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    Wharram Tiki 21 "Little Cat"

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  1. I was out on the Bay yesterday (6/5) and heard on Channel 16 that a trimaran capsized near Pt Cavallo. A race was coming in under the Golden Gate (maybe the full crewed Farallons). It was blowing a steady 20 knots true. I hope no one was hurt and the boat recovered. Any info out there?
  2. No, completely serious. It is one of the most spectacular and memorable places you will have ever see. The East Landing area is often protected from the prevailing NE weather and it is alive with marine and bird life. http://tiki21littlecat.blogspot.com/2020/12/overnight-in-gulf-of-farallons.html
  3. For those with less expensive tastes I have been running one of these for a couple of years and it works great. They come with or without GPS receiver. I got the one without the receiver which I regret as I had to mess around wiring in from my Garmin for location. Cost me around $100 at the time plus a $30 splitter from glomex. Edit: woops after posting I see that the focus is on transponders. Still might be interesting for someone.
  4. I have a Tiki 21 and do lots of coastal open water sailing. The design characteristics make it feel very safe and reassuring in a seaway (as Rory McDougal has demonstrated). I am sure that a Tiki 26 and 30 can circumnavigate. It is not which of these boats can do it, rather what is your preferred level of comfort? The Tiki 21 through 30 have camping-like amenities. The Tiki 38 is the smallest with standing headroom and room for a sizable galley and separate head/stand up shower.
  5. Thanks for these incredibly valuable videos. They show that mythology cannot compete with empiricism! Looking up how to make a contribution for all of your work.
  6. I had been thinking about trying a flat finish, but after reading the comments here have been put off entirely. But what about half-way - semi-gloss instead of flat?
  7. I have found the Sailrite 24oz - 30oz trampoline mesh to be very hard wearing (but not the 10oz). Something to consider if you want a cheaper/easier alternative.
  8. Given that the mizzen is apparently often not used on a split rig, then such boats are effectively being sailed with a very small rig. On a modernish sloop, could one not achieve similar sail handling advantage, but better performance, by changing to a smaller easily handled (sloop) rig for short handed ocean sailing?
  9. My ST1000 started doing the Crazy Ivans. It turned out the fluxgate was stuffed and was sending out random instructions to the pilot. Unfortunately a new fluxgate is $100 on ebay so am going to buy a new 2000 instead.
  10. Non comprendo Jim. A Bene First 18 is around 30K new, plus expenses.
  11. Beneteau First 18. Not 20' but meets most of your other criteria.
  12. Quite a tough crowd here. My question was rhetorical - does new technology make it inevitable that the 20 minute rule will go the way of paper charts? I know that not using paper charts has led to accidents - but nonetheless very few people use paper charts and NOAA have stopped printing them. Will the prevalence of AIS inevitably lead to singlehanders increasingly depending on it while sleeping. I'm guessing that in reality people already are using their AIS in this way.
  13. Solo trip around the SE Farallons in the time of Covid.
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