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Tiki 21 wooden mast, critical diameter.
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Back on the job, I have started the mast and have glued all its components.I have followed all instructions from the booklet, but it seems that I will end wit a diameter of 908millimeters instead of…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Éric Bouvéron Nov 1.

Tiki 21 - Lining hulls
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Hi, bonjour,I'm stuck in the process of lining up the hulls of my Tiki 21.As asked in the plan, I put them parallel, with battens and a by using a string. I also checked if they were perfectly…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Blanc Jean-Paul Nov 20, 2016.

Crossbeams assembly and hull line up.
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Bonjour,Back and center crossbeams have to be in contact with the cabin bulkheads, or is it necessary or possible to leave a gap?Thanks and best regards,ÉricÉric BouvéronContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brad Ingram Jul 14.

Deadeyes for dyneema rig tension?
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Bonjour,Did some of you tried to use deadeyes to tension Dyneema shrouds on a Tiki 21 ?I tried to make some out of plywood, three layers of 6mm and glued with epoxy, but I am a little concerned about…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Éric Bouvéron Oct 11, 2016.

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Éric Bouvéron replied to Ian Bamsey's discussion Continuous Line Furler on Tiki 21
"Roger, I do not perfectly understand your rig. May you explain again please? Thanks, Éric"
Nov 26
Éric Bouvéron replied to Éric Bouvéron's discussion Tiki 21 wooden mast, critical diameter.
"Axel, thank you for your kind words about my skill, but the thing is that yes, I know that sleeves exist, but I don't know where to source them. I will ask my fiberglas supplier if he has these sleeves, and if he has it, I'll try. I forgot…"
Nov 1
Axel replied to Éric Bouvéron's discussion Tiki 21 wooden mast, critical diameter.
"If you built a mast to Wharram's design I'd say you have more than enough skill to glass it as well. So if you are worried about it, you can buy fiberglass or carbon fiber sleeves that are easy to apply and get a good finish. It's…"
Nov 1
Éric Bouvéron replied to Éric Bouvéron's discussion Tiki 21 wooden mast, critical diameter.
"Thank you all for all your answers. I don't think I'm good enough to glass the mast properly, so I will leave it as it is. I confess that I have given a call to the Wharram office, and the answers were like yours: leave it as it is, 4mm is…"
Nov 1
boatsmith replied to Éric Bouvéron's discussion Tiki 21 wooden mast, critical diameter.
"I think that's what I would do or leave it and not worry"
Nov 1
dave tomlinson replied to Éric Bouvéron's discussion Tiki 21 wooden mast, critical diameter.
"Could you glass it. That would make it stronger as well as less maintenance and get it close to the right diameter."
Nov 1
Éric Bouvéron replied to Éric Bouvéron's discussion Tiki 21 wooden mast, critical diameter.
"Boatsmith, You're right! Design asks for 4", 102 millimeters in metrics. My mistake, I have writen one zero too many. So, insteat of a diameter of 102mm, or 4"", I end with 98mm, or 3,85". Difference is 4mm or…"
Oct 31
boatsmith replied to Éric Bouvéron's discussion Tiki 21 wooden mast, critical diameter.
"is not 25mm = 1" is not 1000 mm = 1m??"
Oct 31
Bo replied to Éric Bouvéron's discussion Tiki 21 wooden mast, critical diameter.
"Sorry to hear that you are having problems. I actually just finished my mast last week and it came out to the right dimensions after following the instructions. I can't comment on what the reduced diameter of yours would do for its strength.…"
Oct 30
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Tiki 21 wooden mast, critical diameter.

Back on the job, I have started the mast and have glued all its components.I have followed all instructions from the booklet, but it seems that I will end wit a diameter of 908millimeters instead of 1020millimeters. On your opinion, is it acceptable, or do I have to redo all the thing?Thank you for your advces,ÉricSee More
Oct 30
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Tiki 21 wooden mast. Critical diameter.

Back on the job, I have started the mast and have glued all its components.I have followed all instructions from the booklet, but it seems that I will end wit a diameter of 908millimeters instead of 1020millimeters. On your opinion, is it acceptable, or do I have to redo all the thing?Thank you for your advces,ÉricSee More
Oct 30

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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. 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

Epoxy coating

Bonjour,

Plywood is ordered and will arrive soon. Epoxy, I'm still testing. However, I have two questions.

-When you coat plywood with epoxy, is it acceptable to put the second coat before the first is totally cured, without sanding, or is it better to wait that the first coat is totally dry, sand and put the second coat?

-I tried an epoxy yesterday. The seller made the mixture on a scale. I took two pieces of wood, dry. I put some epoxy mixture on both pieces, tied them and made… Continue

Posted on June 29, 2015 at 10:40pm — 8 Comments

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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.

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