Wharram Builders and Friends

A Photo & Discussion Forum for Wharram Design Enthusiasts

curt goodnight
Share on Facebook Share

Curt goodnight's Friends

  • Ryan Apple
  • Bill & Houston Barker
  • john james
  • dennis schneider

curt goodnight's Discussions

tiller length- amount of rudder swing
8 Replies

On my tiki 30-  I am ready to saw tillers to final length .  Obviously they need to clear cabins but what other factors should i consider?   I have not yet installed the cheek on the rudders to set…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bart Koop Jul 25, 2016.

attachment point for main sheet traveller?
4 Replies

I'm a couple weeks from trial mast raise...  and I cannot find a definitive location point called out in the plans for the traveller attachments.  Via photos it looks like a bit of a free for all ?…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brett Parker Jul 18, 2016.

USA source for aluminum mast ?
12 Replies

I am looking for source for a mast for my TIKI 30   Wharram's site specs:  5.5 " OD w/ .125"- .156" wall thickness.  I've spent many evenings googling all around the web but no luck  so far.  I have…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by curt goodnight Jun 2, 2015.

trailer loading- winch on or float on?
11 Replies

Well I am truly closing in on the end of this decade long project...  My ironworker friend has my flatbed trailer and will be converting it to  swing out cradles for my Tiki 30.   He is a monohull…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bruce Williams Mar 12.

Gifts Received

Gift

curt goodnight has not received any gifts yet

Give a Gift

 

curt goodnight's Page

Latest Activity

curt goodnight shared Roger's discussion on Facebook
Sep 1, 2016
curt goodnight posted a photo

mast in the morning

with the gin pole set and half the temporary rigging in place, took me 3 hours to raise the stick, mark all my shrouds and forestay to length , and drop the mast .... solo. Many thanks to this site for the pics and descriptions you have posted!!!
Aug 4, 2016
Bart Koop replied to curt goodnight's discussion tiller length- amount of rudder swing
"Hi Curt, on my boat, the trillers are about 5 cm above the beam, andere 15 tot 20 cm below top of cabine. I find tthis Nice for stteering, tour elbow rest on the beam . with your arm up with no support Gets heavy. Good luck with the build! Bart"
Jul 25, 2016
curt goodnight replied to curt goodnight's discussion tiller length- amount of rudder swing
"yep- I mocked it all up couple days back and figured they need to be max length and i increased the angle to bring them up closer to cabin top height for that very reason.   thanks Bart!"
Jul 24, 2016
Bart Koop replied to curt goodnight's discussion tiller length- amount of rudder swing
"They need tot be at max length, otherwise the connectionrod between the helms will be tot far aft to hold on to. Regards, Bart"
Jul 24, 2016
patrick lennon replied to curt goodnight's discussion tiller length- amount of rudder swing
"The angle of the tiller is determined by the placement of the cheek books on the rudder ...that is for the tiki 26"
Jul 20, 2016
curt goodnight replied to curt goodnight's discussion tiller length- amount of rudder swing
"thanks Patrick- I sure believe i have pored over my plans and cannot find either angle or height for tiller---length and curvature, yes- but, curiously,  not the others...   "
Jul 20, 2016
patrick lennon replied to curt goodnight's discussion tiller length- amount of rudder swing
"Not sure for the Tiki 30 but the 26 building plans were very accurate for the length and height of tiller. Imho the range of motion for the tiller should be 180 degrees. If it was less because of tension in the rudder lashings it could put…"
Jul 20, 2016
curt goodnight replied to curt goodnight's discussion tiller length- amount of rudder swing
"thanks so much!"
Jul 19, 2016
Beacon Hill Ben replied to curt goodnight's discussion tiller length- amount of rudder swing
"Rudders become less effective once they swing out more than 30/35 degrees, then they start acting like brakes. So if you can swing them 35/40 degrees in both directions, you are good."
Jul 19, 2016
curt goodnight posted a discussion

tiller length- amount of rudder swing

On my tiki 30-  I am ready to saw tillers to final length .  Obviously they need to clear cabins but what other factors should i consider?   I have not yet installed the cheek on the rudders to set that angle - I have seen a few , quite different set ups  on the site...  any experience/preferences for final height of tiller bar??Finally- what is a practical range of motion for the rudders themselves?thanksCurtSee More
Jul 19, 2016
Brett Parker replied to curt goodnight's discussion attachment point for main sheet traveller?
"Hi There I put an aluminium beam at the rear and had my traveler rope above this , ie rope attached aft of this, at the top of the stern post and going over the alu beam. This I felt gave a good angle for the mainsheet as the mainsheet ran along…"
Jul 18, 2016
curt goodnight replied to curt goodnight's discussion attachment point for main sheet traveller?
Jul 17, 2016
Budget Boater replied to curt goodnight's discussion attachment point for main sheet traveller?
"The "traveler" is just a piece of line attached to the stem post. Nothing fancy."
Jul 17, 2016
curt goodnight replied to curt goodnight's discussion attachment point for main sheet traveller?
"oops- might help to ID this as on a Tiki 30...   "
Jul 17, 2016
curt goodnight posted a discussion

attachment point for main sheet traveller?

I'm a couple weeks from trial mast raise...  and I cannot find a definitive location point called out in the plans for the traveller attachments.  Via photos it looks like a bit of a free for all ?  If you could chime in on what you have , I would greatly appreciate it.See More
Jul 17, 2016

Profile Information

I am:
A home builder
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
own[built] 20' stripper canoe, Glen L 11' Dingy
building 30' Tiki
Country, City, and State?
USA, Crestone, Colorado

curt goodnight's Photos

Loading…
  • Add Photos
  • View All

Curt goodnight's Blog

Posted on March 2, 2015 at 4:33pm

donated westphala vanagan cooktop and sink combo

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 7:27pm

Posted on June 14, 2014 at 6:58pm — 1 Comment

Comment Wall (2 comments)

At 6:05pm on August 11, 2014, Budget Boater said…

Curt, I appreciate the donation.

Per the plans, you are supposed to use straps to hold the Tiki 30 beams. I simply used a ratchet on the strap instead of the crappy friction buckle system referred to in the plans. The only modification is to use a ratchet instead of a buckle, that's it.

Come visit any time.

At 8:35am on April 19, 2015, john james said…

Deck-pads yes very fussy indeed I think it would be nearly impossible to get them all perfect. Wonder if it would be wise to put some sort of rubber pad out top of that

You need to be a member of Wharram Builders and Friends to add comments!

Join Wharram Builders and Friends

 
 
 

© 2017   Created by Budget Boater.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service