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Rebuild or replacement of Tiki26 beams
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Hi, I've just bought a neglected T26 with good hulls but poor beams.I have no drawings to build new and am considering alternative beams.I have three questions:1. Is a wharram beam meant to be rigid…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Russell and Janet Puryear Oct 21, 2011.

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Russell and Janet Puryear replied to Nigel Crossley's discussion Rebuild or replacement of Tiki26 beams
"If you enclose the laminated beams, make sure you leave plenty of holes for ventilation."
Oct 21, 2011
Nigel Crossley replied to Nigel Crossley's discussion Rebuild or replacement of Tiki26 beams
"Hi the beams i am considering are "eye" form much like a girder, built solely from scandanavian slow grown dense timber. They are light yet very strong. I would box them in with 6mm ply to give a glassed rectangular section. The…"
Oct 21, 2011
paul anderson replied to Nigel Crossley's discussion Rebuild or replacement of Tiki26 beams
"I have finished building my beams and there is no flex that i can fathom,although like Scott,i have chosen to glass them too.Tsunamisurfer mused about laminited beams ie glulams,they may be an alternative,but you would have to check with an engineer…"
Oct 21, 2011
kim whitmyre replied to Nigel Crossley's discussion Rebuild or replacement of Tiki26 beams
"I'm sure Wharram will sell the beam plans for a small fee; that would be the best plan. Visit Scott Williams blog on building his tiki 26: Element 2  That will give you an excellent start. It is easy to find the sections of his build you…"
Oct 21, 2011
Russell and Janet Puryear replied to Nigel Crossley's discussion Rebuild or replacement of Tiki26 beams
"Tiki 26 should be 15' 1" beam, not 12'. Sounds like yours was reduced already. There was a discussion on here recently about alternatives to the triangular standard beams. Search. Ack a ways and you'll find it. I have an article…"
Oct 20, 2011
Greg Russell replied to Nigel Crossley's discussion Rebuild or replacement of Tiki26 beams
"I bought a Pahi 31 about three years ago and had to replace the beams. They are rigid I beam construction I went from 14.5 ft to 17.5 ft. I got plans from Wharram but made it an extra foot wider like a Tiki 31 and to match the lumber I had bought.…"
Oct 20, 2011
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Rebuild or replacement of Tiki26 beams

Hi, I've just bought a neglected T26 with good hulls but poor beams.I have no drawings to build new and am considering alternative beams.I have three questions:1. Is a wharram beam meant to be rigid or to have a degree of flex.2. If rigid then there are several alternatives that spring to mind in particular, the Swedes make a very strong girder of laminated dense wood. These can be made to order.3. If I replace all beams, is there an advantage/disadvantage in increasing the beam to match the…See More
Oct 20, 2011
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