"Hello Steve- most of the people (UK) I know use Basic Boat Insurance www.basic-boat.com
I use it myself also, it's 3rd party only and cheap, and they don't ask stupid questions.
Re comprehensive insurance, my thinking was when…"
"The re-build is coming along - the deck unit built and most of it glassed, but now on hold because of a wet spell of weather and I'm working outside as it's too big to get into my shed workshop. Rudders being shaped ready for glassing.…"
"Hi, Eric and Delphine, ah, yes, now I understand. A clever idea.
I'm now looking at the possibilities of a bipod or A frame mast - seems to have some advantages such as being able to move the tack of the sail fore and aft. One of the good…"
I mean that I will remove the top of the sail to lower the center of the sail area.
The polynesian people unsew the strip at the top of the sail to reef..
I will do the same but instead of sewing and unsewing, I will use a zipper."
"Hi, Eric and Delphine,
Thanks very much for your reply. I had seen some photos of your boat before, but had not found your blog - now I have read lots of it, very interesting, great stuff.
I take your point about straight spars. The curved crab claw…"
On Anuanua, we attached the sail tack at the foot of the mast, like polynésian people did for their ocean-going canoes.
The spars have to be straight for easier way of building and repairing, and they would be cheaper. Also when you…"
"Hi Scott, I know it's been a while since you've been active on the forum, but I'd like to ask for the benefit of your experience with Crab Claw on a Tiki. I'm rebuilding a Tiki 26 and designing a Crab Claw rig. What's your…"
I'm planning a Crab Claw rig for my Tiki 26 and have some questions for those with experience, especially Hans Wakataitea. I'm not trying to beat Bermudan performance, just make a good basic, affordable cruising rig. 1) Best method of attaching the sail tack - directly to the bottom of the mast (Wakataitea) or with the tack forward of the mast (Ontong Java) ?2) The angle of the sail spars and the plan shape of the sail at the tack - 60 degrees (Wakataitea) or less ?3)Curved or straight edges to…See More
"I have taken on a similar restoration project and like you will have to build new beams. From previous experience with plywood and epoxy I would say glass and epoxy coat the beams no question, for protection, strength and durability. Well worth the…"
"I have now bought this Tiki 26, called Stringalong, and will be restoring her to sail the UK coast once again. For occasional updates see the thread 'Stringalong 1992 Tiki 26 restoration' in the Tiki 26 Group discussions. Thanks, Anthony,…"
Stringalong, built 1992 in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, UK, spent most of her time around the Thames estuary based in Essex, recently abandoned in a boatyard, lots of her parts missing, finally just two surprisingly good hulls and two not very good beams now in my hands.I'm on the trail to find out her whole story, to restore her to full sailing fitness and to enjoy all she has to offer. The man who built her, a Mr A Fielding, did a very good job, it's plain to see that his work was careful and…See More