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Nice swim. Now back on board.
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Hi,Being tied on a buoy in tropical waters, BDO needs a bottom cleaning once a week or every ten days.Quick job. No worries. Then, time to go back on the little cat. And if it’s possible, it’s not…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrés May 25.

Enjoy the boat, enjoy the food, but my sailing skills...
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Hi, That was a nice day, with light wind.Some problems made us start late, and we ended to a small island, not as far as we wanted to go first, where we had an unhealthy lunch. However, I think I do…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ian Bamsey Jun 1.

Tiki 21. How big is your asymmetric spinaker
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Bonjour,I wish to put an asymmetric spinnaker on my Tiki 21. Bowsprit it ready, thanks to Gratitude, and I have asked sail makers but... I think that they are very optimistic in the sizes they…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Éric Bouvéron Apr 2.

tied "chainplates" as anchor point for a block
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Bonjour,I am looking at an anchor point for my clew block for an assymetric spinaker, an I found a picture of a block simply tied on a laced chainplate of a Tiki21.This is a very good angle for an…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by SoLong Mar 18.

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Ian Bamsey replied to Éric Bouvéron's discussion Enjoy the boat, enjoy the food, but my sailing skills...
"Éric Other things which have help me point : 1. A downhaul on the main to get the wrinkles out 2. Pull really hard on the gaff halyard (See little Cat, Roger uses a 2:1 on the gaff) 3. Use a barber haul or tweeker to pull the head sail…"
Jun 1
Éric Bouvéron replied to Éric Bouvéron's discussion Enjoy the boat, enjoy the food, but my sailing skills...
Jun 1
Éric Bouvéron replied to Éric Bouvéron's discussion Enjoy the boat, enjoy the food, but my sailing skills...
"Hi again,  I finally used Ian Bansey's design for my forestay, with some differences. I didn't put a bottle screw on the forestay, only a lashing. I add a string going thru the jib hook. It's not as smooth as a block, but with…"
Jun 1
Andrés replied to Éric Bouvéron's discussion Nice swim. Now back on board.
"I have the same problem with my T26. I installed a very simple ladder, and I am happy with the solution. I think you can do the same. See the attached pictures."
May 25
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Nice swim. No back on board.

Hi,Being tied on a buoy in tropical waters, BDO needs a bottom cleaning once a week or every ten days.Quick job. No worries. Then, time to go back on the little cat. And if it’s possible, it’s not easy, at least for me. 90 kg, 62 years old, not the strong type. I can imagine myself, with more clothes than a swimsuit, falling down and trying to come back on board. I don’t like the picture and I sail alone 90% of the time, hélas.So the question to you, Tiki21 owners. What’s your plan? A rope with…See More
May 23
Éric Bouvéron replied to Éric Bouvéron's discussion Enjoy the boat, enjoy the food, but my sailing skills...
"Thank you Ian. I will work on it tomorrow. I do not know what is a 6 to 1, but I bought two double blocks, should be better. .Also, I have been told to increase the mast rake à little."
May 20
Ian Bamsey replied to Éric Bouvéron's discussion Enjoy the boat, enjoy the food, but my sailing skills...
"Great advice from Roger. Each year on my 21 I have been able to sail higher. The first big step was increasing the luff tension on the head sail. My fore stay is not especially tight, but the sail has a wire luff. I have a 6 to 1 downhaul and I…"
May 20
Roger replied to Éric Bouvéron's discussion Enjoy the boat, enjoy the food, but my sailing skills...
"PS it is easy to oversheet the Wharram sails and kill forward momentum. Until you have 10 knots or so of true windspeed  the Wharram jib needs a nice round entry. I try and visualize the wind angle as meeting the curve around the back of the…"
May 15
Éric Bouvéron replied to Éric Bouvéron's discussion Enjoy the boat, enjoy the food, but my sailing skills...
"Always nice to read your comments Roger, thanks."
May 15
Roger replied to Éric Bouvéron's discussion Enjoy the boat, enjoy the food, but my sailing skills...
"Hi Eric, Your set up looks pretty good, and your tell tales seem to be streaming OK. However, your jib luff looks slack, so you need to rig some sort of down haul and try and get your rig as tight as possible. Sailing to windward is all about the…"
May 15
Éric Bouvéron replied to rael dobkins's discussion From Crab Claws to Junk Riggs...
"Very nice video. Congratulations for your work. Beautifull boats."
May 9
Éric Bouvéron replied to Éric Bouvéron's discussion Enjoy the boat, enjoy the food, but my sailing skills...
"VID-20200503-WA0014.mp4 Video from My daughter. Better may be than a picture? Comments welcome, Éric"
May 3
Éric Bouvéron replied to Éric Bouvéron's discussion Enjoy the boat, enjoy the food, but my sailing skills...
"Thank youbagain for your answers. The original traveler is a pain, but at least it keeps the sail more in the back than the double mainsheet. A bamboo boom may be great idea,  with a dinghy fitting at the mast. However,  with the…"
May 2
Reuben Filsell replied to Éric Bouvéron's discussion Enjoy the boat, enjoy the food, but my sailing skills...
"Levi, questions; What sail shape adjustments are possible with the stock windsail ? What sail adjustments would be desirable ? Does the stock sail have a shape other than the mast sock or is it just a flat panel ? Cheers, RR"
Apr 30
Levi Verwoest replied to Éric Bouvéron's discussion Enjoy the boat, enjoy the food, but my sailing skills...
"Using a boom will give a much better sail shape as you can get good foot tension. Off the wind it is a necessity for decent sail shape.. at the moment my Tiki30 has a piece of bamboo, approx. 35mm diameter.  Double mainsheet is great to help…"
Apr 30
Éric Bouvéron replied to Éric Bouvéron's discussion Enjoy the boat, enjoy the food, but my sailing skills...
"Reuben, thanks for your answer, however I have gone to the original design last week end. Just can't put tension at the bottom of the sail. It created a big pocket. Double main sheet would works wirh a boom, but I don't think it's…"
Apr 21

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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
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Tiki 21, to build here in Hong Kong, or most likely China.
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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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