First Sailing

Wharram Catamaran Tiki 26 First Sailing

Wharram Catamaran Tiki 26 First Sailing. The old outboard motor Tomos 4 roaring, Ariki gliding from the bay with its 5 knots per hour. The wind for a good 3, almost no waves. Afterwards we lift the main sail and we tighten it. The wind blowing and makes the catamaran glide on. The foot of the motor rises from water. The propeller is searching for wind but the foot is not pushed back into water. I turn it off. The jib is pulled to the mast and we sail into the open.

In the following days we were wandering along the Slovenian shore. We had our first storm in the unprotected Strunjan. We had fun in Trieste, we sailed to Grado and wandered across the lagoon. On our way back, only a couple of miles from Izola, a storm caught us and hit into full sails. The last days we sailed with a great speed and in the sea behind Ariki there were traces of foam. In the next 15 minutes, in a heavy shower, we set foot in the dock of Izola.

More information about Izola and Slovenian Istria

First sailing -Trieste (Italy)

First time in Trieste (Italy)

“Building Tiki 26 in 180 Days,” is a fascinating book chronicling the author’s journey of constructing a catamaran in their own backyard. Through a series of detailed chapters, the author takes us on a captivating adventure, from choosing the right boat and assembling it piece by piece, to its first sailing and modifications to the interior and exterior. Along the way, we learn about the challenges and rewards of building a vessel and the new lifestyle that comes with it. Join the author on their nautical quest, and discover the joy of building and sailing your own boat.
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8 thoughts on “First Sailing”

  1. Very nice boatband website. I have justblanched my own Tiki21, here in Hong Kong. I unfortunatly broke the mast, for I didn’t put the right tension in my shrouds. Incidently, how do you managed to do that? I am working on a new mast, and don’t want it to happen again. Great video also about your skeg modification! Will check how my Tiki behave, and may be I’ll copy you.
    Have fun, Éric

  2. I have been watching your videos for a time and you have a grand boat and wonderful place to sail ,, I was doubtful at first with the open ocean but it seems to be quit comfortable in heavy seas ,,, I live on the west coast of Canada and think the 26 is the way to go ,, Thank you for such good videos ,,

  3. Thank you for sharing the adventure with us.. i love all your video in youtube.
    I’m also dreaming of building our own Tiki someday.

    Do you still have the plans and the reading materials used in building yours?
    If it is OK can you please share a copy or point where i can download the plans..

    Thank you and God bless.

    1. I’m very sorry, but I can not give you plans. If you want to build one or another catamaran, I recommend that you contact the designer James Wharram From him, he supported plans and instructions. The cost of the plan is minimal compared to the construction cost. Therefore, this should not be a problem.

  4. Hallo! I saw many times all the Ariki’s videos for try to undertand How a Tiki 26 sails….I already have a boat ( an old Dufour 2800 of 1979 ) but I always considere Cat and Trimarans the ideal way for cruising….and, even if I am going to be 60 years old, the only doubt i have is about wich of the two project to choose: the 26′ or the 30’…..

    1. If I build again I would definitely choose Tiki 30. The reason is simple: Tiki 26 has 4 single beds, Tiki 30 have two double and a few singles. A larger space in the cabin means more comfort.

  5. It’s actually a great and helpful component of information. I’m glad that you
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