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ouch! what do you think of that ?
is it really improvement for all tiki or just to cure his specific rigging problem ?
We recently built a Tiki 26 without the skegs. The reason was that the client needed to have increased maneuverability in reverse. We fabricated kick up rudders as there was no longer any rudder protection.
The boat tracks well and maneuvers very well in reverse. A surprise was that the boat tacks much more easily. Even with a reef in the main tacking just means moving the helm, no backing of the jib is needed.
I agree with Kim that the rig and sails are most likely the fault her and that filling in the skeg space will make the boat even harder to tack. Mast rake is very important to the way a boat sails and tacks. David