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Limber Holes
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Hi All,Little Cat (Tiki 21) has no limber holes in her bulkheads, and the plans do not mention them. Any thoughts on whether or not to drill limber holes? The boat is very dry, and there has never…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Roger Mar 20, 2018.

Man and daughter overdue on Tiki 21
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Fingers crossed they are all right.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11773283Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ian Bamsey Jan 16, 2017.

7X7 for standing rigging?
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I'd like to redo all of my standing rigging. The plans say to use 6X7, but this seems unavailable in the US. I have found 3/16 7X7 in 316 stainless for a good price.Does anyone know if 7X7 is a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rogerio Martin Oct 5, 2016.

Rory McDougal awarded the Jester Medal
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See:http://www.jesterinfo.org/The Jester Medal, awarded to a member or non-member of the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Hughes Sep 12, 2016.

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Roger replied to Éric Bouvéron's discussion Tiki 21. How big is your asymmetric spinaker
"PS I see that your message was about assymetric spinnakers. My 230 sq foot doyle is an APS which has a very flat cut. The flat cut allows it too sail closer to the wind (a bit higher than a reach), but it is not good for sailing deep angles. When…"
Mar 29
Roger replied to Éric Bouvéron's discussion Tiki 21. How big is your asymmetric spinaker
"Another issue is how to measure the size of a spinnaker which is not easy because of the shape. My understanding is that it is measured as if it is a flat triangle between luff, leech and foot. This applies to the sizes I have given for my sails…"
Mar 29
Roger replied to Éric Bouvéron's discussion Tiki 21. How big is your asymmetric spinaker
"I use three spinnakers on my Tiki 21. An assymetric doyle about 230 square feet (21 sm), a flattish symmetric about 240 sq feet (23 sqm), and a 350 sq ft symmetric for light winds (32.5 sq m). There is no way you can use anything bigger than 350 sq…"
Mar 28
Steve Burrage left a comment for Roger
"That's clear; thanks so much."
Feb 11
Roger left a comment for Steve Burrage
"Hi Steve, Sorry I didn't see your message. The "traveler" is a line between the hulls at the sterns of the boat. The bottom mainsheet block has another small block which runs along the traveler line. Probably not very clear? Roger"
Jan 21
Roger replied to Randolph Repass's discussion Wanted: Tiki 21 Wingsail
"I have a spare 2012 Rolly Tasker mainsail. Send me an e-mail if you want details."
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"hi Roger. This will be my second summer in my Tiki 21, up here in the Vancouver, BC area. I've added a bowsprit for my small spinnaker a used gen that I got, but my question for you is about your mainsheet setup on Little Cat (love your blog…"
May 20, 2019

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At 3:24pm on October 14, 2012, Jörg Paschen said…

Hi Roger ! 

I sure that there will be no need to shorten the rudder arms. The Vane get a small outrigger ( 15mm ply  ) which will be mounted at the back of the cabin. So the wind vane will be higher the cabin and outside the Hull. It will be a flexible construction, just mounted in need. ( straight course  longer than 45 minutes ) When I go over the Hull I will also change the the vane to opposite. When the arms get in collision  with the braked and the butterfly nut, I need to shorten them for a few mm. 

Thats the plan right now, one of many " up to now plans "

First I decided to build a additional beam on the back, and remote the van with two canvas. Now I will fix my Back Nettings in the same eyestrap which I made for the  mainsheet traveler.

I´ll will give you report, pics and vids.





At 6:34pm on March 26, 2013, Rory McDougall said…

Hi Roger,

I think as long as it is as far back from the main as poss it should work OK. Maybe rig up some sort of small vane, go sailing and see what sort of interference there is.

Cheers Rory.

At 2:11pm on March 29, 2013, Rick Proven said…

Hi Roger,

That was my first message to you. I haven't sailed my Tiki 21 for 5 years. I am working on getting her back in the water and a deck tent and new trailer are on my list. I live in Manitoba, Canada and we are still in full on winter here so I have some time before sailing season. I spotted your two ads on this site so I thought I would just check and see if they were available. How much are you asking for the two items? 

From your page it looks like you have done some serious sailing in your Tiki. I have sailed on my brothers Ranger 23 from the Queen Charlotte Islands to Vancouver Island, but that is the limit of my ocean sailing.

Looking forward to your response.


At 1:57am on November 29, 2013, WaveDancer & Bella said…

I have on my Tiki 32.5  a roller furler for the jib plus about the same setup for a big flyer and It works pritty well in light winds.

At 3:27pm on August 27, 2014, Reinhard Käferböck said…

Hi Roger,

thank you very much for your response!

I did not build my Tiki by myself and I have not very much experience, so therefore my questions might be a bit amateurish ... 

How did you manage to make the piano hinge waterproof? Or did you glue it with epoxy only?

Thanks, Reinhard

At 3:37pm on August 27, 2014, Reinhard Käferböck said…


looking forward to your photos!

By the way - your blog is very informative!


At 6:21am on August 28, 2014, Ian Bamsey said…

Reinhard, from your photo it looks like your hatches are two part, like the standard design, except they are not connected together by a hinge arrangement? 


At 11:24pm on April 12, 2015, Michael Dougherty said…

Hey Roger, Michael from Seattle here. I just wanted to say thanks for the awesome blog - it's amazingly helpful as I re-rig my T21. I've been puzzling over the jib sheeting angles, and your post covered it nicely. Then I was wondering "how do I make those cool soft pad eyes?", and found that post too. Thanks for all the sharing, it's much appreciated!

At 11:17pm on May 20, 2019, Steve Burrage said…

hi Roger. This will be my second summer in my Tiki 21, up here in the Vancouver, BC area. I've added a bowsprit for my small spinnaker a used gen that I got, but my question for you is about your mainsheet setup on Little Cat (love your blog and the way you've maintained and tweaked your Tiki) Last year I tried the rope traveller between the two sterns, but it didn't 'travel' very well. I see the pictures on your site, but can you tell me a bit more about it? Is there a rope that the mainsheet pulley moves along, or is it just attached to the ropes that pull it towards each hull? Also, why is the rope wrapped around the tillers?  Appreciate your time. Steve

At 4:20pm on February 11, 2020, Steve Burrage said…

That's clear; thanks so much.

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