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    Default Tahiti Two (looking for plans)

    I have a copy of Mechanix Illustrated March 1972. The cover story is about an origional 30' Tahiti by J. Hanna that as beign upgraded to 33' with other changes . The artical written by R. Gordon Baird explanes how the plans can be purchase in Greenwich Conn. from the magazine -of course long gone by now. After many years searching can anyone shed some light on the matter. I want to build similar boat 33' with pilot house, Ketch Rigged, full keel so on.

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    I would suggest inquiring at the Mystic Seaport Ships Plans Department.

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    http://www.devlinboat.com/dcoysta28.htm or http://www.duckworksbbs.com/plans/wf...iana/index.htm but Tahitiana is steel. I've seen a pilothouse sreel Tahitiana in San Diego. Nice.

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    Tks for the reply-beign to mystic last year maby I try again-looking for something in wood carvel plank with steam bent ribs or timbers, Triditional type.

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    John Hanna's daughter sells the plans for the 30' Tahiti. You may be able to find something about the 33' version from her.

    Helen Brown
    30 Winchester Canyon Rd, #83
    Goleta, CA 93117
    (805) 685-6435

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    This from DN Goodchild

    THE FAMOUS "TAHITI" KETCH
    Her History and How to Build Her
    by John G. Hanna, et. al.


    Expanded from our original Booklet, this Folio edition includes lines and offsets for the original Tahiti, full building instructions by both John Hanna himself and others, plus full particulars and plans for Tahiti II.

    www.dngoodchild.com
    Pub# 4911, 64pp, 10 pl, $14.95 Folio

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    I think that I have a set of TAHITI II plans that I purchased
    from MI back in the mid 70's (yep been dreamin' that long)

    If you are interested I will dig them out tonight and post more
    details of what is in the package.

    Regards,
    paddlefoot

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    Lots of similar boats here:
    http://www.tantonyachts.com/

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    Default Tahiti II plans

    The Tahiti II plans that I have consist of 3 sheets measuring 30 x 40 inches and a 27 page
    booklet titled "How to Build Tahiti". The booklet is pointed towards the original Tahiti but it
    is applicable to the Tahiti II.

    The 3 sheets are the plans that I purchased from Mechanix Illustrated
    back in the mid 70's - the booklet was purchased in the same time frame.

    The plans appear, to me at least, to be pointed towards an advanced builder (ie: not the first boat).
    With study and research (not to mention dedication) it could be built by a first-time builder.

    My interests (along with my age) have drifted from deep water to shallow.
    so the first $15.00 (USD) will get a set of plans via first class mail. This is for US and Canada -
    elsewhere in the world I may have to get more postage (but not much)

    (BTW - this price is about what they cost me - in 1975 dollars)

    All that being said - PM me with any questions or to say Sold.

    [Mods - if this isn't proper let me know. I looked at the FAQ and could not find a no-no.]

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    Plans sold.
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    Or his desserts are small,
    Who dares not put it to the touch,
    To win or lose it all!"

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    Quite recently I bought the book mentioned above. It includes the Tahiti II plans plus a description how to build her and the original Tahiti Ketch. A very nice and seaworthy little boat indeed though not for the amateur I'd say. However converting the design to strip plank seems like a good idea. Check out the Mac Naughton group for scantling rules on the conversion or have it done by an experienced designer. Actually I'm quite sure that it must have been done before as Tahitis have been built from all kind of materials including steel (tahitiana) and ferro. There's a discussion group on yahoo.

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    Default Re: Tahiti Two (looking for plans)

    Just found this site and (very old) thread!

    I am the little girl in the photos in the 1972 Mechanics Illustrated article, and Gordon Baird's daughter. I spent two years of my childhood climbing all over the bones of the Glooscap II when she was under construction, and happily sailed on her until she was sold. She is currently docked at my local yacht club, still in beautiful condition, at nearly 40 years old, lovingly cared for by her owner of the last 25 years.

    Glooscap II has had a number of modifications in the last few years, mainly to her sails. personally, I prefer the looks of her original gaff rig, but I can't complain about how wonderfully maintained she has been. Her mahogany cabin and trim looks brand new.

    My father is still alive too, an avid reader of Wooden Boat magazine, and the builder of a fleet of catspaw sailing dinghys (the plans for which came from WB) for his daughters. He has not yet fulfilled his ultimate dream - to build a 36' Tahiti Ketch!!


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    Hezz...welcome aboard and thanks for posting the above...it's a beautiful boat.
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    Default Re: Tahiti Two (looking for plans)

    I have a little book entitled "20 Designs from the Board of John G. Hanna" from Seven Seas Press, NYC, 1974.

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    Over 800 Westsail 32's were made. Are there many on the market?

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