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Crossbeams assembly and hull line up.

Bonjour, Back and center crossbeams have to be in contact with the cabin bulkheads, or is it necessary or possible to leave a gap? Thanks a…

Started by Éric Bouvéron

4 Oct 26, 2016
Reply by Éric Bouvéron

narai mkiv beam bracket replacement

I recently purchased a narai MKIV from the seventies. I have found that the brackets holding the beams in place are old steel and rotted ou…

Started by dan

24 Oct 16, 2016
Reply by Adam Shuttleworth

Mastlength and masthead for spinnaker

Hiya! We hope to have our TIKI 21 in the water soon. One of the last steeps is the constrution of the mast. We have ordered an aluminum tub…

Started by Pius Bielowski

33 Oct 7, 2016
Reply by Éric Bouvéron

Tips on Boil Bake test for plywood

I'm looking for plywood to build my hitia 14.  I'm living in Okinawa, Japan right now, and I don't speak very much Japanese.  I've looked a…

Started by Johnny

8 Oct 3, 2016
Reply by Nathan Stanley

Pacific Proa WHY NOT? shunting and rudderless steering...

  Here he is, sailing flawlessly, WHY NOT? it's all about balance......   All d best, Balkan Shipyards. https://youtu.be/AkwW9C7oS6w

Started by rael dobkins

0 Sep 3, 2016

Pacific Proa Crystal Clear SAILING!!!!

  Here she is, the first proa on the black sea (as far as I know) launched and sailing, she will go down wind like a "puppy" up wind too. v…

Started by rael dobkins

11 Aug 17, 2016
Reply by Jeremy Walker

FRP cross beams

Has anyone used FRP cross beams instead of fabricating their own. I have a good supplier of 6"x6"x20' pultruded beams. Seems like it save a…

Started by James Ryan davenport

4 Aug 15, 2016
Reply by Jeremy Walker

Tiki 21 Lashings

When putting together my Tiki 21, I found the lashings time consuming and hard work. During the season some have also slackened slightly le…

Started by Ian Bamsey

8 Aug 9, 2016
Reply by friendshipsloop .

Some luxury - new seat pads

After my last 4 day trip on my Tiki 21, I had, had enough of the hard ply bench seats. I searched around for some good quality closed cell…

Started by Ian Bamsey

2 Aug 9, 2016
Reply by Ian Bamsey


I had a packet of mixed veneers bought in Tasmania and finally found a use on an improved fold away chart table.  Several YouTube veneering…

Started by Jerry S

1 Aug 9, 2016
Reply by Robert Hughes


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