Entirely concur with Robert. Patience, a tight main and a backed jib are the trick to tacking a 30. Even relatively high performance racing dinghy cats like Hobies and Darts are hard to get around, and use the same principle"
"Thanks Rogerio - just small sticks! Amazing. I think the boat ramps are a bit rougher here so might need something with a bigger diameter. I think the big jack is a good idea and would help a lot. I will keep in touch!"
"When I first took my Tiki 21 to West Africa, I had a pair of dollies made up for launching on the loose sandy beach. The tires were much too small (12 - 16 inch o/d as I recall) and did not work too well. After refurbishing the boat, my son…"
Would like to take my newly acquired Tiki 30 up the beach (or launching ramp at the Yacht Club) using inflatable rollers, like this http://www.duckworksbbs.com/gear/beachroller/index.htm. Anyone have any experience in this? What's weight rating should the rollers be? Would making a couple of dolly axles be better? Designs? Thanks!See More