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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

Jib & Spinnaker Sheeting

I've never been totally happy with the jib sheeting on my Tiki 21. It's currently on a 2:1 which runs through a block on a lanyard much as…

Started by Ian Bamsey

32 Feb 14, 2017
Reply by Ian Bamsey

What type of rig for my Pahi 42?

Hi To All Wharram Cat Owners, I am now nearing completion of my Captain Cook Pahi 42 here in the Southern Cape of South Africa. I need to m…

Started by Graham Anley

14 Jan 17, 2017
Reply by Graham Anley

Rudimentary Gin pole mast lifting.

I enlisted the help of a couple of lads and a liveaboard to help me lift my mast on Saturday.A combination of strong winds and fecklessness…

Started by paul anderson

7 Dec 27, 2016
Reply by paul anderson

Gaff noise - any solutions?

Hi All, My first post here and good to be on board. On the Tiki 38 Luckyfish we had the standard leather protection on the inside of the ga…

Started by Stewart Coates

6 Dec 20, 2016
Reply by Brett Parker

Shroud placement

I'm preparing to install the chain plates for my tiki 30 there are two shrouds -- they're 18 inches apart and both make on to the mast at p…

Started by john james

3 Nov 13, 2016
Reply by Budget Boater

Deadeyes for dyneema rig tension?

Bonjour, Did some of you tried to use deadeyes to tension Dyneema shrouds on a Tiki 21 ? I tried to make some out of plywood, three layers…

Started by Éric Bouvéron

16 Oct 11, 2016
Reply by Éric Bouvéron


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