I've finally made a start towards getting my Tiki 21 back on the water. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.402348979816300.112021.100001236032720&type=3
I really needed a place to work and this is it. It's open to the elements but will have to do.
The T21 is a pita to rig and launch. It needs a trailer which is dedicated and designed for that purpose. This is the best example I've found, if any of you know this fellow, please ask him to ping me. I might be willing to buy a trailer from him if the price is right. He lives in South Carolina I think.http://tikielement.blogspot.com/2010/10/i-have-chosen-trailer-design-that-is.html
The boat itself is made of plywood but I've about decided to replace failed parts with composite, which was part of the reason for my vacuum bagging thread.
Any help will be much appreciated.
The first goal is to get her back on the water in time for Steeple Chase, not as a competitor but just as an observer. Long term the intent is gunk holing around SW Florida, inshore Gulf and Keys. Once she has proved sea worthy a run out to Dry Tortugas seems in order.