"Thanks for that: I have retained schooner rig as per design apart from adding approx 250 mm to mainmast for a little bloke like me to look underneath mainsail. I am mostly concerned about the options for heavy weather."
"For coastal sailing the sloop rig has the advantage of leaving the after deck clear (apart from the gargantuan engine enclosure!). She sails easily despite the very far forward rig, though I had no direct comparison with other similar craft. For…"
" Photos: very interesting and imaginative conversion. I think that must be one of the best ways of doing it if you want to cover the centrecockpit space.
Re the beam and block discussion, I have epoxied and varnished mine so any rot can…"
I think it should be noted that the shortened beam 3 no longer provides any structural support for the boat as a whole, i.e. it can neither support torsional loads nor bending loads. However, it can carry deck loads and almost certainly…"
I got an e-mail from you regarding cutting the third beam, but I can't find it on the group discussion board and can't work out how reply to the whole group.
My Tiki 31 had the third beam cut short. This was done by Paul (Tiki…"