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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.

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.

Flexible Sunpower monocrystaline solar panels for sale
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I'm in Albuquerque, NM and have found a guy who's selling approximately 200 new Sunpower flexible solar panels, 100W, US$130 each, complete with blocking diode on each panel. Seems a pretty decent…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Axel Jul 9.

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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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
Axel replied to Ann and Neville Clement's discussion Where can I buy a good manual windlass for 30 foot boat?
""It is lots, LOTS cheaper if you buy direct from the company." Can you explain how to to do this? Who do you go to... Thanks and glad it worked out for you and your friend. "
Apr 15
Axel replied to Ann and Neville Clement's discussion Where can I buy a good manual windlass for 30 foot boat?
"Just found this windlass in the UK for roughly half the US price. Not sure what shipping would add but at the current exchange rate this can be bought in the UK for US$567. Seems to me you could buy a plane ticket and go over there to collect it and…"
Apr 14
Axel replied to Robert Sheridan's discussion Using dyneema for rigging - warning
"In the process of finalizing the choices for standing rigging on a Tiki 38. Man, that heat-treated dyneema is expensive stuff! I can buy 500 feet of 1/4 inch, 316 stainless for less than the cost of 75 feet of 9mm dynex dux. While I appreciate the…"
Mar 26
Axel replied to Airton Ferreira Viegas's discussion Tiki 21 Hull Assembly
"I tried the stitch and glue method as prescribed in the plans on a larger Wharram and had a hard time with it. It seemed pretty laborious and difficult to get tension where needed.  I found one can often use screws or removable nails to hold…"
Mar 26
Axel replied to Ann and Neville Clement's discussion Where can I buy a good manual windlass for 30 foot boat?
Mar 5

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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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