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Rigidity/strength of Tiki 21 deck?
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Hi, I just bought a four-year-old Tiki 21 and am concerned about the strength of the three sections that make up the deck. I am a 200lb guy and hear a lot of creaking and a little cracking as I move…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ian Bamsey Aug 5, 2016.

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friendshipsloop . replied to Bo's discussion Trailer with sliding arms? in the group Tiki 21
"It's REALLY Easy...  especially for 2 people.  Before the boat goes on the trailer, I grease the 3 spots where the metal rides on the wooden bearings and it's very easy..."
Oct 25, 2016
Rod McLaren replied to Bo's discussion Trailer with sliding arms? in the group Tiki 21
"Thanks for posting this, Bo. I will continue to follow this thread with great interest. Back in the 90's, I modified a flat bed trailer to carry my Tiki 21 on. It worked but required assistance for unloading, assembly and launching. A…"
Oct 25, 2016
Bo replied to Bo's discussion Trailer with sliding arms? in the group Tiki 21
"Thanks!"
Oct 18, 2016
agur paesüld replied to Bo's discussion Trailer with sliding arms? in the group Tiki 21
Oct 18, 2016
Bo replied to Bo's discussion Trailer with sliding arms? in the group Tiki 21
Oct 17, 2016
Bo replied to Bo's discussion Trailer with sliding arms? in the group Tiki 21
"Thanks a lot, too, Jeff. My Google-fu must have been weak today :)"
Oct 17, 2016
Bo replied to Bo's discussion Trailer with sliding arms? in the group Tiki 21
"Thanks, Brad! I messaged you."
Oct 17, 2016
friendshipsloop . replied to Bo's discussion Trailer with sliding arms? in the group Tiki 21
"Yes, I also have one...  https://goo.gl/photos/BcFEUVcyFELCom2v6 Here's where my inspiration came from... http://tikielement.blogspot.com/2010/10/i-have-chosen-trailer-design-that-is.html Best, Jeff"
Oct 17, 2016
Brad Ingram replied to Bo's discussion Trailer with sliding arms? in the group Tiki 21
"I have a trailer of this type. What is your email address? I'm modifying it this weekend, so I'll send you the pics and information after I finish if that works for you. "
Oct 17, 2016
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Trailer with sliding arms?

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!See More
Oct 17, 2016
Ian Bamsey replied to Bo's discussion Rigidity/strength of Tiki 21 deck?
"Sorry, yes, glass the seams after filleting."
Aug 5, 2016
Ian Bamsey replied to Bo's discussion Rigidity/strength of Tiki 21 deck?
"I taped the major seams. The ply was epoxy coated all over then painted on the top surfaces. I pegged some of the 20mm strips to the ply and to the transom. Not for strength, but it makes alignment easy and helps hold joints right when bonding. I…"
Aug 5, 2016
Bo replied to Bo's discussion Rigidity/strength of Tiki 21 deck?
"Ian, when you rebuilt your deck did you glass the entire thing? Or did you just tape the long joints after filleting as the instructions indicate?"
Aug 5, 2016
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Ian Bamsey replied to Bo's discussion Rigidity/strength of Tiki 21 deck?
"Brad, I can see your approach is right. I think with a light weight engine mounted as you say, it would work. It will take some careful design and would well be a nice design. I have a 5HP engine which is quite heavy. I find I need a bit of power as…"
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