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Solid timber Stems and Sternposts Tiki 26.
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I am considering using solid timber (rosewood) laminated to construct the stem & stern posts for my tiki 26. Yes I know more time consuming.Your comments and suggestions are welcomed.Thanks LeeContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lee Dilkes Oct 22, 2010.

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Lee Dilkes replied to honey badger's discussion Honey Badger. in the group TIKI 26
"Well done Paul. Hopefully have mine in the water when you get up this way"
10 hours ago
Lee Dilkes replied to paul anderson's discussion Love me tender.
"I've have a copy of Dynamite Paysons' book which has the plan for the Nymph if you would like a copy I can send em to you.?"
Jan 3
Lee Dilkes replied to paul anderson's discussion LAUNCHING OF TIKI 26 ''Honey Badger.''
"Wow awesome,that,s just up the reef from me. Let me know when your close to Cairns and I'll meet you at Fitzroy Is."
Jan 3
Lee Dilkes replied to paul anderson's discussion LAUNCHING OF TIKI 26 ''Honey Badger.''
"Well done Paul, I'm right behind you maybe end of this month. Meet you in the Whitsundays :-)"
Jan 1
Lee Dilkes replied to patrick lennon's discussion Is this the correct way to tie lashings Tiki26.
"I've just cut 25mm conduit to put under the lashings where they cross the radius of the beam edges."
Nov 25, 2016
Lee Dilkes commented on Budget Boater's group TIKI 26
"I'm just waitin on a main......"
Oct 28, 2016
Lee Dilkes replied to Gary Prost's discussion How long to get a Tiki 26 from trailer to sailing?
"I have 4 beams as you can see, once you get started and have a system sorted it should take you no more than 2 hours. Just make sure you use a no stretch braid. That said I have put this boat together and pulled it apart 3 times now. My mast is…"
Oct 28, 2016
Lee Dilkes replied to Gary Prost's discussion How long to get a Tiki 26 from trailer to sailing?
"I can get to this stage in 2-3 hours using the main sheet and a 3metre gypsy pole to raise the mast."
Oct 28, 2016
Ron Smith left a comment for Lee Dilkes
"Afloat yet?"
Sep 13, 2016
Lee Dilkes commented on Budget Boater's group TIKI 26
"Final bits of paint, the windows are in and the cockpit seats are built"
Aug 29, 2016
Lee Dilkes commented on Budget Boater's group TIKI 26
Aug 29, 2016
Lee Dilkes commented on Budget Boater's group TIKI 26
"Sails arrive in 3 weeks should be tasting saltwater in about 4!"
Aug 17, 2016
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Aug 17, 2016
Lee Dilkes left a comment for Lee Dilkes
"Mate its so close I can smell the salt....."
Aug 12, 2016
Ron Smith left a comment for Lee Dilkes
"Damn, Lee, haven't u finished that thing yet!"
Aug 12, 2016
Lee Dilkes commented on Budget Boater's group TIKI 26
"Main Hatch sub 3 Kilo & support my 85 Kilo mass, fwd hatches sub 1 Kilo."
May 11, 2016

Profile Information

I am:
A professional builder, A home builder
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
Tiki 26
Country, City, and State?
Port Douglas, Qld Australia
About me or us?
kids have grown up now its my turn again with a new wifey.
Alternate thinking/living.
Looking to?
Change my name to Bob and do exactly that in the coral sea and beyond

Comment Wall (4 comments)

At 5:33pm on October 17, 2010, Lee Dilkes said…
Plans (#426) arrived on the 8th Oct and finally got a start on the 16th, cutting out templates for all the important stuff
The stem, sternpost, rudder, all beams, cleats and one hull panel lofted and cut so far. Will have the rest of the hull and bulkheads finished this week.
At 5:24pm on August 12, 2016, Ron Smith said…
Damn, Lee, haven't u finished that thing yet!
At 7:45pm on August 12, 2016, Lee Dilkes said…

Mate its so close I can smell the salt.....

At 5:34am on September 13, 2016, Ron Smith said…

Afloat yet?

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