768Hrs – First Modification
I was browsing Tiki 38 photo’s last night and by sheer coincidence came across this site created by Javier Arrakis about building his Tiki 38 ‘Argo’. Amongst the photo’s I found some of a modification he had made to create some additional storage beneath the saloon seating. I immediately decided to copy it. I had already thought that the ‘as plan’ design didn’t seem particularly strong and that there was some wasted space beneath the seats and this seemed the perfect solution. As an added bonus the extra bulkhead needed is positioned in exactly the right place to add extra strength to the area where the ‘wobble’ is worst. So that’s been today’s activity and I’m really pleased with the result. I can’t afford to spend too much time adding time consuming modifications but if. like this one, there is a real benefit then frankly it would be daft not to. I just knew I would regret it if I didn’t. I think the photo’s are self explanatory, what do you think? As you can see I’m still using the ratchet straps to pull things together but I will probably follow Jacques tip about using a wire tourniquet when I fit the top panel permanently.