr.
January we went sailing in restocking Island with views of French boats yes
and we’ve enjoyed every day of the holidays in Bahamas yeah and your
immediate plans to spend a little bit more time here and then sell the boat
back across the Atlantic yes because to Jersey
I have other plans in my life now okay and I have had so tremendous pleasure
with the boat it’s time for someone else to have such a pleasure and it’s going
to be a friend and he has already had to wear ups yes so it’s like but right yeah
I didn’t think this part would hang around long if you would ever sell it
because I know there’s a lot of interest and what is a very rare Wharram yes yeah
and it’s but people who like modern car cats don’t like this to this type of
design because it lacks the comfort but then with all that comfort comes
complication you know what would be nothing else it would be for gem sperm
and and Anika boo who could build a Tiki 72 a big I heard something about that
72 feet that would be a shooter like yeah sure
but we’ve with one diesel engine because those Alborz I don’t know about yours
but they they cannot run for hours and days hmm
we try and minimize the use of hours but you know we do do long runs with them
and touchwood they’ve been good but we keep the maintenance up to them as well
you know we’ve learned if you don’t you know you get cutting yes
but thankfully we have to so that’s another good thing that’s why I like to
engines if we’re ever down one you know we ever know they know that I like
relying on one at all I like having to all the time you know it redundancy is
this boat gaff rigged do you have the the Wharram wing sail I
have the ticket yes your property kiri right or the gaps and everything well
it’s really interesting because you managed to to fit all that and and the
and I must get some film of how you cheat your foursome yeah on the dig
because this is one thing that I thought would be a hurdle if you didn’t fill in
there seemed to complicate the area on the td30 hike where would you put the
sheets in order to control the force oh yeah I imagine you’ve got it all just
sitting on the terrace a number of blocks is take the rope from you is out
of the way we had to say au revoir to Java Xiaolin
to gawky but happily we meet them again later
and farewell them on their Atlantic crossing don’t miss next week when we
have a wild ride north and start exploring the islands with Joe well everyone we hope you enjoyed this
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35 thoughts on “Simple Self Sufficient Sailboats – Ep 68 Sailing Luckyfish

  1. I'm just so jealous of you out there. It looks beautiful. That preview of the next video looks wild. I'm looking forward to that. Happy sailing guys.

  2. Post your questions and comments below. Anyone take a closer look at that Mast Foil rig? I was concerned about the windage. It looked like it gives whole new meaning to "bare poles" but there is more to the design than that. Do you think Luckyfish needs a solid pod like the Tiki 36? Sharing our videos really helps. Like, Sub, Bell.. you know the routine.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ””๐Ÿ‘Thank you

  3. Interesting episode! Funny how cruisers gravitate to boats similar to theirs! And sadly, meeting new friends and watching eventually sail over the horizon….

  4. Longer than usual video was appreciated! Really enjoy your interviews with other sailors especially Wharram owners. Are you considering reworking Luckyfish for a new pod?

  5. Well, the Pod would be a great Asset, I believe, and not much of a performance liability as you and Zaya aren't really Racers. Might be better for the baby, to have somewhere safer to learn to walk, and play. Well, is Zaya having any Weird Food Cravings? Lol!

  6. I rarely comment but feel I must,You have the most wonderful audio in you'r video's that I feel I am sitting next to you in conversation. You need to share you'r setup.

  7. Catamarans with two masts? Here's a lil one for you

  8. Love the jersey bit ,stressed out banker ??? Tax haven for the rich ! I'm back here after 20 years in Aussie .mate people here are stressed out , full of gin palaces in the marina ?

  9. How is mama and baby doing? We need updates on you two where you are and what's napping with you along with the sailing video's if not too much for you? Miss the live updates!

  10. Congratulations to you both on your forthcoming family addition. I can see you are both looking forward to it's arrival, and am sure Zaya will be a wonderful mum. I am a fellow NZ'er Stewart, and have been following your sailing escapades for some time now and find them most enjoyable. I have spent most of my life associated with water activities. Mainly rowing, kayaking and small yachts. I have always been interested in catamarans. I would like to send you some photos of a Wharram named "Katipo" that is moored at the Sandspit near Cockle Bay, Howick in east Auckland. Can you advise what email address to send them to please?

  11. Great one Stewart! Yes I do see what you meant about your digging into the audio. Iโ€™m kind of proud to see/hear what you are achieving. ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    Also, a very sublime Wharram bias. And I guess the message goes right home. Cheers m8!

