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Lifting a tiki38
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Failure of T38 Mast case
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A home builder
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
Tiki 38
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USA. NJ, Atlantic Highlands
About me or us?
A real amateur builder. All woodwork done.
Looking to?
One more year to go. Then, with my wife Isabelle, sail south to Bahamas, Cuba, carribean and then Brazil. We will see there for next step.

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Aluminum masts

I got my masts welded yesterday. I could not resist to post pictures.

That is a good solution: Cheap, light (50 kg each) and strong. I followed the plans for the shrouds fittings.

The tubes were ordered as a group (4 builders) from a canadian aluminum factory. Martin Hivon (member of WB) organized it, a thousand of thanks to him.…


Posted on September 24, 2009 at 4:38pm

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At 4:19pm on October 16, 2008, Bertrand FERCOT said…
Bonjour Jacques et Isabelle

J'espère que nous aurons l'occasion de nous croiser sur l'eau en 2010.
Congratulations for your beautiful Tiki38 who seems almost finished.
Concerning my crossing, after so many years to sail along the coast in the currents and rocks, to cross the Atlantic appears to be very relax. The more dangerous is not to hit one another boat but to hit an non identified floating object! We had foam in the ends of the hulls, so the boat is unsinkable.
The most important is to trust your boat in training to sail a few times in heavy conditions. On board I've always a lot of tools, parts and thing to be abble to repair. The last week after to have broken our windvane , I was lucky to have spares to repare it.
With the GPS you know permanently your position, speed and heading. I had a little GPS Etrex plug in all the time on a battery to check easily the speed and heading from the cabin. I had a laptop with Scannav and electronic maps I switched on 2 or 3 times each day to check our position and to request grib weather forecast by email with an inmarsat MiniM we've got in second hand in Martinique. Sure I have so a minimum of paper charts and a plastic sextant.
During all the crossing we received well the weather forecast of RFI on shortwaves.
We were very satisfied to have build a central cabin which allows to have a confortable watch when there is a lot of rain or spray outside. It's why our Tiki46 will have so a such cabin, longer with a little kitchen inside, lockers for anchors and lines in the nose and a little cockpit to handle the boat and to work the sailsat at the back. The spaces betwen the 2 first beams and the two last one will be free as big pleasure cockpits.

At uour dispositions for more details.
Bertrand et Marie-Hélène
At 4:30am on October 22, 2008, Bertrand FERCOT said…

Je pense que si vous comptez vivre logtemps à bord et faire régulièrement des traversées, il serait utile d'avoir un liason par satellite via un MiniM, ou plus éconmique, un Iridium avec modem (possibilité de location). ça te permet de recevoir sous forme de fichier électronique grib les prévis mto et en plus des emails Voir le site http://www.banik.org/ qui dans la rubrique questions/réponses donne de bonnes explications En parallèle il est possible avec un logiciel de type SeaTTY de recevoir des MTO cartes et bulletins par ondes courtes. Il faudra que je t'envoie la liste de ce que j'ai enregistré sur le portable de PHA. Plus évidemment la réception radio classique ondes courtes.
J'avas effectivement un radeau de survie Plastimo que je garde pour le Tiki46, par la suite je rajouterai une ancre ou un parachute flottant pour des situations exeptionnelles.
Avec PHA j'ai eu à payer 3000Euros aux douanes car la Martinique est fiscalement un pays étranger, et bien que j'ai des factures en règle, certaine avaient un taux de TVA de zéro. Normalement en cas de déménagement l'on bénéficie d'une franchise de déménagement mais le bateau n'était pas sur le listing de mon déménagement en conteneur et personne ne m'avait dit de faire la démarche pour le bateau. Donc dans votre cas lors de votre déménagement, bien mentionner aux douanes que votre bateau en fait partie et dans ce cas à partir du moment ou vous pouvez prouver que vous avez payer des taxes fiscales ou douanières ils passent l'éponge sur l'évetuel différentiel de taxation d'un pays à l'autre. Consulte le site des douanes françaises.
Au cas ou ca indisposerait les autres que nous parlions en français, tu peux me joindre à bertrand.fercot sur orange.fr
A bientôt
At 3:09am on November 3, 2008, Dave Vinni said…
Hi Jacques

I would strongly recommend the wing sail. It does work! I have hoisted and dropped the sails in all wind directions and strengths on my own without a problem.

It is important that the mast head is properly set up. The throat halyard and peak halyards must have seperate attachment points.

My peak halyard is attached to a mast crane and is closest to the mast. The peak is set about 70mm further aft on its own attachment point on the mast crane.

Next the gaff jaws must not be too tight a fit around the mast. I used PTFE pads to take the wear and these have worked very well. Screw them on an make sure the screws are well counter sunk. Leather will squeak and wear more quickly and has greater friction.

If the jaws are too tight simply add more padding to the throat block.

The gaff outhaul must only pull tight once the gaff is peaked. Otherwise it will be too tight and will make hoisting the sail difficult.

When you lead the halyards down the inside of the sleave, try to make sure you dont get them twisted as this will lead to friction.

My set up works well enough for me to hoist the sails hand over hand without straining and without having to use a winch.

I dont use a boom, but do set up vangs to get the sails to set how I want them. This is safer cheaper and simpler than having booms.

I hope my comments help!

At 2:32am on January 21, 2009, NYCKiwi said…
Hi Jacques, many thanks for the invite to visit - I'd really like to come and see your project. I'm leaving town for a couple of weeks and will be in touch as soon as I return. Best, John.
At 9:09am on February 10, 2009, hans boortman said…
hi jacque,i have trim tabs as per hannekes plans,i had to rebuild the rudders to make them fit,i cannot give you feedback at this time because i have not fitted the units yet.thanks for the compliment and good luck with finishing your 38, or is it ever finished? hans.
At 8:53am on March 3, 2009, hans boortman said…
hi jaque,
i see you are building a bow sprit a la 46 like i did, a good idea,gives you something to attach your forestay to. to answer your question the boat sails very nice,she is not a speedburner and needs some wind to move well, i am comparing to my previous boat, a searunner trimaran 34,which was faster and more agile, but the tiki sails very comfortable at around 7-8 knots, i have have had her up to 12 but it need s to blow 25 to do that.she tracks like train and is very comfortable,i had my sails made by jeckells,if you need any more information i can help you with feel free to call me at 941 769 0857,good luck and get to launching day.regards hans.
At 11:02pm on March 3, 2009, Rod Jones said…
Hi Jaques, Thanks for the note. Yes I agree on the weight. I see so many of these boats get so much heavy junk attached to them. I'm considering having MTG in Australia build the boat for me. Carbon masts, vacuum bagged with honey comb, foam and balsa. Should be pretty light so I can load some gear on her. Your bowsprit looks good in the photos.
At 5:01pm on March 10, 2009, Dennis Dalgaard Laursen said…
Hej Jaques, thanks for the info, appreciate you taking the time to read it and give feedback to us,I am now thinking of planning a trip to the UK to check it out... Cheers ....Regards Dennis
At 7:27am on March 19, 2009, Brian said…
No I did not. That's the weekend before the wooden boat show right? Where can i get more information?
At 6:02pm on March 26, 2009, Brian said…

Can you tell me more about the June meeting?

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