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TIKI 21 "SAUS UND BRAUS" going Vienna - Venice
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Balkansko koloorThe voyage of the SAUS UND BRAUS When and how it started I don’t know. It seemed pretty logical sitting at home watching the atlas… and now I am watching the map again and it feels…Continue

Tags: cruising, 21, TIKI

Started this discussion. Last reply by Berthold Theelen Dec 9, 2015.

TIKI 21 Decktent
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Good day!We made the maiden yoage and had some awsome sailing (it is still unbeliveable that it really works). I am absolutely happy how unspectacular everything somehow does the strick.But at the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jay Bennett May 13, 2014.

Mastlength and masthead for spinnaker
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Hiya!We hope to have our TIKI 21 in the water soon.One of the last steeps is the constrution of the mast. We have ordered an aluminum tube but it is only available in 6 meters. So we will have to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Éric Bouvéron Oct 7, 2016.

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"You have a lot of love for details. I like the oak wedges. Will cut some asap. Very intressting thoughts about the crab claw rig. The med really calls for the ability to reef. I would consider some sort of junkrig for WHY NOT.  Keep it up and…"
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A home builder, I own a Wharram
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Tiki 21 SAUS UND BRAUS
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Innsbruck, Tirol, Austria

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At 9:32am on November 3, 2015, Éric Bouvéron said…
A real pleasure!
At 7:08am on December 9, 2015, Berthold Theelen said…

appreciate your interest! we tried that. a length of v-shaped stainless was very hard to fit on the banana shaped keel.. would have to be cut into too many section and rwelded over and over . On our traditional Kaiki in  Greece we used to put a piece of hardwood called 'kontrakarena' but that was a straight keel. We will gave,: to renew the epoxy/roving shielding every now and then. not a very big deal.

At 1:11am on December 11, 2015, Berthold Theelen said…

Yes, I was thinking about that but then: the width of the keel is really only qabout 1 cm because of the V-shaped hull and I am reluctant to put screws in there... Will see how the new layers of mat and roving are faring this year and see then.

I liked your description of your trip with the Tiki 21. The idea to make the keel a bit deeper and rectangular is interesting. Will try that, but first there must be some mor "beef" to put screws in. A hardwood kontrakarena of about 2 x 2 cms, that can be easily changed if needed can surely help beaching and contribute to better windward performance.

It is very true, what you say at the end of your trip description: People look at you different when you arrive in a small boat. I see that especially here in the Philippines. So easy to make friends and nobody looks at you as a money bag..

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