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Battery doesn't charge,is it the controler?
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Bonjour,My battery is not charged by my solar panel, and I do not understand why.Also,when I try to charge it directly on a socket, I must unplug the charge controler or the battery won't charge.Can…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Budget Boater yesterday.

Troubles with my rig
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Bonjour, We went out with my Tiki 21 yesterday in winds from 15 to 20, some 25 gusts. Some chop. We finished with a reef in both main and jib shortly after my daughter took the video.I had the past…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by agur paesüld Jun 28.

Tiki 21: Bowsprit length and thickness
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Bonjour,Inspired by Ian Bamsey, I have found some carbon tube to make a bowsprit for an asymetric spinnaker.My question are about the lengthof the bowsprit after the stern. One meter? More? Andwhat…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Éric Bouvéron Jan 16.

Solar panel with socket on the back
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Bonjour,I am looking for a solar panel with the following features:50 watts, can resist to some reasonably walk, anti-slip, with rear mounting socket, and that can be stuck on the deck.I found a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Éric Bouvéron Jun 12, 2018.

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Budget Boater replied to Éric Bouvéron's discussion Battery doesn't charge,is it the controler?
"How do you know it is not charging? The solar panel you listed will only put about 7-8 Amp hours per day into the battery, maybe 10Ah with the Victron. If you are consuming 5-6Ah per day or more, then your battery will never get charged with this…"
yesterday
Éric Bouvéron replied to Ann and Neville Clement's discussion Monson Supreme anchor report
"Brad, does your 13lbs Mantus anchor fits in your front hatch when mounted? "
Monday
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Battery doesn't charge,is it the controler?

Bonjour,My battery is not charged by my solar panel, and I do not understand why.Also,when I try to charge it directly on a socket, I must unplug the charge controler or the battery won't charge.Can it be the same problem with the silar panel? And if yes do I really need a controler? Is this one unadapted? And if yes, which one may I use?My solar panel is a SunWare - Solar Panel Series-40 SW 40163 25 Wp.My controller is a Victron Energy MPPT 75/10 12/24VMy battery is a 12v Lithium battery.Since…See More
Monday
Éric Bouvéron replied to Mawibo's discussion Bamboo decks
"Levi, I'm impressed, you're very ressoursfull."
Nov 14
Éric Bouvéron commented on Éric Bouvéron's blog post Tiki 21 topsail
"Thank you Levi, my mast is longer than the standard Tiki, since I wanted a better view under the sail and I also add a spi halyard. Will try to maximise your picture to see how you fit your top sail. Thanks again! And good luck with your…"
Nov 6
Levi Verwoest commented on Éric Bouvéron's blog post Tiki 21 topsail
"Search Isis topsail my Hinemoa had the tiki21 rig. Gaff topsail was great off the wind, I never got it tuned right to go to weather. My mast was extended to 7m as I had issues getting decent peak tension with the shorter mast. Also I had a spinnaker…"
Nov 6
Éric Bouvéron posted a blog post

