A Tiki 8m ready to set sail from West Palm Beach, Florida
Underway leaving Palm Beach
Early morning on Biscayne Bay
Coffee on Biscayne Bay
BoatSmith in the Keys
Another cat on Islamorada
Waiting for breakfast on Islamorada
Am finally , after 10 yrs , finishing hull #2 of my tiki30 Have followed you avidly thru the years. Thanks for your willing support on various blogs and sites. And for setting a high bar for the boatbuilding community.
I will finish to the dreaded ‘workboat’ level of completion but thats ok- i’ve done it all solo whilst building my large solar powered home and shop , tending to an extreme medically challenged kid and the myriad other curveballs that life can throw one’s way… the boat will float and my lady and I will do fine…. spend a year on western lakes [i live in a high desert plateau Coorado Rockies] and then see what happens.
I think it was your site steered me to Raka products- thanks for that as well! I have a query regarding masts. Do you still have your same opinion favoring more traditional rig w/ boom /stays etc? I like the logic re ease of raising, speed of down hauling and gaining a bit more sail area. What mast dimensions do you recommend for that application?