"We have over the years used both methods. Whilst the idea of a hanked on jib with one ( or two ) tie -in reefs seems to be attractive ( retaining a reasonable sail shape when reefed, simplicity of a hanked on jib) in practice we find a roller reefed…"
"Judging by your pics your'e in guenther's yard . Highly recommended . Your next mast(s) will not have rot issues .
I prefer alu masts because making a good one myself is within the reach of my skills whilst a good wooden one is…"
"Rob: Are you in Thailand ? ( you mention Thai workers) If you want alu masts I can advise where to get your alu from and how we did our masts,incl conduits fro wires etc . I my opinion the best wood for masts is called aluminium…"
"What type of engine set up you would choose depends on where you use the boat . If you sail in area with ( normally) no strong currents , steep waves, etc then
two outboards of about 10 - HP will be just fine . Advantages and disadvantages of…"
"We insert 7 mm dia aluminium tubes in the lashing holes in the rudders and sternposts. First you drill the holes large enough to accept the tubes , coat the inside of the holes with epoxy and when dried fix the tubes in place with sikaflex or…"
" 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…"