I am sad to see what has happened to your beautiful boat. Several years ago "Inkosinathi' the Tiki 30 that I built was rammed by a 30 ton power boat in Durban Harbour (there was no one on the bridge at the time!) and the port…"
I moved the hulls around my yard using a 4 wheeled trolly one at a time and the hulls need to be supported by a couple of men.
I assembled the boat completely including stepping the mast before I launched her. I used the 2 wheel…"
"Hi Roger - Merry Christmas
To move my T30 hulls I used a simple trollie I had made up for my very heavy oil cooled welder. It consisted of a square frame 400x400mm (approx) welded from 25x25x5mm angle (mild steel) with M12x100mm bolts with heads…"
"I think what you are offering is a great idea. I was fortunate enough to have some experienced builders show me some of the tricks of the trade before I started building 'Inkosinati' This start really helped me and the continued support…"
"Hi Paul! Good luck with your new mast. Check out Scott Williams Blog on how he made his mast. He made it in 2 halves on a custom 26' long table and a bucket load of clamps. This gave him more control of the glueing and the clamping forces. He…"
"Hi Rogerio, an alternative would be to do what I did, which was to add cabin tops to the forward cabins. Then one can be a captain's cabin/single bunk and the other a head. This leaves a nice clear cockpit. I have a few photos on my page.…"
"Hi Ralf, this should be no problem, you might consider making a 9 mm web to fit flush in the end of the beam and then glue the end cap to this especially if you are planning on using rope lashings instead of the webbing straps as per plan. Duncan"
"Hi Paul, on my t30 the mast was a little longer, but we normally sail with the sail in the as designed position. It is nice thought to have the option of raising the sail higher up the mast - this is the beauty of the rig design. Common sense needs…"
"Thanks David. That is exactly what I did - I put a head in the starboard fore cabin. This arrangement works really well, especially for day sails, where not all of the crew are into the 'bucket & chuck it' routine."
"Hi Justin, I sold my T30 in South Africa, and now I am living in New Zealand. The decision to build a T26 was an accidental one, in that I was able to buy an unused set of T26 plans cheap. Though all said, I have just returned from SA and had…"
I added a coach roof to the fore cabin (see my photos), and thus created a more usable single bunk. I would not move the rear beam aft, but you could make a cutout in bulkhead #6 as shown as an option for bulkhead #3. This is how JWD…"
"Hi guys! Just a thought on making the mast longer. All one really needs to do is add an extension at the mast head so as one can raise the peaking halyard. This will allow the gaff (and hence the main sail) to be raised a little higher. The rest of…"
"Hi Russel, I would cut the drain slots (30 X 100 mm) on the cockpit sides near the back and above the fillet between the side and the floor (say 10 mm above the floor). This way you are less lightly to lose your car keys etc. but you may need to…"
Weight would definitely have to be a consideration, the Tiki 21, 31, 38, 46 all use an unfaired "I" beam of a reasonably similar design which as far as I am aware requires a minimum of glassing in comparison to the Tiki 26…"