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Sailing a Tiki 21 off Exmouth July 2014

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Location: Exmouth

Comment by Ian Bamsey on July 6, 2014 at 2:19pm
Another English summer's day ...
Comment by Shaun on July 7, 2014 at 9:33am
Pure joy matey, pure joy!
Comment by Brad Ingram on July 8, 2014 at 9:20pm

Thanks for the videos, Ian. They are keeping me motivated for the eight or so weeks of full time work I have left on Beto this Fall!

Comment by Ian Bamsey on July 9, 2014 at 3:09am

Brad, I can imagine how hard it is, just from my experience of a rebuild. Keep it up, it is worth it.

I get a real pleasure from the sense of achievement when sailing a boat that now looks brand new. 

Comment by Roger on July 9, 2014 at 12:36pm

The boat looks great Ian. What does the family think?

Comment by Ian Bamsey on July 9, 2014 at 3:04pm

The family like it on occasion. We had some great days. The reality is they don't like bumpy seas. I've been sea sick once in my life (car ferry in 1978 during the Fastnet storm!) and am used to rough water as a kayaker, not so for the family. The kids are only good for a few hours on a cruise. I'm frustrated because I haven't yet got them down the Dartmouth for some inland estuary exploration which I'm sure they'll like.

I'll get them there in the end! How does your family like your Tiki?

Comment by Roger on July 9, 2014 at 4:07pm

My family definitely prefer short trips when it is warm and calm. This means that we have only been on short trips around the Bay, and have not ventured past the Golden Gate with the family on board. On the other hand they are usually good sports if it blows up and gets a bit wet on the way home.

Comment by Ian Bamsey on January 13, 2016 at 10:12am
The zip works just fine. It's full length and there are 3 snap buckles to add strength. It's quck and easy to use. As to reefing, I'm not sure as I've just avoided this thus far. I really really need to do some reefing practice!
Comment by Pius Bielowski on January 13, 2016 at 2:05pm

He guys! 

To me it works much better if you leave the zipper closed and just compress the sail to a nice bundle. This is the way Wharram designed it. It is also much faster when shaking out the reef. 

Practising the reefing is a good idea. 

Fair winds

Comment by Ian Bamsey on January 13, 2016 at 2:16pm
No the sails came with the boat which I bought second hand.


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