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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

0 Sep 4, 2017

Tiki 21 Foresail Rigging

I bought some secondhand Tiki 21 Jeckell sails over the winter. I have a working jib and genoa. Both these sails have a luff wire and do no…

Started by Ian Bamsey

1 Aug 21, 2017
Reply by Budget Boater

Crab claw sailors

Hello all. Are there any Crab Claw sailors out there that have any feed back or design curio's about their rigs? If so,then out with it! I…

Started by matt connolly

5 Aug 20, 2017
Reply by wakataitea

Polythene grams/metre squared

Hello all! I am building a Melanesia. First time ever building a boat so learning a lot the fast way... I am looking at materials for the s…

Started by Christian Linder

7 Jul 7, 2017
Reply by Christian Linder

Halyard diameter

I don't see in the plans what size my halyards should be for the tiki 46. Individually the sails are small with double halyard. Could i get…

Started by Mike Haromy

11 Jun 26, 2017
Reply by Mike Haromy

Tangaroa mk IV

Will sails for Tangaroa IV fit Tiki 38 ?. Thanx

Started by Emil Gaigher

2 Jun 11, 2017
Reply by steve martland

sqare sails compared to spinnakers

Are square sails more stable than a spinnaker? I am using a gennaker for my T 38 but get annoyed when it suddenly collapses and then starts…

Started by Brett Parker

11 Jun 7, 2017
Reply by Brett Parker

Tiki 21 forestay and Jib downhaul

I've got new sails on my Tiki 21 and required a fixed forestay in place of the old furler. Here's the new set up. There's more on my blog.

Started by Ian Bamsey

0 May 17, 2017

Tiki 38 headsail

Been wondering whether it is better to have the tack of the sail down as low as poss or as high as poss. I think it is better to keep it lo…

Started by Brett Parker

5 Mar 21, 2017
Reply by dave tomlinson

Lenticular sails

Hi guys,  I take it by the lack of response to my last post you lot also think I'm a crank. I've been researching building my own boat and…

Started by sirfbus1964

14 Feb 26, 2017
Reply by agur paesüld

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