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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 Éric Bouvéron Dec 9, 2019.

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, 2019.

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, 2019.

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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Éric Bouvéron replied to Éric Bouvéron's discussion whish to get some advices on the rig. in the group Tiki 21
"Thank you all.I have put the mast down and remade the splices, everything is better. Steve, if you have a genoa on a bowsprit, it means that you have two forestays? For my jid sheets,I finally end by tying on the  rail glued with bolts on the…"
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Steve Burrage replied to Éric Bouvéron's discussion whish to get some advices on the rig. in the group Tiki 21
"About your second question....I think it depends on if your jib overlaps the mast (technically it shouldn't, 'cause then it would be called a genoa), but I think you have two options (I have both, one for my jib and one for the genoa that…"
Feb 11
Éric Bouvéron replied to Vili's discussion measurements ono the plans
"Note the measurments on the plans,and report it on what you need to cut. If the plan asks for a 12 inches by 4 inches plywood piece, then mesure this size on your plywood."
Jan 9
Éric Bouvéron replied to Ann and Neville Clement's discussion Monson Supreme anchor report
"I have a far too heavy Mantus and a farr too heavy chain on my T21. it doesn't fit in my front hatch. However,when in the water, it is very secure and a pain to pull it back. Plus I dammage my front beam, even with all care I use. I want to…"
Jan 9
Éric Bouvéron replied to Alberto's discussion Building in the Philippines
"Here is the place you need. pinoyboats.org This is a Philippines website for amators builders. At least one of them built a Tiki21 in a record time. Also, you have a professional Tiki builder in the Philippines. A friend of mine had his T30 made…"
Jan 9
Éric Bouvéron replied to agur paesüld's discussion Tiki 26 "modern rig"
"Nicolas Vivier made a round in the Atlantic with a Bermudian rigged Tiki26. He didn't said much about the rig, and the website is down (just checked). However, I think you may use any rig you like on this boat, as long as you keep it safe and…"
Jan 9
Éric Bouvéron replied to Vili's discussion measurements ono the plans
"Unless if on the sheet plan it is given as a size design (mast foot was an exemple) rely only on measurements. Also, I suggest that you take a good care with the two indications:one is metric, the other imperial. You may use either, but don't…"
Jan 9
Éric Bouvéron replied to Éric Bouvéron's discussion Battery doesn't charge,is it the controler?
"Thank you Boat Builder. It works now. I only use it for a small lamp in the cabin and for nav-mooring light. Appreciate your help and info."
Dec 9, 2019
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…"
Dec 4, 2019
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? "
Dec 1, 2019
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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
Dec 1, 2019
Éric Bouvéron replied to Mawibo's discussion Bamboo decks
"Levi, I'm impressed, you're very ressoursfull."
Nov 14, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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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,ÉricSee More
Nov 1, 2019

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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.
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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

Comment Wall (3 comments)

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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