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FREE CROSSBEAMS & COCKPIT FOR TIKI 26
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Well almost free, I'd appreciate a small contribution to the RNLI for whatever you think is reasonable.  You never know when you might need a lifeboat...Now that I've finished my new cockpit and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Hughes Aug 5.

EXPERIMENTS WITH FOAM SANDWICH CONTRUCTION MATERIALS
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A while ago I uploaded a discussion of the engineered carbon fibre crossbeams I've fitted to my Imagine Multihulls glassfibre Tiki 26, Zest.…Continue

Tags: glass, polyester, epoxy, carbon, sandwich

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeremy Walker May 4, 2017.

DONATIONS TOWARDS SITE RUNNING COSTS
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I'm glad to chip in toward the costs of running this site with my small contribution.  The amount of useful information and free help available has to be worth a few dollars / pounds / euros or…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Haromy Nov 21, 2016.

Engineered Carbon Fibre Beams for a Tiki 26
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I've just mounted a pair of new main crossbeams on my Tiki 26, and thought some of you might like to see what was involved.  Zest is one of the Imagine Multihulls Tiki's, built in GRP/foam sandwich…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ian Bamsey May 5, 2016.

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Robert Hughes replied to Johnny Martin's discussion Tiki 26 aluminium beams
"According to Aluminiumwarehouse.co.uk it's an industry name for 6082 T6.  The 6082 refers to the chemical composition of the alloy, and the T6 refers to the heat treatment it is given to achieve the desired mechanical properties. …"
Tuesday
Robert Hughes replied to Johnny Martin's discussion Tiki 26 aluminium beams
"Hi Jake, I asked Steve Turner about this years ago.  His company made the kit from which my Tiki 26 was constructed.  His answer was " 6inch diameter 10 gauge H30 aluminium " I finally decided to use carbon fibre instead, which…"
Sunday
Robert Hughes replied to Robert Hughes's discussion FREE CROSSBEAMS & COCKPIT FOR TIKI 26
"No problem, it's a bit of a "niche market" so nobody else is after them at this moment..."
Aug 5
Shoestring replied to Robert Hughes's discussion FREE CROSSBEAMS & COCKPIT FOR TIKI 26
"Definitely interested in the whole lot, will check with JWD to see if it will fit a standard T26. Thanks for your patience."
Aug 5
Robert Hughes replied to Robert Hughes's discussion FREE CROSSBEAMS & COCKPIT FOR TIKI 26
"Ok, that's fine. If it's any help, I'm happy to let the cockpit or either of the beams go separately.  All I wouldn't do is let someone just take the hardware (winches etc). Cheers Rob"
Aug 2
Shoestring replied to Robert Hughes's discussion FREE CROSSBEAMS & COCKPIT FOR TIKI 26
"Thanks for the detailed reply Rob, appreciate it. I'll do a bit more research and see if they might be made to fit and get back to you soon. All the best, Joel"
Aug 1
Robert Hughes replied to Robert Hughes's discussion FREE CROSSBEAMS & COCKPIT FOR TIKI 26
"I'm afraid I don't.  They lash down with cord so that part should be simple enough.  I suspect the way they taper towards the ends is unlikely to be exactly the same, so the locating blocks would probably need to be…"
Jul 31
Shoestring replied to Robert Hughes's discussion FREE CROSSBEAMS & COCKPIT FOR TIKI 26
"Hi, Thanks for the reply - do you know if these would fit on a conventional ply/epoxy Tiki 26? All the best"
Jul 30
Robert Hughes replied to Robert Hughes's discussion FREE CROSSBEAMS & COCKPIT FOR TIKI 26
"Hi Joel, yes they are. Cheers Rob"
Jul 28
Shoestring replied to Robert Hughes's discussion FREE CROSSBEAMS & COCKPIT FOR TIKI 26
"Hi Robert, Just wondering if the cockpit and beams are still available? Thanks, Joel"
Jul 28
Robert Hughes replied to Anna Berry's discussion tiki 26 performance with dagger board VS without dagger board
"I wouldn't add dagger boards to a Tiki 26.  The hulls have such a sharp V-section that they have a really good grip on the water anyway.  The fact they can't point quite as high as many monohulls isn't down to the lack of…"
Jul 24
Robert Hughes posted a discussion

FREE CROSSBEAMS & COCKPIT FOR TIKI 26

Well almost free, I'd appreciate a small contribution to the RNLI for whatever you think is reasonable.  You never know when you might need a lifeboat...Now that I've finished my new cockpit and crossbeams it's time to get the old ones out of the way.  The boat is an Imagine Multihulls GRP Tiki 26.  I've replaced the old components because I wanted to add various features to the boat for serious cruising, and needed to save weight somewhere to compensate.  I've built new crossbeams from…See More
May 27
Robert Hughes replied to Éric Bouvéron's discussion Tiki 21. How big is your asymmetric spinaker
"Hi Eric, I'm no expert on chutes, but something does feel wrong in what the sailmakers are saying.  As Gerhard says, you can manually handle a sail that size ok, but I suspect it will overpower your boat in anything but very light…"
Mar 27
Robert Hughes replied to Johnny Martin's discussion tiki 26 mastfoot
"Collected the foot from the fabricator yesterday, everything seems to take much longer than you expect these days... Will upload some pics soon Rob"
Nov 23, 2019
Robert Hughes replied to Heather Whelan's discussion Voyage of the Ika Roa book
"Thanks !"
Nov 16, 2019
Robert Hughes replied to Heather Whelan's discussion Voyage of the Ika Roa book
"Hi Heather, Is it the same for UK? Thanks Rob"
Nov 16, 2019

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I own a Wharram
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
Tiki 26 "Zest"
Swallow BayRaider Expedition "Myth"
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Portsmouth, England

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Comment Wall (4 comments)

At 4:52am on December 6, 2011, paul anderson said…

good to have you on board mate,show us some pics hey?

At 5:45am on December 6, 2011, Robert Hughes said…

Thanks Paul!

Yeah, I'll sort some out and get them uploaded.

At 11:03am on December 13, 2011, paul anderson said…

Robert she is lovely i do like the idea with the chart table,i shall shamelessly copy it.

At 3:56pm on December 13, 2011, kim whitmyre said…

+2!  Very well thought-out t26, Robert.

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