steel ketch - Tahiti Rover

Discussion in 'Metal Boat Building' started by Tumbleweed, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. Tumbleweed
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    Tumbleweed New Member

    Hi, Does anyone have any experience building one of Merritt Walter's Tahiti Rovers? It's a steel version of Hanna's Tahiti ketch. I saw one recently and it sure was pretty in that the chines don't show like on the Tahitiana. There's a web site where I can download the plans for the Tahiti Rover and build it myself. Any comments?

    Thanks for any input.
  2. welder/fitter
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    welder/fitter Senior Member

    I'm afraid that I can't help you, just wanted to say thanks for the link. I really like some of the designs I viewed. Too bad that there are not more photos of his designs on his web site. I'll be e-mailing him. There is a guy on the origamiboats group whom, I think is building a steel version of the Tahiti, maybe it's one of Merritt's designs. Look for Paul's "La Chica" on the origamiboats site.
  3. tazmann
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    tazmann Senior Member

    Yahoo groups has a tahiti ketch and a tahitiana group, lots of pics and info there. I have the plans for the tahiti rover, seems like it would be a pretty cool boat. I like the way the rover is built compared to the tahitiana.
    Lots of pics of 'La Chica" on the Tahitiana group.

  4. steelketch
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    steelketch New Member

    There is a steel tahitiana (tahiti ketch) hull and deck for sale for $18k, it is posted at the tahiti_ketch and tahitiana yahoo groups.
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