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Maxim Jurgens replied to Ian Bamsey's discussion Continuous Line Furler on Tiki 21
" I would not fuff around using a code zero furler as a head sail reefer . It was not intended for the job and is unlikely to work satisfactorily . If you could lay your hand on a set of foils you could possibly convert the furler  in to a…"
Nov 28
Maxim Jurgens replied to Zach Johnson's discussion Tiki 30 mast measurements
"I do like the Tiki rig. A lot . I like the looks and the ease of trim of all sides of the sail .It performs well on all points of sail. What I like a lot too is that one can get rid of the sail in just  moments without having to turn into the…"
Nov 27
Maxim Jurgens replied to bruno legenne's discussion WHY PODS ARE NOT WIDER???
"The Thailand T 30 with deck pod is our's . When deciding upon the design we wanted a deck cabin which was spacious inside, would incorporate a double berth plus lots of under seat stowage ,plus the (rather enormous) fridge.We wanted to keep the…"
Apr 22
Maxim Jurgens replied to Bart Koop's discussion looking for a way to improve upwind sailing.
"Re head sail and shroud tension On our T 30's and T 38's which have roller furled head sails we do not use halyards for the jib anymore. When hoisting the jib we bring it up with the spi halyard , go up the mast and tie the top eye of the…"
Aug 19, 2016
Maxim Jurgens replied to Bart Koop's discussion looking for a way to improve upwind sailing.
"Bjoern: Re dropping the main . Try running your halyards OUTSIDE the sleeve.The reduction in friction is very considerable , it makes hoisting and ropping the sail much easier . And : make a 4 mm line between the jaws of your gaffs with a loop…"
Aug 19, 2016
Maxim Jurgens replied to Graham Anley's discussion What type of rig for my Pahi 42?
"I would not go for a crab claw or other "exotic " rig until you have sufficient sailing experience to handle such rigs and are able to judge re the pro's and cons of a conventional rig . Based on your experience ,neccessities and…"
Aug 18, 2016
Maxim Jurgens replied to Bart Koop's discussion looking for a way to improve upwind sailing.
"Goedemorgen Bar uit Thailand  we have two Tiki 30's rigged as per plans ,so with the  Tiki wingsail .  Over time we have found that  for best performance, windward as well as other wise :  - mainsail should be cut FLAT…"
Aug 17, 2016
Maxim Jurgens replied to Gianni's discussion THAILAND AND DOCUMENTS
"You can email me direct for info. siamsailingatgeemail.com Maxim Jurgens Siam Sailing Phuket"
Jun 8, 2016
Maxim Jurgens replied to Frank Higgott's discussion Re lashing rudders...
"You can just use the existing holes in skegs and rudders. If the newly made holes are out by a few mm that does not matter . Advantage of using the alu tubes is two fold: 1 it  completely avoids the chance of the rudder lashing ropes cutting…"
Jun 2, 2016
Maxim Jurgens replied to Frank Higgott's discussion Re lashing rudders...
"Drill out the old lashings of both rudder and stern Fill the holes with epoxy. Buy small diameter ( 6-8 mm) aluminium tube. Re drill the holes and use a pipecleaner or similar to coat the inside of the holes with epoxy resin. Cut short lengths of…"
May 16, 2016
Jeryl Sim left a comment for Maxim Jurgens
"Hi Maxim, Didn't know you can add friend in a forum. Cheers!"
Apr 5, 2016
Maxim Jurgens replied to Jeryl Sim's discussion Looking for a good Wharram Tikki 30" to 38" near South East Asia
"Hello Jeryl Here in Phuket are  two Tiki 30's for sale : 1 Tiki 38 Sea Turtle . Built and maintained by Seascape, same builder as who built our fleet of T38's and T 30 's.  Seascape's boats are legendary for  their…"
Apr 4, 2016
Maxim Jurgens replied to Emil Gaigher's discussion Diesel motor idea.
"It's all possible , I guess but if you want to go that way yo might as well consider a ready made catamaran drive like Sonic Sillette. They come with or without a gear box ,such as you prefer. Re the small 1 liter car engine : you still need to…"
Mar 1, 2016
Maxim Jurgens replied to Andy Best-Dunkley's discussion Asymmetric spinnaker & genoa control on larger Wharrams
"We have two sloop rigged T 38's and two tiki rigged T 30's We rig our a symmetric spi's as follows : no bow sprit . Instead there is a fixed rope between the bows which  has a block on it .It's a traveller so it has two…"
Oct 26, 2015
Maxim Jurgens replied to Marc Vieux's discussion How to Lower the Main Mast on a Tiki 38?
"Hello Marc  As you know we have a sloop Tiki sloop rigged T 38 and two Tiki 30's . When replacing rigging wires we do not take the mast off but use halyards and/or additional ropes as temporary stays and make couple  of extra ones as…"
Sep 3, 2015
Maxim Jurgens replied to patrick lennon's discussion Tiki 26 Changing Secifications Aluminum Mast
"you can buy 5 inch dia ( OD) alu pipe in 6 meter lengths . Thickness is 2,5 or 3 mm , I forgot.  You'd need to buy 2 lengths which costs about 5000 baht. Here in Phuket .  Any decent metal shop in Thailand should have it or be able to…"
Mar 31, 2015

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What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
2x Tiki 38
2x Tiki 30
Until Nov 23 1x Hitia 24 ( RIP)
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At 3:03am on April 5, 2016, Jeryl Sim said…
Hi Maxim,
Didn't know you can add friend in a forum. Cheers!

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