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g,day all.well all this wind and cyclonic weather to the north of me has got me thinking about sails for my girl.as i intend on doing some long offshore passages i was wondering what i would need in the way of reefs etc.what is a ballpark figure for the sails and who would you recomend to make them.
Paul, take a look at my page here; in the photo album. There are shots of my new sails the first time I raised them. I ordered them from Rolly Tasker Sails in Phuket, Thailand. Two reefs in the main, two reefs in the jib: under $2k U.S. Tasker has the specifications for the tiki 26; delivered in a timely manner right to my door.
At the end of the album, you can see the pennant reefing setup for the main sail. The jib is set up likewise.
kim,once again i am endebted to you,thank you.
Paul, so many fellow sailors helped me, and continue to help me, that it is a pleasure to share their knowledge. Enjoy!
Our Tiki 26 came with a jib, main and drifter made by Lee Sails. I was a little suspicious of their Hong Kong origin, perhaps based on the number of toys I had as a kid that broke prematurely and were stamped "made in Hong Kong", but they performed admirably on our recent trip...no complaints. They have only one set of reef points, but I would feel better with another for offshore use. I could not find a receipt among the paperwork that came with the boat. Hope that helps.
hello friends ,
i need to replace my pahi 26 sails to tiki rig 26 sails , what is the weigth ( grammage) is better if i want longtime use .tasker france or jeckell .
If you are going offshore I would definitely recommend 3 reefs in the main. It will hardly add any more to the cost of sails but I bet you use it more than you would think!! When sailing offshore keeping the boat sailing steady under autopilot you will be reefed down in anything above 15kts. Trying to make progress against gales on my way to NZ I had just 2 reefs on main and reef half way up the working jib. Still way too much sail to have up in 35-40kts of wind, when I could have been sailing with smaller sails just like I did in last years Jester Challenge.
hello kim, i am looking on your divers pics and forums about your conversion to textile rigging ,they are very usefull ( you should put that together on a blog ?) . i try to find in france the equivalent to dynex dux and precourt system ( gone ?) . finally for the sail, i will follow rory advice with 3 reef , 3 batten and order the main to jeckells . tasker send me to his representative in france but after 3 mails, with explanations pics and sail design he still dont understand that the tiki rig is a sleeve along the mast ... and for me the hardest is to converse 3/8" in metric system !
kim whitmyre said:
The Tasker sails on Vaea are 6.3 ounce (178g) Dacron ,suitable for offshore.