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Tiki 21 Foresail Rigging
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I bought some secondhand Tiki 21 Jeckell sails over the winter. I have a working jib and genoa. Both these sails have a luff wire and do not have hanks to bend the sail onto the forestay. I have…Continue

Tags: foresail, 21, Tiki

Started this discussion. Last reply by Budget Boater Aug 21.

Tiki 21 forestay and Jib downhaul

I've got new sails on my Tiki 21 and required a fixed forestay in place of the old furler. Here's the new set up. There's more on …Continue

Tags: downhaul, jib, 21, Tiki

Started May 17

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.

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Ian Bamsey replied to Zach Johnson's discussion Throttle vs boat speed
"Interesting question. On my Tiki 21, I'm using a Honda BF5. I use the boat in coastal waters where tide is a factor. Up and down the coast, making a passage, a 1 to 2knt tide makes all the difference and around headlands it can create over…"
Thursday
Ian Bamsey replied to Rune M. Christensen's discussion Tiki 21beam repair
"Rune, I have to admit, I have not fixed that problem yet. There are in fact two problems, first is the small compression marks the cord/rope makes in the beam edge, and second, micro cracks which can appear in the paint where the top of the beam is…"
Oct 22
Ian Bamsey replied to Rune M. Christensen's discussion Tiki 21beam repair
"Hi Rune, Good luck with the repairs. Here's an earlier discussion about  beam rot that you might find useful. I would recommend epoxy coating your wood. Make sure the temperature is high enough for the epoxy to be runny and the…"
Oct 22
Ian Bamsey replied to Ian Bamsey's discussion Tiki 21 Lashings
"I think there's real merit in this approach. The 12 lashings take the time when assembling the boat. I can see if you're trailering a Tiki 21 you'd be attracted to this approach. For me (who launches in the spring and stays in until…"
Sep 19
friendshipsloop . replied to Ian Bamsey's discussion Tiki 21 Lashings
"Peter, that's right.  No special modifications.  I might add some chafing gear under the ratchet itself as the gear wheel protruces below the plane of the rest of the ratchet and makes a pair of slight marks in the beam below it.…"
Sep 19
Peter Baillie replied to Ian Bamsey's discussion Tiki 21 Lashings
"Many Thanks Jeff. It looks as if you haven't had to make any additional modifications, you've simply run the strap under the lower 'cleat' and although that causes it to bunch up that doesn't appear to have compromised its…"
Sep 18
Brad Ingram replied to Ian Bamsey's discussion Tiki 21 Lashings
"Where did you source the straps? I may add these for trailering as lashing keeps me from a lot of weekend trip opportunities"
Sep 18
friendshipsloop . replied to Ian Bamsey's discussion Tiki 21 Lashings
"OK, here's a "shared album" on Google Photos. I hope everyone can see the content.  Let me know if I need to post the photos to this forum instead.  They are iPhone photos.  On some, you need to zoom in to see the…"
Sep 18
Peter Baillie replied to Ian Bamsey's discussion Tiki 21 Lashings
"Great! Look forward to seeing them.."
Sep 16
friendshipsloop . replied to Ian Bamsey's discussion Tiki 21 Lashings
"Yes, I have had 11 of them (I left one of the old lashings) in place all season now.  I've never had to tighten one.  They are as tight today as the day I ratcheted them tight.  I'll be on the boat tomorrow and get some…"
Sep 16
Peter Baillie replied to Ian Bamsey's discussion Tiki 21 Lashings
"Hi, Did you get around to trying the webbing and ratchet? How did it go? Any photos?"
Sep 16
Ian Bamsey replied to Shoestring's discussion Tiki 26 - Hull allignment issue
"I'm wondering how helpful FB pages for Wharrams are? This site is an amazing resource and great community of enthusiasts. The FB pages are spreading content out and dilute their value. It seems a shame to accede to FB for all online communities?"
Sep 10
Budget Boater replied to Ian Bamsey's discussion Tiki 21 Foresail Rigging
"Yes, you should have a shackle of some type at the head. A soft shackle is fine. In order to prevent (somewhat) the sail from billowing during the raise, you need to get it up really fast. Hoist by hand quickly, wrap the winch as soon as it tops…"
Aug 21
Ian Bamsey posted a discussion

Tiki 21 Foresail Rigging

I bought some secondhand Tiki 21 Jeckell sails over the winter. I have a working jib and genoa. Both these sails have a luff wire and do not have hanks to bend the sail onto the forestay. I have arranged a jib halyard and a tensioner at the tack. This all works ok, but raising the foresails is not easy. When raising the either sail, because the luff is loose, the sail can easily catch the wind and form a parachute pulling the boat from facing into the wind. From then onwards, it gets more…See More
Aug 21
Ian Bamsey replied to Frank Higgott's discussion Nav lights and VHF aerial
"I've been working on this for my Tiki 21 http://tiki21gratitude.blogspot.co.uk/2017/02/bright-ideas.html"
Aug 17
Ian Bamsey replied to Alec G's discussion looking for a Tiki 21, pref in UK
"Yes, it a nice T30, but it's a little more cash than I have to spend and I know what people say about pods and the uk weather, but I still feel I want an open deck with all the space for friends and family. We'll see .... Good luck, Ian"
Jul 18

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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

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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!

At 4:31am on April 2, 2017, George Woodward said…

Hi Ian I found this Tiki in Turkey when I decided to downsize two years ago -I have been keen on a Tiki for about 30+ years and have the mags to prove it! The boat was built to a very high standard by the  bought it from (he lives in Fethiye). He keeps at his house  and takes it to the launch and takes it home when I return. This the agreement when I purchased.

Here's a link to some photos

https://goo.gl/photos/USkwQjP5sUWzskMM7

Regards

George

PS Still not downsized from my boat in Falmouth!

PPS Still finding my round the site to post replies !

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