"Hello, here is also some options.
So far I have used: Tikkurila Temadur 20, which is 2 part polyurethane paint - pretty cheap and outcome is almost hard as gelcoat. Potent stuff. Basically you can apply all 3-4 layers with one evening, but the…"
"hey, I think that all the rig choices will come to this one conclusion:
a) will you go out to water to experiment, if you finally find the time to leave computations
b) will you go out to sail
if your case is b), then it seems reasonably sound to…"
"Pius, I like your solution, as I have intention to go for gennaker as well for my Itatae. But tell me, did you epoxy coated the wood as well, before inserting it into the tube? If not, did you noticed any expansion/contraction of the wood due…"
"Hi . I made my mast out of 2 pcs of alum. with solid wood top and bottom. Seems to work well. I have noticed that the design for the foot of the mast tends to have problems over time if made from wood as this is a high stress area. Were the…"
"I made my mast as you described with a 0.3m wooden top and bottom. I made the wooden parts from sections of the old mast. It has all worked fine. Bending is not an issue.
To make your parts round and to make a smaller diameter to insert into…"
hi, folksI have a little question here. After sniffing around I finally managed to find long enough 100mm alu tube for my Tiki, but still not long enough -- 6m is the longest one one may acquire in our NE corner of Europe...So now I have a two options, shall I extend it with hollow hardwood or laminated soft wood...... with one 1m piece on the foot section, 0,6m stays out and 0,4m inside the alu tube... or shall I go for two pieces, say 0,3m on top (+0,3m inside, so it could take blind sheave,…See More