Starting Out

If you’re a linear person and want to know how this whole drama started, then check out the first two posts to read about buying a Tiki 21 and then having it fall apart. After that was a partial rebuild and then a full rebuild both detailed below.

Why “Mona Risa”?

I separated blog posts into broad categories to help sort them. Categories are roughly building versus sailing. With, hopefully, a lot more sailing posts to come! Categories are listed below.

Blog posts may also have tags. Tags are generally a part of the boat or a construction technique. Check out the list of tags to peruse in that manner.

Post Categories

Building

  1. Installing Windows - Apr 1, 2020
  2. Padding Beam Sockets and Attaching Fore Hatches - Mar 27, 2020
  3. Painting the Tops - Mar 19, 2020
  4. Painting the Hull Bottoms - Mar 14, 2020
  5. Epoxy on Hulls Complete - Mar 2, 2020
  6. Keel and Skeg Protection - Feb 19, 2020
  7. Sheerstringer Fillets - Feb 16, 2020
  8. Prime the Decks and Flip - Feb 11, 2020
  9. Decks and Cabins Complete - Feb 6, 2020
  10. Drilling Holes for Ports and Windows - Feb 4, 2020
  11. Gaff Redux - Jan 27, 2020
  12. Tiller Bar and Extension - Jan 22, 2020
  13. New Tillers and Finishing the Rudders - Jan 21, 2020
  14. Orange Paint Touchup - Nov 26, 2019
  15. Drill Rudder Holes - Nov 20, 2019
  16. Figuring Out the Hardware - Nov 11, 2019
  17. Fitting the Platforms - Nov 9, 2019
  18. Attach Main Hatch - Nov 6, 2019
  19. Platform Hold Downs - Oct 29, 2019
  20. Luggage Racks - Oct 28, 2019
  21. Motor Tilt - Oct 25, 2019
  22. Jib Sheet Leads - Oct 21, 2019
  23. Side Platform Ledges - Oct 16, 2019
  24. Mis-Adventures in Beam Sockets - Oct 11, 2019
  25. Beam Cleats - Oct 7, 2019
  26. Heat the Garage - Oct 1, 2019
  27. Trampoline Battens - Sep 23, 2019
  28. Attach the Fore Hatch - Sep 14, 2019
  29. Back to Work!! Glassing the Decks - Sep 7, 2019
  30. Epoxy Tips 'n' Hints - Mar 31, 2019
  31. Winter Boat Work in Ghana - Mar 30, 2019
  32. Stopping Work for the Winter - Oct 1, 2018
  33. Coating with Graphite - Oct 1, 2018
  34. Glassing the Rest of the Hull Sides - Oct 1, 2018
  35. Glassing the First Hull Side - Oct 1, 2018
  36. Glassing the Keel - Oct 1, 2018
  37. Flipping the Hulls - Oct 1, 2018
  38. Rudders - Oct 1, 2018
  39. Glassing the Platforms - Oct 1, 2018
  40. Making the Cabin Nicer - Sep 1, 2018
  41. Main Hatch - Coamings and Rails - Sep 1, 2018
  42. Adding the Cabin Tops - Sep 1, 2018
  43. Adding the Cabin Sides - Sep 1, 2018
  44. Coamings and Hatches for the Bow Lockers - Sep 1, 2018
  45. Fore Decks - Sep 1, 2018
  46. Rear Decks - Aug 1, 2018
  47. Adding the Bunks - Aug 1, 2018
  48. Finishing the Hull Fillets - Aug 1, 2018
  49. Starting the Hull Fillets - Jul 1, 2018
  50. Inspection Hatches - Jul 1, 2018
  51. Diagonal Stiffeners - Jul 1, 2018
  52. Wiring the Second Hull Together - Jul 1, 2018
  53. Wiring the Bulkheads In - Jun 1, 2018
  54. Wiring the First Hull Together - Jun 1, 2018
  55. Preparing the Bulkheads - Jun 1, 2018
  56. Epoxy Coating the Insides of the Hulls - Jun 1, 2018
  57. Gluing Hull Sides and Sheerstringers - Jun 1, 2018
  58. Cutting Plywood for Hulls - Jun 1, 2018
  59. Prepping Parts - May 1, 2018
  60. Deciding to Rebuild the Hulls - May 1, 2018
  61. Replacing the Beam Cleats and Sockets - May 1, 2018
  62. Going Soft on the Main Hatches - May 1, 2018
  63. Sail Covers, Anchor Bag - Apr 1, 2018
  64. Glassing Fore Hatches - Feb 1, 2018
  65. Trailer - Jan 1, 2018
  66. Standing Rigging - Part 1 - Dec 1, 2017
  67. Mast - Oct 1, 2017
  68. Beams - Sep 1, 2017
  69. Gaff - Aug 1, 2017
  70. Tillers and Tiller Bar - Aug 1, 2017
  71. Rebuilding Platforms - Aug 1, 2017

Canada

  1. Sailing On a Mana 24 in Canada - Jul 1, 2018

Ghana

  1. Winter Boat Work in Ghana - Mar 30, 2019

Sailing

  1. Winter Boat Work in Ghana - Mar 30, 2019
  2. Sailing On a Mana 24 in Canada - Jul 1, 2018