1739Hrs – Great Progress

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  1. Hi Neil,

    I can’t take credit for that hatch design, as it is a Wharram design as shown in the plans for the Tiki 30. I don’t know if it appears in any of the other design plans or not, but they did use that method in the prototype Tiki 8-Meter and David Halladay is also using it on his pro-built 8-Meters. Thomas also used a variation of the design on Tsunamichaser.

    I modified the dimensions to work they way I wanted them on the Tiki 26 so that I would also have room for the opening Bomar hatches at the forward ends of the cabin tops over the bunks. It’s a good, slick-operating design with many advantages, especially in harbor and at anchor. I’m not sure how I’m going to make it work offshore, as it will not be as easy to fit dodgers as would be the case with forward sliding hatches.

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