  12. Diversified power is key and so many people pass on wind generators. They overlook them because they don't put out tons of energy but the key is they can do it 24 hours a day unlike solar. I've noticed they can really help reduce your house bank size too. Also if you're running lead acid a alternate source will really extend the battery life.
    As far as a center pod goes, I think with the addition coming it'd really make a lot of sense. I know it might not have the headroom you need but nonetheless it'll make a safe and nice place for momma and junior ๐Ÿ˜‰

  13. Nice to see the Tiki 36.
    Yes, the pod is always a great source of conversation amongst Tiki 38 fans. There are a variety of ideas from what you have on LF to what Neil did on Gleda. Yes, Pilgrim had the "As designed Pod", with the watch bunk. It is quite safe and secure in a seaway but damp as shown in some of the videos of her sailing. However, it might not take much to enclose her for more protection, while still leave the original lines undisturbed. JWD does have a sketch of a canopy to do so in the builder's book, her new owner may try that approach.
    The one major detraction I see with the pod on the Tiki36 is the need to step on the cabin tops to go forward, this potential problem is eliminated on the Tiki 38. I personally like the large open deck space forward of the Pod on the Tiki 38.
    Keep sailing and sharing

  14. On the central Pod idea, I personally think that the "too much windage" argument is overblown. Building a "very high" central cabin-pod with 6.5ft headroom that the sail can "climb over" (via some sort of "smooth upward deflector") would be a great solution for more interior space, as long as you can live with the aesthetics and the (probably very slight) upwind performance hit.

    The dang sail is on one side or the other the VAST majority of the time, and spends very little time "in the middle" (amidships), other than when crossing (jybing/tacking) or when dropped and tied down. Getting it smoothly and quickly over the "hump" is the important thing, and the fact that the cabin-pod slightly "shields" the sail while underway seems VERY trivial to performance.

    ..but then again, perhaps that's just me. ๐Ÿ™‚ I suppose somebody could do a dynamics study of what an altered Tiki38 with a big 'ol cabin-pod does, performance wise, but I'd take the living space over the performance hit (as long as it was basically trivial, which I suspect it would be) every time.

    There IS the windage at anchor thing, of course, but,… uh,.. buy a bigger anchor. Easy peezy fix! Yay…!!

    Aloha to the growing family, and nฤ mahalo (thanks/respect) for the vids and the great insights into life on the big soggy! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿค™

  15. Congrats to both on the new crew member, sending well wishes for a happy and well birth. Cheers!

  16. There is so much room underneath the tiki 36 between the hull sides looks so elegant and the curved sides it's a pretty boat. : ) peace

  17. Stu, hard not to notice the slack in your back stay while just motoring with the wind gen on the top of your mast. Does that concern you?

  18. taking on โ€œcrewโ€ from among your subscribers is a great innovation that builds the connection and sense of community….. it makes us all feel like we are a part.

  19. Okay, I have a hang-up. What is that 10 meter above the water limestone outcropping @8:32 How is that even possible? Sea level has been rising for ever (?) due to human CO2 output, but this 150,000 year old under ocean rock is 30 feet above sea level, and showing a prominent cut at the current sea level? That entire piece of rock is dead coral that has been exposed to the atmosphere to the exact level that it is today for centuries, and yet it had to be under water for millennia to be created. You are a geologist, did the water fall, or did the land rise? Why is there only ONE undercut where the sea level is today? There is evidence of fresh water erosion on the "face" of that rock, what caused that? (salt water erosion doesn't cause cavities)

  20. @ 10:47 , a foil mast works on the same principle as your mast top generator does. You can lay your generator with the blades on the horizontal, and it will create the same energy, with just a little tab on the blades, and never need to face the wind, or have to be prevented from over spinning.

    @ 14:22 , Anyone who has the money to buy a boat from a "failed" banker, is out of most peoples' leagues. Seriously? This guy is richer than the banker he bought this boat from. What kind of money can do that? You don't even like that boat.

    Not that it matters but Yesterday minus 60 years was the day the music died in America. It is a shame that people don't remember history, or remember it so poorly.

  21. We have plan #143 tiki 38 have yet to begin building as life keeps getting in the way, but hopefully sometime in the next year or 2 I can begin. Wife still isn't ex ites or on board so to speak. This so far is only my dream

  22. I wonder how self sufficient they're going to be when they get lung cancer from smoking cigarettes.

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