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Tiki 26 rigging queries
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Any thoughts on the following much appreciated:How should the bottom on the jib reefing drum be attached to the bridle?  I have a gap of about 7".Is it a good idea to have an adjuster?Simplest way to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Johnny Martin Aug 1, 2016.

tiki 26 continuous jib sheets

Would appreciate confirmation of the following:- diameter for jib sheet- length if rigged continuous- what spec block required - at jib eye and fidle blockthank you!Continue

Started Mar 15, 2016

South Coast UK Mooring
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Hi - I am looking for a winter mooring to rent for a tiki 26 - somewhere a bit sheltered in UK - eg weymouth, plymouth or even falmouth.  Any suggestions much appreciated.  thank you JohnnyContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Sheridan Dec 9, 2015.

meissner winch service
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hi - I have a small meissner winch on a tiki 26 and I am trying to service it.  I could hardly turn the winch - dont know what happend - it hadnt been used for a while - maybe bashed?Anyhow I took…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Johnny Martin Oct 13, 2015.

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Johnny Martin replied to Ian Bamsey's discussion Tiki 21 perfomance
"a wharram tane was given 1116 in 1981 by rya i guess that is a portsmouth number?"
Aug 23, 2016
Johnny Martin replied to Ian Bamsey's discussion Tiki 21 perfomance
"does anyone have a rating for a tiki 26?!"
Aug 22, 2016
Johnny Martin replied to Johnny Martin's discussion Tiki 26 rigging queries
"Thank you everyone much appreciated - especially the photos and using the main halyard to check even distance. I think more mast rake must help tacking (a bit like when you tack a windsurfer) but obviously not to create excess weather helm."
Aug 1, 2016
Robert Hughes replied to Johnny Martin's discussion Tiki 26 rigging queries
"I've been digging through my old notes and it looks like the rake of my mast is around 2 degrees, which seems to work fine. As for tensioning the rigging, I don't have any turnbuckles (bottle screws) anywhere.  The bridle and forestay…"
Jul 31, 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
Johnny Martin posted a discussion

Tiki 26 rigging queries

Any thoughts on the following much appreciated:How should the bottom on the jib reefing drum be attached to the bridle?  I have a gap of about 7".Is it a good idea to have an adjuster?Simplest way to rig the cunningham for ease of reefingWhat kind of mast rake should I be aiming for - will it help the tacking..Anyone got a better way of rigging the mast stays which seem to take ages to tension!Thank youJohnnySee More
Jul 25, 2016
Aneblanc replied to Johnny Martin's discussion Tiki 26 aluminium beams
"Hello! I don't know if you are still interested: this advert http://www.kijiji.ca/v-sailboat/oshawa-durham-region/catamaran/1109392950?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true mentions aluminium beams and you can see on the pictures that the owner…"
Mar 25, 2016
Johnny Martin posted a discussion

tiki 26 continuous sheets

Would appreciate confirmation of the following:- diameter for jib sheet- length if rigged continuous- what spec block required - at jib eye and fidle blockthank you!See More
Mar 15, 2016
Robert Sheridan replied to Johnny Martin's discussion South Coast UK Mooring
"Some marinas do deals over the winter to relet berths whilst boats are out of  the water, Port Solent and the marina at Emsworth do, so it may be worth ringing round the area you want to be based in; PBO used to do a marina review I do not know…"
Dec 9, 2015
Ian Bamsey replied to Johnny Martin's discussion South Coast UK Mooring
"Try the multihull centre at Millbrook near Plymouth, They have various options including beaching which is handy for repair work. See http://www.multihullcentre.co.uk/"
Dec 8, 2015
Johnny Martin posted a discussion

South Coast UK Mooring

Hi - I am looking for a winter mooring to rent for a tiki 26 - somewhere a bit sheltered in UK - eg weymouth, plymouth or even falmouth.  Any suggestions much appreciated.  thank you JohnnySee More
Dec 7, 2015
Johnny Martin replied to Johnny Martin's discussion meissner winch service
"thanks robert - followed your advice and yes it running much freeer - and lubed up with dry lube - I am going to leave further investigation.. I have seen some winches on youtube with an internal circlip that you access from below - still alls well…"
Oct 13, 2015
Robert Hughes replied to Johnny Martin's discussion meissner winch service
"Hi Johnny, It's unlikely to have been damaged by a knock.  If it's not been turned for a long time almost certainly it's jammed because it's got something like salt crystals in it.  I don't know this make, but…"
Oct 12, 2015
Johnny Martin posted a discussion

meissner winch service

hi - I have a small meissner winch on a tiki 26 and I am trying to service it.  I could hardly turn the winch - dont know what happend - it hadnt been used for a while - maybe bashed?Anyhow I took the round circlip off the top which enabled me to get the drum off but how do I get the next bit apart - picture should be attached.  Do I need to unscrew winch from wooden base plate?  They are well seized!thank you - johnnySee More
Oct 11, 2015
Johnny Martin replied to Johnny Martin's discussion Main Halyard Cleat
"thank you!  xmas has come early for you! and glad back is better -"
Sep 29, 2015
Robert Hughes replied to Johnny Martin's discussion Main Halyard Cleat
"Hi Johnny, If the wall of your mast is as thick as mine it would probably take screws ok, but rivets might be better.  If the mast is down you might be able to reach in from the bottom and put nuts inside, in which case you can use machine…"
Sep 28, 2015

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I am:
I own a Wharram
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
Tiki 26
Country, City, and State?
UK, Frome Somerset
About me or us?
Boat based in Topsham, near Exeter in South West
Looking to?
Open to boat share, sailing projects

Comment Wall (2 comments)

At 1:22am on September 15, 2014, Roman Tschernich said…

Hi Johnny,

Your TIKI26 is what I am looking for. Please (!) contact me as I am interested to buy and refit her. Even the trailer is interesting. Contact me by info@aurumdigger.de or by mobile phone +49-172+4071973. You can send an SMS and I will call back. C´mon, I would like to talk to you about your TIKI,

Best regards, Roman 

At 9:55am on July 22, 2015, laurent said…

Hello Johnny, I f You asked me in my few photos , what is the catamaran with trampoline in  my few photos, it is my  TIKIROA or PAHI 26 .

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