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Tiki 21

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Latest Activity: Nov 20

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New beams made from Plywood ? 1 Reply

Hi, is there any experience to build the Tiki 21 beams with plywood. in the plan from J.Wharram is only one piece from the Beams made from plywood. I want to build the hole beam with plywood.Is there…Continue

Started by Wild Michael. Last reply by Santiago Vacca Nov 20.

Tiki 21 wooden mast. Critical diameter.

Back on the job, I have started the mast and have glued all its components.I have followed all instructions from the booklet, but it seems that I will end wit a diameter of 908millimeters instead of…Continue

Started by Éric Bouvéron Oct 30.

Trailer with sliding arms? 9 Replies

I remember seeing someone's trailer (I think it was for a 21) with sliding arms that allowed for launch and retrieval while assembled. Anyone know where I could find that? Thanks!Continue

Started by Bo. Last reply by friendshipsloop . Oct 25, 2016.

extending aluminium tube with wood for Tiki mast 7 Replies

hi, folksI have a little question here. After sniffing around I finally managed to find long enough 100mm alu tube for my Tiki, but still not long enough -- 6m is the longest one one may acquire in…Continue

Started by agur paesüld. Last reply by agur paesüld Oct 6, 2016.

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Comment by John PAUL Bould on December 17, 2009 at 9:49am
Hi Scott. Not rectangle and not parallelogram, try trapisium, Paralel for and arft, tapering towards the front. I think...
Comment by Polinesio - Tarcisio Silva on April 5, 2011 at 7:45am

Hi Claudio,

I'm at Paraty, Rio de Janeiro. I did build, sailing and living aboard on Polinesio (Tiki 21') since 2000.

If you need some thing, some building tips etc. call me.

Let's hotting this group.


Tarcisio - Polinesio.


Comment by Scott Veirs on April 6, 2011 at 2:48pm
Yo hablo Espanol!  And you can learn more about our (10 year!) building process at our Tiki 21 blog -- http://econscience.org/tiki
Comment by Jorge Juan Zorrilla on April 7, 2011 at 6:31am

Claudio, cruzando el río hay varios tikis. Dos 21 seguro, uno en Piriápolis y el mio en 33.  Podes googlear "catamaran truco" un blog interesante.

Mucha suerte y a la orden

Comment by Polinesio - Tarcisio Silva on April 7, 2011 at 8:16am

Hi Claudio,

Yes, I speak some spanish, or very "portunhol". If you prefer, write to me on private.


Tarcisio - Polinesio



Comment by Jorge Juan Zorrilla on April 8, 2011 at 4:29pm

hola, estoy en la desembocadura del Cebollati cerca de laguna Merin al la espera de terminar asuntos burocráticos del barco. Me gustaría tener el cata "Tamatea" en la zona de Colonia, ya se verá. Todo es plata....

Ya nos encontraremos por esos mares todos los tikis, arriba esa nueva construcción, suerte

Comment by Jorge Juan Zorrilla on April 11, 2011 at 8:19am
Hola. Las primera vela la hice con politrap o plastillera en forma de crab claw. Camina muy bien. Después conseguí unos viejos genoas y con una maquina singer hice velas mas parecidas a las del plano. Es mi berretin  experimentar velas raras.  En tu pais hay una veleria llamada Foxtrot, creo, que fabrica velas de politrap a muy buen precio. En BSAS hay un mercado gigante, en cambio en este rincón lejano hay que rebuscarse con lo que hay. Si encontras alguna buena solución vélica para el KEA avisame para copiarte. Abrazo
Comment by Rod McLaren on March 3, 2013 at 8:15am

Thank you for this forum and for this group - very timely for me and for my son who is taking over the helm on the Tiki 21 that I first launched in Canada in 1999. Here is a preview picture of #97, finally restored and waiting a few days ago to be carried down the to beach at Cape Three Points, Ghana, where my son will sail it out of his eco-lodge, www.escape3points.com. More pictures and details to follow after I get over the jet lag from my return to Canada.

Comment by ernest maud on April 27, 2016 at 2:14pm

Hi I have  a Tiki 21 sail number 586,is there any way of finding out when it was built.

Regards Ernie

Comment by friendshipsloop . on July 6, 2017 at 6:45pm

Ernie, if you call the Wharram office they can tell you when the plans were sold and to whom....


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