I have a Tiki 21, I built in India and sail here. Recently made a junk rig for her as the Jeckells sails went walkabout. Have just posted some pics at this site.
I have some questions.
Even with the original Jeckells wing sail and jib I had quite a struggle to work to windward to keep off a leeshore. The leeway seems quite high. Choppy seas quickly stop the boat when closehauled and very hard to tack in these conditons. If one eases the sheets a bit you soon speed up but then you arent making an offing! I dont think I am sailing the boat wrong, tho open to suggestions. I have sailed an old Wayfarer all around the inner and outer hebrides and also quite a few 26 - 30' monohulls and they were quite reassurung in similar conditions (especially the wayfarer!)
Has anyone tried a dagger board or leeboard with such success that they would vouch for it being a worthwhile addition?
Does anyone have and windward technique advice and tips to offer?
And - since where I sail now there are quite a few bridges between where the boat lives and the sea I need easy mast lowering and raising that can be performed afloat and preferably alone. Has anyone any experience of this on T21s?
I am considering a mast on each hull, in tabernacles, but the devil is in the detail of their design.. and by themselves tabernacles dont solve the problem, it is also how you set it all up !