Draught of Tiki 26

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Draught of Tiki 26
Could anyone please tell me the Draught of the tiki 26 plus a good bracket for hanging the motor off the back beam Thanks Jim
Anonymous (not verified)
Re: Draught of Tiki 26
16-18". . .There are different ways to mount the outboard, but here is mine: [img]http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4064/4290559835_cebcc0ff93.jpg[/img] The engine "sled" is hung off the back of the cockpit. Mounting a bracket on the beam itself would be much too high. Some outboards are mounted in front of the aft beam, but they still have to be mounted low enough to keep the prop in the water. A 20" shaft is a minimum length; a 25" shaft is to be preferred.
Anonymous (not verified)
Re: Draught of Tiki 26
Thanks Kim,looks like a great way..Checked out your flicker photo's..Does the engine mount fold up when not in use..Would you change anything in the design? and lastly what size motor is that?Ive been building a tiki 26 ,nearly done..now I need to buy the sails and motor
Anonymous (not verified)
Re: Draught of Tiki 26
If the engine was removed, you could raise the aft end of the mount by adjusting the chain shackle. The fore end is basically fixed in height. Since I only motor as necessary, the design is fine. It does require me to lean over the motor in order to reach the latch for raising/lowering, or for shifting forward/reverse. The aft position does make for great steering with the tiller (therefore the propeller) in tight quarters, with little way on. I have to do a right-angle turn as I exit the slip, and being able to point the propeller (along with the rudders) in that direction pulls the aft end right around. It's a 6hp Tohatsu Sail Master w/25" leg. The Sail Master engines come with the "elephant ear" prop: near 8" diameter with a 6 pitch. I changed the original prop on my old engine to this prop: you get more push with it for the non-planing hull. Here's a comparison of the two: [img]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2328/2264952639_f1c2e9dd6b.jpg[/img] BTW, the prop's depth should be as close to the deepest part of the keel as possible. If you haven't ordered your sails yet, let me recommend the Rolly Tasker Sailloft. I ordered both a main and jib, with two reefs in each, for what I consider a very fair price.
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