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Assembly and launch sites in California?
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My plans for launching my T38 on the Arkansas river and heading to the Gulf are seriously in doubt now that travel is so restricted in and around the Caribbean. And sadly, I expect it to get worse…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Axel Sep 5.

Tiki 38 rigging question
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On my plans, that are old, there is no list of the requirements for line/running rigging on the T38. Can anyone tell me if they have this information on their plans? I have a list of the standing…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Axel Apr 29, 2019.

Gulf Coast working marinas?
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I plan on moving my T38 from NM to the Arkansas river in Muskogee in a couple of weeks for assembly, then down the Arkansas to the Mississippi, probably through the Atchafalaya and into the gulf. The…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chuck Valley Oct 13, 2018.

Clearing out after the build...
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Not sure if there's anyone else close enough to me in New Mexico for it to be practical but I'm clearing out after mostly finishing the build and have a few things left over. There's not much local…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Axel Aug 31, 2018.

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Axel replied to Axel's discussion Assembly and launch sites in California?
"Thanks Alex. I'll see if I can track him down."
Sep 5
Alex parrish replied to Axel's discussion Assembly and launch sites in California?
"I don’t know of any spots but Mike with this YouTube channel might be able to help. He started his build in California and moved it to Florida. http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNnkhdYvlhJ_jYGr3mbYhtA"
Sep 4
Axel posted a discussion

Assembly and launch sites in California?

My plans for launching my T38 on the Arkansas river and heading to the Gulf are seriously in doubt now that travel is so restricted in and around the Caribbean. And sadly, I expect it to get worse rather than better. My thoughts are drifting to the west and a possible launch in California at the end of this year. Does anyone know a place suitable for the assembly and launching of a T38? Preferably no further north than the Bay area. I really don't know how long it will be on the hard putting it…See More
Aug 31
Axel replied to Alex parrish's discussion Help with Raka anchor setup?!?!
"That looks very much like the foremast case on a tiki 38. If so, the pad at the after end of the case is designed for a regular winch for the anchor rode. There should be a roller on one side of the cleat to hold the line clear of the case. I guess…"
Apr 10
Axel replied to Ifor Davies's discussion Carbon fibre masts
"If you really want to save weight on the T38, perhaps look at alternatives for the beams... Those things are heavy! You'll save many multiples of the mast weight by going to CF there. There was a member here who had some made for a smaller…"
Dec 13, 2019
Axel replied to Matthew Harrison's discussion Tiki 26 cockpit mounting
"Matthew, I can't speak specifically to the T26 but the T38 pod just sits on the beams and is only held in place against lifting by wave action by wood blocks fixed once the pod is in place. So unlikely there's anything more sophisticated…"
Jul 17, 2019
Axel replied to Axel's discussion Flexible Sunpower monocrystaline solar panels for sale
"Dennis, I checked and apparently he no longer has any. "
Jul 9, 2019
Axel replied to Axel's discussion Flexible Sunpower monocrystaline solar panels for sale
"Oh boy Dennis, it's been months so I have no idea. I'll see if I can track him down next week when business starts up again."
Jul 6, 2019
dennis schneider replied to Axel's discussion Flexible Sunpower monocrystaline solar panels for sale
"Hi Axel;  Do you know if any of those Sunpower panals are still available?  dennis"
Jul 6, 2019
Axel replied to Éric Bouvéron's discussion Troubles with my rig
"So, that is not the most creep/stretch resistant line but at 1% stretch with 30% load should be fine. I suspect it is the pre-loading of the splices Eric. One way that it can be done is with an inexpensive hand winch…"
Jun 18, 2019
Axel replied to Éric Bouvéron's discussion Troubles with my rig
"Eric, While it might be the mast itself, I can think of  few more likely possibilities: There are a variety of Dyneema lines available, some less prone to stretch and creep than others. What specific line did you use? There is even some…"
Jun 17, 2019
Axel replied to Frank Orts's discussion Insurance!!!
"I can't help you with insurance information but I do know of at least one government owned yard that doesn't require it on the Arkansas river in Oklahoma. Or at least they never asked me when I was there with my boat....  If you…"
Apr 30, 2019
Axel replied to Axel's discussion Tiki 38 rigging question
"Thanks Chuck, I knew it had to have been put in the plans somewhere, I just didn't have it in mine. Appreciate it."
Apr 29, 2019
Chuck Valley replied to Axel's discussion Tiki 38 rigging question
"OK, in the "Building Instructions" book, in the "Blocks Fittings and Ropes" section  10mm diameter plaited pre-stretched polyester: Main sheet traveller: 5m Main sheet: 19m (accurate measurement) Foresail sheet: 19m…"
Apr 28, 2019
Axel posted a discussion

Tiki 38 rigging question

On my plans, that are old, there is no list of the requirements for line/running rigging on the T38. Can anyone tell me if they have this information on their plans? I have a list of the standing rigging specs, wood, epoxy etc but nothing for setting up the rig. See More
Apr 26, 2019
Axel replied to Ann and Neville Clement's discussion Where can I buy a good manual windlass for 30 foot boat?
"Thanks Ann, I did find it easily enough and as you say it is LOTS cheaper. "
Apr 17, 2019

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Tiki 38
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Comment Wall (3 comments)

At 7:49am on September 16, 2009, Jacques said…
Great pictures of your pod. Yes its heavy. With 6 guys (strong) I could manipulate it up and down without crane or loader.
Interesting the reverse thing, i was thinking doing the same and finally stuck to the plans.
Beautiful job.

Jacques
At 12:03pm on October 11, 2014, Josh said…
No worries Axel, I'm happy for you! If for some reason you don't continue, please let me know!
At 1:26pm on December 5, 2017, rael dobkins said…

Nice progress!!! love d banana....

Anything but white looks good on a hull.......

Good luck with d rest.

rael.

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