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Tiki 21 For Sale in the US (Mississippi)
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A friend of mine found this 21 on Craigslist. It's a bit rough, but the price is pretty low as a result. …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brad Ingram Jul 12, 2016.

Filling the weave
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I'd like to get any tips on filling in the fiberglass weave on big panels, as I am glassing the cabin tops and decks right now. I have tried a squeegee as well as a foam roller with the roller being…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Budget Boater Apr 16, 2015.

Tiki 21 Junk Rig
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I wonder how well this would sail as compared to the Wing Sail. It sure looks pretty awesome!…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kristian Paulsson Mar 4, 2015.

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Brad Ingram replied to Paul H's discussion Wharram Amamaniki daysailer? - a verbal doodle for discussion...
Dec 14, 2018
Brad Ingram replied to Paul H's discussion Wharram Amamaniki daysailer? - a verbal doodle for discussion...
"Check out the Hitia 24 in Thailand. The guy returns emails with questions pretty fast"
Dec 13, 2018
Brad Ingram replied to Timo's discussion Tiki 21 sailing in cool?
"I'm about to spend two weeks on Beto in the conditions in question. 40-60 F. I'll give you a report on it all afterwards if you want, Timo. The Tiki in 20 knots is reasonably dry if you put a reef in the main and jib. Here is an idea of…"
Nov 19, 2018
Brad Ingram replied to Ian Bamsey's discussion Tiki 21 Lashings
"Are you still happy with the ratchets? Do you think the 1500 lb units would be enough, or would you go with the 2500 again?"
Oct 22, 2018
Brad Ingram replied to Timo's discussion Tiki 21 sailing in cool?
"Well 32 is the lower range of the temps that we get in Winter here, but 50 to 64 degrees feels great! I just wear bibs and a windproof jacket with fleece under it when it's around 50 and feel great. My girlfriend likes to sit inside with a…"
Oct 5, 2018
Brad Ingram replied to Timo's discussion Tiki 21 sailing in cool?
"Yvon Bourgnon just did the Northwest Passage on a 20' beach cat. If you have a good deck tent or good ventilation through hulls to cut down condensation, then go for it. I sail mine in the US in 0 C all Winter long, but I prefer the cold over…"
Oct 4, 2018
Brad Ingram posted a photo

Briefing for Round the Island 100 Miler

Got crushed upwind on the second day, but we were very comfortable
Sep 27, 2018
Brad Ingram commented on Reinhard Käferböck's video

Sailing Lake Neusiedl (06/29/2015)

"Are your aluminum beams still holding up? I kind of want to get some and make some wing seats"
Sep 27, 2018
Brad Ingram replied to john james's discussion Beam lashings
"I use dyneema cored robline on my inner lashings and frap with the tails. I use polyester on outer lashings, frapped with normal dyneema. The dyneema inner lashing really locks the beam down and prevents any lateral motion of beams in their sockets,…"
Jun 28, 2018
Brad Ingram replied to boatsmith's discussion Tiki 8m Build
"I like that nylon setup. No rotting wood"
Jun 4, 2018
Brad Ingram replied to Aneblanc's discussion Cockpit cum tender for Tiki 26
"Check out a Folding dinghy from here. I want to build an Origami for my 21 to keep on rear tramp. I just use my SUP as a dinghy now and like it a lot.  http://woodenwidget.com/origami.htm"
May 24, 2018
Brad Ingram commented on Roger's photo

Little Cat heading home in the Golden Gate

"These are some sick shots, Roger. How did she perform against the INDY tris?"
Apr 30, 2018
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, 2018
Brad Ingram replied to adriano meis's discussion Window's thickness
"Mine are 3/16" or around 5mm"
Apr 3, 2018
Brad Ingram replied to boatsmith's discussion Tiki 8m Build
"Looks awesome, David"
Jan 30, 2018
Brad Ingram replied to Andrés's discussion Manu Rere T-Boned
"It's amazing that one hull is literally split in two and the boat is still quite afloat. Wharram safety factor is unmatched. "
Dec 11, 2017

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I am building a Tiki 21. I have been a monohull sailor for a long time, but became interested in the Tiki 21 about a year and a half ago. This past summer I cruised a Nacra F18 in the Gulf of Mexico, and really love multihulls now! Compared to the Nacra, the 21 seems like luxury. We're stoked, in other words.

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At 10:04am on September 9, 2012, Russell and Janet Puryear said…

Welcome to WB&F.  There's a wealth of info and advice here, as well as some excellent examples of Tiki21's to follow.

At 8:32am on November 13, 2012, Hardy Buchholz said…

Hi Brad

Greetings from Tiki #935 "Little Wings". Nice to see your Blog and pictures. Very much motivating to see your pictures and progress in the build-process. Your first hull looks very beautiful and well built!

Friendly regards and best wishes from Germany!

At 8:53am on November 13, 2012, Hardy Buchholz said…

Yes, would love to share tips, though I think you will be much faster than I am with the build. 

At 10:03am on November 13, 2012, Hardy Buchholz said…

Yes, main work is done in the evening and weekend. With three Children and family is very little time to build. In addition I have no room to build bigger parts, so the strategy is do do most work on smaller parts in winter in my little workshop and the hull stuff in summer outside in the garden. That's the reason for all that drawing and cutting now. And I bought no 15mm ply for stem, stern, beams and rudder, so I have laminated them out of 3 layers. So I had to cut 3 times more parts.
I saw you made the "sleeping room" bigger. I did similar, made the bulkheads symmetric and will put a rounded roof an it, so the are 8 cm more space above. Hope that will result no problems later.
Did you ever sail a Tiki?

At 10:44am on November 13, 2012, Hardy Buchholz said…

Looks like I cant send you mails directly, dont know why. So I go on with the commenting ;-)

That sounds all good about the Tiki 21, I have never seen any Tiki in real live, but the simplicity of the concept and the proven build-process looked interesting to me.
I'm very surprised that you could go into one hull with your wife! After cutting the bulkheads I had the impression that it is nearly impossible to go into that in any way.
The cockpit will be modified in my case too, I will fix the outboard engine behind the beam (like it is on my small Feldkamp-catamaran) and than have a flat cockpit to better sleep an it. We will be 5 persons on the boat, until children become bigger and go their own way.

At 1:00pm on November 13, 2012, Hardy Buchholz said…

Yes, I would like to see the picture from inside.
What ply are you using in US? Mine is Okoume 6mm with 5 layers, marine graded. The prices here are expensive, though I didn't use the first class but second best quality.
You can Email me at tikilittlewings@hardy-buchholz.de if you like.

At 2:36pm on October 7, 2015, sailorjoy said…

Hello Brad,

Nice sailingvideo.When  you're sad off wet sailing try a strong mesh PVC instead of the net.

The sailing with mesh trampoline is not so wet and also good for sailing in big waves.


At 3:29pm on October 7, 2015, Brad Ingram said…

Thanks man. I have trampoline material to lay in the cockpit for sailing most of the time, but I like having the instant drainage and zero wind catching properties of the net for more serious conditions. I've had my old F18 fly off of a trailer and seen hobies backflip off of theirs at our beach from wind under the tramp, so I like the added security of the open net. If I want to be dry, I will upgrade to a larger boat as the spray from the bows alone gets all over the decks anyways!

At 9:40am on December 8, 2017, Bruce Swabb said…

Hello Brad!  Really enjoyed the blog of your build.  Thanks for the effort!  As I am really interested in the Tiki 21, would love to have a dialogue with you about the boat and build process.

My daughter is stationed in Gulfport with the Nave.  Next tie we go to visit, I'll look you up.


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