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UMBRELLA FITTINGS
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I used a golf umbrella for some time to provide some shelter to the inner hull when not sailing and to reduce condensation at night.  After seeing the quality and strength of the umbrellas for the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by paul anderson Aug 8, 2016.

CHART TABLE - TIKI 26
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I had a packet of mixed veneers bought in Tasmania and finally found a use on an improved fold away chart table.  Several YouTube veneering/marquetry videos later and here is the result.  There is a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Hughes Aug 9, 2016.

How To Protect Oak Tillers?
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My tiller arms are made of oak.  Initially they were coated in a two pack Epifanes varnish which lasted 10 years on the Douglas Fir tiller bar and gaff but not very long on the oak, probably because…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jerry S Feb 20, 2016.

TILLER ARM BINDING
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When making my tiller arms I screwed through each spacer block and bound them with glass mat.  It has lasted a good while and I beefed up the two either side of where they sit on the actual rudder;…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Budget Boater Feb 1, 2016.

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Robert Hughes replied to Jerry S's discussion CHART TABLE - TIKI 26
"Very stylish !  Like it !"
Aug 9, 2016
paul anderson replied to Jerry S's discussion UMBRELLA FITTINGS
"Yeah,one of the drawbacks of the t26 is the lack of shade underway i think."
Aug 8, 2016
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Aug 8, 2016
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Aug 8, 2016
Jerry S replied to Johnny Martin's discussion Tiki 26 rigging queries
"Johnny, Pictures of my bridle set up are attached.  I have just changed to dyneema from u-bolts on the hull but they are not there for tensioning.  There are two turnbuckles on the bridle for that.  I have just changed all the wires…"
Jul 30, 2016
Jerry S replied to Frank Higgott's discussion Antifouling quantity for tiki 26.
"I work on 15m2 to be covered in total.  Jerry"
May 31, 2016
Jerry S replied to Raymond O'Neill's discussion Jeckells sails
"My whole sweet of sails is from them including a cruising chute all 14 years old.  Good quality and still going.  I have just had the main repaired but that takes the most wear.  I think it was Chris Jeckells that I spoke with then…"
Apr 27, 2016
Jerry S replied to Robert Hughes's discussion Engineered Carbon Fibre Beams for a Tiki 26
"Robert,  I am with you.  I did not choose a Wharram for the philosophy rather was is the boat that suited my requirements of ease of transportation, storage, maintenance, launching and sailing ability.  I went to Australia whilst it…"
Apr 22, 2016
Jerry S replied to Robert Hughes's discussion Engineered Carbon Fibre Beams for a Tiki 26
"Robert,  That is a magnificent project and you have done an excellent job with the fitting and finishing.  I would love to have a carbon mast but cannot find a suitable excuse.  How do you plan to hang the cockpit?  Jerry "
Apr 18, 2016
Jerry S replied to kim whitmyre's discussion Lashing for tiki 26 bridles instead of bow eyes.
"I would like to resurrect this discussion if I may.  I am in exactly the same position except that I have no faith in my existing 6mm U bolts so must change to something else in the next few weeks (on a Tiki 26).  The 10mm Wichard U bolts…"
Mar 20, 2016
Jerry S replied to Jerry S's discussion How To Protect Oak Tillers?
"Chuck and Budget Boater,  Many thanks.   That was the stuff in the article.  I will give it a try."
Feb 20, 2016
Chuck Valley replied to Jerry S's discussion How To Protect Oak Tillers?
"http://www.smithandcompany.org/ Oak and Teak Epoxy"
Feb 20, 2016
Budget Boater replied to Jerry S's discussion How To Protect Oak Tillers?
"If your decision is based more on appearance, then you can use 3-4 coats of epoxy made for oak. It is thinner and penetrates better. Sand between each coat. Then put the Epifanes varnish over the sanded epoxy."
Feb 20, 2016
Jerry S posted a discussion

How To Protect Oak Tillers?

My tiller arms are made of oak.  Initially they were coated in a two pack Epifanes varnish which lasted 10 years on the Douglas Fir tiller bar and gaff but not very long on the oak, probably because I did not prepare it correctly first.  Since then I have stripped them down and used no frills yacht varnish with a top up and retouch every year.  Anyway it is all becoming extremely time consuming because the salt water get in, turns the wood black, lifts the surrounding varnish, so I have to…See More
Feb 20, 2016
Jerry S replied to Robert Hughes's discussion ANYONE USED DANISH OIL?
"Robert.  You may have moved on and this may be out of date but I have used the cheap stuff on my mainly plywood GPS antenna bracket on the rear tramp beam which is very exposed.  It was a temporary bracket that eventually remained on for 5…"
Feb 20, 2016

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I am:
A home builder, I own a Wharram
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
I own a Tiki 26 "Lookfar"
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UK
About me or us?
Commenced building in 1999 and launched in 2002. Conducted a fairly major refit over the winter of 2013-14. I have learnt a lot from various forums over the years and would like to give something back to the community.

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