Tiki 26 in 180 days
Do it Yourself Catamaran
There are many questions and the choice depends on several things,
the aim and the area of sailing included. A boat should be easy to carry around, it should
not sink too deep, there should be a lot of space on the deck, it has to be fast and of
course it has to be low-cost and easy to maintain.
26 - Technical Data
Length: 8,10 m,
Width: 4,63 m
Draft: 0,60 m
Weight: 800 kg
Capacity: 700 kg
Sails: 26,5 m2
Finally the big day came and the catamaran got its name:
Where does the name Ariki
come from and what does it mean?
Maori are people living on islands
in the Pacific all the way from Polynesia to New Zealand.
Their traditional ships are catamarans. Ariki in their language is how they call a
Building Tiki 26 in 180 Days
The DIY construction plan is actually a comic book including all of
the instructions on how to use tools and materials. It is meant as a construction of
playwood, wood and epoxy. So the boat is easy, flexible and strong.
1000 Miles of the Adriatic Sea
We left Izola on the 2nd of September in
2004 at 9am. Janez was on board in the first part of the journey. First we landed on the
4th of September at 10pm in a small fishermen dock called Portorose 10 NM north of
Cruising the Adriatic Sea
Sea, East Coast:
Croatia, Montenegro, Albania