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 Post subject: Tiger maintenance
PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 11:39 am 
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Hello All,
I'm looking for recommended maintenance advise for a 2004 vintage tiger. No obvious issues but I'm curious if there are particular areas to inspect or look for wear?


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 Post subject: Re: Tiger maintenance
PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 6:20 am 
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Has the bottom been de-seamed? Not really maintenance, but it's something almost everyone did.

Daggerboard trunk leaks. Especially the aft end at the bottom.

Board tips - they're always finding the bottom. Cause of daggerboard trunk leaks

Usual aluminum / stainless steel interaction corrosion everywhere.

That's all I can remember from mine. Tigers are tanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Tiger maintenance
PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:46 pm 
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Something about the tramp changed in ? 2008?....
I recall a design flaw that was causing the tramps to tear at the front corners....
So many Tigers are still sailing....

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 Post subject: Re: Tiger maintenance
PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2016 10:37 am 
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MBounds wrote:
Has the bottom been de-seamed? Not really maintenance, but it's something almost everyone did.



Thanks Matt,

Dagger boards and trunk are ok.

"Bottom been de-seamed?" This is something I'm not failure with. I assume I would look though the hatches for signs of glass being added from the inside?

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 Post subject: Re: Tiger maintenance
PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2016 10:50 am 
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No - the original Tigers had a very obvious hull join seam on the outside at the centerline - like the ones in between the hatch plates on the decks.

Look underneath the boat - if it's all smooth, it's been de-seamed. Otherwise, it'll have a ~3/8" wide square seam that's pretty noticeable.


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 Post subject: Re: Tiger maintenance
PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2016 9:58 am 
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H16's and H18's were built with a hull section, and a deck section.
Then the two parts were placed in a jib and glued together.
The lip provides a great deal of structural integrity.

The more modern Tiger is built in two halves, left and right, which are joined.
What Matt B said, look for the seam.
If the previous owner arrived in harbour 'hot', and hit the dock, it is possible in a collision like that for the bow to split open or 'de-seam'.
Same for the bottom of the hulls.
The one Tiger I used to crew on got blown away one time, landed on the rocks.
It only suffered cosmetic damage....tough as a tank.

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