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Stringalong 1992 Tiki 26 restoration 10 Replies

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Tiki26 WAYAN Second Transatlantic 8 Replies

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Epoxy Materials List 1 Reply

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Locating pads for beams 1 Reply

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Tiki 449 - Galley 1 Reply

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Tiki 449 - Navigation Station 2 Replies

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deck tent 5 Replies

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Tiki 449 - C-head

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Paddling or rowing Tiki 26...works or not? 4 Replies

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Tiki 26 Beam Construction 5 Replies

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Looking for plan set 305

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Unused plans for sale 1 Reply

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Honey Badger. 4 Replies

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Trailer sourcing 3 Replies

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Solar panels on rear beam 3 Replies

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mast repair 3 Replies

Started by paul anderson. Last reply by paul anderson Aug 14, 2015.

mast repair

Started by paul anderson Aug 11, 2015.

REPAIRS - what's it like after five years in the water! 20 Replies

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C-Head a Tiki Solution? 3 Replies

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Comment Wall

Comment by kim whitmyre on March 2, 2011 at 9:30pm
Sounds like you are doing great, Paul. Boat on the way!
Comment by paul anderson on March 3, 2011 at 3:07am
thanx kim,man i tell ya the eternal sanding though! i feel for the guys building bigger wharrams.
Comment by paul anderson on March 9, 2011 at 1:57pm
started fairing the hull yesterday,mmmm sanding lovely
Comment by Randall S Anselmo on March 9, 2011 at 6:43pm
what music are you listening to Paul?
Comment by paul anderson on March 10, 2011 at 4:57am
randall i think at the moment the band is called the buzzing sanders.also paul and the dust boys.seriously though i love any trippy type of club music,jazz ,blues and the stones of course.
Comment by kim whitmyre on March 10, 2011 at 11:58am
Hi Paul,

The aft-mounted sled has been working fine for me. . .When I first got Vaea the sled was held up by a 13mm line cleated to the aft beam. I did not like the security of that, so I mounted a pair of U-bolts to the aft beam, a smaller set of U-bolts to the sled, connected by chain. The original 2-stroke motor was a 20" long shaft (508mm), and it would occasionally overrev in choppy wind against tide conditions, causing me to have to keep a hand on the throttle. The current motor is a 4-stroke Nissan Sail Pro 6hp 25" extra-long shaft (635mm) that is working great: I would go with an extra-long shaft . The prop should be at or near the deepest portion of the keel for best efficiency.

I had given thought to the other common mounting location, the aft cockpit area, but decided against it due to the greater maneuverability of the sled position . I have to back out of my slip, with the tillers hard over to port, and the rearward position of the motor really helps. I steer the motor as well, pointed hard over as the tillers, and this lets me make this sharp turn. Other tiki sailors mentioned the loss of such maneuverability the further forward the motor was mounted.

(for some reason, I cannot reply to personal messages on Ning. . .)
Comment by paul anderson on March 14, 2011 at 3:07am
well today i glued a strip of hardwood to the keel and put pressure on it by wedging scrap lengths of timber to the lean to roof,which did the trick nicely.drilled out the holes in the ss strip,i shall glass over the timber with bi axial tape in the morn.
Comment by paul anderson on March 17, 2011 at 12:37pm
the sanding has come to an end and now i am going to undercoat the hull .
Comment by paul anderson on April 11, 2011 at 12:57pm
the cabin sides and roof are all glassed now.man did i have a problem withe the main hatch fitting.the hardwood timber blocks i used to slide along the ss guide have both cracked and will have to use another brand of timber for this.
Comment by paul anderson on May 5, 2011 at 4:44am
i collected the hoop pine for the beams today.overall it looks good and pretty knot free stuff,it is so sad that decent timber is so hard to get nowadays and if you do it sure does costs a pretty penny.it seems the only timber that is grown today is for pulping.


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