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Tiki 21 For Sale in the US (Mississippi)
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A friend of mine found this 21 on Craigslist. It's a bit rough, but the price is pretty low as a result. …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brad Ingram Jul 12, 2016.

Filling the weave
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I'd like to get any tips on filling in the fiberglass weave on big panels, as I am glassing the cabin tops and decks right now. I have tried a squeegee as well as a foam roller with the roller being…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Budget Boater Apr 16, 2015.

Tiki 21 Junk Rig
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I wonder how well this would sail as compared to the Wing Sail. It sure looks pretty awesome!…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kristian Paulsson Mar 4, 2015.

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Brad Ingram replied to Olmo Hake's discussion Building a tiki 30
"If you want to geek out on daily reports of going against the Gulf Stream on a Tiki 21 for 30+ days, then give this a go. My own 21 has felt safer than even the Sabre 426 that we cruise offshore on in the conditions you mentioned. If you drop all…"
Oct 16
Brad Ingram replied to Silvestro Maggi's discussion Tiki 21 aluminium mast.
"My aluminum mast is 10mm wide and 3mm wall thickness. This is the standard as in the plans. "
Apr 15
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"Do the buckles stay pretty tight as opposed to lashings?"
Aug 10, 2022
Brad Ingram replied to Andy Nemier's discussion Tiki26 - purchased study plans - now some questions please
"I left the handles out on my 21 and just have solid ply there. No worries"
Aug 10, 2022
Brad Ingram replied to Roger's discussion Extending or reducing beam on the water
May 8, 2022
Carlos Gityn Hochberg commented on Brad Ingram's photo

Tiki 21 Slatted Deck

"Hi, Brad! Just found this pictire of your T21 here. I would like to do something similar in mine. Would you be so kind as to tell me about how the slats are supported? You surely used the mast and the aft beam, but did you use any additional support…"
Mar 16, 2022
Brad Ingram replied to Alberto's discussion Any Wharram builders in Florida?
"Hey Jeff,  I'm down in St Pete for the next month or so, and I would love to check out your 26/go for a sail if you are still interested.  Brad"
Feb 3, 2022
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"James would be very proud of you both !!"
Dec 11, 2021
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Dec 10, 2021
Brad Ingram replied to Alberto's discussion Any Wharram builders in Florida?
"Hey Jeff,  How far along are you into your build? My girlfriend loves my Tiki 21, but we are thinking about building a 30 down the road and would love to see one in person. We will be down there in St. Pete for New Years.  Brad"
Dec 10, 2021
Brad Ingram replied to Michael Cook's discussion Can a T21 be assembled single-handed? in the group Tiki 21
"Hey Michael,  I launch my 21 solo all of the time. It takes me about an hour and a half to rig up, and a little more if I lace the rear trampoline on.The mast is easy to raise (both my Tiki rig mast and 29' Nacra race rig). I built a…"
Mar 16, 2021
Rick Proven commented on Brad Ingram's photo


"Hey Brad, currently trying to get our boat back in the water. I would be interested in seeing some close ups of your hatch modifications. Mine are shot and need replacing so I would like to replace with a slider like yours. Since your pics are 5…"
Jun 7, 2020
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"That is one sexy machine. Good on ya"
Dec 25, 2019
Brad Ingram replied to Dean Wilkerson's discussion Hobbyhorsing
"I love not broaching surfing big waves with my canoe sterns. For racing and inshore sailing, I'd rather be on a Nacra, but for cruising out there alone, the canoe sterns are the shit. "
Sep 23, 2019

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I am building a Tiki 21. I have been a monohull sailor for a long time, but became interested in the Tiki 21 about a year and a half ago. This past summer I cruised a Nacra F18 in the Gulf of Mexico, and really love multihulls now! Compared to the Nacra, the 21 seems like luxury. We're stoked, in other words.

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At 10:04am on September 9, 2012, Russell and Janet Puryear said…

Welcome to WB&F.  There's a wealth of info and advice here, as well as some excellent examples of Tiki21's to follow.

At 8:32am on November 13, 2012, Hardy Buchholz said…

Hi Brad

Greetings from Tiki #935 "Little Wings". Nice to see your Blog and pictures. Very much motivating to see your pictures and progress in the build-process. Your first hull looks very beautiful and well built!

Friendly regards and best wishes from Germany!

At 8:53am on November 13, 2012, Hardy Buchholz said…

Yes, would love to share tips, though I think you will be much faster than I am with the build. 

At 10:03am on November 13, 2012, Hardy Buchholz said…

Yes, main work is done in the evening and weekend. With three Children and family is very little time to build. In addition I have no room to build bigger parts, so the strategy is do do most work on smaller parts in winter in my little workshop and the hull stuff in summer outside in the garden. That's the reason for all that drawing and cutting now. And I bought no 15mm ply for stem, stern, beams and rudder, so I have laminated them out of 3 layers. So I had to cut 3 times more parts.
I saw you made the "sleeping room" bigger. I did similar, made the bulkheads symmetric and will put a rounded roof an it, so the are 8 cm more space above. Hope that will result no problems later.
Did you ever sail a Tiki?

At 10:44am on November 13, 2012, Hardy Buchholz said…

Looks like I cant send you mails directly, dont know why. So I go on with the commenting ;-)

That sounds all good about the Tiki 21, I have never seen any Tiki in real live, but the simplicity of the concept and the proven build-process looked interesting to me.
I'm very surprised that you could go into one hull with your wife! After cutting the bulkheads I had the impression that it is nearly impossible to go into that in any way.
The cockpit will be modified in my case too, I will fix the outboard engine behind the beam (like it is on my small Feldkamp-catamaran) and than have a flat cockpit to better sleep an it. We will be 5 persons on the boat, until children become bigger and go their own way.

At 1:00pm on November 13, 2012, Hardy Buchholz said…

Yes, I would like to see the picture from inside.
What ply are you using in US? Mine is Okoume 6mm with 5 layers, marine graded. The prices here are expensive, though I didn't use the first class but second best quality.
You can Email me at tikilittlewings@hardy-buchholz.de if you like.

At 2:36pm on October 7, 2015, sailorjoy said…

Hello Brad,

Nice sailingvideo.When  you're sad off wet sailing try a strong mesh PVC instead of the net.

The sailing with mesh trampoline is not so wet and also good for sailing in big waves.


At 3:29pm on October 7, 2015, Brad Ingram said…

Thanks man. I have trampoline material to lay in the cockpit for sailing most of the time, but I like having the instant drainage and zero wind catching properties of the net for more serious conditions. I've had my old F18 fly off of a trailer and seen hobies backflip off of theirs at our beach from wind under the tramp, so I like the added security of the open net. If I want to be dry, I will upgrade to a larger boat as the spray from the bows alone gets all over the decks anyways!

At 9:40am on December 8, 2017, Bruce Swabb said…

Hello Brad!  Really enjoyed the blog of your build.  Thanks for the effort!  As I am really interested in the Tiki 21, would love to have a dialogue with you about the boat and build process.

My daughter is stationed in Gulfport with the Nave.  Next tie we go to visit, I'll look you up.


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