How to disassemble a Tiwal dinghy?
It’s just as simple and quick as putting it together!
The steps to follow
Once out of the water, place the boat on as flat and clear a surface as possible, making sure it is facing the wind.
- Remove the daggerboard and rudder and lay them on the hull
- Detach the traveller block
- Gather up and coil the mainsheet line
- Do the same for the cunningham and vang lines
- Lift the mast off and carefully place it on the ground, with the rigging in place
- Pull the mast out of the sleeve, separating it into its five sections
- Roll up the sail along the axis of its sleeve
- If necessary, empty out any water that might have collected in the hull by opening the drainage cap and lifting the back of the hull
- Open the valves on the hull to deflate it
- Undo the hook-and-loop straps to free the structure
- Unclip each section of the metal structure and remove from hull
- Lay the structure parts on the hull
- Place each part of the structure in its bag (after having placed each in its protective cover first, where applicable)
- Ensure the hull is completely deflated by using the low-pressure electric pump in deflation mode
- Roll up the hull, using the straps provided to ensure it stays rolled, close the valves, and place in its bag.
Time required: just as with the assembly, 15-20 minutes – Depending on experience and whether you disassemble alone or with others.
Useful tips & tricks
- If landing on a sandy beach, use the beach trolley to bring the boat closer to where it will be stored (or placed in the car, etc).
- Place the daggerboard and rudder along the opposite long ends of the storage bag, to make the bag more rigid and easier to transport.
- The sections of the mast can be inserted into each other (section 1 goes into 3, 3 into 5; section 2 goes into 4) to save on space and facilitate storage.
- Once the hull has been rolled up, place its open bag on top of it and then roll the hull over so that the bag ends up underneath – this is much easier than trying to lift the hull into the open bag!