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after a long search I finaly found the Tiki I want, nicely constructed and on a great trailer.
The previous owner did some explaining on how to put the boat together, I was wondering if there are any instructions available to build up the tiki. First of all to gain time and second not to forget something. I would appreciate advice. , kind regards, Johan.

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Johan, the build plans for the Tiki 21 have a basic outline of how to go about putting it all together. 

If you don't have any let me know and I can scan and attach them here. 

Cheers Jay

Hi Jay, as the boat already had tree owners before it didn't come with the plans, I would appreciate if you could post the instructions, want to put the boat together this weekend in the garden to see how long it takes. Thnx for sharing, will post some pics of the Tiki. Grtz., Johan.

When putting it together in the garden, you're not going to want to do all the lashings. Try doing a lashing a few times for practice - as tight as you can. Use the same piece of cord. Measure how much you need so you have 12 pieces ready when you put in. TIme how long the lashings take you and multiply by 12.

For me the lashings took much of the time. Having some stands to hold the hulls while you work, is a help. You can use some luggage straps in place of lashings to hold it all in place. The replace with lashings one-by-one.

Have fun,

Ian

Watch out, not all lashings are equally long. The inner lashings are longer due to the bigger distance between beam and deck.

For the assembly, I do like this: First the hulls are put in their stands. Then the front beam is lashed to one hull and the aft beam to the other (with both lashings). Now I move the hulls into their exact position so that the lashings on the opposite sides can be tied. Next the center beam is layed in place yet without lashings. By tilting the center beam there is just enough space to move the platform parts in their position (it is nice to be two people for this.) Now with my hands already hurting, I appreciate gloves to do the remaining lashings on center beam, shrouds, fore stay and dolphinstriker. By the way: it is much easier to tie the dolphinstriker BEFORE you lash the center beam.

Tying the lashings is - as said before in this forum - a hard work, but absolutely vital to the whole construction. So do it well and tight!

gloved regards

Pius

Hi Ian, thanks for the advice, will have to practice the lashings so will do some of them. I have boat stands so this will simplify a bit I supose . Will keep you posted on the how abouts
Ian Bamsey said:

When putting it together in the garden, you're not going to want to do all the lashings. Try doing a lashing a few times for practice - as tight as you can. Use the same piece of cord. Measure how much you need so you have 12 pieces ready when you put in. TIme how long the lashings take you and multiply by 12.

For me the lashings took much of the time. Having some stands to hold the hulls while you work, is a help. You can use some luggage straps in place of lashings to hold it all in place. The replace with lashings one-by-one.

Have fun,

Ian

hi Pius , thanks for the advice, will keep you posted on how it went.
Pius Bielowski said:

Watch out, not all lashings are equally long. The inner lashings are longer due to the bigger distance between beam and deck.

For the assembly, I do like this: First the hulls are put in their stands. Then the front beam is lashed to one hull and the aft beam to the other (with both lashings). Now I move the hulls into their exact position so that the lashings on the opposite sides can be tied. Next the center beam is layed in place yet without lashings. By tilting the center beam there is just enough space to move the platform parts in their position (it is nice to be two people for this.) Now with my hands already hurting, I appreciate gloves to do the remaining lashings on center beam, shrouds, fore stay and dolphinstriker. By the way: it is much easier to tie the dolphinstriker BEFORE you lash the center beam.

Tying the lashings is - as said before in this forum - a hard work, but absolutely vital to the whole construction. So do it well and tight!

gloved regards

Pius

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