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. First Assembly, Beam Lashings - Apr 18, 2020
  2. Weigh In - Apr 14, 2020
  3. Attaching Rudders - Apr 11, 2020
  4. Adding UHMW Tape - Apr 7, 2020
  5. Installing Windows - Apr 1, 2020
  6. Padding Beam Sockets and Attaching Fore Hatches - Mar 27, 2020
  7. Painting the Tops - Mar 19, 2020
  8. Painting the Hull Bottoms - Mar 14, 2020
  9. Epoxy on Hulls Complete - Mar 2, 2020
  10. Keel and Skeg Protection - Feb 19, 2020
  11. Sheerstringer Fillets - Feb 16, 2020
  12. Prime the Decks and Flip - Feb 11, 2020
  13. Decks and Cabins Complete - Feb 6, 2020
  14. Drilling Holes for Ports and Windows - Feb 4, 2020
  15. Gaff Redux - Jan 27, 2020
  16. Tiller Bar and Extension - Jan 22, 2020
  17. New Tillers and Finishing the Rudders - Jan 21, 2020
  18. Orange Paint Touchup - Nov 26, 2019
  19. Drill Rudder Holes - Nov 20, 2019
  20. Figuring Out the Hardware - Nov 11, 2019
  21. Fitting the Platforms - Nov 9, 2019
  22. Attach Main Hatch - Nov 6, 2019
  23. Platform Hold Downs - Oct 29, 2019
  24. Luggage Racks - Oct 28, 2019
  25. Motor Tilt - Oct 25, 2019
  26. Jib Sheet Leads - Oct 21, 2019
  27. Side Platform Ledges - Oct 16, 2019
  28. Mis-Adventures in Beam Sockets - Oct 11, 2019
  29. Beam Cleats - Oct 7, 2019
  30. Heat the Garage - Oct 1, 2019
  31. Trampoline Battens - Sep 23, 2019
  32. Attach the Fore Hatch - Sep 14, 2019
  33. Back to Work!! Glassing the Decks - Sep 7, 2019
  34. Epoxy Tips 'n' Hints - Mar 31, 2019
  35. Winter Boat Work in Ghana - Mar 30, 2019
  36. Stopping Work for the Winter - Oct 1, 2018
  37. Coating with Graphite - Oct 1, 2018
  38. Glassing the Rest of the Hull Sides - Oct 1, 2018
  39. Glassing the First Hull Side - Oct 1, 2018
  40. Glassing the Keel - Oct 1, 2018
  41. Flipping the Hulls - Oct 1, 2018
  42. Rudders - Oct 1, 2018
  43. Glassing the Platforms - Oct 1, 2018
  44. Making the Cabin Nicer - Sep 1, 2018
  45. Main Hatch - Coamings and Rails - Sep 1, 2018
  46. Adding the Cabin Tops - Sep 1, 2018
  47. Adding the Cabin Sides - Sep 1, 2018
  48. Coamings and Hatches for the Bow Lockers - Sep 1, 2018
  49. Fore Decks - Sep 1, 2018
  50. Rear Decks - Aug 1, 2018
  51. Adding the Bunks - Aug 1, 2018
  52. Finishing the Hull Fillets - Aug 1, 2018
  53. Starting the Hull Fillets - Jul 1, 2018
  54. Inspection Hatches - Jul 1, 2018
  55. Diagonal Stiffeners - Jul 1, 2018
  56. Wiring the Second Hull Together - Jul 1, 2018
  57. Wiring the Bulkheads In - Jun 1, 2018
  58. Wiring the First Hull Together - Jun 1, 2018
  59. Preparing the Bulkheads - Jun 1, 2018
  60. Epoxy Coating the Insides of the Hulls - Jun 1, 2018
  61. Gluing Hull Sides and Sheerstringers - Jun 1, 2018
  62. Cutting Plywood for Hulls - Jun 1, 2018
  63. Prepping Parts - May 1, 2018
  64. Deciding to Rebuild the Hulls - May 1, 2018
  65. Replacing the Beam Cleats and Sockets - May 1, 2018
  66. Going Soft on the Main Hatches - May 1, 2018
  67. Sail Covers, Anchor Bag - Apr 1, 2018
  68. Glassing Fore Hatches - Feb 1, 2018
  69. Trailer - Jan 1, 2018
  70. Standing Rigging - Part 1 - Dec 1, 2017
  71. Mast - Oct 1, 2017
  72. Beams - Sep 1, 2017
  73. Gaff - Aug 1, 2017
  74. Tillers and Tiller Bar - Aug 1, 2017
  75. 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