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Sail cover and luff tube
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Bonjour,Finaly we hoisted the sails on our Tiki 21, nice and easy, to my surprise -I am a pessimist- and after some photos put the main down. And then we tried to put it in the sail cover we had made…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ian Bamsey Apr 17.

Rudder, what's wrong
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Bonjour,I tied the rudddders on the boat, and they move nicely, but when I put the pole to join the helms together, the hardwood pins immediatly broke. I replaced them with metal rods, but the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Éric Bouvéron Apr 6.

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, 2017.

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.

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Éric Bouvéron replied to Robert Sheridan's discussion Using dyneema for rigging - warning
"Ouch, my English is far to be perfect and I do not understand everything, but it seems that opinions are mitigated about the Dyneema product, Samson Amsteel Blue Rope. I have rigged my Tiki 21 with 5mm, with splices of 50 to 60 cm, and pulled really…"
10 hours ago
Ian Bamsey replied to Éric Bouvéron's discussion Sail cover and luff tube
"My process is the same as Brad's"
Apr 17
boatsmith replied to Éric Bouvéron's discussion Sail cover and luff tube
"I hated folding the mainsail on my wingsail. I am used to folding or rolling my mainsail with more love. I have read that some folks have used a different fabric for the pocket that wads more compactly."
Apr 17
Brad Ingram replied to Éric Bouvéron's discussion Sail cover and luff tube
"I have an oversized main sail on my 21. It took a few months of use for the sail to scrunch up more than it did at first. I lower the gaff to chest level and get it parallel with deck. then I take a sail tie and wrap it around the gaff and under the…"
Apr 16
Ian Bamsey replied to Éric Bouvéron's discussion Sail cover and luff tube
"Éric, you should note that it is really a squeeze getting the sail in the bag. It needs to be carefully packed and compressed with sail ties in order to get it in the bag. Ian"
Apr 16
Éric Bouvéron replied to Éric Bouvéron's discussion Sail cover and luff tube
"Thank you Ian, I have seen the blog, and didn't payed attention to the picture...  So your sail takes as much volume as mine, and I think that I will just try to get some fabric and modify what I have now. Thanks again, Éric"
Apr 16
Ian Bamsey replied to Éric Bouvéron's discussion Sail cover and luff tube
"See here for a picture of my home made sail cover on the Tiki 21 http://tiki21gratitude.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/real-sailors.html"
Apr 16
Éric Bouvéron replied to Éric Bouvéron's discussion Sail cover and luff tube
"Jean Paul, here are some pics.  The sail goes up and down soooo easily, I am very pleased. However, the mast and sail were dry. Mast is wood, painted, sails are dacron. I take a pic of the sails hoited and lowered. Au fait, si tu veux des…"
Apr 15
Blanc Jean-Paul replied to Éric Bouvéron's discussion Sail cover and luff tube
"Hello  Some view of you sail (if possible) can help to reply. Mechanically a luff tube can't be the best a sail.  Friction is important when the sail is in the wind. This is dangerous when you have to quickly sink the sail in an gale…"
Apr 15
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Sail cover and luff tube

Bonjour,Finaly we hoisted the sails on our Tiki 21, nice and easy, to my surprise -I am a pessimist- and after some photos put the main down. And then we tried to put it in the sail cover we had made as on the design.Just impossible. The luff makes such a big amount od fabric that it just cannot come inside. I went on the net and seen some Tiki21pics where the sails are so nicely tied, and some, well, not so nicely...So, How do you deal with the sail cover? Do you used the designed cover, or do…See More
Apr 14
Éric Bouvéron replied to Rory McDougall's discussion Cookie has a new home
"A page has been turned.  What next? All the best! Éric"
Apr 8
Éric Bouvéron replied to Rory McDougall's discussion Cookie has a new home
"A page has been turned... What next? All the best! Éric"
Apr 8
Éric Bouvéron replied to Éric Bouvéron's discussion Rudder, what's wrong
"Perfect! Thanks again."
Apr 6
Michael Zechany replied to Éric Bouvéron's discussion Rudder, what's wrong
"Eric, I have forgotten one necessary thing: wrap the rest of the line after the eight-knot between pole and helm. so you will minimize the shift but allow the pole to tilt backwards. Drawing attached. good luck Michael"
Apr 6
Éric Bouvéron replied to Éric Bouvéron's discussion Rudder, what's wrong
"Fantastic, and quite "esthétique". (Sorry, poor English) I will do it. You save me a day and some bad words! Thanks a lot, Éric"
Apr 6
Éric Bouvéron replied to Éric Bouvéron's discussion Rudder, what's wrong
"Salut Jean Paul, Comment vas-tu? J'en suis aux discutions avec la douane chinoise pour sortir le bateau. Il est pas mal, mais il y a mieux. Je galère un peu à chaque étape, là je pense que mon gréement…"
Apr 6

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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.
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. 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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