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Removing main mast T38
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Hi all I have to remove my main mast . I’m hope I can use the mizen  mast and gaff as a crane . I estimate the weight at 60 KG. And have made a crane that can lift this ,but I’m not sure of the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bart Aug 7.

Navigation lights
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Hello everybodyI have just installed anew nav tri light & anchor light with a three position switch. 1nav 2 off 3anchor. The switch works properly but the lights are dim the bulbs are LED 4W…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Raymond O'Neill Mar 16.

Yamaha 9.9
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Hi I have broken the shear pin on my Yamaha 9.9 can anyone tell me how to replace it and are special tools needed?   Hope someone can help. Cheers Ray Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Raymond O'Neill Aug 16, 2018.

Rudder lashing tiki 38
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I am having a problem with my  rudder slipping off the step has anyone else had this problem? They are lashed on so they still work but are a little stiff.Help.  Ray Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Noreen Aug 18, 2018.

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Bart replied to Raymond O'Neill's discussion Removing main mast T38
"My mast on a tiki 30 weights 100 kg. (9 meters long). Yours might be heavier. (But I also read someone has a 50 kg mast on a tiki 30/.. ) Regards Bart"
Aug 7
Raymond O'Neill posted a discussion

Removing main mast T38

Hi all I have to remove my main mast . I’m hope I can use the mizen  mast and gaff as a crane . I estimate the weight at 60 KG. And have made a crane that can lift this ,but I’m not sure of the weight .Has anyone any experience of this operation and or knows the weight of the mast which is hollow softwood 10m long 14cm dia  wall thickness 3cm. Hope some has done this before. Cheers Ray See More
Aug 2
Raymond O'Neill replied to Raymond O'Neill's discussion Navigation lights
"Found the problem which was a bad earth, moral always check the basics. I'd assumed that the presents of a wire ment that the earth was ok but the wire went nowhere. So ran an earth direct to the busbar hey presto bright lights. Hope this helps…"
Mar 16
Raymond O'Neill replied to Raymond O'Neill's discussion Navigation lights
"Thanks for the feedback the batteries are good so i guess I'll have to check all the wiring which is new but not sure about the quality. Thaks again regards Ray"
Mar 9
Budget Boater replied to Raymond O'Neill's discussion Navigation lights
"Too much resistance in the wiring or in the connections is the most likely culprit. Of course, the battery might be low as well."
Mar 8
Raymond O'Neill posted a discussion

Navigation lights

Hello everybodyI have just installed anew nav tri light & anchor light with a three position switch. 1nav 2 off 3anchor. The switch works properly but the lights are dim the bulbs are LED 4W which seems ok to me. Does anyone have any idea what could be wrong? Cheers RaySee More
Mar 8
Noreen replied to Raymond O'Neill's discussion Rudder lashing tiki 38
"So effortless...the luxury of spacious yards and big equipment. One of my anxieties moving our Tiki 38 to the water from the yard. Your Dog looks good Chuck."
Aug 18, 2018
Raymond O'Neill replied to Raymond O'Neill's discussion Yamaha 9.9
"Thanks Shaun very usefull video  and simple thanks again. Regards Ray "
Aug 16, 2018
Raymond O'Neill replied to Raymond O'Neill's discussion Yamaha 9.9
"Thanks Shaun"
Aug 16, 2018
Shaun replied to Raymond O'Neill's discussion Yamaha 9.9
"Hey Ray, Here's a good presentation from youtube; https://youtu.be/4_oi45-MtxI It's a straight forward operation. Cheers, Shaun"
Aug 15, 2018
Raymond O'Neill posted a discussion

Yamaha 9.9

Hi I have broken the shear pin on my Yamaha 9.9 can anyone tell me how to replace it and are special tools needed?   Hope someone can help. Cheers Ray See More
Aug 14, 2018
Chuck Valley replied to Raymond O'Neill's discussion Rudder lashing tiki 38
Aug 8, 2018
Raymond O'Neill replied to Raymond O'Neill's discussion Rudder lashing tiki 38
"Thanks Brett for the advice . As an aside do you think a tiki38 can be lifted by travel lift ? As I'm in a marina where  they have one wide enough. Thanks again regards Ray"
Aug 7, 2018
Brett Parker replied to Raymond O'Neill's discussion Rudder lashing tiki 38
"Hi there. also important to get as tight as possible to start with and use a non stretch cord. Your step may have worn too and may need to be built up again so it is right angles to the edge of the skeg and rudder. That way the ledge is correctly…"
Aug 2, 2018
Raymond O'Neill replied to Raymond O'Neill's discussion Rudder lashing tiki 38
"Many thanks Michael  I hadn’t thought of glueing . Thanks again . Regards Ray"
Aug 1, 2018
Michael Zechany replied to Raymond O'Neill's discussion Rudder lashing tiki 38
"Hello Ray, you have to prevent any slipping of the line in the holes. Correct the position of the rudders and glue the line in the holes (e.g. with sicaflex, tec7 or epoxy). Greetings Michael"
Jul 31, 2018

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I own a Wharram
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
Tiki 38
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Kingston Surrey UK
About me or us?
Tinto is a family owned boat Ray Pat & John O'Nell, she is moored in the Rio Guadiana Portugal. We brought her in March 2015. Still learning to sail and maintain her.

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