"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
"Hi Nigel, I have just bought Stringalong to restore to full sailing order. I would like to find out all her history, too, and would be grateful for anything you can tell me about her and especially for any pictures you might be able to pass on. At…"
"Hi Nigel, I've just bought Stringalong with the intention of restoring her. I'd like to know all her history, too, and would be grateful for anything you can tell me about her and especially any more pictures you have of her. At the…"