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Limber Holes
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Hi All,Little Cat (Tiki 21) has no limber holes in her bulkheads, and the plans do not mention them. Any thoughts on whether or not to drill limber holes? The boat is very dry, and there has never…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Roger Mar 20.

Man and daughter overdue on Tiki 21
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Fingers crossed they are all right.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11773283Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ian Bamsey Jan 16, 2017.

7X7 for standing rigging?
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I'd like to redo all of my standing rigging. The plans say to use 6X7, but this seems unavailable in the US. I have found 3/16 7X7 in 316 stainless for a good price.Does anyone know if 7X7 is a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rogerio Martin Oct 5, 2016.

Rory McDougal awarded the Jester Medal
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See:http://www.jesterinfo.org/The Jester Medal, awarded to a member or non-member of the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Hughes Sep 12, 2016.

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Jun 9
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Passing Pt Reyes

"I've just spent a silly amount of time making "proper" seats for the cockpit/cabins  - it is way more comfy and also easier to get it and out. The soreness on this trip was mainly because the conditions were so bouncy - bounced…"
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Little Cat heading home in the Golden Gate

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Little Cat heading home in the Golden Gate

"These are some sick shots, Roger. How did she perform against the INDY tris?"
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Apr 26
Roger replied to Éric Bouvéron's discussion Rig not tight enough in the group Tiki 21
"Hi Eric, I have no experience with Dyneema standing rigging. However, I have done a lot of research while planning my own new rigging and found that many people struggle to maintain rig tension because of "creep" in new dyneema. It put me…"
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Passing Pt Reyes

"very nice. how does the clew board work out?"
Mar 30
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Passing Pt Reyes

"It's definitely hard work sitting for long periods on a Tiki 21. I spend a lot of time standing !"
Mar 29
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Passing Pt Reyes

First coastal cruise for the season. 100 NM up the coast past Pt Reyes and back over two days. Every muscle in my body is sore - I don't know how Rory McDougal does it.
Mar 27
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Honey in the Hair - Pilgrim Sailing

"Saw this on Wharram Facebook. Beautiful, inspirational, flat out fantastic."
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Honey in the Hair - Pilgrim Sailing

Greg and Paloma playing "Honey in the Hair" by Blackbird Raum on board Pilgrim while sailing through the Eolie Islands. Summer 2017
Mar 21
Roger replied to Roger's discussion Limber Holes
"Thanks everyone - much appreciated. What I needed to know. Roger"
Mar 20
boatsmith replied to Roger's discussion Limber Holes
"no holes"
Mar 15
Budget Boater replied to Roger's discussion Limber Holes
"There are no limber holes for a reason. Do not add any. A hand bilge pump can clear different sealed areas that get water in them."
Mar 13

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At 3:24pm on October 14, 2012, Jörg Paschen said…

Hi Roger ! 

I sure that there will be no need to shorten the rudder arms. The Vane get a small outrigger ( 15mm ply  ) which will be mounted at the back of the cabin. So the wind vane will be higher the cabin and outside the Hull. It will be a flexible construction, just mounted in need. ( straight course  longer than 45 minutes ) When I go over the Hull I will also change the the vane to opposite. When the arms get in collision  with the braked and the butterfly nut, I need to shorten them for a few mm. 

Thats the plan right now, one of many " up to now plans "

First I decided to build a additional beam on the back, and remote the van with two canvas. Now I will fix my Back Nettings in the same eyestrap which I made for the  mainsheet traveler.

I´ll will give you report, pics and vids.





At 6:34pm on March 26, 2013, Rory McDougall said…

Hi Roger,

I think as long as it is as far back from the main as poss it should work OK. Maybe rig up some sort of small vane, go sailing and see what sort of interference there is.

Cheers Rory.

At 2:11pm on March 29, 2013, Rick Proven said…

Hi Roger,

That was my first message to you. I haven't sailed my Tiki 21 for 5 years. I am working on getting her back in the water and a deck tent and new trailer are on my list. I live in Manitoba, Canada and we are still in full on winter here so I have some time before sailing season. I spotted your two ads on this site so I thought I would just check and see if they were available. How much are you asking for the two items? 

From your page it looks like you have done some serious sailing in your Tiki. I have sailed on my brothers Ranger 23 from the Queen Charlotte Islands to Vancouver Island, but that is the limit of my ocean sailing.

Looking forward to your response.


At 1:57am on November 29, 2013, WaveDancer & Bella said…

I have on my Tiki 32.5  a roller furler for the jib plus about the same setup for a big flyer and It works pritty well in light winds.

At 3:27pm on August 27, 2014, Reinhard Käferböck said…

Hi Roger,

thank you very much for your response!

I did not build my Tiki by myself and I have not very much experience, so therefore my questions might be a bit amateurish ... 

How did you manage to make the piano hinge waterproof? Or did you glue it with epoxy only?

Thanks, Reinhard

At 3:37pm on August 27, 2014, Reinhard Käferböck said…


looking forward to your photos!

By the way - your blog is very informative!


At 6:21am on August 28, 2014, Ian Bamsey said…

Reinhard, from your photo it looks like your hatches are two part, like the standard design, except they are not connected together by a hinge arrangement? 


At 11:24pm on April 12, 2015, Michael Dougherty said…

Hey Roger, Michael from Seattle here. I just wanted to say thanks for the awesome blog - it's amazingly helpful as I re-rig my T21. I've been puzzling over the jib sheeting angles, and your post covered it nicely. Then I was wondering "how do I make those cool soft pad eyes?", and found that post too. Thanks for all the sharing, it's much appreciated!

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