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WHY PODS ARE NOT WIDER???
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Hello, i am about to buy a Tiki 30 and i have been looking at all the different options for a pod.I appears that most of the pods are less wide than the space between hulls...and i am wondering why…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ian Bamsey 15 hours ago.

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Ian Bamsey replied to bruno legenne's discussion WHY PODS ARE NOT WIDER???
"You managed to find a tiki 30 for sale? Luck you."
15 hours ago
bruno legenne replied to bruno legenne's discussion WHY PODS ARE NOT WIDER???
"Thank you very much Maxim for such detailed comment... very helpful. Yes your pod is the best one (to my opinion) i have seen so far. My plan is to make one similar, but with the possibility of heading to the open ocean, so mine may be lower with a…"
yesterday
Ricardo Aráoz replied to bruno legenne's discussion WHY PODS ARE NOT WIDER???
"Very interesting Maxim. I've been looking at your cabin for quite a while now. Do you have any plans/sketches you might consider sharing? Cheers"
yesterday
Maxim Jurgens replied to bruno legenne's discussion WHY PODS ARE NOT WIDER???
"The Thailand T 30 with deck pod is our's . When deciding upon the design we wanted a deck cabin which was spacious inside, would incorporate a double berth plus lots of under seat stowage ,plus the (rather enormous) fridge.We wanted to keep the…"
yesterday
patrick lennon replied to bruno legenne's discussion WHY PODS ARE NOT WIDER???
"Rotating hatches from B Hasler fitted into the tops of main hatch could be a good alternative to pods. Cheers"
Apr 9
bruno legenne replied to bruno legenne's discussion WHY PODS ARE NOT WIDER???
"Joke: in case of emergency, this pod could work as a life raft... Maybe with a small sail? or use the solar panels on the pod's roof to power an electric engine? just joking..."
Apr 7
bruno legenne replied to bruno legenne's discussion WHY PODS ARE NOT WIDER???
"Actually one reason it may not work is the weight (like Brett was mentioning) This Top Pop Pod will rest on the beams like that:"
Apr 7
bruno legenne replied to bruno legenne's discussion WHY PODS ARE NOT WIDER???
"i plan to sail to the south pacific and remain there, so protection from sun, rain and wind is compulsory"
Apr 7
bruno legenne replied to bruno legenne's discussion WHY PODS ARE NOT WIDER???
"the TOP-POP-POD is a idea i have dream for long... and if it doesn't work for some reason, i have this option:"
Apr 7
bruno legenne replied to bruno legenne's discussion WHY PODS ARE NOT WIDER???
"Thank you guys for all your comments! Very useful Scott Brown sent me great info too, actually he found a drawing of exactly what i want to buit:"
Apr 7
Andrés replied to bruno legenne's discussion WHY PODS ARE NOT WIDER???
"The Tiki 28 (a predecessor of the Tiki 30) was designed with a pod that had a pop-up roof and beams with rigid connections. It was built by JWD as a completed boat and there were no plans for amateur construction. I think they only built 3 or 4…"
Apr 6
dave tomlinson replied to bruno legenne's discussion WHY PODS ARE NOT WIDER???
"the problem with a full width pod or cabin is that the hulls are flexing on the beams and so you either have to allow for that where you join the pod to the hulls or stop the flexing. I have had a wharram oro 46 where the builder rigidly fixed the…"
Apr 6
bruno legenne replied to bruno legenne's discussion WHY PODS ARE NOT WIDER???
"Hey Brett, thanks for your comment. Yes you are right, weight is important... But i lack experience sailing a wharram and i have heard that you could load a wharram pretty safely ? So for your trip you felt the boat was over loaded? Were you sailing…"
Apr 6
bruno legenne replied to bruno legenne's discussion WHY PODS ARE NOT WIDER???
"woao!!! That is a beautiful one!!! Thank you Patrick Actually my idea is to make a pod similar to this one, but with a "pop up" roof, similar to the combiVW or a shoe box. I saw that once on a 24feet monohull oday and thought it was a…"
Apr 6
patrick lennon replied to bruno legenne's discussion WHY PODS ARE NOT WIDER???
"A very good solution for full width pod for tiki26 applicable for Tiki 30 . I found it in I think issue 33 of polycat assoc. cheers"
Apr 6
Andrés replied to bruno legenne's discussion WHY PODS ARE NOT WIDER???
"The T30 Arin was built by Nick Harris in England in 2000, and it was sailed singlehanded to the Caribean. If I remember well, the boat was sold to someone from the United States who disposed the pod, so it does not exists anymore. The above are the…"
Apr 5

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