The tiki 46 i am in negotiations for needs a complete refit as she is looking very shabby and
has been hard used. She needs a complete repaint so could anyone advise on how many
square meters the tiki hulls are so i could work out how much paint is needed. I would use
interlux perfection as it seems relatively straight forward to apply and gives a good
glossy finish. I am thinking that i would have the boat completely disassembled, sanded
back to epoxy and then start again filling and fairing the multitude of scratches dinks etc
and repairing any issues that come up while the boat is disassembled.
I am interested to hear what outboards would be recommended to power a tiki 46.
From this and other forums i understand that the 9.9hp as recommended by jwd are
underpowered for the tiki 46 size. I would want ample power to get out of sticky situations
but don't want to go too big, keeping in mind fuel consumption. I've had a look at
honda 20 and 30hp , but can't find any data for fuel consumption etc. What engines
do current and future owners go for and are you happy with your choices ?
I would actually love to go electric but from what i understand the technology isn't quite
there yet. I would be happy with a straight diesel generator powering the motor system
and not having the huge battery banks that are currently required for a generator-less
system. Is this system viable yet??
To replace all of the beam lashings , how much rope and what size do i need? also same
question for the shroud lashings?
There are no jib winches onboard at the moment so what size winches are recommended ?
I have multitudes of questions, but for now will keep to this post short.
Thanks for your replies in advance, your info will really help me budget for this seemingly
huge renovation project!