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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 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!"
Friday
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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Mar 21
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Expanding Trailer

"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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Expanding Trailer

"Thanks for the reply, Brad. This is already sounding so much more doable than I anticipated. The welding is not a problem - I have a welder that I use for fabricating bicycles and tricycles for the past 5 years - so it is just a matter of sourcing…"
Mar 11
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Expanding Trailer

"Hey Rod,  I have 12" wheels and can roll her off with just the back tires of my truck touching the water. An 8' extension would be legit. For bringing onto the trailer I have the normal Hobie mast cradle with winch that I pull her up…"
Mar 11
Brad Ingram replied to Gary Prost's discussion How long to get a Tiki 26 from trailer to sailing?
"Please post pictures of the Eagle progress for us, Gary, as I have been wanting so badly to see one in person!"
Mar 11
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"Hi, Brad, Your comment a few minutes ago on Gary's post reminded me of your expanding trailer. I had not remembered it is a Hobie trailer. This is the system that I have been contemplating for the Mana but I have worried the hulls would be too…"
Mar 10
Brad Ingram replied to Gary Prost's discussion How long to get a Tiki 26 from trailer to sailing?
"I can rig up my Tiki 21 in about two hours with a helper and 2.5 single handed. Dismounting takes an hour to hour and a half You may want to check out the Stiletto 27 trailer design for some additional ideas. Being able to just slide the hulls out…"
Mar 10
Brad Ingram replied to Arlo Kleinrath's discussion DEAL OF THE CENTURY
"What sacrilege!!!!!!!!!!!"
Mar 8
Brad Ingram replied to paul anderson's discussion strong point for drogue
"Roger, have you had any concern about the anchor rode and bridle leg chafing on the shrouds when the boat starts pitching when on anchor? I have had some concern with this but haven't been on anchor in such winds yet. "
Mar 7
Brad Ingram commented on Brad Ingram's video
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Sailing Fast on my Tiki 21

"Thanks, man. I love the slatted deck. I have an outboard now, but I'm trying to keep it off the boat!"
Mar 7
Roger commented on Brad Ingram's video
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Sailing Fast on my Tiki 21

"Niiice Brad. That slatted deck looks great."
Mar 7
Brad Ingram replied to paul anderson's discussion strong point for drogue
"Rory just has 6" alloy cleats on the aft deck that he runs a bridle off of. I have the same setup but have not used it yet. Tiki 26 is a good bit larger boat though!"
Mar 6

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I'm building a Tiki 21
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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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http://tiki21build.blogspot.com

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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.

sailorjoy

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!

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