I live on Kauai, north shore, and have recently bought plans for a Tiki 30. I have spent the last weeks.. months? reading the old, and new, forum posts, various Wharram stuff, builders pages, blogs and all that the web offers up. Study plans and the designs book as I became more confidant. So the ply is on order, the resin will take a few weeks and the plans may turn up in another 2-3 weeks. So I am commited , and probably should be.
I'm not sure how the T30 will behave in our water, besides pitching a bit probably, and being at least single reefed most of the time... but thats all ok. Primary use will be to fish offshore, and some interisland trips, charter maybe but very casual.
I am most grateful to find a forum, or 'community' to latch on to and will most likely pester it, you, with silly questions... though I will try to keep them at least coherent.
Meanwhile, more work to dry in the 'shed'.