Today was a special day, Gail and I had the pleasure of meeting fellow UK Tiki 38 builders, Janine and Adrian Hall.
Janine and Adrian are building ‘Kira’ down in the South East corner of the UK. They started in 2009 and after an intensive spell of building this Summer now have both hulls structurally complete.
They called in on their way up North for the weekend and stayed long enough for us to enjoy a pub lunch (thank you Adrian), chat at some length about Wharrams, building and sailing and of course make to a visit to the barn so that I could show off ‘Gleda’.
It was fantastic to talk with like-minded folks who share our dream and it’s lifted my spirits.
They are aiming to have ‘Kira’ completed within a couple of years and I very much hope that one day we may sail our Tiki 38’s together somewhere, now that’d be something!
The cold weather and other demands have kept me from the build for a week now and I’m keen to get things moving again so I’ll be back with updates soon.