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Tiki 21beam repair
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I bought a tiki 21 this summer. Its generally in good condition. I did notice that the beams needed some new paint, but when I got them into my shop, it turned out to be a little worse than expected.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brad Ingram Oct 22.

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Brad Ingram replied to Rune M. Christensen's discussion Tiki 21beam repair
"I sanded the edges down into a small trough where my lashings go over and then built it up with epoxy thickened with straight silica. No issues at all anymore with the lashings cutting into the wood. Spirit of Gaia has stainless plate glued and…"
Oct 22
Ian Bamsey replied to Rune M. Christensen's discussion Tiki 21beam repair
"Rune, I have to admit, I have not fixed that problem yet. There are in fact two problems, first is the small compression marks the cord/rope makes in the beam edge, and second, micro cracks which can appear in the paint where the top of the beam is…"
Oct 22
Rune M. Christensen replied to Rune M. Christensen's discussion Tiki 21beam repair
"Thanks for the response. I am not sure about the old paint, but I think its Hempel on top of a layer of epoxy. It seems you both agree on epoxy as the best option, and I think you have a good point with the temperature Ian. I think I will strip of…"
Oct 22
Ian Bamsey replied to Rune M. Christensen's discussion Tiki 21beam repair
"Hi Rune, Good luck with the repairs. Here's an earlier discussion about  beam rot that you might find useful. I would recommend epoxy coating your wood. Make sure the temperature is high enough for the epoxy to be runny and the…"
Oct 22
Axel replied to Rune M. Christensen's discussion Tiki 21beam repair
"You don't say how or what the beams were painted with and while modern paints are very good they don't last forever and are not foolproof.  They do require inspection, maintenance and sometimes repair. As well as being only as strong…"
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Tiki 21beam repair

I bought a tiki 21 this summer. Its generally in good condition. I did notice that the beams needed some new paint, but when I got them into my shop, it turned out to be a little worse than expected. Many small cracks in the paint mainly along the edges of the beams had allowed much water ingress and some rot. Also it turned out the builder had not epoxy coated the holes for the bolts that holds the end-cleats. So there was bad wood there too.SO I will strip the paint as much as possible, and…See More
Oct 21

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A home builder, I own a Wharram
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
Finished my Hitia 17 summer 2014
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Denmark, Esbjerg
About me or us?
Built a Hitia 17.
Now also own a tiki 21

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