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Tiki mod?
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Hi, I am very interest in the tiki 38 or 46. I like what boatsmith did with the Ariki deck. Would it be possible to remove the deck pod and have a large roof like this? Is is practical on a tiki?…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andy Nemier Jul 15.

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Andy Nemier replied to Jerry's discussion Tiki mod?
"YES!!  I have the site open on my macbook right now! I will start right at the first blog post - and run thru to the bitter end.  I've seen some random 'DOG' videos in the past on You-Tube.  But that was before the bug…"
Jul 15
Budget Boater replied to Jerry's discussion Tiki mod?
"Have you tried acatnameddog.com"
Jul 15
Andy Nemier replied to Jerry's discussion Tiki mod?
"Hi Marty, I'm fascinated with this Wharram build project (the Tiki 38 - in my mind). Do you have a website for your boat / boat build?"
Jul 15
Andy Nemier replied to Jerry's discussion Tiki mod?
Jul 15
Budget Boater replied to Jerry's discussion Tiki modification idea in the group TIKI 38
"Keep up with http://acatnameddog.com/, Captains Blog and the archives. We built a modified cockpit and will be installing a hard top on this Tiki 38. It would be difficult to build a cockpit similar what Boatsmith did on Bazinga for a Tiki 38. Not…"
Feb 2
dave tomlinson replied to Jerry's discussion Tiki modification idea in the group TIKI 38
"I am planning a similiar but smaller roof behind my deckpod on my tiki 38 , the limiting thing is height for headroom under sails, mine is sloop rig and the boom is high enough to stand under. I want to be able to get from 1 hull to the other…"
Nov 5, 2016
Jerry replied to Brett Parker's discussion wharram firepit
"Sparks can be controlled by a screen, using dry wood, and keeping the fire small. Charcoal doesn't really throw,sparks at all. I use a small char how grill on my Catalina 25 with no problem. Keeping the fire away from gas and other explosives…"
Apr 6, 2016
Nigel Signal replied to Jerry's discussion Tiki mod?
"Not sure what your considering storing on the cabin tops but having too much weight that high could adversely affect the balance of the boat. Marty's suggestion of raising the roof and floors and using the storage created low down in the hulls…"
Mar 30, 2016
Marty Peters replied to Jerry's discussion Tiki mod?
"If you get the lashings tight enough the flex is so minimal. I can place my fingers on the beams and hull while sailing in rough 2-3 m seas while it's blowing 25-30kts and the movement between the beam and hull is less than 1-2 mm. BB describes…"
Mar 29, 2016
Budget Boater replied to Jerry's discussion Tiki mod?
"The hulls do not flex. The hulls can "rock" in relationship to the crossbeams. There are solutions: Monocoque - glass and bolt the beams into the hulls to eliminate the potential for rocking. If you build bridge deck sides with windows in…"
Mar 29, 2016
Jerry replied to Jerry's discussion Tiki mod?
"How would one install glass sides on a hulls that flex?  Plastic windows, but they will be scratched very quickly..."
Mar 29, 2016
Jerry replied to Jerry's discussion Tiki mod?
"Yes!  Thanks for the Gunboat 55 link.  That is nearly what I had in mind.  Especially the kitchen up.  See how the stove is on top of the cabin?  I like the idea of keeping all of the propane between hulls.  I want to…"
Mar 29, 2016
Olivier R. replied to Jerry's discussion Tiki mod?
"Ou comme cela?"
Mar 29, 2016
Marty Peters replied to Jerry's discussion Tiki mod?
"As BB says, anything is possible and if you can dream it you can build it. I raised the pod height on my tiki 46 and put the galley up. It works great but isn't everyone's preference. I also has to slightly re engineer the mast case on the…"
Mar 28, 2016
Budget Boater replied to Jerry's discussion Tiki mod?
"Technically, you can do anything that you want. You could exchange the designed pod out for a wide cockpit with a hard top similar to Bazinga. On the Tiki 46, your primary consideration with such a modification is the location of the main hatches…"
Mar 24, 2016
Brett Parker replied to Jerry's discussion Tiki mod?
"OOps that was a galley (in the pod). Most people set up their boats for where they do the majority of their sailing. So that has to guide you largley. In heavier conditions a pod will offer more protection and i like the bed in the pod but at a…"
Mar 23, 2016

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