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At 8:49am on March 23, 2019, Maris Ahmed said…

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At 7:29pm on April 8, 2019, Iain & Cherry Mae Cairns said…

G'day Dean, unfortunatley this did not happen with the Teheni hulls. The project stood to long and got wet rot in the hulls. I am in the process of buying a new boat also in my picture albums ORO with a center cockpit, this has no mast so the intention is to Junk Rig her. As original plan. I will keep an eye out for your Build as well. Fair winds.

At 12:09am on December 12, 2021, Andrew Cassingham said…

Dean, project has basically stalled due to work and family and the fact the boat is fine the way it is. A gaff rigged wing sail is stupidly easy to use. I only have two winches on the boat for the furling jib and even then most of the time I don't use the handle. Twin unstayed masted would reduce all the rigging and lower the mast height to keep the same sail area. To keep things simple and easy you basically need as small a boat that you can live with. I recently skippered a seaweed 1160, great boat but 12mm ropes everywhere and electric winches to handle the loads.

I would still like to convert my tiki 30 to a biplane cambered balanced junk rig but need to stop working on other peoples boats first. I sew and repair canvas and sails, so the sail making may look daunting at first but if you make a small test sail first its fairly straightforward  

At 4:34am on December 20, 2021, John Jameson said…

Thanks for your kind words Dean.

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