I uploaded a picture of launch day for my Tiki 21. We have lived here for the last 4 years and it is an amazing place to sail. However we are very far north (on the border with Alaska) so the weather can be ferocious. The boat has preformed much better than I had hoped and with its' stability, shallow draft and speed has allowed us to go many places completely inaccessible to the average boater up here. I am building a proper mast for it as we speak as the aluminum pole was a temporary mast just to get me out there and I should have it up in a couple of months. Cheers
25yrs ago I kayaked in BC on the Fraser & Thompson etc, then up around Jasper and Banff. We went up from Vancouver as far as the Skookumchuk Narrows. What a place. I'd love to explore those coastal inlets. We wanted to drive up toward Alaska but changed plans when we found out how far that is. You are way up North!
I'm building a new mast in Alu and wood this year.
It will be fun sailing with another Tiki 21, but I have to admit that I won't be sailing unless there is a decent forecast of wind. I've spent enough days of my life flopping about trying to get somewhere in no wind - I'm a bit picky these days!! I'd much prefer a good thrash down to Brixham and a lively surf home!! Nick Martin with his Tiki 26 may also be joining in the fun. Be great if we can have all 3 Tikis sailing!!
Hey Ian, sorry I pulled out. Would have been good to have had Tikis sailing together. I don't regret tho, had a good time seeing my daughter sailing the laser with her cousins. Hope for more wind next year!
Hi Ian I found this Tiki in Turkey when I decided to downsize two years ago -I have been keen on a Tiki for about 30+ years and have the mags to prove it! The boat was built to a very high standard by the bought it from (he lives in Fethiye). He keeps at his house and takes it to the launch and takes it home when I return. This the agreement when I purchased.
Have not worked out how to send messages in this forum. Mango is currently in Med Spain, we have not lined up a broker yet. You can email us on firstname.lastname@example.org and I will reply with phone numbers.
My name is Reuben and I’m in Perth Australia.
I’m looking at Tikis and wondering about that wing sail, I crew on a Corsair tri and we have all sort of adjustments to sail shape, halyard, outhauls, Cunningham, mast rotation etc.
What do you use on a wing sail, as best I can make out they just hang there ! Is the sail fixed at the tack so you can at least use halyard tension ?
What would you like to see?
The F24 sailors seem to be keen on adding booms to there mains for more control so it has me wondering how the Wing sail might perform with a bit more control?
I haven’t seen one in the flesh let alone sailed on one but I like the Tiki’s, they look like low stress retirement cruiser for me.
Was planning on being in England now but covid put paid to that. Planning on this time next year.