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Autumn Black Sea sailing, and why I don't like Bermudas.....

I'm Just not racing..... Keep Shunting, Balkan Shipyards https://youtu.be/5vVy_q6QngE

Started by rael dobkins

0 Nov 19

Using dyneema for rigging - warning

We had a go with a dyneema bridle for our Tiki 30 at the suggestion of the rigger as it is hard to make up hard eyes on 6mm wire. The dynee…

Started by Robert Sheridan

68 Aug 10
Reply by Ian R

tiki 26 mastfoot

Hi - am planning revising my mastfoot system which just doesnt look right - any suggestions for what should go on bottom of mast and whatt…

Started by Johnny Martin

14 Jul 31
Reply by ed osborne


Feel the need of bigger sail, than original staysail. Idea to add a genoa with 24m2 and option of a gennaker with 56m2. To add this need to…

Started by Michael

0 May 17

Double forestay: cutter, solent or side by side?

I sail with my dad on his Tiki 31 with the Wharram wingsail schooner rig (headsail, mainsail, mizzen). When I was a kid, he had a small cat…

Started by Panu Väänänen

4 May 6
Reply by Finn

Boom on a Tiki 31 wingsail

In Tiki 31 there are booms on the mainsail and the mizzen sail (Wharram wingsail). Have you folks had problems with headsail sheets getting…

Started by Panu Väänänen

9 Feb 28
Reply by Ian R

Tiki 30/38 aluminium masts

Hi Me and a friend are building two Tiki 30 and are about to order aluminium masts. We've found a mill here in the UK who can make them in…

Started by Krister

21 Jan 14
Reply by Krister

tiki 26 performance with dagger board VS without dagger board

We are in the early stages of building a Tiki 26.  I am wondering if anyone has experience with a Tiki 26 with a dagger board and has notic…

Started by Anna Berry

10 Dec 11, 2021
Reply by Robert Hughes

A mad romp tacking & shunting cat..... half cat half proa.

DISCLAIMER..........   This is pure flight of fancy.   I don't usually share these wild flights of fancy.... amazingly I don't use dru…

Started by Dean Wilkerson

2 Apr 1, 2021
Reply by Dean Wilkerson

On the usefullness of the mizzen staysail on Tiki31

The sail plan of Tiki 31 suggests there is a mizzen staysail (13 sqm2) for off the wind use. For the windward use a mizzen staysail of the…

Started by Olli Väänänen

2 Feb 22, 2021
Reply by Andrés


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