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Tiki 21 Aluminium cross beams.

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Tom Venning
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Tiki 21 Aluminium cross beams.

I would like to buy Aluminium cross beams for my Tiki 21. I thought rectangular, or round cross sections would be a standard off the shelf cross section that would be strong enough. I've chosen to to do this because I've been building this boat for so long I finally want to finish it... When I started building I had plenty of time and no cash... now its a case of no time, but enough cash.
Any one got experience?
Recomendations?
What kind of Alumimium
Dimensions?
Wall thickness?
Cross section?
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Tom

BrianRPaterson
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Tiki 21 Aluminium beams

Tom,

Did you ever figure out what specs to use for aluminium beams on a Tiki 21?

My beams got trashed in a typhoon, all 3 snapped, so I need to replace them, and I am considering aluminium.

Any idea on box section or I beams? Wall thicknesses, etc?

All info gratefully received.

Cheerz

Tom Venning
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I was told that Aluminium

I was told that Aluminium Beams were a bad idea as they have different properties to the wooden version and so cannot be recommended.