I've been contemplating buying the plans for a Tiki 38 and building one so I can head off over the horizon : )
I was part of a project where we used composite panels supplied by ATL in Queensland Australia and I was very impressed with them.
It got me thinking about making a Tiki 38 with this product instead of using plywood. They offer a cutting service for the panels using CNC so I could digitise the prints/drawings making the job of cutting out far more efficient and accurate.
I believe it would be much stronger, lighter and accurate build.
Same assembly process as with plywood but much lighter and based on the product tests, much stronger.
Only negative I can see is the cost, about 3 times the cost of BS1099 marine ply.
Anythoughts, opinions from fellow Wharram fans?