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Tiki 21 Navigation Lights
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Nav lights on a Tiki 21 are not easy as you will find most options require an electrical system. The alternative is battery powered. Most of the available battery nav lights I can find are useless.…Continue

Tags: Lights, Navigation, 21, Tiki

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ian Bamsey Feb 6.

Wharram appears in top 10
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YBW's list of the top 10 yacht pioneers in the last 100 years:…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by paul anderson Nov 30, 2016.

Jib & Spinnaker Sheeting
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I've never been totally happy with the jib sheeting on my Tiki 21. It's currently on a 2:1 which runs through a block on a lanyard much as per the design except that it is cleated off on a cam cleat…Continue

Tags: Spinnaker, Sheeting, 21, Tiki

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ian Bamsey Feb 14.

More from The Southwest
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More video nonsense for you.…Continue

Tags: cruising, video, 21, Tiki

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ian Bamsey Nov 13, 2016.

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"Looking good there Brad. I think you'll end up in a drag race with Roger!"
Mar 2
Ian Bamsey replied to Ian Bamsey's discussion Jib & Spinnaker Sheeting
"Hi Brad, I really need to go back an edit my blog! I completely forgot to put the dimensions in. In meters my sail is: Luff: 6.2m, Leach 5.8m, Foot 4.6m Total area - 21.5 sq m. The design is an A3 runner For comparison, Littlecat is using  Luff…"
Feb 14
Brad Ingram replied to Ian Bamsey's discussion Jib & Spinnaker Sheeting
"What did the dimensions end up being for your spinnaker (luff, foot, leech)? I have an asym that I got for free, and I'm wondering how it measures up!           "
Feb 13
Ian Bamsey replied to Ian Bamsey's discussion Jib & Spinnaker Sheeting
"I'll post on the A-sail, success or failure. Good luck with the Mana and keep us posted. Enjoy. Cheers Ian"
Feb 12
Rod McLaren replied to Ian Bamsey's discussion Jib & Spinnaker Sheeting
"Hi, Ian. Thanks for the comments. I have indeed been blessed with a good life. I do understand what you say about "trepidation" and the "gap between success and failure". It is easy to get excited by the idea of a finished…"
Feb 12
Ian Bamsey replied to Ian Bamsey's discussion Jib & Spinnaker Sheeting
"Thanks Rod, I await the test flight with some trepidation. The gap between success and failure is magnified by the work put in. I'll let you know. Checked out your website and look forward to reading more. I love the paintings, great life. Do…"
Feb 10
Rod McLaren replied to Ian Bamsey's discussion Jib & Spinnaker Sheeting
"Nice job on the asymetrical. It looks great. I look forward to seeing it in action."
Feb 10
Ian Bamsey replied to Ian Bamsey's discussion Jib & Spinnaker Sheeting
"Final installment on making an asymmetric. Now for the maintenance jobs before it's time to get back on the water."
Feb 10
Lovako replied to Ian Bamsey's discussion Jib & Spinnaker Sheeting
"Asymetricals are great, has a lot of power and easy to control. I have a narrow cut normal spinaker on my 42ft Pahi and use it a lot. I can fly it simalar to a A-spi but not fully. I use a baberhauler on beam 3 to control and a block on beam 4.…"
Feb 9
Ian Bamsey replied to Ian Bamsey's discussion Jib & Spinnaker Sheeting
"Cheers Brad that's helpful. Rogerio posted a photo showing the track mounted vertically (the simple way!). I've asked if he has any comments. "
Feb 7
Ian Bamsey commented on Rogerio Martin's photo
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If I can not be the helmsman

"Hi Rogerio, how does this jib track position work out for you? Please see here. Thanks Ian"
Feb 7
Brad Ingram replied to Ian Bamsey's discussion Jib & Spinnaker Sheeting
"Rogerio Martin has jib tracks fastened straight to the cabin sides on his Tiki 30. He'd probably have some good practical advice on it in a PM. "
Feb 6
Ian Bamsey replied to Ian Bamsey's discussion Tiki 21 Navigation Lights
"Well thanks ... and if I was sailing a Tiki 26 or larger, wires and fixed lights it would be. .... for now the design is evolving! More will be here"
Feb 6
Budget Boater replied to Ian Bamsey's discussion Tiki 21 Navigation Lights
"I definitely like the idea. It has many applications."
Feb 6

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Posted on September 15, 2015 at 3:49am

First Cruise

Back in October 2013 when Gratitude went into her wintering barn for renovation, the spring seemed too far away and there was plenty of time for all the work. Come March, much progress had been made and a date was fixed with a friend for our sea trials.

I'd bought Gratitude, my first sailing boat, at the end of last year after borrowing her for a few test sails. There was a bit of work to do, but essentially she was sea worthy. As the winter wore on, the paint was stripped…

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Posted on April 15, 2014 at 8:30am — 8 Comments

Here's the start

The boat, a Wharram Tiki 21 called Gratitude, was finally purchased back in November 2013 from a friend. Kindly, he'd allowed us to borrow it during the summer. This gave us a chance to try it out, and for everyone to get comfortable with sailing. I was in no doubt, but my small boys and Monika don't always see adventure opportunities as I do. I always knew I'd love it.

We'd had several…

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Posted on February 2, 2014 at 6:00pm — 6 Comments

Comment Wall (7 comments)

At 1:16am on September 20, 2013, Galway Bay said…

Welcome Ian - we need a few UK + EU members for balance !! What boat have you ? Photos ?

At 9:11am on September 23, 2013, Galway Bay said…

Another surf shoe paddler !!

Loved the photos ...this is the real strength of a boat like this.. I remember as a youngster the constant  "Sit Down".... "Don't Rock The Boat " etc...!!

At 9:56am on January 22, 2014, Bill Proteau said…

Hi Ian

I uploaded a picture of launch day for my Tiki 21. We have lived here for the last 4 years and it is an amazing place to sail. However we are very far north (on the border with Alaska) so the weather can be ferocious. The boat has preformed much better than I had hoped and with its' stability, shallow draft and speed has allowed us to go many places completely inaccessible to the average boater up here. I am building a proper mast for it as we speak as the aluminum pole was a temporary mast just to get me out there and I should have it up in a couple of months. Cheers

At 10:14am on January 22, 2014, Ian Bamsey said…

25yrs ago I kayaked in BC on the Fraser & Thompson etc, then up around Jasper and Banff. We went up from Vancouver  as far as the Skookumchuk Narrows. What a place. I'd love to explore those coastal inlets. We wanted to drive up toward Alaska but changed plans when we found out how far that is. You are way up North!

I'm building a new mast in Alu and wood this year.

Good luck

At 1:47pm on August 25, 2015, friendshipsloop . said…

Ian, thanks for your kind comments.  Hope to visit the UK and meet you in person some day!

At 7:58am on September 12, 2015, Rory McDougall said…

Hey Ian,

It will be fun sailing with another Tiki 21, but I have to admit that I won't be sailing unless there is a decent forecast of wind. I've spent enough days of my life flopping about trying to get somewhere in no wind - I'm a bit picky these days!! I'd much prefer a good thrash down to Brixham and a lively surf home!! Nick Martin with his Tiki 26 may also be joining in the fun. Be great if we can have all 3 Tikis sailing!!

Hope to see you on Sat.

Cheers, Rory

At 4:36am on September 27, 2015, Rory McDougall said…

Hey Ian, sorry I pulled out. Would have been good to have had Tikis sailing together. I don't regret tho, had a good time seeing my daughter sailing the laser with her cousins. Hope for more wind next year!

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