Thanks to Olivier for his comment. He is another guy dumb enough to attempt to build one of these. He is in the water now (grrrrrrrrrr). I wonder how this blog comes across in translation to non English speakers as It is barely comprehensible in its native tongue. I don't understand it half the time myself. And Sergey, another Tiki 38 builder (dumb guy) has just put his boat in the water (grrrrrrrrrrrrr). He doesn't blog about it (smart guy).
The Tiki 38 community online is small; just a few people reading each other's websites. Brothers in alms, it would seem. I appear to be the only one left dumb enough to regularly document his folly in detail. Why? Dunno.