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I have not found any mention in the plans of where to put the waterline on the tiki 21. My best guess is to put the boat levelbu putting a level inside on the bunks. I'm assuming that the bunks (floor boards) would be designed to be level. Then I will measure up from the floor of the shed the draft of the boat 14" and mark that on the hull. Is there anything wrong with this plan? I assume that the stated draft of 14" is when the boat is empty. Is that a valid assumption?
You are right with everything. We did it the same way and ended up with a pretty low antifouling for loaden conditions. Next time I would paint the antifouling a good deal higher. Can't do harm anyway.
I think it's not worth worrying too much about the exact position of the waterline because the weight of one person can easily dive the sterns or bows 10 cm deeper in the water. So we did not paint a straight line but a light curve with the lowest point amidship and higher at the ends.
Thanks for your reply, Pius. That is very helpful.
My question is more about where to put the waterline rather than how to mark it. There is no indication on the plans of the position other than the stated draft of the boat. I will do a curve.