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Extra double berth space on a Tiki 26

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Extra double berth space on a Tiki 26
The idea is to utilize the space underneath the deck when anchored somewhere with minimal waves. Because there's 3-4 feet of clearance underneath the deck, it could be possible to hang a platform underneath the deck and sleep there at night. Pull it up and secure it when sailing. What do you guys thinks?
Anonymous (not verified)
Re: Extra double berth space on a Tiki 26
You'll be wet. But the space under the deck platform is a great place to sling a hammock in tropical weather, like we have here in the Philippines. Neal
Anonymous (not verified)
Re: Extra double berth space on a Tiki 26
Wow, that much clearance? I have no where near 3-4 feet underneath my cockpit. Only a seal would want to sleep under mine! :lol:
Anonymous (not verified)
Re: Extra double berth space on a Tiki 26
Yeah, in practice there probably isn't enough clearance.
Anonymous (not verified)
Re: Extra double berth space on a Tiki 26
How about make a canvas deck tent and turn your cockpit into the biggest double berth afloat. I am a fan of a well contructed dodger type tent over the cockpit of Tikis. They cost less than a pod. Easier to make. Less weight, and you get the option of having a nice big enclosed space when you want, or drop it down when you need clear decks. - A bit like "instant bridgedeck cat"..............."just add canvas!" Cheers Rory
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I saw an inflatable bimini top on a boat at the Paris boat show and felt that that would work well on Tiki without the weight penalty (of a pod) that Rory mentions....I'll check it out again in December [quote="Rory"]How about make a canvas deck tent and turn your cockpit into the biggest double berth afloat. I am a fan of a well contructed dodger type tent over the cockpit of Tikis. They cost less than a pod. Easier to make. Less weight, and you get the option of having a nice big enclosed space when you want, or drop it down when you need clear decks. - A bit like "instant bridgedeck cat"..............."just add canvas!" Cheers Rory[/quote]