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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.

R2AK Starts Today
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with two Wharrams competing!!A tiki 21 with Michael Dougherty & Sam Rayachoti (Team Puffin), and what looks like a crab-claw Hitia 17 with Thomas Nielson and crew (Team Searunner). Go guys!Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Éric Bouvéron Jun 23, 2015.

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Ian Bamsey replied to Roger's discussion Tiki 21 Hatch design in the group Tiki 21
"Bo, Yes I did consider the soft hatch option, but on balance came back to the original design. I find I am in and out of the cockpits all the time. I think the soft option would take too long to clip back in place all the time.  I did drop the…"
Feb 15
Bo replied to Roger's discussion Tiki 21 Hatch design in the group Tiki 21
"Thanks for the detailed reply and great pic. My hatches have deteriorated to the point that a rebuild is necessary so I am also considering other designs. Ian, did you consider a "soft" hatch during your search? In your hatches it looks…"
Feb 15
Ian Bamsey replied to Roger's discussion Tiki 21 Hatch design in the group Tiki 21
Feb 15
Ian Bamsey replied to Roger's discussion Tiki 21 Hatch design in the group Tiki 21
"I have the standard designed folding/sliding hatches on my Tiki 21. Before rebuilding the hatches I went through the design options and came back to the original design. I think the folding design is very good. Here are my findings on the standard…"
Feb 15
Bo replied to Roger's discussion Tiki 21 Hatch design in the group Tiki 21
"Did you ever try these soft hatches? I really liked the idea and wondered how it worked for folks. I'll attach a drawing from the magazine. "
Feb 15
Ian Bamsey commented on Roger's video

New (to me ) Light Air Spin

"Excellent Roger!"
Feb 3
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New (to me ) Light Air Spin

350 square feet. Great downwind, but drags in the water on a reach. Am building a taller rig so will be just right. Lots of power in light air.
Feb 2
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My big ass "new" light air spin "big girl"

Second hand J22 spin 350 square feet. The foot drags in the water on a reach, but is good deeper. Pulls the boat to wind speed in light air.
Feb 2
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Pilgrim in Big Seas Sailing by Cap Creus

Pilgrim in Big Seas Sailing by Cap de Creus.
Nov 28, 2017
Roger replied to adriano meis's discussion Where am i wrong?
"Adriano, You have tension on the "throat" halyard, but not on the "peak" halyard, You need to "peak up" by pulling hard on the peak halyard. Roger"
Oct 7, 2017

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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!

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