Originally Posted by boatman61
I agree... Tiki's can be difficult to tack... till you get the knack..
which is basically keeping the sails drawing to the last minute... leave the sails sheeted in at the pinnacle of the tack untill the jib starts to back then let fly...
the main starts to draw as you adjust the jib.. then adjust the main as you gain the desired course...
Leave the jib backed to long and you'll be fighting to get back up to the desired course rather than falling on to it...
But that was a 21 & 26....
Thanks very much for your comments. Yes indeed this will have to be the game
. There was one more thing that bagged me. A boat of this size with the main sail sheet amidships. Even when fully crewed this would pose a challenge in heavy weather
in night time to my understanding.
I need to make this boat set up for single
handling and for that reason it looks like I will have to get that main sail sheet shifted to the cockpit
. Small problem there though. There is a fixed (glassed windows) spray dodger
on the deck
pod. I will do more sailing on this boat to get a better handle on the issue. If you have any suggestions regarding this I would be most grateful.