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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 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. "
1 hour ago
Bruce Swabb left a comment for Brad Ingram
"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…"
Brad Ingram replied to Giovani Frisene's discussion Tiki 38 aluminum tiller bar
"I don't know if it is any help or if you could scale up, but I use a 1x1 inch by 3/16 inch wall aluminum square tube section for my tiller bar and it is plenty strong enough. My tiller dowels are oak dowells, and there has barely been any chafe…"
Oct 27
Brad Ingram replied to Rune M. Christensen's discussion Tiki 21beam repair
"I sanded the edges down into a small trough where my lashings go over and then built it up with epoxy thickened with straight silica. No issues at all anymore with the lashings cutting into the wood. Spirit of Gaia has stainless plate glued and…"
Oct 22
Brad Ingram replied to dennis schneider's discussion Tiki (or Tane) capsize in Goodland, Florida during Irma
"They haven't responded to any questions, but it is possible for 100mph winds to lift up a multihull with a solid deck between the hulls and toss her. Hobie cats are notorious for this even in normal thunderstorm winds and have to be anchored…"
Oct 6
Brad Ingram replied to adriano meis's discussion Where am i wrong?
"You need to crank the shit out of the peak halyard. It should be at about a 45 degree angle. I let the gaff hang down when hoisting so there is no resistance on the mast. Once the throat is where I want it I lock it down and then pull the peak up…"
Oct 6
Brad Ingram replied to agur paesüld's discussion rubber to beam blocks - what kind of glue?
"I use basic super glue with no issues. I just do four dabs or so on top and side and use mountain bike inner tube for rubber. "
Aug 30
Brad Ingram replied to Anthony Bennett's discussion Lashing and Trampoline for a Tiki 21
"Just sent you an email. check it out"
Aug 20
Brad Ingram replied to Anthony Bennett's discussion Lashing and Trampoline for a Tiki 21
"What's your email?"
Aug 15
Brad Ingram replied to Éric Bouvéron's discussion Crossbeams assembly and hull line up.
"Definitely frap your lashings with some dyneema"
Jul 14
Brad Ingram replied to Arthur Jacobs's discussion camber masts tiki 31?
"I think the 31 uses two 21 sails. The angle on my mast (per plans) is 4 degrees!"
Jun 23
Brad Ingram replied to Thom delForge's discussion Composite Beams
"I've been having to repair small nicks and dings in my wooden beams almost every time I take Beto apart, and it is getting quite annoying! The front beam especially takes a lot of abuse. I know  Reinhard Käferböck has…"
Apr 9
Brad Ingram replied to Rod McLaren's discussion Two component paint
"I did the monourethane because it is supposedly easier to touch up when you get the inevitable deck scrapes. It's super hard paint though, and my topsides still look brand new"
Apr 3
Brad Ingram replied to Rod McLaren's discussion Two component paint
"I used epoxy Primekote (two part primer and $100 a gallon) and then epifanes monourethane for topcoat. It is the hardest monourethane out there, and my topsides still look new after almost two years. "
Apr 2
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"Sounds like you should be getting excited! I'm going for square tubing with the new setup instead of the round so i can alleviate all of the excess wood The square tubing won't roll back and forth like the EMT, which is why I have the long…"
Mar 11

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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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