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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.

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.

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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"
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Ian Bamsey replied to Alec G's discussion looking for a Tiki 21, pref in UK
"You can buy mine, but only once I find a suitable Tiki 30!"
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Ian Bamsey replied to Christian Linder's discussion Polythene grams/metre squared
"I just know that people have made sails from this stuff. It's very strong and low stretch and not too expensive. Good luck Ian"
Jul 3
Ian Bamsey replied to Christian Linder's discussion Polythene grams/metre squared
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Jul 3
Ian Bamsey replied to Budget Boater's discussion How to post in the FORUM
"It might be worth pointing out that when you want an image in a post, you can use the Image button in the toolbar to put the picture directly into the post. If it's added as an attachment, it can't easily be seen; it's a…"
Jun 30
Ian Bamsey replied to Johan van Zwienen's discussion Color Tiki 21 and repairs
"Hi Johan, Sorry to see the damage, I'd be most upset. When renovating my Tiki 21, I had to make a similar repair. As boatsmith says, you have two ways to go. The best being to cut out a neat section and replace. See my post link below.…"
Jun 15
Ian Bamsey commented on Ian Bamsey's event From JDW on Facebook
"This has been postponed, see Wharram facebook page."
Jun 7
Ian Bamsey replied to Brett Parker's discussion sqare sails compared to spinnakers
"Hi Brett, the A2 usually goes up higher. It's just up quickly here to dry whilst we unloaded after a few days. The sprit just gets the sail further in front of the main to catch more breeze. The whole thing is a bit of fun and not all based on…"
Jun 6
Ian Bamsey replied to Brett Parker's discussion sqare sails compared to spinnakers
"I've built an A2 downwind sail. First outing last weekend and it's good at around 140 to 170 degs. "
Jun 2
Ian Bamsey replied to Brett Parker's discussion sqare sails compared to spinnakers
"Is it not better to sail the angles to increase the apparent wind and keep the sail shape? Last year I sailed down wind all the way home. I watched another Tiki sail big legs at angles. He was home well before me."
Jun 1
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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 my blog.See More
May 17
Ian Bamsey replied to Robert Hughes's discussion EXPERIMENTS WITH FOAM SANDWICH CONTRUCTION MATERIALS
"Great work Robert, and really interesting. I look forward to your reports on progress. I think it is to be expected that the failure mode is in the upper, compression, part of the beam. The carbon is particularly strong in tension. I think the…"
May 2
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Genoa sheeting

"Well first off a short track with a car and turning block would be a good start as this would allow for changing the foot vs leach tension and make for less effort then pulling the sheet through an eye. When there is pressure on, that eye will…"
Apr 25
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Genoa sheeting

What's the best way to sheet my new Tiki 21 genoa ? Any suggestions would be welcome.
Apr 25
Ian Bamsey replied to bruno legenne's discussion WHY PODS ARE NOT WIDER???
"You managed to find a tiki 30 for sale? Luck you."
Apr 23
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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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