Tiki 21 topsail

Hi,An assymetric orcsymetric spinaker is nice on a small Tiki, but did some of you try a topsail? According to the gaff rig, it may be possible. Any idea around?Cheers,ÉricSee More
Nov 1
Éric Bouvéron replied to Mawibo's discussion Bamboo decks
"Hi, it looks nicd,but aren”tyou afraid by the baambou pins in your feet?"
Oct 23
Éric Bouvéron replied to Rune M. Christensen's discussion tiki 21 trailer in the group Tiki 21
"My boat lives on the water. However, in two-three years, I will need something like that. Will I be able to do it is another story. Good job, thanks for sharing."
Jul 15
agur paesüld replied to Éric Bouvéron's discussion Troubles with my rig
"Hello! As seen from the video this amount of loose rigging cant be due stretching of the ropes. Thing is, even when you do not use dyneema and when you lash many rounds and then few clove hitch knots over lashings, it should not give so much…"
Jun 28
Ian R replied to Éric Bouvéron's discussion Troubles with my rig
"ref splicing dyneema: I used 72 x diameter.  72 x is the factor I have most commonly found in recent advice, these things are changing all the time of course. I was@Jimmy Green's  with some kit of mine a couple of weeks ago, they…"
Jun 25
Ian R replied to Éric Bouvéron's discussion Troubles with my rig
"Here's a rough interpretive  translation in case it helps someone: Hello from France I made my rigging with Vectran which has no stretch (sic),  but around 1 or 2 % lengthening  if my memory serves me well. I used 6mm diameter.…"
Jun 25
Blanc Jean-Paul replied to Éric Bouvéron's discussion Troubles with my rig
"Bonjour depuis la France j'ai réalisé mes haubans enVectran qui n'ont pas de fluage, mais un allongement de 1 à 2 % si mes souvenirs sont bons, Le diamètre que j'ai utilsé est de 6 mm. dans un coup…"
Jun 19
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

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I am:
A home builder, I want a Wharram
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
J24. sold now.
Bought plans for a Tiki21
Hope to start this summer.
Country, City, and State?
Hong Kong
Looking to?
Tiki 21, to build here in Hong Kong, or most likely China.
Website:
http://tikimic.blogspot.hk

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Tiki 21 topsail

Hi,

An assymetric orcsymetric spinaker is nice on a small Tiki, but did some of you try a topsail? According to the gaff rig, it may be possible. Any idea around?

Cheers,

Éric

Posted on November 1, 2019 at 3:58am — 2 Comments

Tiki 21. Parts layout on the 15mm plywood sheet.

Bonjour,

I started to loft yesterday, making templates for the 15mm sheet of the Tiki21.

I take careful mesurements, then tried to put everything on the 1200 x 2400 plywood sheet. Impossible. I cannot put everything. I finished with no space for one rudder.

Mesured again, and agin. Same results, can't find any mistake on my side.

So, question is: did some of you faced the same problem? I will if necessary find a piece of plywood for the remaining part, but I'd like to know… Continue

Posted on July 25, 2015 at 6:16am

Before I order West System, ask help for clarification

Bonjour,



I am now on the way to order the resin, and found West System in Shenzhen,China.



I am on for a Tiki 21, and, if some have experience in the building of this model



1-Are quantities indicated in instructions correct (no need to have more of a articular item?)

2-It is asked for : 406A 0.275 kg Colloidal Silica and 409B 4.5kg Microspheres (for fillets) OR

407B 3.5kg Low Density Filler (for fillets).

Is the reference 407B replaces bothe 406A… Continue

Posted on July 15, 2015 at 3:19am — 1 Comment

About the Wood Triangular Section

Bonjour,

All wood has been sourced now, but the "Triangular Section". Not able (capable?) to find it standard, (here in China, Shenzhen area )and since it is not in the form of a "square triangle", (BC² = AC² + AB²) I hesitate on what to order to mill it myself with my hand circular saw mounted on a table.

I am on a project for a Tiki 21, and the base of the wanted triangular section is 32mm, while the sides are 25mm. Or, "Imperialy speaking" base 1 1/4" and sides 1". (I just…

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Posted on July 7, 2015 at 2:57am

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At 11:32am on April 29, 2015, sailorjoy said…

thank you for the reference

At 7:23pm on July 16, 2015, Blanc Jean-Paul said…
Thanks a lot
J'ai commencé mon petit catamaran sans avoir d'expérience de la résine. Et j'ai eu quelques hésitations et la peur de rater. Mais au final aucun problème sérieux. Donc, vas y fonce.
At 8:33am on April 27, 2018, john james said…

Hey Eric thank you so much for the tip on window installation that was really helpful both systems are so sanitary it was a bit shaming comparing my technique to how they performed the job. I wish I'd been watching these two websites earlier I would've ended up with a much nicer building experience

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