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Rigidity/strength of Tiki 21 deck?

Hi, I just bought a four-year-old Tiki 21 and am concerned about the strength of the three sections that make up the deck. I am a 200lb guy…

Started by Bo

11 Aug 5, 2016
Reply by Ian Bamsey

proa "CC" rig conclusions.

  Hi all, well It's final.... Crystal Clear is leaving her element soon and is coming back to the Balkans.... She is a very sweet boat, tha…

Started by rael dobkins

0 Aug 2, 2016

Painting. Before or after?

Bonjour, Once the hull has been glassed with fabric, beam sockets, lacing battens and some other thing have to be put on the boat. Do you p…

Started by Éric Bouvéron

10 Aug 1, 2016
Reply by Éric Bouvéron

Tangaroa Mk 4 tiller instead of wheel steering?

Can the Tangaroa Mk 4 use tiller steering instead of wheel steering? I haven't seen pics of a Tangaroa with tiller steering only wheel stee…

Started by Allen Bosely

2 Jul 31, 2016
Reply by Allen Bosely

skeg back edge and rudders

Bonjour,  Since it is mentioned on the building guide that the back edge of the skeg should not received cloth, how do you protect it? Is a…

Started by Éric Bouvéron

6 Jul 27, 2016
Reply by Budget Boater

Pacific Proa "CC"sailing trials....

   Hi all here she is, sailing in her element..... different sail configurations achieve different goals.... her rig is very versatile and…

Started by rael dobkins

0 Jul 24, 2016

Steaming planks in situ.

This may be helpful to someone.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--iPQIwSEJM

Started by paul anderson

4 Jun 30, 2016
Reply by Éric Bouvéron

Crystal Clears shunting rig

  Hi all here it is.... finally working, just add water.... https://youtu.be/mFmQkmjsYpQ   all d best.      rael.

Started by rael dobkins

4 Jun 5, 2016
Reply by rael dobkins

Crystal Clear, just B4 her launch.

  Just a small update...... Balkan Shipyards. enjoy and all d best. https://youtu.be/xBIOIMgzxKA

Started by rael dobkins

0 May 31, 2016

Engineered Carbon Fibre Beams for a Tiki 26

I've just mounted a pair of new main crossbeams on my Tiki 26, and thought some of you might like to see what was involved.  Zest is one of…

Started by Robert Hughes

22 May 5, 2016
Reply by Ian Bamsey


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