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Dave replied to Robert Sheridan's discussion Going to windward in the group TIKI 30
"It is no problem tacking if you back the jib and don't bring it across until the mainsail fills on the opposite tack.  If your racing around the cans you will be at a disadvantage and in very shifty conditions its not worth tacking on…"
Oct 6
Nigel darbyshire replied to Robert Sheridan's discussion Going to windward in the group TIKI 30
"Hi Peter, thanks for the reply, i was hoping the tiki would tack a lot better than my hobie s , without having to back wind the jib etc , but as long as they do go around , without the dreaded going backwards with rudders reversd caper if you dont…"
Oct 5
Peter Killick replied to Robert Sheridan's discussion Going to windward in the group TIKI 30
"Hi Nigel 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"
Oct 5
Nigel darbyshire replied to Robert Sheridan's discussion Going to windward in the group TIKI 30
"Hi Robert,thanks so much for replying,seems like i was worrying about nothing , i suspect the paragraphs in the back of my plans are generic article from back in the classics days , and still sent to prospective new owners as sailing advice cheers…"
Oct 5
Robert Sheridan added a discussion to the group TIKI 30
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Going to windward

I saw a message about tacking and hobby horsing from Nigel Darbyshire but could not find the thread or work out how to reply to it so:Hi Nigel,Worry not, it is not hard to tack a Tiki but it is a different technique to a monohull as there is no keel to spin around plus the width means that they, like I suspect all but racing cats, tack slowly.  The way we do it is make sure she is moving nicely (i.e. you are sailing a bit free) push the helm over so that the leeward tiller is over the beam ends…See More
Oct 5
Robert Sheridan replied to Bart's discussion roler jib or hank on with a aditional reef on a tiki 30?
"We also have tried hanked and furler on our Tiki 30.  I had a hanked jib on my Hinemoa and liked it as when you let go the halyard it came down very quickly, the draw back was that it was flogging round your ears (unless you have a brailing…"
Oct 5
Robert Sheridan replied to SoLong's discussion Speed, Going to wind and reefing in the group TIKI 30
"We do not push hard when cruising as it wears the boat and sails out; that being said we have easily done 11 kn to windward and were reefing because the ride was uncomfortable rather than her being overpressed (and we had overtaken all the monohulls…"
Oct 5
Éric Bouvéron replied to Robert Sheridan's discussion Using dyneema for rigging - warning
"You may try to make dyneema shackles"
Jul 24
Levi Verwoest replied to Robert Sheridan's discussion Using dyneema for rigging - warning
"I will be switching to dyneema shortly. Should I do anything to project the forestay from chafing? My headsails are hank-on, and I would rather not cut through a fresh forestay Thanks"
Jul 21
Ian R replied to Robert Sheridan's discussion Using dyneema for rigging - warning
"Hello Andy, sorry about the link, but it is Sailing Zingaro . It just came straight back up now when I googled it though. There seems to be a lot of "talented" crew on these sailing videos!.....Very nice deadeyes actually made with dyneema…"
Jul 19
andy solywoda replied to Robert Sheridan's discussion Using dyneema for rigging - warning
"Ahoy Ian,      Yes, the link didn't work and the search on YouTube came up with a lot of videos.  Are you referring to the one by Zingaro (with the talented blonde crew)?      After trying your link my…"
Jul 19
Ian R replied to Robert Sheridan's discussion Using dyneema for rigging - warning
"Hello Andy, just thought you might like a look at a utube vid on this take on dyneema deadeyes, it's quite interesting. Not a bad idea for deadeyes perhaps? This is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRe6q7jibsY Or google title of the video…"
Jul 19
andy solywoda replied to Robert Sheridan's discussion Using dyneema for rigging - warning
"Here is a photo I shot when the Nina and Pinta were in town: There is a whole album on my flickr page, just search kaimusailing on flickr.com.  These methods of using purchases, belaying pins, and a loop from two strong points on the deck are…"
Jul 4
andy solywoda replied to Robert Sheridan's discussion Using dyneema for rigging - warning
"Here's the thimble I used on my insulated shroud: I wasn't against using lashings or soft rigging, but after failures I had to retrench.  Obviously it is my method that didn't work out.  It worked OK until conditions got…"
Jul 4
Robert Sheridan replied to Robert Sheridan's discussion Using dyneema for rigging - warning
"We have over size thimbles and large bow shackles.  I tried using very thin covered spectra and lots of turns and found that it chaffed through and I suspected wear on the thimbles.  Using larger diameter lines, previously pre-stretch and…"
Jul 4
Robert Sheridan left a comment for john james
"Hi John, Just catching up on emails.  Our original shrouds were 8850 and 9150 which left barely enough space for a shackle and lashing.  The total length (including lashing) I have noted for the replacements is 9315 and 9240 which gave a…"
Jul 4

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I own a Wharram
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
Mango Elephant, Tiki 30
Country, City, and State?
UK
About me or us?
Just built a pod. Previously sailed and rebuit a Hinemoa (Sealark).
Looking to?
Go cruising

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Tiki 30 centre section available

We have replaced our Tiki 30 open cockpit with a pod. We still have the old centre section, which is in good repair, and if anyone wants it and is willing to collect it from East Yorkshire UK please get in touch.

Old cockpit has now been recycled into a stern walkway and engine well cover. The foam sandwich is really light and stiff so ideal for this sort of application so we have salvaged as much as we can and will store it pending the next project.

Robert

Posted on October 15, 2009 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

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At 1:04pm on July 3, 2009, Ann and Neville Clement said…
Hi Robert,
Isn't this a great web site? I only wish we had it when building Peace. Ann and Nev
At 2:47pm on July 6, 2009, Ann and Neville Clement said…
Hi,
Is the September meet better for Helen? See this web for info. Ann and Nev
At 9:16am on November 24, 2010, Ann and Neville Clement said…
Hi Robert,
We have two guest rooms on Peace and do not know if we will have anybody stayong aboard either one of them for sure. Likely we will be able to have you stay with us so keep that in mind. Our phone number is 401 261 7816. Ann and nev
At 7:16am on November 25, 2010, Ann and Neville Clement said…
I started sailing with the seasons along the US East Coast over 20 years ago and am very familiar with all of it from southern Maine to lower Florida. There are many inlest from ocean to protected Intra Coastal Waterway and most experienced cruisers with good sea boats enjoy a little of both as weather dictates. One can anchor the whole way so marina fees need not apply.
Look forward to seeing you, ann and Nev
At 9:01pm on May 18, 2011, Rogerio Martin said…
Hi Robert, I will building one Tiki 30 like yours.
At 7:45am on June 26, 2018, john james said…

In other words the shroud length of 8.85 m --is that the measurement  distance to the chain plate ,or is that measured allowing for a turnbuckle between the chain plate and the shroud eye?? II am making up my shrouds prior to standing the mast,

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