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Up and down movement of the rudders
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The Tiki rudders are supposed to be hinged with 4 millimeter polyester string. Have you been able to tie the string in the figure-of-eight fashion so tight, that the rudders do not move up and down.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rogerio Martin 1 hour ago.

On the usefullness of the mizzen staysail on Tiki31

The sail plan of Tiki 31 suggests there is a mizzen staysail (13 sqm2) for off the wind use. For the windward use a mizzen staysail of the same size as jib (8 sqm2) should be used.On the pictures…Continue

Started Sep 4, 2017

Glassing a wooden mast
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Should I glass the wooden masts I am making for my Tiki 31? Glassing would make the mast stronger, but does glass add to chafe when using the wingsail? Also I would not want to paint the masts but…Continue

Tags: mast, wooden

Started this discussion. Last reply by Allen Bosely Sep 28, 2015.

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Rogerio Martin replied to Olli Väänänen's discussion Up and down movement of the rudders
"I had difficulties with the tiki 30 rudder. I think by its weight it should have a guide pin under the rudder attached to the skeg, as in tiki 38. But minor Wharrams should not have this problem. Alas, my cables are not glued. I change each year."
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Up and down movement of the rudders

The Tiki rudders are supposed to be hinged with 4 millimeter polyester string. Have you been able to tie the string in the figure-of-eight fashion so tight, that the rudders do not move up and down. If not, how big up-and-down -movement is permissible? I think that it is unavoidable, that the rudder touches the stern post right in the center line of the stern post, chafing the paint. I guess the stretch of the string will not be an issue, since the string is glued to each hole both in the…See More
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Tiki 31
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Finland , Jyvaskyla

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