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Acrylic windows are cracking
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Lots of hairline cracks appearing around the bolt holes in my acrylic the holes are drilled oversize and the acrylic his bedded in 3M 4000 UV I AM PLANNING TO TRY A SOFTER CAULKING MATERIAL SUCH AS…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ian R Apr 13.

Shroud placement
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I'm preparing to install the chain plates for my tiki 30 there are two shrouds -- they're 18 inches apart and both make on to the mast at pretty much the same point at the masthead--it's probably a…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Budget Boater Nov 13, 2016.

Deciding on a mast
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My local marine consignment shop will sell me a 36 foot mast for under a thousand bucks- masthead rig ,forward and aft shrouds attached, halyard winch, spreaders. slotted sail slides.I COULD chop…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by dennis schneider Aug 24, 2016.

tabernacle questioning
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I'm realizing that the tabernacle design for my tiki 30 is going to have major shortcomings. I've built the pod version and it prevents the mast being lowered aft .I suppose you simply leave the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by john james Feb 18, 2016.

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Ian R replied to john james's discussion Acrylic windows are cracking
"I glued my macrolon (ie slightly different) windows on without any bolts. If glues (I chose a damn good one) don't work, the boat will fall apart, so why have the bolts? I can't push my windows out from the inside with my feet and I have…"
Apr 13
boatsmith replied to john james's discussion Acrylic windows are cracking
"It is important to use cast acrylic as opposed to extruded acrylic. I prefer acrylic to polycarbonate as it stays clear longer. We bed windows with Sikaflex,no screws or bolts. I have not used it but Dow make some tape that I have heard works well."
Apr 8
agur paesüld replied to john james's discussion Acrylic windows are cracking
"Anyways, be careful not to over tighten the nuts, as Plexiglass-type of material expands not only laterally but to "height" as well – in Itatae case, those bolts that were really tighten (looking from certain angle I noticed that…"
Apr 7
john james replied to john james's discussion Acrylic windows are cracking
"No I did not use Loctite. I used small Panhead bolts and nuts with washers."
Apr 6
Robert Hughes replied to john james's discussion Acrylic windows are cracking
"What shape are the heads of the screws?   If they're countersink heads they tend to act like wedges and expand the holes, just like if the holes were too small.  I've used pan heads this time for the windows on my T26. …"
Apr 2
agur paesüld replied to john james's discussion Acrylic windows are cracking
"Instead of screws I used bolts'n'nuts and washers. On a first attempt I made too small bolt holes - hence cracks were soon developed, probably catalyzed by the fact that I over-tightened the nuts. With more gentle approach and slightly…"
Apr 2
Éric Bouvéron replied to john james's discussion Acrylic windows are cracking
"Please try to visit this page: http://tiki26element2.blogspot.hk/2010/09/window-installation-steps.html That's what I did on my not yet launched Tiki21. Or some are using tape: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQyjxVUskd8 I didn't used the…"
Apr 2
Steve Denton replied to john james's discussion Acrylic windows are cracking
"Hello John, By chance, did you use Loctite on the screws and or nuts?  In the past I was building a RV6 aircraft and one of the problems that surfaced with other builders was the screw holes had radial cracks emanating from them.  The…"
Apr 1
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Acrylic windows are cracking

Lots of hairline cracks appearing around the bolt holes in my acrylic the holes are drilled oversize and the acrylic his bedded in 3M 4000 UV I AM PLANNING TO TRY A SOFTER CAULKING MATERIAL SUCH AS SUDBURY ELASTOMERIC MARINE SEALANT AND HOPE FOR BETTER RESULTS. Any comments or suggestions I can Report that 3M product is wickedly hard to Break loose.See More
Apr 1

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A home builder
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
TIKI 30.

I have also built several trimerans, (an Artie Piver 24', modified 31' and 36', respectively,) a 14' catameran, and sailed/rehabbed a Jim Brown trimeran, among others....

and more recently inspired/contributed my maritime experience for the http://lastchancetobeacowboy.com/blog
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US, New England
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I have two accounts on this network, (this is my primary,) and a daughter who loves me very much. :)
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find a good source for PLYWOOD.
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At 5:38pm on January 7, 2011, Ann and Neville Clement said…

Hi John,

     Folks have been asking about your here at Manjack.  We are now settled in where you used to anchor behind Rat Cay on a huge anchor that was dug deep in the sand for the season.  Nev is fixing a dinghy, I am doing some gardening on island, and we plan a sail to grocery shop three islands down in a few days.  I was thinking a few days ago that most nights I think back on the day and feel that I have been happy and joyful most of the time.  I guess living on the water makes it that way.  Want to come for a winter warmer?  Love, Ann and Nev 

At 10:18am on July 19, 2012, Bob Bois said…

Hi John,


I hope you are well - how goes the building?

At 4:52pm on July 22, 2012, Bob Bois said…

John,

The book looks great, I may have to read it!

In the meantime, if you ever need an extra pair of hands, by all means, send me a message and I'll come on down.

Thanks for your message.


Bob

At 6:42am on September 2, 2012, Marc LaFrance said…

I hadn't considered that one. I'll most likely do the Wharram sliding window.

Probably use type 1 PVC for the rails. Have you ever seen Wiley ports? I have some on a small gaffer that I built. You can leave them open in the rain and still get some ventilation.

Marc

At 9:03am on September 18, 2012, Bob Bois said…

John,

Check out Jamestown Distributors in Bristol, RI.

Hope all is well with you and your build.

At 12:55pm on February 18, 2014, Ricardo Aráoz said…

Hi John, I'd wonder if you could send me your mail address, there's a couple of things I'd like to talk in private.

At 8:19pm on February 18, 2014, Ricardo Aráoz said…

Pls take a look at your inbox

At 4:37pm on February 19, 2014, Ricardo Aráoz said…

I've already sent them. Tell me if you don't get them.

At 3:00am on February 20, 2014, Rory McDougall said…

Hi John

Bit confused by your comment.....any clarification??

Cheers, Rory

At 7:40am on February 22, 2014, Marc LaFrance said…

John,

I like your boat. Looks good!

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