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Thanks for accepting my request to join the wharrambuilders site! I have been looking at building a boat to cruise the world in, with preferences of time, size, and cost to build. I have narrowed it down to the tiki 30 as I am quite limited on building height. I will be building in a 20ft long garage with 10ft of the boat extending beyond the garage. The max height at the entrance to the garage is just a little over 7 feet. I have the study plans for the tiki 30 but it has no information on the height of the hulls during construction. Does anyone have exact measurements so I can determine if it will fit my garage before I purchase the plans? I was thinking I could build the boat with the bow inside the garage to save on height. I would need a little wiggle room to roll the boat out of the garage / onto a trailer. Any help and suggestions are greatly appreciated!
I built a Tiki 30 some years back in a retail/office complex and had to get the hulls out through a set of double doors less than 2.1 m (7 foot) high and about 1.6 m wide. We got the hulls out no problem (I had also raised the coach roof by a couple of inches if I recall. So I think you should be sweet. I should still have the plans somewhere so I can try and get some dimensions for you. Bear in mind you will need to roll each hull to glass them.