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Tiki 30 Design modifications 4 Replies

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Tiki 30 building height 4 Replies

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Bulkhead 3 fits ?? Or not - makeshift bearer needed? 11 Replies

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custom motor well

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Strap VS Rope Lashing 13 Replies

Started by john james. Last reply by Rogerio Martin Apr 20, 2020.

Chain Size recommendations

Started by Capt. Lucky Jan 15, 2020.

Going to windward 4 Replies

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Speed, Going to wind and reefing 4 Replies

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Harken Roller Furling units 11 Replies

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Tiki 30 - Gaps for bulkheads 1 and 7? 2 Replies

Started by Ricardo Aráoz. Last reply by Edward Wolfe Jul 29, 2016.

Crossbeams 4 Replies

Started by Ralf. Last reply by Ricardo Aráoz Nov 23, 2015.

Mast Rake 1 Reply

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Tiki 30 Mast - Shrouds rubbing Gaff 1 Reply

Started by Dave. Last reply by Dave Oct 14, 2015.

Which winch? 2 Replies

Started by Ricardo Aráoz. Last reply by Ricardo Aráoz Jul 5, 2015.

Tiki 30 Beam Webbing Straps Specification 5 Replies

Started by Dave. Last reply by gasinclair Mar 10, 2015.

experience with sprayhood/ tent 6 Replies

Started by Bart. Last reply by Budget Boater Jan 1, 2015.

How much to build a tiki 30? 3 Replies

Started by Barefoot Boat Bums. Last reply by patrick lennon Sep 27, 2014.

Strap VS Rope Lashing 4 Replies

Started by john james. Last reply by Budget Boater Feb 18, 2014.

structural concern 3 Replies

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Trailering a Tiki 30? 2 Replies

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Comment Wall

Comment by Duncan Clausen on July 24, 2011 at 3:30am

Hi Justin,

I added a coach roof to the fore cabin (see my photos), and thus created a more usable single bunk. I would not move the rear beam aft, but you could make a cutout in bulkhead #6 as shown as an option for bulkhead #3. This is how JWD creates an spare bunk in the T26. These bunks are to narrow to really be called double bunks though.


I hope that this helps.


Cheers Duncan

Comment by Justin Haines on July 24, 2011 at 5:17am
thanks Duncan and Tarcisio,  I did not realise the berths were .95m as the beam in the specs is around 4'2" or 1.3m so width must be lost in the v of the hull. Duncan I see you have sold your T30 and are now building a T26 it is unusual to go smaller so I would be interested in why you made that call. Regards Justin
Comment by Duncan Clausen on July 24, 2011 at 4:40pm

Hi Justin, I sold my T30 in South Africa, and now I am living in New Zealand. The decision to build a T26 was an accidental one, in that I was  able to buy an unused set of T26 plans cheap. Though all said, I have just returned from SA and had discussions with the owner of 'Inkosinati' and I might ship her to NZ and refurbish her - topsides need to be repainted etc. she has been in the water for 8 years now. I will probably still build the T26 as it will be easier to trailer. Regarding the berth width, if one raises the roof slightly one can use a thick mattress and if it is contoured to fit the hulls you can gain 50mm or so. I curve the roof line to compliment the sheer and carried the line through in to my modified fore cabin top.  Regards Duncan

Comment by boatsmith on July 24, 2011 at 5:46pm
Duncan, I like the houses you put on your Tiki 30. Very nice. It would certainly allow more space to put a head in instead of one of the forward bunks.
Comment by Duncan Clausen on July 24, 2011 at 8:14pm
Thanks David. That is exactly what I did - I put a head in the starboard fore cabin. This arrangement works really well, especially for day sails, where not all of the crew are into the 'bucket & chuck it' routine.
Comment by Rob and Beth Boase on March 12, 2012 at 12:45am

I am looking for some advice regarding lashing of the beams on the Tiki 30. We have built our boat strictly to the plans ( well almost)and are at the stage of fitting the beams and would rather lash the beams to the hullsides instead of the webbing method shown in the plans. I have tried contacting Hanneke and James for advice but have had no reply.  Is there a design to follow or do we make it up as we go until it looks right? The beam pads and hull reinforcing are constructed as per plans. Any advice from those who have attached their beams with the lashing method would be a great help.                                                                       Rob.







Comment by Bertrand FERCOT on March 12, 2012 at 5:36pm

Hello Rob and Beth

Comment by Rob and Beth Boase on March 12, 2012 at 9:42pm

Hi Bertrand,

Thanks for your advice and pictures. I think we will go with a similar system on our boat. It looks relatively easy to tension and you have tested it well, especially with the Atlantic crossing.Unfortunately our forward and main beams are completed to the length shown on the plans so a bit late to add a few inches .The aft beam still needs trimming to length so can be left slightly longer. I think we can still have the hulls the correct distance apart as the small angle that the lashings will form should'nt be a problem as long as the end caps are very secure.                                  

Many thanks



Comment by Rogerio Martin on July 3, 2012 at 2:17pm

Rob, in building book, in finishs pages, have a draw of TIKI 30 alternate lashings, like a Tiki 26, Bertrand do like Tiki 38. 

Comment by Rob and Beth Boase on July 11, 2012 at 6:34am

Hi Rogerio,

My apologies for not answering sooner but I have only just found your message tonight. Thanks for the information on the Tiki 30 lashing.  Did the alternative lashing method come with your plans or is it a separate publication? I am embarassed to say our plans were purchased in 2003 and we are still building.  I have started building lashing points similar to bertrands method but would still like to get a copy of the official Tiki 30 method and maybe combine the two.




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