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Wharram Cornish Hui 2018
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Tags: Hui, 21, Tiki

Started this discussion. Last reply by Éric Bouvéron Feb 2.

Bowsprit Construction
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I've been asked about the bow sprit on my Tiki 21. Here's a blog with some details. Hope it's useful ...…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Levi Verwoest Aug 11, 2018.

Mooring to an ugly thing
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I will be leaving my Tiki 21 on a visitor's mooring for a few days. The buoy has a metal ring on top to attach the lines. The harbourmaster insists on a chain length spliced into a rope to prevent…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrés Jul 20, 2018.

Auto Tiller on a TIki 21

After a bit of work I sailed for a hour or so under the control of my auto tiller.…Continue

Tags: autopilot, 21, Tiki

Started Jun 13, 2018

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Ian Bamsey replied to Jesús Moreno's discussion Rambling Rose
"Plenty of good sailing out of the Exe. Racing both in the river and out. Mooring cheaper than the Dart. Good community. Come up to Exe for this and meet me and some other Wharam sailors. tilman.eventbrite.com"
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Ian Bamsey replied to Jesús Moreno's discussion Rambling Rose
"I know the boat that was on the Dart. It lives on the river Exe and previously on the Camel. Perhaps not the Annie. "
Aug 12
Ian Bamsey replied to Rune M. Christensen's discussion overloaded tiki21
"wow ... carbon mast sound good. Is it a tube or a real mast? I rebuilt my platforms as they were rotten. I built a bigger engine box to take a fuel tank and lower my Honda 5 long shaft to prevent cavitation. My platforms are made from 6mm ply…"
Feb 14
Ian Bamsey replied to Rune M. Christensen's discussion overloaded tiki21
"I think the netting is most useful when considering offshore passages as wave slap up hard on the underside of platforms. Not so much an advantage for inshore / lakes etc. and quite convenient with camping. The weight of my platform is not…"
Feb 7
Éric Bouvéron replied to Ian Bamsey's discussion Wharram Cornish Hui 2018
"Great video, as usual. Thanks, it gives positive spirit."
Feb 2
Roger replied to Ian Bamsey's discussion Wharram Cornish Hui 2018
"Awesome!!"
Feb 2
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Wharram Cornish Hui 2018

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Feb 1
Ian Bamsey replied to Éric Bouvéron's discussion Tiki 21: Bowsprit length and thickness
"The key points for me are: 1. The over centre level and guy arrangement with rubber ball works really well ! See the blog 2. When cutting the sail make sure the luff length is right. It must fit between the mast head and bowsprit end allowing for…"
Jan 15
Ian Bamsey replied to Éric Bouvéron's discussion Tiki 21: Bowsprit length and thickness
"Hi Éric My bowsprit is 2.2m long and made from the lower section of a windsurfer mast. It's tapered from about 60mm to 50mm diameter and the tube wall is 2.5mm thick carbon. More details  here Ian"
Jan 15
Ian Bamsey replied to Robert Sheridan's discussion Tiki 30 Mango Elephant for sale
"Not a this time Roger. I do like the adventure the small boat brings. Last summer I overtook a 30ft boat in a messy 4 to 5 ft swell. We looked great as we sped by with the asymmetric pulling hard with the deck awash every now and then. That was a 4…"
Jan 13
Robert Sheridan left a comment for Ian Bamsey
"Hi Ian, Have not worked out how to send messages in this forum.  Mango is currently in Med Spain, we have not lined up a broker yet.  You can email us on svmangoelephant@gmail.com and I will reply with phone numbers. All the best Robert"
Jan 8
Ian Bamsey replied to Robert Sheridan's discussion Tiki 30 Mango Elephant for sale
"Robert, I'm interested. Friend request sent"
Jan 8
Ian Bamsey replied to Timo's discussion Tiki 21 sailing in cool?
"Well that was a few weeks back. It was a nice late weekend and we were lucky. I wouldn't want to be out now! "
Nov 18, 2018
Ian Bamsey replied to Timo's discussion Tiki 21 sailing in cool?
"Timo, Late season temperatures are not low especially during the day and I would look to go when it's nice. Checking the records for my final 4 day trip, the day/night temperatures were: THUR 27/9 22° /1° (This was a lovey day!)FRI 28/9…"
Nov 15, 2018
Ian Bamsey replied to Timo's discussion Tiki 21 sailing in cool?
"I regularly sleep on my Tiki 21. When sailing with two people, we use the hulls. I take a trampoline sheet so I can throw lots of kit onto the deck and cover it during the night. When I sail with the family, two adults - two kids, we sleep 2 in the…"
Nov 14, 2018
Ian Bamsey replied to agur paesüld's discussion Tiki Itatae got from paper to water in the group Tiki 21
"Looks great. Well done and enjoy the sailing."
Nov 10, 2018

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Tiki 21 - Gratitude
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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 !

At 9:27am on January 8, 2019, Robert Sheridan said…

Hi Ian,

Have not worked out how to send messages in this forum.  Mango is currently in Med Spain, we have not lined up a broker yet.  You can email us on svmangoelephant@gmail.com and I will reply with phone numbers.

All the best

Robert

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