"Yaay!!! Afloat ! Craned in today and now Stringalong is afloat again, tied up to a pontoon in a harbour creek.
The 1974 Seagull Silver Century pushed her along very nicely on the short hop from the launch to the creek and all my worries…"
"Thanks for the replies. Thanks Aneblanc for the scan of the page from Thomas Firth Jones. I think maybe we share an appreciation and respect for him - I have that book and several others of his on boat building. He paddled / rowed Two Rabbits their…"
I don't have yet experience moving a Tiki 26 by hand but I cannot imagine it more difficult than moving a 10 tons 35' steel boat with a 16' self made sculling oar. The Tiki has less windage and weighs just a ton. A 10'…"
"I move my Tiki 26, Tsunamichaser around with a SUP paddle pretty regularly. Works fine even with just one person paddling. With two of you standing in the cabins you can get going pretty good. I’m early up and at it. Not wanting to wake the…"
"I don't think you could move a T26 with paddling or rowing more than a few meters, and you need 3 people onboard, one for steering and two for paddling. Another approach is the use of a yuloh or sculling over the stern. The yuloh…"
Hi all, how effective is paddling or rowing for moving a Tiki 26 around? I want to move my Tiki 26 less than 1/2 a mile in sheltered waters and my motor isn't ready yet. The boat is empty, not loaded up so that should help. Any particular method recommended?Thanks,SteveSee More
"Just to update this for anyone else looking for insurance. I bought third party cover from Basic Boat Insurance as above link, for use in UK coastal waters (up to 12 miles offshore) for £85 for 1 year. The form filling was straightforward and…"
"The end of February 2019 - looking forward to launching soon. Mast and sails turned up, other parts built, boat is now very close to complete, though will still need paint and polish. I'm not going to get too carried away on all that,…"
"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…"