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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
andy solywoda replied to Robert Sheridan's discussion Using dyneema for rigging - warning
"Ahoy Bjorn,      I wrote up everything in my blog, address is on my page, I think I did something wrong, the lashings worked for years, then I had the mast come down and I thought it was UV damage.  Then I had all the lashings…"
Jul 2
Björn replied to Robert Sheridan's discussion Using dyneema for rigging - warning
"Do you have any more what failed and why, maybe some pictures? Björn"
Jun 28
john james left a comment for Robert Sheridan
"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,"
Jun 26
john james replied to Robert Sheridan's discussion Using dyneema for rigging - warning
"Can anybody tell me about how much space the plans have aloud in their measurements of shrouds --between chain plate and the eye of the shroud??"
Jun 26
Éric Bouvéron replied to Robert Sheridan's discussion Using dyneema for rigging - warning
"John, You may go with simple lashing. My recommendation here is the way to lash. Please have a look to my poor designs, if it is not clear enough I will make picture of the actual thing during the week end. The idea is go out of the eye at each…"
Jun 25
andy solywoda replied to Robert Sheridan's discussion Using dyneema for rigging - warning
"Ahoy JJ,      I think using deadeyes is necessary, my lashings failed and I used shackles and eyes with SS thimbles.  I've now gone back to turnbuckles.  I am using nylon mooring thimbles on 1 shroud to insulate it for…"
Jun 25
john james replied to Robert Sheridan's discussion Using dyneema for rigging - warning
"Thank you boat smith but deadeyes and lanyards are not in my future at the moment I was planning simple whippings through shackle at chainplate and stainless steel eye on shroud. Getting anxious to see it float."
Jun 25

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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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