" 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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
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…"
"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…"
"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…"
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…"
"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…"